News Connect With Us > NewsText size: A- A+ Latest News Heart Hospital of Austin First in Texas to Offer MultiPoint Pacing Technology for Heart Failure Patients May 17, 2016 On April 4, 2016, Heart Hospital of Austin became the first facility in Texas to utilize the new MultiPoint Pacing technology to treat a patient with congestive heart failure. Full story St. David’s HealthCare to Invest More Than $275 Million in Central Texas Healthcare Infrastructure May 13, 2016 St. David’s HealthCare, which provides care for more Central Texans than any other healthcare system, today announced the investment of more than $275 million in the region’s healthcare infrastructure over the next two years. Full story Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery Physicians Lead the Nation in First Single-Site Procedures With New da Vinci Xi Surgical System May 10, 2016 In late March, Devin Garza, M.D., a surgeon at the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center was the first general gynecologist in the U.S. to perform a single-site hysterectomy using the new da Vinci Xi Single-Site Surgical System days after approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Full story Heart Hospital of Austin First in Central Texas to Use Breakthrough Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease May 06, 2016 On March 31, 2016, cardiologists at Heart Hospital of Austin became the first in Central Texas to offer a new treatment recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide relief for patients suffering from peripheral artery disease, or PAD—a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of the legs or feet. Full story St. David’s Georgetown Hospital Opens New Intensive Care Unit May 04, 2016 GEORGETOWN, Texas—St. David’s HealthCare announced the opening of the newly expanded intensive care unit (ICU) at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital will be Friday, May 6, 2016. This $7.7 million capital investment will provide around-the-clock care for patients with life-threatening conditions in Georgetown and surrounding communities. Full story St. David’s HealthCare Facilities Earn National Distinction for Excellence in Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score℠ May 03, 2016 Several St. David’s HealthCare facilities were recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. Full story St. David’s HealthCare Nurse Honored With 2016 Circle of Excellence Award April 19, 2016 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently recognized Karen A. Jeffries, M.S., R.N., a clinical education specialist for the Specialty Nurse Accelerated Program (SNAP) Fellowship for St. David’s HealthCare, as a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award. Full story Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, In Collaboration with Heart Hospital of Austin, First in Texas to Implant Sutureless Valve For Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery April 06, 2016 On March 1, 2016, surgeons with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons became the first in Texas—and second in the U.S.— to implant the new sutureless Perceval valve for aortic valve replacements (AVR). Full story St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Begins Providing Level II Trauma Care April 06, 2016 As of Monday, April 4, 2016, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center will initiate all of the capabilities and programmatic elements needed for a Level II trauma program and will begin treating the most severely injured and critical patients. Full story Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery First in Austin to Perform Robotic Radical Trachelectomy March 16, 2016 Recently, a surgeon at the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center was the first in Austin to perform a robotically-assisted laparoscopic radical trachelectomy to treat a patient with stage IB1 cervical cancer. Full story 12345678910... Are you at risk? Prevent & protect. Discover your heart's age Estimate your risk of Breast Cancer What contributes to back and neck pain?