News KXAN Highlights Seton Programs, Need for Teaching Hospital

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AUSTIN, Texas - (March 9, 2011) - During a live, prime time "town hall" focusing on local medical concerns, KXAN-TV interviewed Dr. T.J. Milling, UMC Brackenridge emergency physician, about how a new teaching hospital can broadly benefit Central Texas; highlighted how Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital's Children's Care-a-Van helps indigent rural patients; and Dr. Neal Rutledge's stroke research at Seton.

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Milling, University Medical Center emergency physician, outlined the recently announced emergency medicine residency program involving Seton, University of Texas Southwestern and Hospital Physicians in Clinical Research, research arm of Emergency Service Partners that is focused on emergency and critical care. A KXAN-TV news report featuring Dr. Milling aired March 5 and aired again during the March 7 town hall.

Seton Edgar B. Davis' Children's Care-a-Van, which travels to and provides care for residents in rural Caldwell and western Bastrop counties, was featured in a taped segment touching on one of the town hall's major topics: indigent health care. A news report aired March 1 and a version of it also aired during the town hall.

A third feature, which aired March 6 and was repeated during the town hall, looked at stroke research trials being led by Dr. Neal Rutledge.

Jesus Garza, Seton president and interim CEO, was joined by Dr. Steven Warach, executive director of the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute, as featured speakers at the town hall. Steve Conti, director of the Seton Clinical Design & Innovation Center, answered questions submitted by TV viewers online during the interactive portion of the event.

A recording of the full town hall special, held at Hill Country Bible Church in Cedar Park, is now available on KXAN's website.

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