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Austin's largest medical/surgical acute care center, Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants. One of four Magnet hospitals in the Seton Family of Hospitals, Seton Medical Center Austin offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both inpatients and outpatients and regional specialty programs including the Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center, Shivers Cancer Programs and the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Center. Seton Medical Center Austin was also one of the first two hospitals in Texas to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
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Seton Medical Center Austin News and Events
UT Austin-Seton Study Seeks to Help Psychiatric Patients Quit Smoking
November 13, 2014A $3 million, five-year federally funded study led by The University of Texas at Austin's School of Nursing and the Seton Mind Institute will attempt to get psychiatric patients who smoke cigarettes to kick the habit - and see if that improves and lengthens their lives. Research will involve 422 inpatients from Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and is supported by co-investigators Drs. Kari Wolf and Kimberly Kjome.
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."
Seton Medical Center Williamson Gives $250,000 to Support Nursing Education in Round Rock
November 3, 2014Seton Medical Center Williamson presented $250,000 to the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing to support the continued development of the college's RN-to-B.S.N. and Second Degree programs in Round Rock. This gift brings Seton Williamson's contribution total to more than $1.5 million since 2009 and furthers the goal to produce the best possible nursing care for Central Texas.