In 2014, St. David’s HealthCare celebrated its 90th anniversary. St. David’s HealthCare has come a long way since St. David’s Hospital was founded by doctors and clergymen from St. David’s Episcopal Church on West 17th and Rio Grande Streets in 1924.
Today, St. David’s HealthCare has more than 90 sites, including six acute care hospitals, six ambulatory surgery centers, four free-standing emergency departments, four urgent care clinics, rehabilitation facilities and numerous physician practices. St. David’s HealthCare is the fourth-largest private employer in the Austin area, with 8,100 employees and supported by more than 2,000 affiliated physicians.
St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between the hospital management company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and two local nonprofits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.
Proceeds from the operations of St. David’s HealthCare hospitals and facilities directly fund St. David’s Foundation, and the Foundation invests those dollars right back into the community. St. David’s Foundation has contributed more than $200 million to community programs since 2007, and each year, grants are provided to more than 55 local agencies to help support the health and healthcare of Central Texans.
To mark the 90th anniversary, St. David’s Foundation worked with Texas Monthly Publishing to produce a commemorative book. Additionally, St. David’s Foundation brought community stakeholders together for a celebratory event.
To pick up a complimentary copy of the St. David’s 90th anniversary book, please visit the St. David’s Foundation office at 811 Barton Springs Road, Suite 600.