The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is donating $25 million in a challenge grant to pay for Seton Healthcare Family’s new teaching hospital in Austin.
Susan Dell, who announced the decision today, says they want the community to get involved in donating the remaining $25 million. The $50 million combined will go toward the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
"We will have state-of-the-art treatments for our patients, we’ll be able to attract the best talent in the country to our team here in Central Texas," Dell said. "One of Michael and my biggest goals is always about elevating the level of care for the entire community here in Central Texas, and this project helps us do that."
The new hospital will replace the roughly four decades-old University Medical Center Brackenridge and will continue to offer care to low-income and uninsured patients. It'll be surrounded by the University of Texas Dell Medical School, which opens next year.
Seton says the hospital construction should be finished in early 2017.