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
Organ Donation Award Presented to Seton by U.S. Health and Human Services
November 28, 2014Seton Healthcare Family is among a select group of health care systems nationwide that earned a 2014 Gold Organdonor.Gov Award, presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for activities to promote enrollment in state organ donor registries.
Five Seton Hospitals Recognized as 'Top Performers' by Top Accrediting Group
November 20, 2014Five Seton hospitals are recognized by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of U.S. health care organizations, as "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" for 2013. The commission acknowledges hospitals for improving outcomes for patients dealing with a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care.
One of the Hardest Jobs: Dell Children's Social Workers Help the Sickest Children and Their Parents
November 6, 2014Rachel Carnahan, Dell Children's Medical Center social worker who works with the hospital's palliative care team. Carnahan provides support for the sickest children and their parents, As UT social work professor Barbara Jones notes , "Palliative care is not about death. It's more about living. We look for ways to reduce suffering and allow kids and families to live life to the fullest."