January 26, 2017
Internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton unveils ONEEVERYONE, a community-based photography project created for Dell Med. The Landmarks series, featuring more than 500 individuals impacted by health care, sparks vital conversations about care and community.
February 15, 2017
March 24, 2017
May 21, 2017
The primary teaching hospital for Dell Medical School students, graduate-level medical residents and faculty physicians opens. Seton Healthcare Family, part of Ascension, funded, owns and operates the hospital, which is a Level 1 trauma center for the region.
June 26, 2017
As students from Dell Med’s inaugural class begin training and providing care in community hospitals and clinics, the school welcomes 50 new first-year students. Their abilities and experiences will help them revolutionize how people get and stay healthy.
June 29, 2017
A new group of residents and fellows — doctors-in-training who work under the supervision of an attending physician — arrives at Dell Med. Among the facts reported in Dell Med’s 2017 Community Impact Update: Since 2012, the number of residents providing care in Central Texas has risen by more than 30 percent.
July 17, 2017
Merck announces plans to locate its next tech hub in Austin. The pharmaceutical giant’s future-focused facility will be housed in Dell Med’s Health Discovery Building and will be a key anchor for the Innovation District developing around Dell Med.
August 1, 2017
The Department of Oncology — Dell Med’s ninth academic department — is created. Alongside the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, its focus is on advancing the full spectrum of cancer education, research and care in Austin and Travis County, where cancer is the No. 1 cause of death.
October 17, 2017
UT Health Austin, the team-based clinical practice of Dell Med, begins serving Central Texas. The first clinics focus on care for a select-but-growing list of conditions including joint pain, multiple sclerosis and complex gynecological disorders.
November 3, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 12, 2017
“A community’s biggest untapped health resource is the community itself. Our mission is to listen attentively to people who submit ideas and leverage their insight and creativity in ways that everyone will benefit from.”
“This school is committed to more than just educating the best clinicians — it’s also training the best health care advocates and community-oriented doctors. That’s exactly what I was looking for, and it represents the change I want to help make in the health care system.”
“This is a big deal: A mere five years after the citizens of Travis County voted to approve local taxpayer funding for Dell Med — and three years after the school was founded — we will now have both a medical school — attracting many of the best students — and clinical care programs serving the people of Austin and Travis County.”
“The old standard was, if you get the patient seen by a specialist, that signals victory. We’re leapfrogging all of that and saying yes, being seen is an important metric, but we’re tracking patient-reported outcomes to measure ourselves and to evaluate the care.”
“I came to Austin to do something big. Working alongside the people of this community, providers and consumers alike, to redesign the way we structure and deliver mental health care — especially for people with lesser means — is a huge opportunity to make a difference on a large scale.”
“Health care will work when care for a person extends beyond the walls of an exam room — making the title of ‘patient’ inadequate and role of ‘physician’ insufficient. Health is more than just the absence of disease.”
“If we’re going to build a health care system that works, it starts with the way physicians are trained throughout their career. That means finding innovative approaches and methods for educating future physician leaders, not just training doctors.”
“To be an effective leader, you must always know where you’re headed. Your approach may change as you go — but the end goal stays constant.”
“Dell Med is leading the way as we redesign the decrepit Austin State Hospital into a brain health center of excellence that strengthens the entire continuum of mental health care and improves access to care for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. With the Legislature's investment in 2017, we're preparing to make this vision a reality.”