President, Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital, Seton Southwest Hospital Creek and Health Equity Initiatives
Within the Seton Healthcare Family, Kate Henderson has specific responsibility for Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest and Seton Southwest hospitals. Additionally as the executive leading the Seton’s Health Equities Initiatives, Kate works to align Seton’s care for underserved populations in partnership with the Community Care Collaborative (CCC) and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin in the context of creating a population-based delivery system that can scale with our region’s rapid growth.
In her tenure with Seton, Kate has also served as President of UMC Brackenridge and Seton Shoal Creek, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for UMC Brackenridge as well as Vice President for System Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services.
Before joining Seton, Kate worked for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well as the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics with responsibility for clinical care operations as well as support for graduate medical education programs and health-based research.
An undergraduate alumnus of Iowa State University, Kate attended the University of Iowa where she earned a master’s degree in Health Care Administration and completed two international internships – one focused on international health care accreditation standards and one on population health management in Eastern Europe. She completed an administrative fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
Kate is a graduate of the Ascension Health two-year Executive Formation Program as well as alumni of Leadership Austin. Kate has served as a leader within the Central Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is presently a board member for the Austin Metro YMCA. Kate and her spouse, Dr. Ty Henderson, marketing faculty with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin, have two very active sons, Evan (age 10) and Ellis (age 7).