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
Dell Children's Surgeon Played Dramatic Role in Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Ago
April 17, 2015Two decades ago, a truck transformed into a homemade bomb ripped apart the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Dr. David Tuggle, now a Dell Children's pediatric surgeon, was operating at a nearby children's hospital -- and later found himself under the debris with a surgical colleague, amputating a woman's leg in order to save her life.
The Hardest Part: Starting a Conversation About What Should Happen if You're Dying
April 16, 2015
"There is a perception that completing advance directives is only for people who are nearing end of life," said Tara Strain. "It's important to start the conversation when you're still able to speak for yourself. We'd like everyone to view advance directives as insurance, like we all have on our cars and homes, and view it as protection for potential future events that might occur."
Seton, RediClinic Open Three New Walk-In Clinics; Nine Now Available in Travis, Williamson, Hays Counties
April 15, 2015"From a consumer perspective, a RediClinic in your local grocery store is convenient and connects you to Seton medical specialists if you need them," said Tom Gallagher, executive vice president of Seton Healthcare Family and president of Seton Ventures.