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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
Seton's Dr. Prathibha Varkey Named President of Top US Medical Quality Organization
April 1, 2015The new president of the American College of Medical Quality is Seton Healthcare Family's Dr. Prathibha Varkey, president and chief executive officer of Clinical Enterprise for Seton Healthcare Family. The ACMQ provides leadership and education in healthcare quality management designed to improve patient care and safety.
Seton First in Central Texas to Offer Hope for Epilepsy Patients Suffering From Debilitating Seizures
March 31, 2015A 43-year-old woman is the first Central Texan to have inserted into the brain a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The epilepsy team at the Seton Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, a member of the Seton Healthcare Family, implanted a flash drive-size Responsive Neurostimulation System (RNS) in the patient on March 18.
Seton Joins American Cancer Society, CDC, Others to Increase Colon Screenings to '80% by 2018'
March 30, 2015Colorectal cancer is the nation's No. 2 cause of cancer-related deaths -- but it is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented. Through proper screenings, doctors can find and remove hidden growths in the colon called polyps before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether.