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Demolition, Redevelopment of Downtown Health District Property Will Fund Local Health Care Needs

Demolition, Redevelopment of Downtown Health District Property Will Fund Local Health Care Needs

AUSTIN, Texas — Demolition will begin soon of a vacant professional office building near the former University Medical Center Brackenridge — a major milestone in the long-term redevelopment of Central Health’s downtown property that will leverage a partnership... Read more

Central Health Buying Land in Eastern Travis County for Future Health and Wellness Center

Central Health Buying Land in Eastern Travis County for Future Health and Wellness Center

(Austin, TX) – Central Health, Travis County’s healthcare district, is buying 10-acres of undeveloped land in the Greater Hornsby Bend area to build a new health and wellness center to serve Eastern Travis County residents... Read more

Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Expands Pregnancy Testing for Women with Low Income

(Austin) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare (CUC) is expanding pregnancy testing and support services in Travis County for women with low income. ”Expanding pregnancy testing is critical to improving health outcomes for both moms and their... Read more

Eastern Travis Communities Ready to Welcome Central Health Mobile Health

Eastern Travis Communities Ready to Welcome Central Health Mobile Health

Creedmoor, Colony Park are first stops for clinic bus (Austin) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers will start seeing patients Monday, June 24 inside its new mobile clinic parked in Colony Park and Creedmoor. Both... Read more

Central Health Teams up with the Central Texas Food Bank to Fight Summer Hunger

Central Health Teams up with the Central Texas Food Bank to Fight Summer Hunger

Hunger doesn’t end when the school year ends (Austin) – When summer arrives and school is out, thousands of students and families can miss out on a reliable, daily meal. Hunger is a serious issue... Read more

New Laws Expand Central Health’s Authority to Provide Medical Care

Private hospitals can receive Federal Funding to Care for People with Low Income (Austin) – Two new laws passed by the Texas Legislature will improve care for people in Travis County with low income. Senate... Read more

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

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