Dell Children’s topping-out ceremony


Dell Children’s and the Beck Group hosted a topping out ceremony to represent a significant milestone in the construction of Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion. Dell Children’s leadership team, physicians, support staff signed their names to the steel beam that will sit at the highest point of the new outpatient clinic scheduled to open in the Spring.

The four-story facility will soon house world-class cardiovascular, neurosciences and cancer programs for Central Texas children and families close to home.The pediatric outpatient facility is 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.


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

Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center will be 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.