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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.
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.
University Medical Center Brackenridge is proud to announce our official redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital. Learn more »
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
Forbes' Blogger: Forget SXSW - Austin's Most Radical New Idea May Be In Medical Education
April 21, 2015Living and working here in Central Texas, we've grown accustomed to hearing how Seton Healthcare Family, the University of Texas at Austin, Central Health and our other partners are working together, pursuing better ways to provide healthcare that could be a model for other communities. Now, all of this is starting to get national media exposure.
Dell Children's Surgeon Played Dramatic Role in Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Ago
April 17, 2015Two decades ago, a truck transformed into a homemade bomb ripped apart the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Dr. David Tuggle, now a Dell Children's pediatric surgeon, was operating at a nearby children's hospital -- and later found himself under the debris with a surgical colleague, amputating a woman's leg in order to save her life.
The Hardest Part: Starting a Conversation About What Should Happen if You're Dying
April 16, 2015
"There is a perception that completing advance directives is only for people who are nearing end of life," said Tara Strain. "It's important to start the conversation when you're still able to speak for yourself. We'd like everyone to view advance directives as insurance, like we all have on our cars and homes, and view it as protection for potential future events that might occur."