Among Central Texas health care organizations, the Seton Family of Hospitals stands out as a nonprofit, mission-driven community service organization. In Fiscal Year 2009 it provided $249 million in charity care and $182 million in community benefit, totaling $431 million.

Seton is a non-profit organization grounded in a centuries-old tradition of service. Its “investors” are the Daughters of Charity, generous community donors and a talented team of dedicated staff. Seton uses almost all of its income to fund operations, including hospitals, community clinics and ancillary services. Collectively, these operations help improve the health and well-being of patients, especially those who are poor or vulnerable. Seton applies to aligned grant-making foundations such as the Austin Community Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation for funds to further its mission.

Here are some examples of how Seton improves the health of those it serves.

Seton Nurse Triage Call Center
25,000 of 75,000 callers directed in home-based self-care or to a next-day primary care appointment

Community Health Centers
31,017 outpatient medical visits
1,012 musicians served as part of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
23,808 social service encounters
32,877 lab tests
6,265 prescriptions
9,104 immunizations
4,283 unfunded patients’ managed care

AISD Student Health Services
83,000 public school students served
6,371 immunizations

Mobile Primary Care Vans
695 children immunized
3,613 rural pediatric visits

Safe Kids Austin
951 car seat inspections
388 car seats to families
1,200 bicycle helmets to children


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