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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

  • Garza: Discounted Drug Pricing Program for Poor Still Needed
    August 18, 2014
    The Austin American-Statesman featured commentary by Seton Healthcare Family President and Chief Executive Officer Jesús Garza. At issue is an effort by several major pharmaceutical companies to eliminate a federal program that requires them to provide Seton and other qualified health care systems with prescription drugs at significantly reduced prices so that the medications then can be provided to patients of limited financial means.
  • Seton Receives $1,000,001 for New Teaching Hospital from Shivers Cancer Foundation
    August 14, 2014
    Seton Healthcare Family has received a $1,000,001 donation from the Austin-based Shivers Cancer Foundation to fund construction of Seton's new teaching hospital, Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. The gift is the largest single donation ever made by the Shivers Cancer Foundation. "SMC at UT" will anchor a new downtown medical district and serve as the primary training site for students at The University of Texas at Austin's Dell
  • Q and A: Kate Henderson Explains Seton's Health Equity Initiatives
    August 11, 2014

    What are Health Equity Initiatives? Seton's portfolio of activities and services focused on care for uninsured and otherwise underserved people. We are studying what is and isn't working well, what is creating the health outcomes and experience that we strive for and what isn't, to ensure programs and services are value-based, not volume-based.

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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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