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The Seton Healthcare Family has long been the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas and is now home to the only Level I Trauma Centers in the area - the highest level of trauma care in the nation.

Both University Medical Center Brackenridge and Dell Children's Medical Center have been named by the State of Texas, in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons, as Level I Trauma Centers. This designation reflects our record of excellence in emergency care for both adults and children, our medical expertise and our dedication to research and evidence-based practice.

Seton Healthcare Family offers comprehensive emergency care across Central Texas. Along with Dell Children's and UMC Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Medical Center Williamson, Seton Medical Center Hays, Seton Southwest Hospital, Seton Northwest Hospital, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and Seton Highland Lakes Hospital all offer 24-hour emergency services. Should the need arise, access to our award-winning care is close at hand.

When injury or illness strikes, Seton Healthcare Family has the resources and experience to care for you or your loved ones.

News and Events

  • No One Dies Alone: KUT Radio Spotlights Seton Volunteer Program
    October 22, 2014

    Nurse Brenna Allsuch's patients are not going to get better, but she ensures their passing is as comfortable as possible. Chaplain Liz Powell and her network of volunteers from all over Austin consider a person's passing as sacred as their birth. They're committed to keeping someone company so that, no matter the circumstances, they don't die alone.

  • Bob Bonar Departing; Michelle Robertson Named Acting President of Hospital Division
    October 10, 2014
    Robert (Bob) I. Bonar, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Seton Family of Hospitals and a long-time leader of the award-winning Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, will depart Seton in late November to become chief executive officer of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Seton Family of Hospitals North Group President Michelle Robertson has been named acting president of the hospital division.
  • Seton Brain & Spine Institute to Host Oct. 14 Alzheimer's and Dementia Seminar
    October 7, 2014
    Seton Brain and Spine Institute will host a free Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Seminar for patients, families and caregivers Oct. 14, at Seton Medical Center Austin. Held quarterly at Seton facilities throughout Central Texas, the seminar features a presentation by Seton neurologist Dr. John Bertelson, a Q&A session and the opportunity for attendees to network and offer each other encouragement.
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Life-Saving Research in the Sky

Seton and Star Flight personnel are collaborating on a new study looking at the benefit of using an ultrasound machine to place IVs in patients during air medical transports.

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