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A Burgeoning Health District

Innovation at the Dell Medical School extends from the school’s groundbreaking curriculum and new campus to the Innovation District that’s developing in downtown Austin.

Health District Map

Dell Medical School and its teaching hospital, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, are part of a vibrant health district — one of the city’s largest and most anticipated development projects — taking shape in the heart of the downtown Austin. The district also anchors the multi-partner Innovation District, which Dean Clay Johnston sees as a unique opportunity “to advance the whole digital health arena …where technology meets health.”

The health district physically links Dell Medical School to its key partners — Seton Healthcare Family, part of Ascension, and Central Health — and further strengthens the school’s ties to the community. The district includes three Dell Medical School buildings — 600,000 square feet of space dedicated to innovative education, care and research. Dell Seton Medical Center is a $295-million, 211-bed, cutting-edge teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center that replaced University Medical Center Brackenridge in 2017.

The nearby UT School of Nursing and Central Health Brackenridge Campus are also key players in the development of the area. The district also benefits from the natural beauty of Waller Creek, which runs through the site and the greater UT Austin campus.

View an illustrated flyover of the health district: