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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

  • Forbes' Blogger: Forget SXSW - Austin's Most Radical New Idea May Be In Medical Education
    April 21, 2015
    Living and working here in Central Texas, we've grown accustomed to hearing how Seton Healthcare Family, the University of Texas at Austin, Central Health and our other partners are working together, pursuing better ways to provide healthcare that could be a model for other communities. Now, all of this is starting to get national media exposure.
  • Dell Children's Surgeon Played Dramatic Role in Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Ago
    April 17, 2015
    Two 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."

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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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