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
One Year Later, Employee's Daughter Returns to Hospital to Thank Doctors, Nurses
June 23, 2015It was almost a year ago when Lori Brandes was settling in on a Sunday night, preparing for the work week ahead, and she received a "trauma alert" on her mobile phone. She wasn't surprised -- but she was shocked 15 minutes later. A UMC Brackenridge social worker called to say Brandes' daughter had just been in a car accident and was unconscious at the hospital.
Dell Children's Medical Center Named Top Performer in Environmental Stewardship
June 19, 2015Dell Children's Medical Center won the most prestigious environmental achievement award given by Practice Greenhealth, which honors efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care. Dell Children's also was among the 10 U.S. hospitals honored for the Water, Energy and Green Building categories.
After Starting Innovative Volunteer Programs at UMC Brackenridge, Tia McCurdy Heads into Retirement ... Kind of
June 16, 2015
Since 2009, Tia McCurdy has been director of Volunteer Services at University Medical Center Brackenridge. She came to UMCB from Galveston after she and her husband, Jim, lost their jobs after Hurricane Ike. She created several new and interesting volunteer programs at Central Texas' only Level I trauma center for adultsl -- and guess how she intends to spend at least part of her retirement?