From its roots as Children's hospital of Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas opened on June 30, 2007 as the newest member of the Seton Healthcare Family. Located on approximately 32 acres of redeveloping Mueller community, the $200 million facility is a combination of "high tech and high touch" that spans nearly one-half million square feet, three times as big as Children's Hospital of Austin. That additional space supports increased capacity in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department, a comprehensive Pediatric Trauma program, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center, and a host of other capabilities.
Dell Children's is the first hospital in the world to achieve Platinum certification under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program sponsored by the United States Green Building Council.
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is proud to announce our official redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital. Learn more »
Dell Children's Medical Center News and Events
Seton's New Teaching Hospital Will Have a 'Distinctly Austin Flair'
March 6, 2014Seton unveiled artist renderings of the new teaching hospital that will be built across from the Univesity of Texas at Austin's new Dell Medical School. As the Austin American-Statesman reported today, the new 211-bed, $295 million hospital will have "a distinctly Austin flair," built with local materials in a "green building" manner.
112 Years Later, Seton Hospital Founders Daughters of Charity Are Moving On
February 24, 2014Reporter Mark Gwin of KUT-FM, Central Texas' National Public Radio station, aired a story Feb. 21 about the Daughters of Charity, their 112-year history of providing medical care locally, their commitment to serving the poor and vulnerable -- and their upcoming departure. The last six daughters are leaving this year to serve elsewhere.
'Incredible,' 'Respectful' Experience at Hospital for Mother Using Midwife
February 20, 2014
Bernadette Piñon had her first child at a birthing center, so she was disappointed when complications led her into Seton Medical Center Austin. "But the hospital was incredible," she said. "They let me move freely in the room, I had a birthing ball, I was in the shower. Everyone at the hospital was very respectful."