The Seton Healthcare Family was founded in by the Daughters of Charity in Austin in 1902, after a group of citizens asked the Daughters to build a hospital to care for the sick. This 40-bed hospital, originally the Seton Infirmary, would eventually lead to the building of Seton Medical Center in 1975. In the last century, Seton Healthcare Family has grown from one hospital to a network of more than 90 clinical locations across Central Texas.
Formed by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, the Daughters dedicate themselves to expressing God's love through services to the sick, poor and destitute.
Seton has a new vision for health care: a person-centered model that is safer, more efficient and produces better results. We are an active member of the accountable care movement that is reshaping the delivery of care and its cost curve. Seton is investing in technologies and staff to help patients manage their chronic conditions - asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes and the like - and achieve a better quality of life.
With The University of Texas System and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Seton is advancing graduate medical education and translational research. UTSW offers 11 residency and seven fellowship programs at Seton facilities. The Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute in Austin opened in 2012. Seton will build a modern teaching hospital near a medical school to be constructed on the University of Texas at Austin campus. These initiatives are expected to increase the supply of physicians and other caregivers in Central Texas, and to foster leading edge therapies. Commercialization of some treatments will propel economic development in the region.
Seton's Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge provides interdisciplinary training to nurses, physicians and therapists in a state-of-the-art teaching facility equipped with high-fidelity mannequins and fully functioning skill labs.
Seton has earned a reputation as a leader in clinical quality. Seton's Labor and Delivery service, the first recipient of the Texas Health and Human Services Quality Award, is a model for other hospitals. For more than two decades, the Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center has performed heart transplants and now offers ventricular assist devices (VAD) to advanced heart failure patients who do not qualify for transplants. Seton medical centers are international destinations for clinicians, striving to improve the quality and accessibility of care and services.
Seton, a Catholic ministry, is a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest nonprofit system. Chaplains are available to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families. Seton hosts an accredited interfaith clinical pastoral education program.
Seton Clinical Enterprise
Seton Family of Hospitals
Seton Health Alliance
Seton Insurance Services
Seton Academic Medicine & Research
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas*
Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital
Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
Seton Medical Center Austin
Seton Medical Center Hays
Seton Medical Center Williamson**
Seton Northwest Hospital
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
Seton Smithville Regional Hospital
Seton Southwest Hospital
University Medical Center Brackenridge*
* Level I Trauma Centers ** Level I Trauma Centers
Data as of July 31, 2013 unless otherwise noted.
|Number of Employees||12,600|
|Inpatient surgical visits||17,328|
|Inpatient psychiatry stays||4,845|
|Neonatal ICU patients||1,532|
|Open heart surgeries||447|
Trauma Region (counties)
Community Service (FY12)
Charity Care: $398 million
|Jesús Garza, President/CEO
Paula Campbell, SVP/CFO
Tom Gallagher, EVP, Administration
Tim LaFrey, EVP, Operations
Teresa Burroff, SVP/General Counsel
Greg Hartman, Pres., External Affairs
Ken Gladish, Pres., Foundations
|1345 Philomena Street
Austin, Texas 78723