US News and World Reports
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas ranked No. 49 among 178 U.S. children’s hospitals assessed nationwide in the specialty of pediatric urology. “Dell Children’s deserves high praise for its accomplishments,” said Comarow. “It has a reservoir of dedication and expertise that helps the sickest kids. Our goal at U.S. News is to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.” For families of sick children, U.S. News’ Best Children’s Hospitals provides unparalleled, quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the children’s hospital ranking has put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance over the opinions of physicians.
Seton Medical Center Austin ranked No. 1 among 32 acute care hospitals for adults in the Austin metro area and recognized for high performance in the following specialties:
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
University Medical Center Brackenridge ranked No. 2 among 32 acute care hospitals for adults in the Austin metro area and recognized for high performance in the following specialties:
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
American Heart Association
Seton Medical Center Austin recently qualified for the American Heart Association's (AHA) highest recognition related to the survival and care of heart attacks and is the only hospital in Central Texas to receive the award.
CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Accreditation
Seton Healthcare Family has earned accreditation as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. The award recognizes Seton's commitment to reducing cancer risk by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment for its own employees and their families.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas honored by the U.S. Green Building Council as the world’s first hospital to receive Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum Certification, the highest achievement bestowed for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Top 100 Integrated Health Care Systems
Seton Family of Hospitals featured in Modern Healthcare magazine as the highest-ranked health care system in Texas and among the top 100 integrated health care systems nationwide.
Ernest Amory Codman Award
Seton Family of Hospitals received the Ernest Amory Codman Award for its work in reducing birth trauma from The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant health care standards-setting and accrediting body.
Maternity Matters Award
Seton Family of Hospitals received first Maternity Matters Award for achievements in perinatal safety from Childbirth Connection, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care.
National Environmental Leadership
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cites Seton Asthma Center as one of five outstanding programs nationwide and the first in Texas to receive the National Environmental Leadership Award for exemplary efforts and high quality care.
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
Seton Northwest Hospital honored with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, which recognizes the nation’s top critical care units.
Consumer Choice Award
Seton Medical Center Austin recognized by area consumers with a 2008-09 Consumer Choice Award as the top health care choice in Central Texas for the 12th year in a row.
Gold Standard Award
Seton Medical Center Austin and University Medical Center Brackenridge received the American Heart Association’s Gold Standard Award for providing outstanding care to patients with coronary artery disease.
CIO 100 Award
Seton Family of Hospitals received 2008 CIO 100 award from CIO business technology magazine for its operational and strategic excellence in information technology.
Best in Texas
Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital, Seton Southwest Hospital and University Medical Center Brackenridge recognized by the State of Texas as among the Best in Texas for screening newborns for hearing loss.
Community Service Award
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas honored with the 2008 Community Service Award by the Austin NAACP for supporting children’s health care needs.
Health Care Hero
Seton Family of Hospitals honored with a Health Care Hero Award from the Austin Business Journal for its Project SEARCH program, which serves people with disabilities through innovative workforce and career development.
Distinguished Workplace For Women
Girl Scouts of Central Texas chose Seton Family of Hospitals as first recipient of Distinguished Workplace For Women Award recognizing organizations that provide outstanding career opportunities for women.
Best Places to Work in Central Texas
Seton Family of Hospitals named one of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal.
Corporation of the Year
Seton Family of Hospitals received the Corporation of the Year Award for its long-standing commitment to the work of the Austin Area Urban League.
Transforming Care at the Bedside
Institute For Healthcare Improvement honored Seton Northwest Hospital for role in developing the Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative and is recommending it as performance model that eventually is expected to improve nursing excellence nationwide.
Solucient 100 Top Hospitals®
University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Austin recognized multiple times and in several categories as among the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks for Success.
Seton Burnet Healthcare Center selected as Best Clinic by residents of the Highland Lakes area as polled by the Burnet Bulletin.
Hero of Breastfeeding
University Medical Center Brackenridge Perinatal Medicine Council received the Central Texas Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition’s annual Hero of Breastfeeding Award for its breastfeeding education and promotion efforts.
Communities that Care
Seton Care-A-Van received Communities that Care Award from the Texas Rural Health Association for making a significant difference in the community it serves.
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas received a 2008 Community Service Award from the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for its Spanish Interpreter program.
Judges Award for Design
Dell Children’s Medical Center received prestigious Judges Award for Design from Texas Construction magazine.
President’s Award in Clinical Excellence
Seton Northwest Hospital received President’s Award in Clinical Excellence from Ascension Health recognizing outstanding efforts in implementing patient safety initiatives.
Past President’s Award of Excellence
Dell Children’s Medical Center volunteers received the Past President’s Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers for fundraising for the Miracle Market.
Distinguished Medal of Honor
Three Seton hospitals received the Distinguished Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for exceeding a life-saving organ donation rate of 75 percent.
Seton Family of Hospitals named to the nation’s Most Improved list, according to the results of the 2006 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.
Select Practice National Quality Leader
Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospitals named Select Practice National Quality Leader in the pneumonia category by CareScience for superior performance in care of pneumonia patients.
Brain & Spine Center at University Medical Center Brackenridge awarded Outstanding Program recognition for its spinal cord injury fitness center by Texas Cardiovascular Health Promotion.