The organization operates 5 major medical centers, including the region's only Level I Trauma Centers for adult and pediatrics and dedicated children's hospital, 2 community hospitals, 3 rural hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, and 3 primary care clinics for the uninsured. Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations, including four teaching hospitals that will be training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas starting in 2016. One of those training sites is Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, a world-class pediatric medical center with its own Level I trauma center. Another is University Medical Center Brackenridge, which is Central Texas’ only Level I trauma center for adults. UMC Brackenridge will be replaced by the new Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in early 2017. The other two teaching hospitals are Seton Medical Center Austin, the region’s largest medical facility, and Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, the area’s only non-profit mental health facility.
Seton conducts research in the prevention and treatment of stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy, and cardiovascular disease. It collaborates with employers, commercial insurance companies, community physicians, non-profit agencies, and government entities to create clinically integrated systems of care with providers throughout its 10,000-square-mile service area.
Partners in providing healthcare include the Austin Independent School District; the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians; and Central Health, Travis County’s health care district. An example of innovative health care delivery is Seton’s and Central Health’s Community Care Collaborative, a unique and ambitious integrated delivery system for Travis County residents living at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Seton employs about 12,800 and is a major contributor to the Central Texas economy. Over the past decade, Seton has donated $2.5 billion in care and $2 billion in community benefit with help from generous donors and volunteers.
When you serve with the Seton Healthcare Family and Ascension Health, you tap into the nation’s largest non-profit collaboration of experts, tools, and resources for support. This allows you to focus on providing patients with the compassionate, personalized care you are called to deliver. We recognize that the most important part of a healthcare network is the doctors who provide care for patients. To support your work, the Seton Healthcare Family and Ascension provide tools and resources to help you deliver quality, individualized outcomes.
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. All of Austin is a stage and we like it that way: There are 250+ music venues in our fair city and the music scene is constantly evolving to fit the expanding needs of our local and touring artists. Live music, and music in many other forms is everywhere in Austin. Musicians play in everything from grocery stores (Central Market, Whole Foods) to city council meetings. They play outdoors at the Blues on the Green series and at festivals: Austin City Limits and South by Southwest you've likely heard of, but there's also Urban Music Festival, Sound on Sound Festival, the Pecan Street Festival and much more worth checking out. Mostly, you'll find Austin musicians at clubs, coffeehouses, bars, taquerias, auditoriums and concert halls.
The Austin Marathon draws 20,000 runners from around the world. The Austin Food + Wine Festival welcomes visitors from across the nation and showcase the best innovative cuisine. Sound on Sound is one of the nation's best underground punk and alternative music festivals; and Fantastic Fest, which features sci-fi, horror, fantasy and other genre films, has become a favorite of film buffs and celebrities alike. SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals expand every year.
Austin is known for its creativity. Not only are we home to some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest University-owned collection on exhibit, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible, we're also home to plenty of artists themselves. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues.
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Our menus are memorable thanks to celebrated staples like breakfast tacos from east side favorite Juan in a Million or the creative concoctions at Torchy's Tacos, as well as Tex-Mex treats paired with top shelf pitchers of margaritas at off the beaten path places like the patio of Polvos on South 1st Street. Then there are the water-front locales like family-favorite Hula Hut on Lake Austin or the Lake Travis situated, "sunset capital of Texas", the Oasis. And lest we forget our BBQ at laid-back locales like favorites La Barbecue and County Line on the Hill. No Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues. From gourmet donuts at Gourdough's to savory sensations from East Side King, our city's ongoing conversation now has a culinary accent that is so much more flavored than a predictable Texas twang. From grapevines to hops, Austin serves up a bevy of local, craft libations sure to please every palate. Whether you're a sommelier or a beer aficionado, there's a place to find your drink in Austin.