Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

Skip to Main Content


Nov 18, 2019
eICU at Baptist Health System celebrating 10-years of helping critically ill patients

Remote patient monitoring is enhancing the care of critically ill patients at Baptist Health System hospitals. The eICU program includes a specially trained team of critical care physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who monitor critical care patients from an off-site location called the eICU Core. eICU staff monitor 114 beds across the five Baptist hospitals in San Antonio. In its 10-years in operation, Baptist’s eICU has monitored more than 200,000 patients, helping to enhance safety and patient satisfaction, while increasing quality of care and outcomes.

eICU Operations Director Leslie Villarreal says eICU nurses are behind the scenes heroes. “Our nurses are here 24/7 to support the bedside nurses and their patients,” says Villarreal. “This extra set of eyes ensures best practice care for our patients and real time feedback for the bedside clinicians.”

The eICU team works in collaboration with bedside nurses and doctors in the hospital, adding a layer of expertise to ICU care. “Baptist Health System is committed to innovative, high quality, safe, reliable care and to providing holistic and consistent care for the sickest patients in our hospitals,” said Baptist Health System Chief Medical Officer, Lynnette Watkins, MD. “Our eICU team takes this care to another level.”

eICU nurses have an average of 18 years of critical care experience. eICU physicians are board certified in critical care medicine. The eICU team works in partnership with bedside teams, providing additional support to staff, patients, and families in the hospital. eICU medical director, Leonard Deal, MD says studies show that this type of care benefits patients in a number of ways. “Data shows that patients recover faster, spend less time in the ICU, and receive more standardized care across the system,” said Deal. “Since 2009, the program has achieved amazing clinical results, reducing length of stay and improving outcomes for patients in the ICU.”

Find a Doctor

Need a doctor for your care?

Sign Up for Health Tips

Get our advice and upcoming events about weight, pain, heart and more.