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Four Developers Invited to Participate in Next Phase of Central Health Brackenridge Campus Redevelopment

(Austin, TX.) — Central Health announced today selection of four developers to participate in the next phase of the Brackenridge Campus redevelopment. Following the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) last fall, 12 development firms submitted proposals. The four firms were selected by a team of eight Central Health staff members and consultants. The four firms (in alphabetical order) are ...[Read More]

Breaking news… Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

Health care leaders launch council to promote industry, region’s health Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 By Dan Zehr – American-Statesman Staff Austin health care leaders have created an organization designed to promote the health care industry and improve community health. Finding inspiration from a similar coalition in Nashville, the Austin Healthcare Council will facilitate interaction a ...[Read More]

Breaking news… Jan. 16-20

Redevelopment plans take shape for Downtown Austin UMCB campus Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 By Adela Uchida, KEYE Last Thursday night, Central Health held a public meeting to inform the community about the progress of the Brackenridge campus redevelopment. The project’s master plan calls for easily accessible health care, green space, a public market, transportation, and parking. Credit unio ...[Read More]

Central Health Hosts Brackenridge Campus Community Update and Input Meeting

What: Central Health invites community members and stakeholders to participate in a discussion and provide feedback regarding the Central Health Brackenridge Campus redevelopment in advance of two upcoming hearings before the City of Austin in January. At the meeting, Central Health will provide an update about the ongoing redevelopment effort, while continuing to gather input from the community a ...[Read More]

Breaking news… Jan. 2-6

Austin one step closer to creating innovation zone Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 By Gigi Barnett, KXAN Austin’s Innovation Zone, a proposed health ecosystem anchored by the Dell Medical School and Dell-Seton Medical Center, is coming closer to realization as a planning team travels to Atlanta for inspiration from its thriving innovation district. Cancer death rate has dropped again. But ...[Read More]

Breaking news… Dec. 26-30

Travis County health warriors wanted (VIDEO) Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 By KVUE Central Health is now actively recruiting for its next class of Community Health Champions and future health warriors. Community Health Champions is an initiative by Central Health to bring together diverse community members from across Travis County to learn about, discuss, and collaborate on our work to impr ...[Read More]

Central Health Board of Managers Welcomes New Member

Abigail Aiken is new City-County Joint Appointment; Dr. Guadalupe Zamora Reappointed by County (Austin) – The Travis County Commissioners Court and the Austin City Council have approved the joint appointment of Dr. Abigail Aiken, MPH, PhD to the nine-member Central Health Board of Managers. Aiken was approved by Travis County Commissioners on December 6 and the Austin City Council on Decembe ...[Read More]

Public Hearing Scheduled for Central Health Performance Review / Central Health Presenta una Audiencia Pública Sobre Una Futura Evaluación de la Agencia

(Austin, TX.) — The Central Health Board of Managers will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 so that community members may provide comments and ideas for the upcoming Central Health Performance Review. The hearing will be held at Central Health, at 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St., in Austin. The Central Health Board of Managers is planning to hire an independent consultant to lead a per ...[Read More]

Central Health Board of Managers Appoints Interim President and CEO

(Austin) – The Central Health Board of Mangers appointed Larry Wallace, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Central Health, to serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer when Patricia Young Brown retires from public service at the end of the year. Brown announced in October her departure from Central Health effective Dec. 31, 2016. Young Brown was hired in 200 ...[Read More]

Community Health Champions Celebrate Completion of Inaugural Class

Central Health in September reached a milestone in the inaugural year of the Community Health Champions program with a capstone workshop discussing the “Future of Healthcare in Travis County.” As part of the final workshop of the year, the Health Champions, a group of 57 individuals selected from more than 100 applicants from across Travis County, visited the new Health Learning Building of the De ...[Read More]