seton http://kut.org en 112 Years Later, Seton Hospital Founders Daughters of Charity Are Moving On http://kut.org/post/112-years-later-seton-hospital-founders-daughters-charity-are-moving <p>The Daughters of Charity came to Austin in 1902, in response to a letter writing campaign by a group of local women. Their mission: to build and operate a first-class medical facility.</p><p>At the time, Austin’s existing hospital was decidedly less than first-class.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136509742&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:03:57 +0000 Mark Gwin 9823 at http://kut.org 112 Years Later, Seton Hospital Founders Daughters of Charity Are Moving On This Vision Clinic on Wheels Helps Central Texas Kids See Better http://kut.org/post/vision-clinic-wheels-helps-central-texas-kids-see-better <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The future is a little clearer for Central Texas students who need glasses.</span></p><p>Today, the <a href="http://www.kidsvisionforlife.org/">Kids Vision for Life</a> mobile vision clinic was unveiled at Perez Elementary School, an Austin ISD school that serves the Dove Springs neighborhood hit by devastating floods last October.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:36:59 +0000 Lynn Romero 9817 at http://kut.org This Vision Clinic on Wheels Helps Central Texas Kids See Better Call the Midwife: Natural Childbirth Available at Seton Medical Center http://kut.org/post/call-midwife-natural-childbirth-available-seton-medical-center <p>Austin women looking for a natural childbirth now have another option: they can&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">give birth at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.seton.net/locations/smc/">Seton Medical Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with the guidance of a midwife.</span></p><p>Today, Seton&nbsp;announced a collaboration with the <a href="http://www.austinabc.com/">Austin Area Birthing Center</a> welcoming certified nurse midwives into the delivery room. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some women want to give birth with little medical intervention – but sometimes complications arise, requiring a hospital delivery. Others want the guidance of a midwife – but prefer the peace of mind a being in a hospital. Now, this is possible at Seton Medical Center.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:44:32 +0000 KUT Staff 9619 at http://kut.org Call the Midwife: Natural Childbirth Available at Seton Medical Center How Central Health, Seton & UT's Medical School Want to Change Health Care Forever http://kut.org/post/how-central-health-seton-uts-medical-school-want-change-health-care-forever <p>Launching a new medical school is a major undertaking. But launching the University of Texas’ new medical school – in tandem with a new model of treating the sick and preventing illness – is even bigger.</p><p>When Austin voters <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/so-prop-1-passed-now-whats-next-austins-medical-school-updated">approved Proposition 1 last year</a>,&nbsp;increasing the property tax collected by Central Health, the measure was commonly referred to as the medical school initiative. But instead of financing the building of a medical school, taxpayer dollars are going toward a new medical program aiding the uninsured and under-insured. And yes, UT’s Dell Medical School is a part of that.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:33:13 +0000 Roy Varney & Wells Dunbar 8391 at http://kut.org How Central Health, Seton & UT's Medical School Want to Change Health Care Forever Program Keeps Patients From Returning to Hospitals http://kut.org/post/program-keeps-patients-returning-hospitals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s health care law has prompted some hospitals to change how they care for patients who are at the greatest risk of being readmitted. One program at the </span><a href="http://www.seton.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Seton Healthcare Family</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aims to spend a little to save a lot.</span></p><p>Carla Herber has worked in hospitals since she was a teenager. In her senior year of high school, she completed her EMT training.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Nathan Bernier 6335 at http://kut.org Program Keeps Patients From Returning to Hospitals First Person: Working With Autism http://kut.org/post/first-person-working-autism <p><object height="246" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/UUHBfoZxXEI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="246" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/UUHBfoZxXEI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object></p><p>This morning on KUT, we <a href="http://kut.org/2011/11/working-with-autism/">reported</a> on the challenges people with autism face when trying to find gainful employment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/features/counting-autism.html">reports</a> increases in the prevalence of autism. Meanwhile, the state legislature slashed spending that would help people afflicted by the disorder.</p><p>One of the people we talked to was Daniel Shackelford. He has <a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htm">Asperger&rsquo;s Syndrome</a> but was able find gainful employment at <a href="http://www.seton.net/locations/smc/">Seton Medical Center</a> through a privately run program called <a href="http://www.projectsearch.us/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=46&amp;Itemid=53">Project SEARCH</a>. You can hear more from Shackelford in the video above, shot and edited by <a href="http://www.jeffheimsath.com/">Jeff Heimsath</a> for KUT News.</p><p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:54:14 +0000 Nathan Bernier 2983 at http://kut.org Four Ways People Get Depressed Over the Holidays http://kut.org/post/four-ways-people-get-depressed-over-holidays <p>People have a lot going on this time of year. Party planning, family and friends in town, plus thinking about work next year and meeting those New Year’s resolutions.</p><p>For some, all of this can be too much. Michelle Magid calls it <a href="http://www.seton.net/health_a_to_z/health_news/health_news/2010/12/17/surviving_the_holiday_blues_2">the holiday blues</a>. She’s a psychiatrist at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and an assistant professor at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:44:05 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News & Nathan Bernier 553 at http://kut.org Four Ways People Get Depressed Over the Holidays