St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

St. David's Medical Center Newborn Nursery

Newborn Nursery

We strongly encourage you to room-in with your baby so you can become more comfortable caring for their needs. We also understand there are times after your delivery when this is not feasible. At St. David's Medical Center we provide a full service Newborn Nursery with a team of RNs who are clinical experts. These RNs will care for your baby in your room, while keeping you fully involved.


Infant Security

The safety and security of your baby is of utmost importance to the staff at St. David's Medical Center. We take pride in the measures we provide to keep your baby safe and secure. The third floor is equipped with an electronic infant security system. This allows us to monitor your infant's locatio nat all times. Parents are a very important part infant security. Please not these additional important security measures:

  • Never leave your baby unattended, even if you are taking a shower.
  • Always make sure your baby's identification band is checked and mateches yours.
  • Do NOT remove your bands until your baby is discharged.
  • Never give your baby to anyone who does not have a red band at the bottom of his or her picture identification badge


Birth Certificate 

Complimentary Footprints
You will receive a complimentary set of your baby's footprints from the Newborn Nursery. Footprints will be placed in your baby book upon request.


Complimentary Birth Certificate
Newborn Nursery provides a comlimentary birth certificate, which you may be able to use as a temporary proof of birth; however, it is not an official record.


Legal Birth Certificate
The legal birth certificate is created by the hospital and may be purchasedfrom the Austin/Travis County Health Department approximately two weeks following the birth of your child. The Newborn Nursery will provide you a worksheet for information required to create your child's legal birth certificate, which does require your child's full legal name. The hospital Birth Certificate Coordinator will contact you the day following your child's birth to obtain this worksheet. If you and the child's biological father will not be legally married on the day of your child's birth, please contact the Birth Certificate office as soon as possible for information on how to identify your child's father on his/her legal birth certificate at 512-544-8264. You may download and print the birth certificate work sheet if you would like. This will allow you to have this paperwork completed before your baby is born:






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Medical Services

  • Breast Care and Women’s Imaging
  • Cancer
  • Emergency Department
  • Heart and Vascular Services
  • Imaging Services
  • Newborn and Infant
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Wound Care
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St . David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd Street
Austin, TX 78705
Telephone: (512) 476-7111
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