Dell Children’s Expansions Coming Soon

“Our goal is to make it so that children and their families never need to leave Austin for their critical care needs, which has become increasingly important in the midst of the Covid pandemic,” said Andy Davis, president and CEO of Ascension Texas. “In partnership with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and community physician partners, Dell Children’s will continue to focus on ambitious growth to become a destination for all levels of pediatric care by strengthening existing specialties and developing additional pediatric complex care programs.”

Since opening in 2007, Dell Children’s has been the leader in pediatric healthcare in the region, providing exceptional, specialized care for children and their families. With investment plans to expand over the next five years and beyond, we are committed to growing alongside our growing Central Texas communities.

Development of new pediatric hospital in North Austin

Expected to open in 2022, a new, full-service pediatric hospital will be located on 34 acres at Avery Ranch Boulevard in Williamson County. Totaling more than 131,000 square feet, the hospital will include 36 beds and emergency and trauma services, with two operating rooms, endoscopy and procedure rooms, and sleep labs, and shelled space for future growth. The north campus will also include a 60,000-square-foot medical office building and dedicated free parking.

Planned expansions at Dell Children’s Medical Center

Dell Children’s Medical Center will also expand the existing hospital by adding a four-story tower, totaling 72 beds with room for additional growth. The tower will include one floor dedicated to pediatric critical care, one floor for hematology/oncology inpatient services, and another floor dedicated to general acute inpatient services, with a fourth floor shelled for future expansion. The new tower is expected to be completed in November 2022.

In partnership with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Dell Children’s is developing a maternal fetal medicine program within the hospital, which will include the addition of a delivery unit and neonatal intensive care unit expansion. Dell Children’s will have capacity for more cardiac intensive care unit beds, allowing the pediatric heart team to perform more surgeries and expand the program to include heart transplants in the near future.

Additionally, three parking garages are planned for Dell Children’s Mueller campus, which will include a total of 2,600 parking spaces.

Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion

The Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion will be a four story, 161,600 square foot medical office building that will house the Dell Children’s Pediatrics Centers of Excellence in cardiology, neurology and hematology/oncology. The building will also include 40,000 square feet of future growth on the fourth floor. The Specialty Pavilion started construction in March 2020 and is expected to open Spring 2021.

1st floor – Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
2nd floor – Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center
3rd floor – Dell Children’s Center for Pediatric Neurosciences
4th floor – Additional office space

Three new parking garages are planned for Dell Children’s Mueller campus, which will include a total of 2,600 parking spaces to support the needs of the new Specialty Pavilion and the Dell Children’s campus. Parking Garage #1 is complete and opened on April 15, 2020. Parking Garage #2 construction started in January 2020 and is expected to be complete in June 2021. Information to come on the third garage.