Austin’s largest medical/surgical acute care center, Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants. Seton Medical Center Austin offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both inpatients and outpatients and regional specialty programs including the Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center, Seton Infusion Center and the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Center. Seton Medical Center Austin was also one of the first two hospitals in Texas to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
Seton Medical Center Austin is ranked #1 in Austin and #12 in all of Texas by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is rated “High Performing” in seven adult procedures/conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) originated in Austin in 1902, after a group of citizens asked the Daughters of Charity to build a hospital to care for the sick. This 40-bed hospital, originally the Seton Infirmary, would eventually lead to the building of Seton Medical Center in 1975. As a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals, SMCA is a major referral center for Central Texas, offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both inpatients and outpatients, and advanced technology.