— South Texas orthopaedic emergency rooms received $3.8 million from the University of Texas at Austin for a $1.8 billion program to expand its orthopedical surgery department.
The university said the funding was for two orthopedist-led programs that work to reduce hospital wait times.
The orthopedists work in four hospitals: the University Hospital, Baylor Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and Baylor University Medical Center.
The orthopedologists also work in hospitals in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, which are part of the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital system.
The universities are also partners in the College of Emergency Medicine, which is the Texas Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s (TACOM) medical school.
The UT Health system, the largest health care system in the U.S., has been hit hard by a string of hospital closures.
Its health care systems have been hit by the collapse of state-run health insurance markets and by the state’s opioid crisis.
More: The orthopeds at UTHealth have worked hard to help improve the care of patients with severe and chronic conditions such as hip dysplasia, a condition in which the bones of the hips, knees and spine are affected, as well as other types of knee and hip problems.
They are also helping people with spinal cord injuries.
The hospitals have a team of orthopediologists and physiotherapists who help patients with those conditions and other medical conditions.