Health officials are putting the final touches on a deal to replace the oldest publicly owned hospital in Texas, University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, with a new hospital that is privately owned.
The Seton Healthcare Family plans to build and own a $250 million replacement for the teaching hospital once it gets expected approval for the project in June.
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Mary Ann Roser has provided in-depth coverage of Central Texas health and medical issues since 2000. She has followed the Central Health hospital district since its founding in 2004, she broke the news of the Seton Healthcare Family’s plans for a new teaching hospital, and she reported extensively about the property tax increase voters approved in November to improve medical care in the area.
The Central Health board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 22 at 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St.