Tag Archives: Travis County Central Health

Monday, May 24, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Central Health PUD passes on first reading

City Council has approved Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning on first reading for the 14-acre Central Health site at 601 E. 15th St., formerly home to Brackenridge Hospital. The zoning, if approved on second and third reading, will allow tall…

Friday, May 14, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission recommends PUD zoning for Brackenridge Hospital tract

The Planning Commission Tuesday recommended Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning for the tract that was formerly home to Brackenridge Hospital, bringing one of the biggest downtown redevelopment projects one step closer to design and construction. Owner Central Health is planning…

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Environmental Commission mulls Brackenridge redevelopment

The Environmental Commission fielded discussion on May 5 regarding redevelopment plans for the Brackenridge Hospital site, a 14-acre area located at 601 E. 15th St. Since the hospital historically treated indigent people in the Austin area, City Council decided that…

Monday, February 1, 2021 by Ramon Rodriguez

Central Health moves forward with Eastern Travis County developments

The Central Health Board of Managers approved the expansion of its Eastern Travis County health and wellness centers at a virtual meeting Wednesday night. Central Health Vice Presidents Stephanie McDonald and Mike Knodel presented a slideshow on the proposed expansions.…

Monday, January 25, 2021 by Ramon Rodriguez

Central Health operating revenues, expenses down

Over the past fiscal year, Central Health’s operating revenues – consisting of lease revenues from the Central Health Downtown Campus and the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas – have dropped by 10 percent. Meanwhile, its nonoperating…

Friday, December 4, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council delays HealthSouth vote but OKs Red River Street fee waiver

City Council members will have one more week to think about whether they want to choose a design team made up of Aspen Heights Partners, Civilitude, Studio Balcones and STG Design to redevelop the former HealthSouth tract at 1215 Red…

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Commissioners Court approves Central Health budget, with concerns

On Tuesday, the Commissioners Court unanimously approved Central Health’s $367.3 million budget, stamping its seal of approval on the 6.9 percent, or $76.5 million, increase for the Travis County health care provider and the corresponding $24.97 average increase in annual…

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Marisa Charpentier, KUT

As Central Health prepares budget during pandemic, eastern Travis County residents seek more care

Central Health announced it was buying land for a new health and wellness center in southeast Travis County at the end of August, marking another step in the health care district’s efforts to improve access to care in the underserved…

Friday, August 28, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Central Health proposes raising taxes to fund budget

Central Health has been a critical resource for many during the course of the pandemic; now, the public health authority is looking to accomplish more for its patients in the upcoming year. To provide additional health care options for a…

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Central Health to add additional drive-thru Covid-19 testing site

Travis County Central Health and CommUnityCare will announce the location of one new drive-thru Covid-19 testing site by the end of this week. “By the end of this week, at the latest, we’ll have a plan,” said Matt Balthazar, a…

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Overlay district would spell out heights, uses for Central Health’s Brackenridge redevelopment

Later this month City Council will consider a request to create an overlay district that will allow for the ambitious redevelopment of the former University Medical Center Brackenridge property owned by Central Health. The public hearing expected to take place…

Friday, November 22, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Central Health approves $10 million line of credit to facilitate capital purchases

On Wednesday evening, the Central Health Board of Managers unanimously approved a $10 million revolving line of credit through JP Morgan that Central Health can use for future capital purchases of information technology, furniture and equipment. Like a credit card,…

Monday, November 4, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Initiatives at Central Health Enterprise target employee advancement and salary equity

Central Health Enterprise will introduce its Emerging Leader program this fall, designed to train employees in the leadership skills they need to apply for supervisory and managerial positions. All employees of Central Health Enterprise – which includes CommUnityCare and Sendero…

Monday, September 30, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Steady increase in chronic disease patients seeking help from CommUnityCare

Nearly 26 percent of CommUnityCare Health Centers’ patients in 2018 sought care for chronic diseases such as HIV, diabetes and heart disease – up from 18 percent in 2016 – said CommUnityCare CEO Jaeson Fournier at Wednesday’s Central Health Board…

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Jack Craver

County commissioners approve Central Health budget

Shortly after approving the county budget, the Travis County Commissioners Court OK’ed the $291 million fiscal year budget for Central Health, the county’s public hospital district. Central Health is a public authority funded by local property taxes that is charged…

Friday, September 20, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Central Health budget passes after last-minute questions dominate vote

After a nearly five-hour meeting, Central Health’s volunteer board of managers voted to approve Central Health’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget on Wednesday night. During the hours leading up to the vote, multiple board members introduced significant new questions about the…

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Central Health presents 2020 draft budget with substantial structural changes

Central Health, the Travis County health care district that provides medical care to indigent residents, unveiled its preliminary 2020 budget on Monday evening at a community discussion held at its headquarters in East Austin. This year’s budget incorporates a 6.9…

Friday, August 9, 2019 by Nadia Hamdan

Demolition of Brackenridge starts this month, paving the way for 17-story office building

After more than 130 years in Austin, a portion of the University Medical Center Brackenridge downtown will come down this month and be replaced by a 17-story office building. The demolition is part of UT Austin’s plan to expand its…

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Jack Craver

Central Health considers how to raise awareness of its existence

With limited funds and the threat of revenue restrictions from the state, Central Health, Travis County’s public hospital district, is grappling with how to make the best use of its resources. At a town hall forum Monday at its headquarters…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by DaLyah Jones

Central Health says Sendero is relatively healthy, but its survival is still uncertain

As the June deadline draws closer for Sendero Health Plans to prove its worth in the insurance market, Central Health officials gathered Monday night to update the community about the nonprofit health insurance company. According to Sendero and Central Health’s…

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