January 07, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas—On January 2, 2019, St. David's HealthCare began treating patients with medical emergencies at the new St. David's Emergency Center in Buda.
St. David's Emergency Center in Buda serves as an extension of St. David's South Austin Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center. The hospital's emergency department (ED) is the largest volume ED in Central Texas, serving more than 110,000 patients each year.
“St. David's South Austin Medical Center has long been a leader in providing quality healthcare and exceptional outcomes to patients in Central Texas, including Hays County,” Todd Steward, chief executive officer of St. David's South Austin Medical Center, said. “The Buda community has seen significant growth over the past few years, and the new emergency center will allow us to meet the increased demand for advanced, comprehensive emergency care closer to home.”
St. David's Emergency Center in Buda is a full-service, free-standing emergency department staffed by board-certified physicians and nurses trained in trauma care. It features 12 treatment beds; a fully equipped trauma room; a CT scanner; advanced lab and imaging diagnostics, including CT scans, X-ray, ultrasound and radiological testing; teleneurology capabilities for neurological emergencies; and a medical lab. Patients requiring inpatient care will be transported from the facility to area hospitals.
The emergency center, located at 15610 Interstate Highway 35, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about St. David's Emergency Center in Buda, visit the St. David's HealthCare website.