St. David’s HealthCare added a new texting service in September to provided families of surgical patients with updates.

Given the coronavirus pandemic, hospital visitations and waiting room capacity are limited. This service, available in English and Spanish, will provide families with a unique code allowing them to receive automated texts when the surgery begins, when the patient leaves the operating room and when the patient is ready for outpatient services or is set to be discharged.

St. David’s has seven hospitals across Central Texas. 888-868-2104.