Editor's note: this story has been updated with the new estimated opening date for the tower.

Ascension Seton held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new women's tower March 1.

The tower is located at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin at 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.

According to a press release, the center will have:
  • Capacity for approximately 7,500 deliveries;
  • Private Neonatal Intensive Care Unit rooms;
  • C-section suites;
  • Areas for minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries;
  • Expanded antepartum space;
  • Dedicated OB-GYN emergency department;
  • Teaching and learning center; and
  • Growth for other women’s services.
The tower will be named at a later date. It is expected to open in spring 2025.