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Demolition of Former Brackenridge Hospital Tower Will Jumpstart Redevelopment of Prime Central Health-owned Property Redevelopment already funding future health care

UMC Brackenridge 1974

(Austin) – For half a century, the University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) hospital towered above I-35 and 15th Street – a landmark for hospital care for Austin and Travis County. Closed since May 2017, Central... Read more

New Law Expands Central Health’s Authority to Provide Medical Care for People with Low Income

(Austin) – Physicians working for Central Health now have an expanded ability to practice medicine, helping the organization better provide medical care for Travis County residents with low income. The change is the result of... Read more

Former Patients, Doctors to Share Memories of Former Brackenridge Hospital Before Central Health Begins Demolition Process This Summer

UMC Brackenridge 1974

Before Central Health begins the process of demolishing the former University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) tower, former patients, nurses, doctors, Austin’s mayor and UT’s president will honor and remember the countless lives connected to the... Read more

Austin City Council Appoints Nursing Professor to Central Health Board of Managers

Austin City Council Appoints Nursing Professor to Central Health Board of Managers

(Austin) – The Austin City Council appointed Dr. Julie Zuniga as the newest member of the all-volunteer Central Health Board of Managers. Dr. Zuniga is an assistant professor of nursing at The University of Texas... Read more

Community Care Collaborative’s Chief Medical Officer to Receive Humanitarian Award from Baylor College of Medicine

Mark Hernandez, M.D.

(Austin) – The Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association is honoring is Dr. Mark S Hernandez with a Humanitarian Award for “outstanding service to mankind.” Hernandez, the Chief Medical Officer for the Community Care Collaborative... Read more

Central Health Expands Medical Access Program (MAP) Membership to Cover More Travis County Residents

Central Health Expands Medical Access Program (MAP) Membership to Cover More Travis County Residents

(Austin) – Central Health, Travis County’s healthcare district, has expanded its Medical Access Program (MAP), offering health coverage for more Travis County residents with low income. The new program, called MAP BASIC, began enrollment on... Read more

Central Health and Sendero to Provide Community Update on Health Insurance Company’s Progress Towards Financial Stability

(Austin) – On Monday, residents are invited to hear an update and ask questions about Sendero’s progress towards financial stability, and the latest Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment numbers for Central Texas. Leaders from Central... Read more

Central Health Buys “Clinic on Wheels” to Deliver Care to More Underserved Areas of Travis County

Central Health Buys “Clinic on Wheels” to Deliver Care to More Underserved Areas of Travis County

(Austin) – A new health clinic will soon roll into town, delivering health care services to eastern parts of Travis County which have historically been underserved. Central Health announced it has purchased a forty-foot bus... Read more

Central Health Board of Managers Supports Creation of LPPF (Local Provider Participation Fund) in Travis County

(Austin, TX) – To bring home federal dollars to fund unreimbursed costs of hospital care, the Central Health Board of Managers approved a resolution supporting legislation to create a Local Provider Participation Fund (LPPF) in... Read more