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Dell Seton Medical Center

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, a 211-bed teaching hospital, opened in downtown Austin in 2017. Built, owned and operated by Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, the new facility accommodates more patients than its predecessor and can be expanded in the future. The medical center is the primary teaching hospital for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Seton, which has borne most of the costs for graduate medical education in Austin since 2005, is committed to continuing this support in partnership with UT. The new medical school is the first to be built at a Tier 1 U.S. research university in nearly half a century. Seton has played a major role in shaping the school’s signature curriculum and research efforts. which include a focus on creating a more efficient and effective healthcare system and training future physician leaders.

The Hospital

Level 1 Trauma Center for Adults

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT, like University Medical Center Brackenridge before it, will house Central Texas’ only Level 1 trauma center for adults. The trauma center gives patients in 11 counties round-the-clock access to skilled trauma specialists, including reconstructive plastic surgeons.

Medical Research

A primary focus of the hospital is the application of innovative medical processes and products that deliver person-centered care “at the bedside.” Seton physicians, nurses and other professionals will build upon a history of medical research with their UT Austin counterparts. In addition to working with Dell Medical School, Seton teams will collaborate with many of UT Austin’s colleges and departments, such as Nursing, Pharmacy and Engineering. Physicians who want to practice the most advanced medicine will be drawn to Central Texas to care for patients, alleviating a regional shortage of doctors.

Economic Development

The hospital will anchor a new healthcare innovation zone in downtown Austin. This area is expected to attract research facilities, entrepreneurs and other innovators in the life sciences. Over time, the combination of a new teaching hospital and medical school on the campus of a major research university is expected to create 15,000 new jobs, not including construction jobs. About 60% of these jobs will require just two years of college or a training certificate. The annual economic impact is expected to be $2 billion.

Investing In Care & Sustainability

At Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, patients are cared for in a healthy, sustainable environment that promotes healing. Seton is proud of the “green” strength of Austin and commits to being good environmental stewards. This modern new teaching hospital has a LEED for Healthcare Gold Certification and Austin Energy Green Building Program Certification. The LEED program, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. Key Features of the Hospital

  • Connection to nature, including views of Waller Creek and abundant natural light
  • Pedestrian and bike friendly campus with access to bus and rail mass transit
  • Sustainable design and construction practices
  • Energy, water and resource efficient building systems
  • Healthy, non-toxic building materials and maintenance practices
  • Comprehensive recycling and composting program that minimizes landfill waste

Our Leadership

The President’s Council is made up of proven civic, industry, and philanthropic leaders who are dedicated to Ascension Seton’s mission and the success of Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. They are inspired by the vision of a new model of health care and the impact it will have on the greater Austin area and beyond. 

President’s Council

Michael Crowl  Chair
President, University Federal Credit Union

Laura Beuerlein
Executive VP of Marketing, Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.

Dr. Tom Caven
Medical Director, Seton Health Alliance, Dell Seton Medical Center at University of Texas at Austin

Rudy Colmenero
Attorney at Law, Vacek, Kiecke & Colmenero, LLP

Hector De Leon
Founding Partner, Attorney at Law De Leon & Washburn, P.C.

Angela Dunham

Pat Fiegley
Managing Director , Head of US Global Wealth Management, PIMCO

Joe Holt
Retired Chairman, Austin Region, JPMorgan Chase

Susan Johnson
Training and Professional Development Manager, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Amy Jones
President, O’Connell Robertson

Ali Khataw
President & CEO, Encotech Engineering Consultants

Greg Knaupe
Founder, Knaupe GR

Judge Julie Kocurek
Travis County 390th District Court

Lisa Ivie Miller
Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, CAPTRUST

Bryce Miller
Founding Principal, Endeavor Real Estate Group

Carla Molina
SVP External Communications & Austin Market Executive, Bank of America

Catherine Morse
Partner, Enoch Kever

Dr. James Strader
CEO, Safe Harbor Compliance & Clinical Services

Gavin Villareal
Partner, Baker Botts

Wendolyn Washington
Owner, Marwen & Son, LLC

Pete Winstead
Founding Shareholder, Winstead PC


Ex Officio:
Malini Rajput, Chair of the Fifty

Capital One


Building a modern new teaching hospital like Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas and designing new models of care takes great effort and community commitment.

Seton is partnering with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Travis County’s Central Health, and you, our supporter, to build a new hospital that will better serve the people of Austin and surrounding areas.

With our partners, we’re creating new models of health care.

Contact Us

Joel Rice, Executive Director of Development
512-324-0169 | Email

Byron Webre, Director of Development
(512) 324-7794 | Email

Lisa Smith, Senior Development Coordinator

Victoria Threadgould, GPC, Director of Grants

For the Dell Seton Medical Center operator,
please call (512) 324-7000

Dell Seton Medical Center
1500 Red River St. Suite 12030
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 324-7990


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