The Seton Healthcare Family was founded by the Daughters of Charity. Formed by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, the Daughters of Charity dedicate themselves to expressing God's love through services to the sick, poor and destitute.
Seton originated 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 20 hospitals and healthcare facilities across Central Texas.
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 achieve a better quality of life while reducing the cost of health care.
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 five fellowship programs at Seton facilities. The Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute in Austin opened in 2012. Seton plans to 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. The Seton Labor and Delivery service, the first recipient of the Texas Health and Human Services Quality Award, is a model for other hospitals. For 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 the world over, 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.
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
Data as of June 30, 2012 unless otherwise noted.
|Number of Employees||12,950|
|Inpatient surgical visits||17,547|
|Inpatient psychiatry stays||4,695|
|Neonatal ICU patients||1,512|
|Open heart surgeries||465|
Community Service (FY11)
|Charity Care: $350 million
(net of compensated Medicaid)
Community Benefit: $349 million
|Jesus Garza, President/Interim CEO
Tom Gallagher, EVP/COO
|1345 Philomena Street
Austin, Texas 78723