Seton Medical Center Hays is the largest medical campus in Hays County, serving a fast-growing region that includes Kyle, Buda, far south Austin, and surrounding areas. This 112-bed, state-of-the-art facility opened in 2009 and is designed to grow to nearly 300 beds. Seton Hays has on-site support for all major specialties and is a Level IV Trauma Center, a Chest Pain Center, and a Stroke Center. The hospital offers cardiac care services (including open heart surgery and a 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab), plus a wide array of other specialty and surgical services.
- ED Volume: 47,000
- ED Beds: 30
- Patients/Hour: 2.0
- Admission Rate: 17%
- Trauma Designation: Level III with planning for Level II in the 2018
- Chest Pain Center
- Stroke Center
- Coverage: 8-9 hour physician shifts with 48-51 hours of coverage, APP coverage of 22-32 hours per day
- Qualifications: BC/BP in Emergency Medicine
- Documentation: Cerner/CPOE and PowerNote
Located just a few miles south of Austin, the small but growing cities of Kyle and Buda are attracting many families. Hays County and the surrounding area is expected to grow from a present population of about 185,000 to 285,000 by 2020. Just to the south, San Marcos is home to Texas State University; popular San Antonio is also just an hour away.