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Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...was stigmatized a long time ago. So the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1861, changed its name to..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Dell Medical School Team Unveils Plans to Reinvent Austin State Hospital
Rising from the ashes of the aging mental hospital
"...campaign to transform the historic, haunted, and exhausted Austin State Hospital into a world-class center for brain health has..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Thanks for 2005's Austin State Hospital Story
"...Dear Editor, Re: Your May 27, 2005 Austin State Hospital cemetery story [“In Memoriam,” News]: I thank you..."

May 31, 2006 Postmarks

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...end, and by May give way to a sleek, state-of-the-art teaching hospital: The Dell Seton Medical Center will stand..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

High-Powered Help for Hospital District
But can slick, GOP-friendly HillCo defend the public interest?
"...The fledgling Travis Co. Hospital District may not yet have a chief administrator, but..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

More HB 2 Fallout: Abortion Doctors Sue Dallas Hospital
HB 2 politics hits doctors unlawfully discriminated against by UGHD
"...House Bill 2, requiring that all abortion doctors receive hospital admitting privileges, the doctors sought and received privileges at..."

April 17, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
Six known cases in Travis County but actual number likely higher
"...With federal leadership still halting at best, state and local officials have doubled down in the last..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Hospital District Gets an Exam From the Lege
Austin and Travis County lawmakers ready a hospital district for the Legislature -- and then the voters.
"...Legislation for a proposed Travis Co. hospital district is entering the final language-haggling stage before filing...."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

State Witnesses Defend HB 2
Testimony coached by national anti-abortion figure
"...Among the state defense witnesses who took the stand on the third..."

Aug. 7, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Officials "Exploiting" Coronavirus Pandemic to Ban Abortion?
Reproductive rights groups blast Abbott, Paxton
"...In a statement issued Monday, March 23, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Witnesses Continue to Show AG's Influence on HB 2 Testimony
Attorney General's office paid Rue $42,000 to assist witnesses
"...sections of Texas’ abortion law, House Bill 2, the state continued to offer witness testimony in U.S. Judge Lee..."

Aug. 7, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

All State Props Pass
Nine new amendments added to state constitution
"...than a working governing document, but that didn't stop state voters today from adding nine more amendments to the..."

Nov. 5, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Naishtat to Be Released From Hospital
Internal bleeding after bike accident under control
"...County delegation is set to be released from a hospital in Minnesota after being treated for internal bleeding...."

Aug. 24, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27
"...During the second day of hearings to challenge a state health department rule that would force women to bury..."

Jan. 5, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

State & City Redevelopment? Hold That Thought ...
The TFC wants to redevelop state land in Austin – Austin's not so sure
"...of collaboration between the city of Austin and the state of Texas, a new development agreement between Austin and..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Publishes State-Mandated Anti-Choice "Propaganda" Booklet
Updated pamphlet still rife with medical errors, health advocates say
"...medical community and pro-choice advocates, the Texas Department of State Health Services this week finalized an error-riddled booklet required..."

Dec. 7, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Will Women Have a Voice at the New Women's Hospital?
Issues of choice and midwifery still perplex women using Brack's hospital-within-a-hospital.
"...if their livelihoods are threatened by the loss of hospital privileges. Fortunately, theirs is a profession -- one of..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Doctor vs. the Hospital
Relentless whistleblower fights legal war of attrition with Lakeway Medical Center
"...Scott & White Medical Center at Lakeway) as the hospital's sole neurologist. But Van Boven says he was immediately..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

The State of Trans Health Care
Gender affirming care in Austin is improving. But by how much? And how far must it still go?
"...queer, and women's rights, and was one of the state's first two transgender folks to be offered a role..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Liability Claim Filed Against Lakeway Hospital
Rawney McVaney's story continues
"...several BS&W staff members), concerning McVaney's treatment in the hospital's emergency room earlier this year. As the Chronicle reported..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Hospital District Campaign Ready to Roll
Backers and opponents gear up for a May 15 vote on a Travis Co. health care taxing district
"...public health care advocates will gather Thursday at Brackenridge Hospital to jump-start another campaign – this one to create..."

March 12, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Pain and Suffering for Hospital District
City, county spar about money and power over new health care system
"...last week over funding for the new Travis Co. hospital district, the multimillion dollar clash between the city and..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Hospital District in County Hands
A courthouse exec will handle the interim reins
"...interest with the city of Austin, the Travis Co. Hospital District Board of Managers on Tuesday tapped a county..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

City vs. Seton: Coming to a Hospital Near You
Negotiations between City Hall and the Seton Healthcare Network, beginning this week, could determine the future of public health care in Austin.
"...the table" regarding the publicly owned Children's and Brackenridge hospitals, which Seton leases and operates...."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Whistleblower Sues Lakeway Hospital for Illegal Actions
Neurologist's saga continues
"...for economic damages, an injunction against further actions, and reinstatement to his hospital practice. (Technically, the petition updates a..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Targeting Planned Parenthood, State Hurts Texas Women
Small fraction of women in need will get services
"...was among 12 contractors operating 22 clinics across the state who have been defunded as part of the Legislature's..."

Jan. 18, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Feds Sue Owners, Investors of Lakeway Hospital
The group is charged with defrauding the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
"...On Sept. 25, the U.S. Department of Justice filed..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Feds Settle Lakeway Hospital Fraud Claims
Still, millions in additional claims remain unresolved
"...against the remaining original investors in the private for-profit hospital. The Chronicle has been following the LRMC story for..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Medical Malpractice Suit Filed Against Lakeway Hospital
Facility charged in 2018 case
"...against Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lakeway and certain hospital personnel. In his petition to the 353rd District Court,..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

State Files Appeal to Overturn HB 2 Ruling
State claims to suffer "immediate injury" from abortion ruling
"...that requires physicians to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where any procedure is performed..."

Sept. 1, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

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