Central Health Board of Managers member Clarke Heidrick addressed attendees at a Seton Healthcare Family press conference on Tuesday, June 18th.
The press conference announced the approval by Ascension Health, Seton’s parent company, to proceed with plans to construct a new teaching hospital in Austin and replace the aging University Medical Center Brackenridge.
In his remarks Heidrick explained, “At Central Health our mission is to provide access to healthcare for our most vulnerable residents in Travis County. The new teaching hospital, along with the Dell Medical School will strengthen the safety net system and provide better care for our entire community.”
Heidrick went on to thank the residents of Travis County for supporting Proposition 1, the blueprint for transforming our healthcare system and thanked the community and our partners for their commitment and leadership to “getting it done.”
Seton announced that HKS, a Dallas-based firm will lead the architectural design of the new facility. Construction will begin in 2014.