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

  • Project SEARCH at Seton Healthcare Family Expands to Fourth Location: UMC Brackenridge
    September 18, 2014
    Project SEARCH, an innovative, business-led approach to competitive employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will expand to its fourth Seton location - University Medical Center Brackenridge - and now provide internships for approximately 40 local high school students in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.
  • Seton Legend Paul Bass, RN, Passes Away
    September 12, 2014

    Paul Bass, longtime Seton RN believed to be the first male nurse ever to work in Austin and whose name graces the Paul Bass Clinic in the lower level of the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, has passed away.

  • 15th Street Closures Will Limit Access to UMC Brackenridge, ER and Garage
    September 11, 2014
    Starting Monday, Sept. 15, underground utility work will close two lanes at a time on 15th Street for two months. The affected area is between University Medical Center Brackenridge and the Erwin Center and will impact ambulance and public vehicle access to the hospital, ER and parking garage. This will not cut off access, but will limit or eliminate turns vehicles can make from 15th Street. The Red River Street remains open.
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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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