Our Stories

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Kathryn Walker’s Legacy

Kathryn Walker’s Legacy

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in any hospital is a very special place that runs on the passion and dedication of exceptional people. NICU nurses care for the tiniest, most vulnerable patients and their families at what, for many, is the most trying time of...

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 RESOURCESIn this unprecedented time, we want to ensure we are continuing to communicate to our valued supporters, volunteers and community our COVID‐19 efforts and resources. Ascension is working to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent the...

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New Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion Breaks Ground

New Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion Breaks Ground

On March 4th our community gathered together to help us break ground on the new Dell Children's Specialty Pavilion. This state-of-the-art pediatric outpatient facility will be connected to Dell Children's Medical Center and will total more than 161,000 square feet....

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Historic Gift to Dell Children’s

Historic Gift to Dell Children’s

We are excited to share that the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has made a significant commitment to advance the next phase of Dell Children’s growth. They have announced a $30 million matching grant for the advancement of pediatric care as part of their vision...

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Owen’s Story

Owen’s Story

Right before Christmas of 2017, our daughter, Madelyn, came down with a rare and serious illness that landed her at Dell Children's for seven days. It was a scary experience, but Madelyn's care team was professional and compassionate. Our daughter made a quick and...

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Envisioning The Future For Our Children

Envisioning The Future For Our Children

On October 17th Charles D. Fraser, Jr, MD., Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, led a conversation with the leadership of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. The visioning series connected community leaders with the world-renowned surgeon and...

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Happy 100th Birthday Sister Gertrude!

Happy 100th Birthday Sister Gertrude!

Sr. Gertrude Levy, who served at Seton for more than 40 years, recently turned 100! All of us at the Seton Foundations would like to wish Sr. Gertrude a very Happy Birthday and say a huge thank you for all of her dedicaton to our mission and our community. The...

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Shirley and Donald Barker Endowment Dedication

Shirley and Donald Barker Endowment Dedication

Shirley Barker recently dedicated an endowment named for her and her late husband, Donald. Donald spent four months in the intensive care unit and Shirley stayed by his side the entire time. The Shirley D. and Donald P. Barker Endowment was established to benefit ICU...

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Tranquility Garden Brings Healing

Tranquility Garden Brings Healing

Thanks to the generousity of our supporters, the Tranquility Garden at Brackenridge Hospital became a reality, and we’d like to share a story of courage, hope and healing that was made possible by this support. Judge Julie Kocurek is beloved and respected in our...

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Ascension Seton Hays Celebrates a Decade of Service

Ascension Seton Hays Celebrates a Decade of Service

Ascension Seton Hays recently celebrated 10 years of providing medical care locally. As we reflect on the past 10 years, we celebrate successes and growth made possible through hard work and dedication from our providers, associates, volunteers, partners and...

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From Oncology Nurse to Cancer Patient – Sarah’s Story

From Oncology Nurse to Cancer Patient – Sarah’s Story

In July 2016, my daughter, Sarah Graff, began her career with Ascension Seton as a new graduate nurse on the oncology floor at Seton Medical Center Austin.  Eight short months later, in March 2017, Sarah was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  She started noticing...

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