Your gift,

your impact

Dear friends and supporters,

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those we serve within our Ascension Texas family. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity. Together, we ensure everyone has access to world-class healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. Thank you for everything you’ve made possible in our community and beyond.

Miguel Romano, President
Ascension Texas Foundations

New names,
same mission

Last year, the names of our five Foundations were updated to align with the Ascension brand as a reflection of our Mission and the critical work being done at Ascension Providence and Ascension Seton, including Dell Children’s and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

The five Foundations support 14 Ascension Texas hospitals throughout Central Texas and make up what is known as the Ascension Texas Foundations:

Ascension Seton Foundation supports
● Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
● Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin
● Ascension Seton Shoal Creek

Dell Children’s Foundation supports
● Dell Children’s Medical Center
● Dell Children’s Medical Center North Campus

Ascension Seton Hays Foundation supports
● Ascension Seton Hays
● Ascension Seton Bastrop
● Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis
● Ascension Seton Southwest
● Ascension Seton Smithville

Ascension Seton Williamson Foundation supports
● Ascension Seton Williamson
● Ascension Seton Highland Lakes
● Ascension Seton Northwest

Ascension Providence Foundation supports
● Ascension Providence

100% of every donation remains within your community and directly supports the hospital you’ve directed your donation to.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Empowering mothers through nutrition

The Food is the Best Medicine (FBM) program was established by the Ascension Texas Council on Racial and Health Equity, with the overarching goal of decreasing food insecurity among women who have recently given birth at ASMCA.

More than 5,000 babies are born each year at ASMCA, a Level 4 maternal hospital, caring for the most complex, high-risk maternal cases. Fifty percent (%) of patients who deliver babies at ASMCA are un- and/or under-insured. In Austin and Travis County, nearly 178,000 people (14%) experience food insecurity.

Because of philanthropic dollars from generous individuals, perinatal endowments, and aligned corporate/family foundations to fund FBM, Ascension Seton can continue to advocate for healthier communities, with a focus on providing equitable healthcare to those who need it most. As ASMCA’s capacity to care for more women grows, thanks to the new Women’s Tower and the Women First campaign, the need for FBM will grow as well.

FBM Partner, Farmshare Austin Team, 2023

“Que estoy muy agradecida, que Dios bendiga esas manos que producen esos alimentos.”

(“I am very grateful, may God bless those hands that provide those foods.”)

—FBM Participant Quote

More than 50%

of patients who deliver at ASMCA are un- and/or under-insured.

The phenomenal caregivers guide you every step of the way. Through philanthropy, I hope to continue the state of the art care offered at the Seton NICU, and to enhance the family experience through more comfortable facilities, more privacy and the ability for more tiny Texans to take advantage of everything Seton has to offer.

– Erin McCarthy-Cline
Mother of NICU Patient & Grateful Patient Donor

The new Women’s Tower at ASMCA is slated to open in the fall of 2025

Ascension Providence

Growing support for a growing community

As the Waco community continues to grow, so does the need for orthopedic care, advanced spinal care, as well as stroke care and rehabilitative therapy.

Because of donor generosity, a nearly $1.2 million construction project fully funded by the Ascension Providence Foundation has begun to create a dedicated wing for orthopedics and neuroscience with spacious and well-equipped rooms, and a state-of-the-art rehabilitative therapy gym close to patient rooms. This dedicated space has been designed to further improve patient and staff safety as well as patient outcomes by promoting early mobility, reducing patients’ length of stay, and helping lower readmission rates.

Ascension Providence, Waco

Ascension Providence provides healthcare to a huge portion of our community, and the care provided truly makes differences in people’s lives. I want to do what I can to help improve our community and help the people of our community.

– Sloan Kuehl
Ascension Providence Foundation Board Chairman

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin

Expanding the possibilities of specialty care

In 2023, as a part of a $280 million expansion, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin opened the first dedicated neurocritical care unit in Central Texas.

This 15-bed unit is led by board-certified neurocritical care doctors, caring for patients experiencing the most complex and serious neurologic conditions.

This expansion would not be possible without philanthropic support and investment from Ascension. Dell Seton can provide even more specialty care and expand access to high-quality, individualized care for all in Central Texas.

