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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

  • Serious as a Heart Attack: CPR, Expert Medical Care and More Saved His Life
    July 7, 2015

    But during a lunchtime workout earlier this year, Ken Jones fell hard to the floor. His workout partner saw his lips turn purple. It was serious as a heart attack - the kind often called a "widow maker." It took three electrical shocks with "the paddles" to get his blood pumping again.

  • Dell Medical School Receives Accreditation, Will Welcome First Class Next Year
    June 30, 2015
    UT's Dell Medical School has received preliminary accreditation - a milestone that allows it to recruit its first class of students, implementing innovative academic programs and creating a model healthy city and community. Students will train and provide care in clinics and at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the region's Level 1 trauma center for adults now under construction across from the medical school.
  • One Year Later, Employee's Daughter Returns to Hospital to Thank Doctors, Nurses
    June 23, 2015
    It was almost a year ago when Lori Brandes was settling in on a Sunday night, preparing for the work week ahead, and she received a "trauma alert" on her mobile phone. She wasn't surprised -- but she was shocked 15 minutes later. A UMC Brackenridge social worker called to say Brandes' daughter had just been in a car accident and was unconscious at the hospital.
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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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