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

  • No One Dies Alone: KUT Radio Spotlights Seton Volunteer Program
    October 22, 2014

    Nurse Brenna Allsuch's patients are not going to get better, but she ensures their passing is as comfortable as possible. Chaplain Liz Powell and her network of volunteers from all over Austin consider a person's passing as sacred as their birth. They're committed to keeping someone company so that, no matter the circumstances, they don't die alone.

  • Bob Bonar Departing; Michelle Robertson Named Acting President of Hospital Division
    October 10, 2014
    Robert (Bob) I. Bonar, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Seton Family of Hospitals and a long-time leader of the award-winning Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, will depart Seton in late November to become chief executive officer of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Seton Family of Hospitals North Group President Michelle Robertson has been named acting president of the hospital division.
  • Seton Brain & Spine Institute to Host Oct. 14 Alzheimer's and Dementia Seminar
    October 7, 2014
    Seton Brain and Spine Institute will host a free Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Seminar for patients, families and caregivers Oct. 14, at Seton Medical Center Austin. Held quarterly at Seton facilities throughout Central Texas, the seminar features a presentation by Seton neurologist Dr. John Bertelson, a Q&A session and the opportunity for attendees to network and offer each other encouragement.
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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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