Community Partners News and Events
Forbes' Blogger: Forget SXSW - Austin's Most Radical New Idea May Be In Medical Education
April 21, 2015Living and working here in Central Texas, we've grown accustomed to hearing how Seton Healthcare Family, the University of Texas at Austin, Central Health and our other partners are working together, pursuing better ways to provide healthcare that could be a model for other communities. Now, all of this is starting to get national media exposure.
Dell Children's Surgeon Played Dramatic Role in Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Ago
April 17, 2015Two decades ago, a truck transformed into a homemade bomb ripped apart the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Dr. David Tuggle, now a Dell Children's pediatric surgeon, was operating at a nearby children's hospital -- and later found himself under the debris with a surgical colleague, amputating a woman's leg in order to save her life.
The Hardest Part: Starting a Conversation About What Should Happen if You're Dying
April 16, 2015
"There is a perception that completing advance directives is only for people who are nearing end of life," said Tara Strain. "It's important to start the conversation when you're still able to speak for yourself. We'd like everyone to view advance directives as insurance, like we all have on our cars and homes, and view it as protection for potential future events that might occur."