After being a daily presence in Austin’s health care community for 112 years, the Daughters of Charity will leave town in a year, the Catholic religious community said Friday in a memo to employees of the Seton Healthcare Family.
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul founded the Seton Infirmary, which was dedicated in 1902. Today, the Seton system is the largest health care operator in the Austin area, with 14 affiliated hospitals, a nursing home and three clinics that serve the needy. The nuns’ departure, anticipated in fall 2014, is historic, officials said.
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