About Seton & Ascension

About Seton

Dell Children’s is a part of Seton Healthcare Family, a faith-based nonprofit healthcare system that serves all of Central Texas. The Daughters of Charity founded Seton in 1902 as a sign of God’s unconditional love for all, and today Seton strives to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services.

Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations. Dell Children’s is one of four teaching hospitals that serve as training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas. Seton conducts research in such areas as the prevention and treatment of stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy and chronic condition management.

Seton is part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the nation and the world’s largest Catholic health system. Ascension’s Texas ministry is comprised of Seton in Austin and Providence Healthcare Network in Waco.

About Ascension

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Ascension defines and creates the future of Catholic healthcare through their Mission, Vision and Values:

  • Mission: Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, Ascension commits to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. A Catholic health ministry, Ascension is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. Ascension advocates for a compassionate and just society through its actions and its words.
  • Vision: Ascension envisions a strong, vibrant Catholic health ministry in the United States that commits to the health and well-being and responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle. Ascension will ensure service that responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle—service that is committed to the health and well-being of the surrounding community.
  • Values: Ascension is called to:
    • Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
    • Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
    • Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
    • Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
    • Creativity: Courageous innovation
    • Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of ministry