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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

  • Seton Doctors: State Should Fund Program Fostering More Primary Care Physicians
    February 20, 2015

    Before two Texas legislative committees, two Seton doctors testified in favor of restoring state funding to programs that match medical students with practicing primary care physicians across the state -- and can increase the number of local physicians to ensure healthier communities; reduce health disparities among different communities; improve health outcomes; and lessen dependency on emergency rooms for health care.

  • New Texas Two-Step: CPR to Save Lives ? And Take the Reduce Salt Pledge
    February 19, 2015
    Intimidated about the prospect of having to give someone CPR? Can't remember how many breaths and how many chest pumps to give? Worry no more. There's now a hands-only, two-step process - and one of the steps is dialing 9-1-1. And while you're at it, take the pledge to reduce salt consumption.
  • Chocolate or a Place for Patients and Families to Sleep? What Will Make Your Valentine's Day Better?
    February 10, 2015

    Why spend money on heart-shaped candy boxes and stuffed teddy bears, when you can give a gift that truly makes a difference for hospital patients and families facing a medical crisis? Donations of $35 or more provide them with a safe place to sleep at the Seton League House, which serves 2,500 families annually.

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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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