A unique Austin landmark, the 145-foot tower can be easily seen from IH-35 and other major roadways, serving as a way-finding symbol both day and night when the tower is brightly lit. The top of the tower is reminiscent of the white coronets worn by the Daughters of Charity, the group of Catholic sisters who founded Seton Family of Hospitals more than a century ago.
A staff lounge can be found at the end of each nursing unit. The 13-foot floor-to-ceiling windows offer staff peaceful views.
Dell Children’s features five courtyards and two healing gardens. Each area represents one of the seven ecosystems of the 46 counties that the hospital serves. Providing a familiar element from a patient’s hometown can provide great comfort.
The red sandstone that Texas Stone Products supplied to Dell Children’s originally comes from a quarry in West Texas and has been used in many Texas historical courthouses. More than 800 tons of Texas Red Sandstone was used in the construction of Dell Children’s.
Healing Power of Light
Light is an important healing element. The layout of the hospital provides natural light in 80% of the building, and anywhere in the building, someone is always within 35 feet of a window.
Healing Power of Fresh Air
The exterior therapy yard features rubber padding on the entire floor space for our child and adolescent patients, providing a soft surface during their therapy sessions and incorporating the healing powers of fresh air and the outdoors.
Rehabilitation Therapy Pool
Dell Children’s physical therapy program will feature the Rehabilitation Therapy Pool, custom designed to support both neuromuscular patients and athletes with sports injuries.
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is on track to becoming the first hospital in the world to achieve Platinum Status under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Healing Power of Play
Every floor of the hospital has a Child Life room, a place where the children can engage in the therapeutic play and other age-appropriate activities to relieve their anxieties of being hospitalized.
The work of world-renowned artist Graciella Boulanger is one of the more than 700 pieces of art, photography, and sculpture on display at Dell Children’s.
Interactive display that changes color when touched. The display recognizes donors of Endowed and Planned Gifts.
Tree House Gift Shop
The Tree House Gift Shop is a fundraising project of the Dell Children’s Medical Center Volunteers. The Gift Shop has a special entrance just for kids.