Future of Care: Visionaries Luncheon Supports Teaching Hospital

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AUSTIN, Texas – (April 6. 2015) – More than 500 medical, academic and business leaders attended Ascension Ascension Seton’s Future of Care: Visionaries luncheon, raising $350,000 for Ascension Seton’s new teaching hospital, Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

Former Ascension Seton Chief Executive Officer Charles J. Barnett was honored at the April 2 event for transforming healthcare and for his vision in bringing a world-class teaching hospital and medical school to Central Texas. Charles was a principal contributor to Texas State Sen. Kirk Watson’s “10 Goals in 10 Years,” which includes developing a medical school, a new teaching hospital and new facilities for public and private medical research in Austin.

The luncheon, held at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, also included inspiring talks from Christann Vasquez, president of University Medical Center Brackenridge and, in 2017, Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas; Pat Hayes, former chief operating officer of Ascension Seton; and Dr. Clay Johnston, dean of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

In a video played at the luncheon, former trauma patients talked about the importance of having the highest quality healthcare available in Central Texas. They shared their stories about receiving life-saving care at the area’s only Level 1 trauma center for adults, University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Charley Scarborough, executive director of the Ascension Seton Fund’s $50 million capital campaign to build the new teaching hospital, said,

“The generous and visionary group which attended made an investment in the future of care for our community. Thanks to their investments, we are one step closer to realizing the vision for the best healthcare, close to home.”

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will continue to match each donation, dollar for dollar up to $25 million.

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