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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 Foundations Announce New Leadership Roles for 3 Executives
    January 22, 2015
    Significant philanthropic support has been and continues to be vital in furthering Seton's mission to care for all, with a special concern for the vulnerable. To help guide fundraising efforts and further develop relationships with community partners and supporters, The Seton Foundations are pleased to announce new roles for three key foundation leaders.
  • UMC Brackenridge's 15th Street Entrance Closed, but Red River Entrance Open
    January 7, 2015
    Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 7, the 15th Street entrance to University Medical Center Brackenridge will temporarily close. This will impact ambulance, public and employee vehicular access to the hospital, its emergency room, and the parking garage. The lane closures will not cut off access to the hospital. The Red River entrance will remain open throughout construction.
  • In 'Live Music Capital of the World,' Seton Helps HAAM Keep Performers in Tune
    January 5, 2015
    A recent edition of Catholic Health World, the magazine of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, features a story on Seton Healthcare Family's partnership with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. This joint effort provides local performers with affordable health care - another example of Seton providing Humancare in our community.
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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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image Seton is proud to have four hospitals – the only hospitals in Central Texas - that have earned the Magnet designation, the highest award for nursing excellence given by the American Nurses Association.