Our Impact

Since 1966, more than $495M in generous gifts to the Seton Foundations have transformed care in Central Texas. These gifts have allowed Seton to be the first to provide a neonatal intensive care unit, heart transplants, Level 1 trauma care, and a world-class pediatric medical center in our community, changing the lives of central Texans and the hundreds moving here each day.

Over the past decade, Seton has provided over $2 billion in charity care to those who are poor and vulnerable in Central Texas. Last year, Seton Ascension Texas provided nearly $250 million in charity care for persons living in poverty and over $480 million in community benefit programs, as defined by the State of Texas.

Our Stories

Blake Andrew Owen Endowment for Mental Health

Blake Andrew Owen Endowment for Mental HealthI never dreamed that mental illness would touch my beautiful family of 5 healthy children.  I had always prayed that God would help me and their Dad to raise them to adulthood in one piece with all limbs attached.  Never...

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...

Ascension Seton

In 1902, a group of Austin citizens asked the Daughters of Charity to build a hospital to serve the local community. Since then, Seton has lived a long and rich history in Central Texas, filled with many firsts: The first regional neonatal center in Central Texas for...

Kaycie’s Story

From gravely serious to pure joy At six weeks old, Kaycie’s tiny brain began bleeding and she suffered a major stroke. Her family rushed her to the nearest emergency room where they were told Kaycie would likely not make it through the next 48 hours. Kaycie underwent...

Daniel’s Story

Expertise was far, far away When Saima and Thomas discovered that their son, Daniel, had a heart defect, they explored treatment options near Austin but, ultimately, had no choice but to go to Houston for the advanced level of care Daniel would need. After Daniel’s...

McCoy Wellness and Rehabilitation Center Grand Opening

On March 7th, Seton Medical Center Hays hosted a grand opening event to celebrate the first dedicated wellness and rehabilitation center in Hays County. The brand new McCoy Wellness and Rehabilitation Center doubles the capacity of Seton Medical Center Hays’ rehab and...

Harper’s Story

Dell offered hope beyond hope When Harper suddenly grew lethargic and ill at the age of three months, a simple trip to the pediatrician ended with a leukemia diagnosis and a prognosis of a 10% chance of survival. Harper’s prognosis set the Dell Children’s research...

Addie’s Story

February is National Heart Month, and we want to celebrate the impact you've had on the lives of so many children. The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children's Medical Center is on track to complete 300 surgeries this year, a 75%...

A Tribute to Bud Shivers

We are saddened by the news of a long-time friend, and Emeritus Board Member, Bud Shivers passing. Bud made a tremendous impact on our community and served in many capacities within the Seton Healthcare Family.  He was a trusted advisor, historian, and someone who...