Wells Fargo Gives $100K to New Hospital


Wells Fargo check_large.LeyvaAscension Seton Fund has received a $100,000 donation from Wells Fargo to help fund construction of Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. The check presentation was part of a “topping out” celebration for Seton’s new teaching hospital that will open in spring 2017.

At the recent “topping out” celebration for the new hospital, pictured are (left to right) Christann Vasquez, president, Dell Ascension Seton and UMC Brackenridge; Jesús Garza, president and CEO, Ascension Seton; Mark Curry, community banking president, Wells Fargo; Charley Scarborough, executive director, Dell Ascension Seton Capital Campaign; Pete Winstead, chair, Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center Capital Campaign Committee; and Helen Bow, Wells Fargo corporate communications.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen communities by addressing vital community needs and issues, such as human services, education and community development,” Curry said.

Dell Seton, which broke ground in August 2014, will anchor a new downtown medical innovation district and serve as the primary training site for students at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The new hospital, in partnership with the medical school and Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, will be part of a safety-net system that provides more doctors and specialized care locally and transforms health care delivery in Central Texas.

Ascension Seton is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and largest non-profit health system. Ascension and Ascension Seton are investing $245 million to build Dell Ascension Seton, which is expected to cost $295 million.

Ascension Seton Fund, with help from community leader fundraising volunteers, is spearheading the effort to raise the other $50 million from the community – one of the largest goals for a single, nongovernmental building campaign in Austin’s history.

“With this donation to help build the new teaching hospital, Wells Fargo has stepped forward as a champion for this community by supporting outstanding medical care for generations to come,” Scarborough said. “Ascension Seton Fund is grateful for Wells Fargo’s generosity and vision for our community.”

Thanks to a generous matching challenge grant to the campaign by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Wells Fargo’s $100,000 gift will be doubled to $200,000. Learn more about the capital campaign to build and equip Dell Seton.

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