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Almost all TCAI procedures – from cardiac ablations to transesophageal echocardiograms – are performed at St. David’s Medical Center [SDMC]. At nearly 90 years young, not only is SDMC the flagship hospital of St. David’s HealthCare – one of Texas’ largest healthcare systems – but it’s also consistently ranked within the top 100 hospitals nationwide by Thomson Reuters.

Which is grand. But here are some of the little things that seem to make a big difference for St. David’s patients and their families.

Arrive in SDMC style

You know all about bedside manner, but how about a little curbside service? SDMC offers valet parking, available M-F, 7a.m.-6p.m. and conveniently located out in front of the hospital lobby. Of course, SDMC also provides plenty of covered self-parking in our Central Garage, which is complimentary for individuals age 55 and over.

Dine in SDMC style

The traditionally dreaded term “hospital food” is being deliciously redefined at SDMC. Patients can order from a room-service menu – featuring a wide variety of entrees, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, salads and desserts – anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and their hot, made-to-order meal is delivered within 45 minutes. Guests can also order an in-room meal for an extra fee.

Location, location, location

If you’ll be spending some time in Austin before/after your procedure, then SDMC is where you want to be. SDMC is located in the heart of the city, just minutes from downtown, the Capitol and UT Austin. Beautiful parks, extraordinary eateries and of course, lots of live music are all within easy reach of St. David’s.

Click here for more reasons SDMC is so great!
~ Jamie LaRue, RN

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