University Medical Center Brackenridge 601 East 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.324.7000

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Ranked No. 2 in Austin metro area

U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals - Austin, TX Recognized in 3 Specialties 2013-14 Learn More

University Medical Center Brackenridge has long been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Now, UMC Brackenridge is accelerating its presence in the field of academic medicine. The Clinical Education Center uses high-fidelity interactive mannequins and a vast array of leap-ahead technology to train clinicians in the latest procedures working with state-of-the-art equipment. UMC Brackenridge is also home to the region's first nursing residency program, and recently celebrated its 75th year of graduate medical education.

The nationally renowned Brain & Spine Center is engaged in pioneering research and treatment of injuries and diseases of the spine, brain, and cardiovascular system.

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University Medical Center Brackenridge has been recognized as a Certified Stroke Center, a designation which reflects UMC Brackenridge's reputation as one of the nation's leading hospitals in the treatment and prevention of stroke.

The American Nurses Association has bestowed the highest honor, the Magnet award, to the nurses at UMC Brackenridge. Magnet designation provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.

UMC Brackenridge is the only Level I Trauma Facility serving the Central Texas area, and the fourth-busiest emergency department in the state.

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University Medical Center Brackenridge is proud to announce our official redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital. Learn more »

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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recognizes the Associates and Leaders of University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) for outstanding achievement in associate safety and health and has been designated a Merit Worksite in the Voluntary Protection Program. UMCB is the first Level 1 Trauma Center in the United States to be recognized at this level by OHSA. Learn more »

UMC Brackenridge News and Events

  • Organ Donation Award Presented to Seton by U.S. Health and Human Services
    November 28, 2014
    Seton Healthcare Family is among a select group of health care systems nationwide that earned a 2014 Gold Organdonor.Gov Award, presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for activities to promote enrollment in state organ donor registries.
  • Five Seton Hospitals Recognized as 'Top Performers' by Top Accrediting Group
    November 20, 2014
    Five Seton hospitals are recognized by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of U.S. health care organizations, as "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" for 2013. The commission acknowledges hospitals for improving outcomes for patients dealing with a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care.
  • UT Austin-Seton Study Seeks to Help Psychiatric Patients Quit Smoking
    November 13, 2014
    A $3 million, five-year federally funded study led by The University of Texas at Austin's School of Nursing and the Seton Mind Institute will attempt to get psychiatric patients who smoke cigarettes to kick the habit - and see if that improves and lengthens their lives. Research will involve 422 inpatients from Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and is supported by co-investigators Drs. Kari Wolf and Kimberly Kjome.
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image Seton is proud to have four hospitals – the only hospitals in Central Texas - that have earned the Magnet designation, the highest award for nursing excellence given by the American Nurses Association.
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