Here’s a brief look at how Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas got to where it is today – and what is coming up.

November 6, 2012

Travis County voters approve Proposition 1, a property tax increase to fund a medical school, provide a site for Ascension Seton’s new teaching hospital and expand care to the underserved.

May 9, 2013

University of Texas at Austin Board of Regents approves site for Seton’s new teaching hospital, to be located across 15th Street from University Medical Center Brackenridge, which Ascension Seton’s new teaching hospital will replace.

June 18, 2013

Ascension Seton announces that its parent organization, Ascension, approved construction of a new teaching hospital to be the training facility for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. HKS, Inc. will be the project architect.

July 29, 2014

Christann Vasquez is named president of Dell Seton and UMC Brackenridge. Since 2009, Vasquez was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of University Health System in San Antonio, Texas.

August 26, 2014

Ascension Seton holds celebration marking the beginning of construction of the new teaching hospital.

October 20, 2014

Ascension Seton and UT Austin finalize affiliation agreement, expanding a long clinical care partnership.

January 27, 2015

Ascension Seton announces the name of new teaching hospital: Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation announces a $25 million challenge grant to help pay for construction.

November 12, 2015

Ceremonial “topping out” ceremony marks placement of the highest beam in the new hospital. The beam is one of two signed by donors, employees, patients and visitors that week in the lobby of UMC Brackenridge and in the Ascension Clinical Education Center.

February 2017

Substantial completion of teaching hospital construction.

May 21, 2017

Dell Seton welcomes its first patients.