Dell Children’s Emergency Care now at Seton Northwest


The world-class pediatric emergency care of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now available in Northwest Austin. Families with infants, children and teens can visit the ER at Seton Northwest Hospital to get the same high-quality care of Dell Children’s in Austin.

Dell Children’s pediatric emergency experts helped develop the care guidelines for kids seen at Seton Northwest. When advanced care is needed, doctors at Seton Northwest can use telemedicine consultation technology to link directly to Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Dell Children’s and Seton are part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

Meeting the needs of Northwest Austin

The number of children in Northwest Austin is expected to grow more than eight percent[i] in the next five years.

“As families in Northwest Austin continue to grow, we want to be sure to grow with them to meet their needs,” said Mark Shen, MD, president, Dell Children’s Health.

“Caring for their kids close to home is one way to show our commitment”.

The Dell Children’s Difference

Jason Martin, MD, chief medical officer of Seton Northwest Hospital says his team is eager to serve their community’s entire family—children and adults.

“While Dell Children’s Medical Center will continue to be Central Texas’ only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center, Seton Northwest is a great and convenient option for children who need acute care,” Martin said.

As Dell Children’s draws upon a decade of service in Central Texas, it has earned a reputation as the region’s pediatric leader, providing children and their families a superb healing experience, a Level I Trauma Center and outcomes that lead to a better future.

At Seton Northwest’s ER, patients can expect:

  • Same great care: Staff follows same pediatric protocols as Dell Children’s
  • Access to Dell Children’s experts: Emergency staff can connect to Dell Children’s Medical Center through telemedicine technology
  • Kid-friendly environment: Patients have a dedicated waiting room and treatment area designed for kids.
  • Kid-friendly staff: Seton Northwest emergency staff members are trained in techniques that can help reduce stress and anxiety in kids and families during illness, injury or while in the hospital.

More convenient care options

Dell Children’s first expanded its high-quality emergency care in November at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle.

Ascension plans to provide Dell Children’s emergency care at more of its Texas hospitals. Sites at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock and Providence Healthcare Network in Waco are set to open in the coming months.

For a quicker, more convenient ER visit, parents can now book appointments online at This feature, intended for minor emergencies, allows patients to be seen within 15 minutes. Parents can make appointments online for the Dell Children’s emergency rooms at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center Hays and Seton Northwest Hospital.

Learn more about Pediatric Emergency Care at Dell Children’s.

[i] Source: Sg2,

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