Ascension Seton announced a new neurocritical care unit in The Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, and it will be the first of its kind in Central Texas, according to a May 23 news release from Ascension Seton.

The big picture

The new addition, which will be opening during the first week of June, provides care to patients with complex and acute neurological conditions, according to the release. The upgrade is part of a $280 million expansion that Ascension Seton announced in April. Dr. Alan Nova is among the health care professionals who will be leading the unit, which employs a team of neurosurgeons, specialists, and nurses.

The specifics

The new unit is an extension of neurological care services at the hospital that include neurosurgery, spine surgery and stroke care. The release states the new unit also provides treatments for patients with:
  • Certain kinds of strokes
  • Seizures
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain or spinal tumors
  • Complex neurological disorders
Quote of note

“The benefits of a neurocritical care unit in our community are significant. The opening of this unit not only enhances the team's ability to compassionately care for patients and aggressively treat neurological conditions, but also opens doors for research endeavors within the neurosciences and collaborations across disciplines,” Nova said in the release.