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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

  • KUT Highlights Palliative Care Project
    July 21, 2015
    KUT, Central Texas' National Public Radio station, featured a Seton DSRIP program as an example of how what's known as 1115 Waiver funds can improve patient care and cover medical costs. The story starts at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, when Nurse Practitioner Ana Marie Houser walks into a patient's room.
  • Tiniest Monitor Helps Stroke Patients
    July 15, 2015
    Prairie Lea special education teacher Mary Zion remembers her stroke like it was yesterday - even though it took months to learn what caused it. But thanks to the world's smallest heart monitor - it's about the size of a matchstick - and the Seton Heart Institute, she did find out.
  • Expert 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.

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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.