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St. David’s HealthCare To Open St. David’s Children’s Hospital On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

St. David's HealthCare December 02, 2014

AUSTIN, TX — St. David’s HealthCare today announced the opening of St. David’s Children’s Hospital—located at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center—on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 a.m. St. David’s Children’s Hospital will provide emergency, inpatient and intensive care services for children ages 17 and under.

“St. David’s HealthCare has long been a leader in providing exceptional care to our patients,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “We are pleased to expand that level of high-quality care to include our youngest patients by opening St. David’s Children’s Hospital.”

St. David’s Children’s Hospital is a separate, dedicated 10-bed emergency department, an 8-bed medical surgical inpatient unit and a 6-bed pediatric intensive care unit. It provides patients with a wide array of pediatric services, including pediatric surgery with a dedicated operating room exclusively for pediatric patients; pediatric radiology for interpretation of studies, as well as interventional services; pediatric anesthesia as needed for surgical support; and a wide range of pediatric specialties available for consult and treatment including cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, urology, among others.

“St. David’s Children’s Hospital provides residents in Austin with another choice for conveniently located pediatric care,” Allen Harrison, chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact this children’s hospital will have on our community.”

With the addition of St. David’s Children’s Hospital, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center will be the only hospital in the region to offer a complete continuum of care for people of all ages.

For more information, please visit StDavids.com/Kids.

St. David’s HealthCare

With more than 90 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. Known for compassionate, high-quality care, in 2014, the organization was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. It has also been recognized with the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the State of Texas based upon world-class quality measures. Also in 2014, two of the system’s facilities—St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center—were named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. St. David’s HealthCare was also recognized as one of the Top 15 health systems in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters in 2012. Additionally, St. David’s Medical Center—which includes Heart Hospital of Austin—was named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital for 2012 and 2014. Perennially ranked as the top Austin-area employer among large companies by the Austin Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, St. David’s HealthCare is the fourth-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 8,100 employees. For more information, please visit StDavids.com.

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, located at 12221 North Mopac Expressway, is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership—in 2014 and recognized as one of the top 15 health systems in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, in 2012. The 332-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas, as well as a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. In 2012 and 2013, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) for three consecutive years, from 2012 to 2014. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center recently announced a new pediatrics program, which is scheduled to open in December 2014. For more information, please visit StDavids.com.

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