There’s no doubt that Austin is a healthy city. With its miles of hiking biking and running trails a velodrome for cycling enthusiasts and plenty of soccer volleyball and football fields Austin is a city that’s committed to the health of its residents. That commitment includes many excellent Austin healthcare resources – whether for preventive emergency short-term long-term or therapeutic care.
There are three major healthcare systems in the Austin / Central Texas area: St. David’s HealthCare the Seton Healthcare Family of Hospitals and Scott & White Healthcare which has several locations both in Austin and just north of Austin on I-35 that primarily serving the Temple area. With these three systems as well as many other quality independent providers such as the Austin Diagnostic Clinic and the Austin Regional Clinic there are more than 30 healthcare facilities in the Austin area.
Healthcare in Austin Texas is top-notch too. In fact four area hospitals have been named to a list of the top 100 hospitals in the United States. Scott & White Hospital South Austin Hospital (part of the St. David’s system) University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Austin (both part of the Seton Family of Hospitals) were chosen from more than 5000 hospitals that were analyzed for quality of care efficiency of operations and sustained overall performance.
New Austin healthcare facilities continue to be built. In May 2011 Scott & White broke ground on a new 12000-square-foot Scott & White Healthcare clinic in Leander. Clinic services will combine primary care practices and physical therapy services. With 16 exam rooms two treatment rooms on-site X-ray and laboratory services and three physicians and two physical therapists on staff the new facility is a much-needed resource for physical therapy patients in Leander and Cedar Park who currently drive to Scott & White’s Round Rock clinic for care.
Lakeway too has seen incredible growth – increasing the need for additional healthcare in Austin resources. New facilities have been built to meet these healthcare needs including the Lake Travis Specialty Hospital a 38-bed hospital (including six intensive care beds) that opened in 2010 to provide care for long-term acute-care patients.
Lakeway Regional Medical Center
Lakeway’s newest healthcare resource is the Lakeway Regional Medical Center – an acute-care general hospital with 70 to 80 licensed beds and 25 ER beds that opened in 2012. Part of a 54-acre medical complex development the hospital’s first phase included a 270000-square-foot space with 179 beds. The facility also has a Level 3 trauma center with a helipad and ambulance bays next to its emergency room.
General medical services at Lakeway Regional Medical Center include cardiology/cardiothoracic; radiation oncology; emergency department; surgery; gastrointestinal services; women’s health services including obstetrics; infusion therapy; radiology; and nuclear medicine. The hospital will also offer respiratory services; physical therapy/sports medicine; occupational therapy; speech-language pathology; and pain management.