Dell Children’s Breaks Ground on New Pediatric Outpatient Facility


Dell Children’s Medical Center is excited to announce the groundbreaking for a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility. The four-story complex named Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion will house world-class cardiovascular, neurosciences and cancer programs for Central Texas children and families close to home.

The pediatric outpatient facility will be connected to Dell Children’s Medical Center and total more than 161,000 square feet of complex care services, along with two parking garages.  In partnership with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion will include a Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic.

“This state-of-the-art health care complex will allow us to meet the growing pediatric healthcare needs in the community, and offer a caliber of care unprecedented in our area.” said Andy Davis, President and CEO, Ascension Texas.  “We are embarking on a landmark journey that will expand high-quality care right here in Central Texas.”

“This expansion is a core component and commitment to building a tier-one pediatric hospital in Central Texas,“ said  Chris Born, President of Dell Children’s Medical Center. “This new outpatient facility allows Dell Children’s to grow and better coordinate services for children and their families close to home.”

The Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion will include the following specialty care clinics:

  • Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center:  a 40 thousand square foot clinic which will double the  current  clinical footprint and grow to a full service pediatric cancer center to include a bone marrow transplant program. Right now patients requiring a higher level of care must travel outside the region for services, however the clinic expansion and investment will allow for advancements in  diagnostics and therapeutics are necessary.
  • Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: established at Dell Children’s in September 2018, is led by one of the world’s leading pediatric heart surgeons, Dr. Charles Fraser, Jr. The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is a focused pediatric and congenital heart program, with a record number of heart surgeries and soon will introduce Dell Children’s first heart transplants. This program leverages the power of the partnership between Dell Children’s, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School.
  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s: Dr. E. Steve Roach joined Dell Children’s in 2018 as the Chief of Neurosurgery, and he will continue leading the way in establishing high-level care in neurosurgery, neurology, epilepsy and neuropsychology, as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. Locating this Center of Excellence within the new facility will not only create synergies between service lines, it will establish a pediatric health ecosystem on the Dell Children’s campus that is truly distinguished from peer institutions in our immediate region.

Dell Children’s Foundation, with the generous support of community donors, is spearheading the HERE campaign to raise vital funds to support the growth at Dell Children’s, including the new Specialty Pavilion. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s $30 million matching grant for the advancement of pediatric care is part of its commitment to creating a cutting-edge medical community in Central Texas.