Austin hospital closes after 133 years; relocates services

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University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas closed May 21 after 133 years. The hospital's services are being transferred to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, a new 211-bed teaching hospital in Austin, according to the American-Statesman.

The new facility serves as the teaching hospital for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and is owned and operated by Seton Healthcare Family, which is a member of St. Louis-based Ascension.

Dell Seton Medical Center will serve as an anchor for a healthcare innovation zone in downtown Austin and is designed for growth. The hospital can add additional operating rooms and up to 135 more beds in the future. 

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