Background

Background

What is the Central Health Brackenridge Campus?

Central Health’s Brackenridge Campus is a vital community asset that connects the new University of Texas Medical District — including Seton’s new state-of-the-art teaching hospital that will replace UMC Brackenridge in 2017 — with the Texas State Capitol Complex and Downtown Austin, including the city’s envisioned Innovation Zone.

As planned improvements are made to Interstate 35 and Waller Creek, and in conjunction with a proposed Austin urban rail system, the Brackenridge Campus can be a vibrant and sustainable hub for a healthy and innovative community.

What's going to change?

Exciting changes are happening all around the campus, which will create great opportunity for Central Health to transform the space into a vibrant community asset that will return revenue for health care out in the community.

North of the campus, The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin will open its doors to the first cohort of medical students in 2016. In 2017, Seton Healthcare Family will vacate UMC Brackenridge and move across the street to a new, state-of-the-art facility at the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin and teaching hospital.

What does that mean for the campus?

When Seton Healthcare Family moves across the street in 2017, Central Health plans to revitalize and redevelop the property in order to close the gap from the loss of a lease revenue. The effort aims to find the best possible uses for the land that will return value back to the taxpayers of Travis County. It is a tremendous opportunity to breathe life into a property that has been historically hard to navigate and not well connected to the surrounding community.