Proudly serving South Austin and surrounding communities, Ascension Seton Southwest (SSW) focuses on providing safe, efficient and patient-centered care. Our nurses use their knowledge and compassion to create a healing environment for their patients and for each other. Outstanding clinicians, leaders, innovators and mentors, SSW nurses are passionate about making a difference and are empowered to reach their potential, foster change, and have a voice in care delivery. Join our family and rediscover why you went in to nursing.
Lynn Nick, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer
SSW Quick Facts
|*Does not include physicians|
|Patient Days: 684||Deliveries: 45|
|Average Daily Census: 1.87||Employees*: 115|
|Average Length of Stay: 2.97||Licensed Beds: 33|
|ER Visits: 14,629||Registered Nurses: 43|
|Outpatient Visits: 24,875||BSN or Higher Rate: 51.00%|
|Inpatient Surgical Visits: 152||Certification Rate: 23.00%|
|Outpatient Surgical Visits: 940|
Leave No Patient Behind: Ascension Seton Southwest Implements Tele-Triage in Emergency Department
The Emergency Department (ED) at Ascension Seton Southwest (SSW) has nine beds and only one physician at times. The percent of patients who were leaving the ED without being seen (LWBS) was increasing and before the start of the tele-triage project, the LWBS rate was averaging 3.5 percent when the target goal was under 1 percent.
SSW Launches Pre-Surgical Education Program for Total Joint Replacement Patients
Ascension Seton Southwest (SSW) worked this year to launch a new and improved education program for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgeries.