Take one more peek before Dell Seton Medical Center opens

Greg Hartman, Seton vice president of external affairs, and Christann Vasquez, president of Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, inside the new teaching hospital that is set to open May 21.

Greg Hartman, Seton vice president of external affairs, and Christann Vasquez, president of Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, inside the new teaching hospital that is set to open May 21.

While some remaining technology installation and medical staff training have yet to be completed, the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is on track to move in patients from University Medical Center Brackenridge on May 21.

Officials with Seton Healthcare Family, the new teaching hospital's operator, gave one final sneak peek March 31 at the 517,000-square-foot facility that has been under construction since 2014 at 1500 Red River St. in downtown Austin.

The hospital, with 211 beds and 13 operating rooms, is built on property owned by UT, leased to Central Health and subleased to Seton. The partners believe the facility's technological capabilities and the fact that it will be a training ground for medical students and researchers at The University of Texas Dell Medical School could bring revolutionary changes to health care, said Greg Hartman, Seton's vice president of external affairs, during a tour of the hospital.

"We really think there's all sorts of ways to change the system with all the upheaval in health care," Hartman said.

Seton is covering the $310 million development cost, which includes $260 million from Ascension, the health provider's parent organization. The remaining $50 million is coming from donors.

Dell Seton Medical Center President Christann Vasquez said Seton is close to meeting its fundraising target for the hospital with about $44 million taken in through philanthropy so far.

[aesop_gallery id="233926"]


MOST RECENT

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

A photo of Elong Musk
After filing Travis County site plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to new gigafactory’s place in the company

Tesla has filed the intial site plans for a massive manufacturing plant in southeastern Travis County.

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

(Graphic illustration by Rachal Russel/Community Impact Newspaper)
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.

Austin ISD teachers have been able to teach virtually from their classrooms to start the school year. Some students will return to the classroom Oct. 5. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD teachers adjust to virtual learning as in-person demands approach

Austin ISD teachers and principals discuss the first few weeks of virtual learning.

Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Find a polling location where you can vote early in Travis County

Voters can cast their ballots at any of the 37 early voting locations from Oct. 13-30.

Overall, the Southwest Austin market has sold 2.5% more homes in 2020 compared to 2019 through the month of August, with 3,204 total sales. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: Southwest Austin housing inventory drops to under 1 month after 523 sales in August

Overall, the Southwest Austin market has sold 2.5% more homes in 2020 compared to 2019 through the month of August, with 3,204 total sales.

Photo of students entering Dripping Springs High School with masks on
Dripping Springs ISD seeks to provide support for students who missed instruction during spring semester

Dripping Springs ISD leaders said they hope to close the gap for students experiencing learning loss during the spring semester of remote learning.

Mercury Hall will close in 2021. (Courtesy Mercury Hall)
Mercury Hall property cleared for 5-story apartment development

Mercury Hall will close after 2021, and a dense multifamily development is set to arrive in its wake.

City Post is located at 113 E. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Courtesy City Post)
Georgetown to get steakhouse, speakeasy plus more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

Pflugerville's testing location is operated from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday where a maximum of 300 people can be tested each day at the site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Coronavirus testing site in Pflugerville to move and more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

Central Health administrative building in Austin
Central Health finalizes budget with increased tax rate, more health care services for low-income residents

Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.