Throughout 2023, several Austin-area hospital networks will expand to meet health care demands of Central Texas’ growing population.

Dell Children’s Medical Center North, located in Williamson County, is slated to open in April. The four-story hospital will total over 187,000 square feet and include 36 in-patient beds and four operating rooms.

Cathy Heckenlively, chief administrative officer at Dell Children’s Medical Center North, said the unveiling of the hospital comes at an appropriate time as Austin’s growing population has particularly strained children’s hospitals.

“It’s young families coming in. If you think about the industries that are really expanding [such as technology and manufacturing], it’s really attracting lots of young families and growing families,” she said.

Dell Children’s Medical Center finished its fourth bed tower in November. The new tower added 72 rooms with space to expand current programs and add stem cell treatment.Texas Children’s Hospital is set to open its Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus in spring 2024, and the hospital chain owns land in South Austin.

In April, the city of Austin annexed the land, located near 13217 Old San Antonio Road, Manchaca, and Texas Children’s Hospital representatives confirmed the hospital was in preliminary phases of assessment and planning for a future development. As of Jan. 18, the Texas Children’s Hospital said no update was available about the south project.

Central Texas will also see expansions for women’s health care in 2023.

The Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin campus will expand to include a new 282,000-square-foot comprehensive women’s tower. The $320 million project will have 28 in-patient beds for clinical services, the capacity for 7,500 deliveries and more specialized space for women’s services. These investments are part of an ongoing comprehensive plan with Ascension Seton, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and UT Health Austin to expand women’s health care services to support the fast-growing population.

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is completing an $18.5 million expansion to its women’s services unit, which will be finished by the end of 2023. The expansion will convert several postpartum rooms to labor, delivery and recovery rooms and renovate an 11-bed surgical unit to be used as postpartum rooms.

The St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center on Parmer Lane and MoPac is undergoing expansion as a part of a $121 million renovation and will open at the end of 2023.

St. David’s Medical Center is receiving a $200 million expansion for women’s oncology. The expansion will include 16 patient beds and two rooms for post-operative recovery, which is estimated to be completed in 2024. Texas Children’s Hospital will also open a new obstetrics and gynecology and aesthetics clinic in fall 2023, adjacent to Texas Children’s Hospital Austin in North Austin.