Happy 10th birthday, Dell Children’s Medical Center

Austin Police Assistant Chief, Steve Deaton, right, visits with patient, Isabella Moreno, 7, of Dripping Springs, during Operation Blue Santa’s visit Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas. Blue Santa delivered around 1,000 toys and stuffed animals to children and siblings. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Today, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is celebrating its 10th birthday. We’ll have a look at where Dell Children’s has been and where it’s going later this summer.

What we do know is there’s been a lot of growth in the last 10 years. Think about Austin circa 2007. Think about MoPac Boulevard traffic and Interstate 35 traffic. Don’t you long for the good old days? Well, not when it comes to seeing our children’s hospital grow up from leaving i’s small confines near Brackenridge to moving into its own digs and continuing to expand.

Here’s some of the stories on Dell Children’s we’ve shared with you these 10 years:

Dell Children’s chief surgeon helps create guidelines for trauma care 

Dell Children’s first in Texas to get new heart arrhythmia technology

New valve replacement at Dell Children’s avoids open-heart surgery

Dell Children’s to open a mental health unit

Dell Children’s expands emergency care to Seton Northwest

Seton ER doctors in Hays County now can teleconference with Dell Children’s

Austin girls with rare disease now will get treated at Dell Children’s

Thursdays with 97-year-old volunteer Edmund Kelley at Dell Children’s

New tower marks completion of Dell hospital

Photos: Superheroes visit Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin

Longtime Austin ER chief moving on – MyStatesman.com

STAR Flight basing a helicopter, crew at Dell Children’s

 

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