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

  • Pink Queso, Breakfast, Lunch and More Oct. 31 During SSW's Pink Pumpkin Day
    October 28, 2014
    On Oct. 31, Seton Southwest Hospital concludes Breast Cancer Awareness month with Pink Pumpkin Day, a celebration featuring pink breakfast, pink lunch, pink queso and a panel discussion featuring the hospital's all-female breast reconstruction team of physicians. All events are free and open to the public from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Keeping Hospitalized Children Infection Free is Focus of New Visitor Restrictions at Dell Children's
    October 28, 2014
    To keep patients safe during flu season, Dell Children's Medical Center will not be allowing brothers, sisters and other children who are age 12 or younger to visit patients in the hospital. The same restriction will apply to children age 13 to 17 who are not patient siblings and all visitors with symptoms suggesting they could have a respiratory virus that can further ail patients.
  • 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.

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