The freestanding center, which is adjacent to the main Ascension Seton Medical Center, provides patients three kinds of personalized care—cardiovascular care, spine care, and outpatient imaging services.
“The work that Ascension Seton does for parts of the community that don’t have access to health care is a gift,” Mayor Steve Adler said at the afternoon reception where he officially cut the red ribbon with Andy Davis, president and CEO of Ascension Texas.
Davis recognized the need for expansion in a fast growing Central Texas region.
“As we celebrate 120 years of service, Ascension Seton will continue to focus on ways to meet the health care needs of Central Texans and be a destination for high quality care provided by experienced specialists,” Davis said.
The spacious multispecialty medical hub provides top of the line care in three areas. The outpatient imaging provides chest X-rays, preventive breast screenings along with diagnostic testing. The spine and scoliosis center on the second floor offers nonsurgical care as well as specialized spine surgeons for minimally invasive care of back pain, neck and scoliosis.
The cardiovascular center on the facility provides surgical heart therapies, women’s heart health, electrophysiology and advanced cardio-oncology.
“This is a new and leading program in Central Texas to provide specialized care of the heart at the same time to maximize their cancer treatment to improve overall patient outcomes, not always just cardiovascular or cancer specific,” said Dr. Yan Liu, director of cardiology and cardio-oncology at Ascension Seton about the cardiology center.
Adler also highlighted Ascension Seton’s role in providing healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Mortality rate was less than half the mortality rate of the state of Texas in Covid-19 pandemic because of the incredible experts in Austin,” Adler said.