Construction moves ahead on new Seton teaching hospital

Oct 24, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Earlier this week Seton Healthcare Family and the University of Texas finalized an agreement that links the health care system's new $295 million teaching hospital and the university's much-anticipated Dell Medical School

On Thursday, the first steps toward that collaboration were taken when heavy construction equipment moved onto the site of the Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas near the Frank Erwin Center. The hospital is expected to be completed in 2017

JE Dunn Construction, based in Kansas City with an Austin office, has the contract to build the hospital and HKS Inc. of Dallas was the architect

The hospital construction and the nearby work on the buildings for the medical school will mean a lot of construction equipment and workers in a tight area for close to two years, with as many as eight construction cranes expected to be operating during the peak activity times

All of that happens while officials with Central Health, which is the owner of the University Medical Center Brackenridge building that the new teaching hospital will replace, move into the second phase of gathering feedback and research to determine the future use of that structure

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