A series of agreements are still being negotiated to define a closer partnership between Central Health, Travis County’s public hospital district, and the private, nonprofit Seton Healthcare Family. As a result, the schedule for approving the agreements has been pushed back.
The agreements include Seton’s plans to build and own a $250 million teaching hospital and to create a new health care delivery system with Central Health to treat 50,000 of Travis County’s poorest and sickest residents. The new hospital, which Seton plans to open in 2017, will replace University Medical Center Brackenridge, the state’s oldest public safety-net hospital for the poor and uninsured.
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