St. David's HealthCare January 09, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s HealthCare today announced the opening of St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander, which serves as an extension of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center. The 11,200-square-foot emergency center will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a full-service emergency department. It is located at 601 St. David’s Loop, between Highway 183 and the 183A Toll Road on San Gabriel Parkway.

“St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center is pleased to bring comprehensive emergency care to the Leander community,” Jeremy Barclay, chief executive officer of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, said. “This emergency center is the first phase of what will eventually become a community hospital. We look forward to expanding access to high-quality medical care for one of the fastest growing cities in our country.”

St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians affiliated with St. David’s HealthCare, as well as nurses who are trained in emergency care. It features 12 treatment beds and advanced testing capabilities, including radiological testing and a medical lab. Until construction of the hospital is complete, patients requiring inpatient care will be transported from the facility to area hospitals.

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center has named Dr. Will Davis as medical director of St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander. Dr. Davis has worked at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center for the past 11 years, and he is currently co-medical director of the hospital’s emergency department.

Dr. Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology, and in ethics and religion from the University of Oklahoma. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and completed his residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.

The emergency center has hired 25 employees, including nurses, imaging personnel, laboratory personnel, registration staff and support personnel. The future opening of the community hospital will create more than 200 jobs.

For more information about St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander, visit StDavids.com.

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St. David’s HealthCare

With more than 110 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. The organization was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence—in 2014. St. David’s HealthCare is the third-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 9,000 employees.

St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between a hospital management company and two local non-profits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $379 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas.

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center 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 in 2014. With 171 beds, the hospital’s comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock—the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County— with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park; and St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander. St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. The hospital received the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in 2016 and 2017.