News Connect With Us > NewsText size: A- A+ Latest News Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center First in Texas to Implant Newly FDA-Approved WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure April 01, 2015 On March 30, 2015, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David’s Medical Center became the first facility in Texas to implant the newly FDA-approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device in a patient with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib). Full story St. David’s HealthCare Names 2014 Frist Humanitarian Award Winners March 27, 2015 This month, St. David's HealthCare recognized one employee, one physician and one volunteer as the healthcare system's 2014 Frist Humanitarian Award recipients, putting the three Central Texans in the running for HCA's (Hospital Corporation of America) national Frist Humanitarian Awards. Full story St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Endoscopy Unit First in Austin to Receive Recognition By American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Quality and Safety March 13, 2015 St. David’s North Austin Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Austin to be recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in the United States. Full story St. David’s HealthCare Facilities Named to Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® By Truven Health Analytics March 10, 2015 On March 2, 2015, St. David’s Medical Center—including the Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital campuses—and St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center were recognized by Truven Health Analytics as being among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for 2015 Full story Stroke Designation Letter: St. David's Medical Center February 27, 2015 It is with great pleasure that the Texas Department of State Health Services re-designates St. David's Medical Center as a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Facility in Trauma Service Area-O. Full story St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Wins State Leadership Award January 23, 2015 Jane McCurley, chief nursing officer at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, was awarded the 2014 Texas Organization of Nurse Executive (TONE) Excellence in Leadership Award. Full story St. David’s HealthCare President and CEO Elected Chairman of Texas Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees January 22, 2015 St. David’s HealthCare president and chief executive officer (CEO) David Huffstutler has been elected to serve as chairman of the Texas Hospital Association’s (THA) Board of Trustees. Full story Austin’s First Blood and Marrow Transplant Specialist to Practice at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center January 21, 2015 Aravind Ramakrishnan, M.D., has joined the Texas Transplant Institute to lead the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Ramakrishnan will perform BMT procedures at the center, provide physician leadership for the unit and build collaborations across Central Texas. The Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s CancerCare—a partnership between St. David’s HealthCare and Sarah Cannon designed to provide patients with a more coordinated and comprehensive approach to cancer services in Central Texas. Full story St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Awarded Accreditation by Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy January 19, 2015 St. David’s South Austin Medical Center recently received accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). By demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE (Joint Accreditation Committee-ISCT & EBMT) International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center has earned FACT Accreditation for autologous transplants and apheresis stem cell collection. Full story St. David's HealthCare Facilities Earn National Distinction For Excellence in Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score SM December 12, 2014 St. David's HealthCare Facilities Earn National Distinction For Excellence in Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM 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?