Population boom leads to two new medical centers in Buda

Hays

One of Central Texas’s fastest-growing communities is getting two new medical centers. Baylor Scott & White and Seton will break ground Wednesday on the facilities in Buda.

This section of Hays County is growing fast. According to census data, the population is booming.

  • 1990: 1,958
  • 2000: 2.784
  • 2010: 7,557
  • 2016: 15,023

Baylor Scott & White’s medical center will be built off White Wing Trail and will offer a full-service hospital, including primary and specialty care. 

“We chose that part of central Texas because it is growing so quickly and we are growing quickly, too. We want to grow with that community,” says Ann-Marie Price, the director of project management and community development at Baylor Scott & White Health.

Less than a quarter mile away, the new Ascension Seton Health Center on Overpass Road will be a $12-million facility offering primary care for the whole family as well as walk-in appointments in the event of a minor injury.

“We really looked at the whole family needs, and that’s what really helped us determine what we really needed to focus on. The primary care needs and pediatric primary care needs,” says Kate Henderson, the Regional Hospital president at Seton Medical Center Hays.

At the same time, Seton’s hospital in Hays County is adding a $14 million expansion to the women’s services unit, pediatric care and its trauma care with the addition of two neurosurgeons.

Baylor Scott & White is also building a new facility right now in Pflugerville, set to open this fall. 

Both medical centers in Buda are expected to be complete next year.

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