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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 Williamson Associates Step Up for U.S. Marine Few Knew
    July 18, 2014

    When Joseph Gwatney, 71, died June 8 at Seton Medical Center Williamson, a mere handful of people knew him. No family or loved ones claimed his remains. He wished to be cremated, but he didn't leave behind any money to pay for it, much less cover the costs of a memorial service. Yet 100 strangers - including Seton Williamson assocates - came together July 17 for him in a Georgetown funeral home.

  • U.S. News & World Report Rankings: Seton Operates Five Top Hospitals in Austin Area
    July 15, 2014
    Seton Medical Center Austin is No. 1 among 37 acute care hospitals for adults in the Austin metro area on U.S. News & World Report's highly regarded list of Best Hospitals for 2014-15. University Medical Center Brackenridge tied for No.2; Seton Medical Center Williamson and Seton Northwest Hospital tied for No. 5. Another Seton hospital - Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas - is ranked No. 49 among all U.S. children's
  • Championship Hearts, Seton Medical Center Hays Offer Free Heart Screenings for Young Athletes
    July 11, 2014
    Encouraging high school students to "PLAY IT SAFE," Championship Hearts Foundation and Seton Medical Center Hays will offer free heart screenings for student athletes ages 14-18, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the hospital in Kyle.
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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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