The opening of this unit not only enhances the team’s ability to compassionately care for patients and aggressively treat neurological conditions, but also opens doors for research endeavors within the neurosciences and collaborations across disciplines.

– Alan Nova, DO
Interim Director, Dell Seton Neurocritical Care Unit

Dell Children’s Medical Center

Giving hope to families, here

Dell Children’s has a strategic vision to ensure that every family can remain here, in Central Texas, for care. Philanthropic support from our community is imperative as we work to achieve this goal.

No family should have to leave home to seek lifesaving care for their child, and for the 70% of our families facing financial hardship, travel for lifesaving care isn’t even an option. Every decision made, and every dollar raised, in this leap forward is to ensure children can stay here, no matter the diagnosis.

Holtin’s care at Dell Children’s included our Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, Heart Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Dell Children’s world-class wraparound family services, illustrating the importance of comprehensive complex pediatric care close to home.

Philanthropic support has accelerated the growth and capacity of our programs, ensuring that all children in need can receive care HERE. As of April 2023, Dell Children’s Medical Center North Campus serves as a state-of-the-art children’s hospital in North Austin – with pediatric specialty care – including 24/7 ER and trauma care, specialized surgical care, pediatric imaging, and outpatient rehab services so children and families can continue to access the world-class care they deserve.

Tucker and Kate Thompson with son Holtin, DCMC patient

Dell Children’s saved our son!

The team at Dell Children’s is on the forefront of the most important developments in giving life to children who did not have a chance before.

We give back in hopes that other families will experience the same miraculous healing with their children. We can’t imagine anything more important than trying to save the life of a child.

– Tucker and Kate Thompson, Parents of Holtin Lee Thompson

Ascension Seton Williamson

Reaching new heights in exceptional patient care

Ascension Seton Williamson (ASW) recently announced a $230 million expansion, which includes an additional 216,000-square-foot, six-story tower.

The new tower will add 160 patients rooms, including a 12-bed observation unit, two operating rooms, and more space for the emergency, imaging, cardiac cath, and surgical departments. Of the more than 60,600 patients cared for by ASW in FY23, nearly 37% were un- or under-insured. Expanding services at ASW ensures that everyone in the community has access to world-class healthcare, regardless of ability to pay.

The Highland Lakes Health Fund presented a generous donation of $600,000 to Ascension Seton Highland Lakes, enabling the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Da Vinci Robotic System for general surgery. This landmark donation marks a significant leap forward in healthcare technology for patients in the Highland Lakes area and is a testament to the community’s ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care.

The team at Ascension Seton Williamson was great.

We 100% think that [he’s alive because of] the care he received there. What I would say to all the doctors, Dr. Bhakta, every doctor that worked on Dylan, all the nurses—amazing job. Just our most sincere, deepest thank you. We have our son today because of y’all.

– Cameron and Heather Travis, with son Dylan, trauma patient

Ascension Seton Hays

Keeping care moving

2023 marked the 20th anniversary of the Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis Children’s Care-A-Van. Over the past two decades, the Care-A-Van has provided 37,500 children access to medical care across Caldwell and neighboring counties.

Nearly 93% of those patients have been un- or under-insured. The van travels to local schools and churches to provide convenient pediatric primary care, including immunizations, sick visits, wellness checks, and chronic illness management. Through the support of donors, the recent purchase of a new mobile unit will allow the Care-A-Van to continue serving thousands of children – many of whom have no other option for primary care.

The new van will begin supporting the local community in 2024 and an endowment is being built by generous donors to ensure all children in Caldwell County and beyond have access to affordable healthcare in perpetuity.

Our family is deeply grateful for the Ascension Seton Hays hospital that has served the Hays County area for almost 15 years.

Thank you to the many people, the stakeholders and donors for your contributions and commitment to keeping our growing hospital going in the right direction and such an important part of our community.

– Jeanell Davis, Ascension Seton Hays Foundation Board Secretary

Together, we deliver award-winning care

Ascension Texas Foundations

Your philanthropic impact

Because of you,

we have the opportunity to invest in the growth and development of exceptional healthcare at Ascension Texas.

Your steadfast support and dedication mean we can continue to provide the best care possible to our patients, families, and community and create a new, exciting future for tomorrow.

Thank you.

Ethan Jeter, cardiology patient, with Dr. Byron Holt