The Unexpected Passing of Dr. William L. Henrich

From George B. Hernández, Jr., JD
President I Chief Executive Officer

We learned today that UT Health President Dr. William Henrich passed away this morning.

Dr. Henrich was a strong advocate for UT Health-San Antonio. We at University Health are saddened by his passing but grateful for the legacy UT Health and University Health have built together during Dr. Henrich’s tenure as President.

We accomplished many important and impactful projects for our community and the patients we serve together that will last for many generations. He will be greatly missed.

Mr. James Adams, Chair of Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers asked me to share his thoughts with you. “Dr. Henrich accomplished a great deal during his tenure at UT Health San Antonio.He attended Board of Managers meetings regularly to keep us updated on the UT Health’s challenges, accomplishments and plans. We celebrated the work our teams were doing together to advance our partnership and shared goals. I am grateful for his leadership and friendship.”

Below you will find the official notification from Dr. Robert Hromas, UT Health’s Acting President and UT System Chancellor James Milliken.

Please join me in keeping his family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

UT Health Communication:

With very heavy hearts, we write to inform you that our beloved President William L. Henrich passed away this morning following unexpected complications from a second stem cell transplantation. He was a remarkable leader and an exceptional person.

In his 15 years as president, Dr. Henrich transformed our UT Health Science Center San Antonio into a top-ranked academic health center with world-class programs in cancer, obesity and diabetes, dementia and aging. He was a joy to work with, and his creativity, hard work and passion will always be examples for all of us. His laugh will ring through our corridors for many years. Among the many people we have known both professionally and personally, he gave the most of himself to all of us. Our prayers go out to his wife, Mary, their two children, John and Emily, and their five grandchildren.

This is a devastating loss to all of us, and we hope your fond memories of Dr. Henrich carry you through the days and years ahead.

There will be a news releases and announcements about Dr. Henrich’s memorial service soon. But for now, let’s all keep Mary and the entire Henrich family in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest respect and sadness,

Rob Hromas, MD
Acting President

James B. Milliken

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