Dell Seton Medical Center is the only Level I trauma facility serving Central Texas and is an accredited teaching hospital. It is also the fourth-busiest emergency department in Texas. This state-of-the-art facility was opened in 2017 and is recognized as a Certified Stroke Center and has been awarded Magnet Status for nursing excellence. The hospital serves as the primary safety net for the poor and uninsured as well as the primary teaching hospital for the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
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- ED Volume: 54,000
- ED Beds: 53
- Observation Beds: 16
- Patients/Hour: 2.5
- Admission Rate: 22%
- Trauma Designation: Level I
- Coverage: 8 hour shifts with 48 hours of physician coverage and 24 hours of APP coverage
- Separate observation unit with 30 hours/day APP coverage
- Documentation: Cerner/CPOE and PowerNote
- The EMS Fellowship has been developed; first fellow to start July 2021
- In process of developing a Sports Medicine Fellowship
- 16 bed obs unit with a dedicated staff of APPs
- Approximately 6,000 patients/year