Lewis Named Vice President, USACS Southwest

February 14, 2017

Brandon Lewis

Emergency Service Partners-US Acute Care Solutions Southwest is pleased to announce that Dr. Brandon Lewis has been named Vice President serving the northeast portion of USACS Southwest. As a regional vice president, Lewis will provide medical and administrative leadership necessary to support the efforts of individual site medical directors in the region. In collaboration with the leadership and staff of ESP-USACS Southwest, he will oversee the quality and effectiveness of each medical director while providing the resources and direction needed to improve overall departmental performance at each location.

Lewis has served as the emergency department medical director at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, TX, since 2009, and as Vice President of Medical Affairs for the CHI St. Joseph Health System since 2013. He previously served as both chair and vice-chair of the St. Joseph emergency services department and chair of the Peer Review Committee. Lewis was involved in launching the St. Joseph Emergency Center in College Station in 2009, a first-of-its-kind facility for St. Joseph and for ESP. In 2010, Lewis successfully led the effort to open the Bryan office of Austin-based Hospital Physicians in Clinical Research, a wholly owned subsidiary of ESP, to encourage medical research in the Bryan area. He was elected to the ESP Board of Managers in 2012.In 2015, he was instrumental in the development of the Ob/Gyn Hospitalist program at St. Joseph.

Lewis is one of three regional vice presidents who will report to Cheryl Conner, formerly chief executive officer of ESP and now president of USACS Southwest.

“I am looking forward to working together to continue to deliver the very best care to our patients and service to our hospital partners,” Conner said.

Lewis serves on the board of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and currently sits on the board of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Lewis earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Lewis later earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. He also spent nine years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, including service as Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the 111th Fighter Wing.

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About Emergency Service Partners

Founded in 1988, Emergency Service Partners is a physician-owned practice management group specializing in hospital emergency departments (EDs), serving more than 35 EDs across Texas. In addition, ESP provides pulmonary, intensive care, sleep medicine, hospitalist, and ob/gyn hospitalist services in Central Texas. ESP owns and operates Five Star ER, a group of freestanding emergency centers in the Austin area. In January 2017, ESP became a founding partner of US Acute Care Solutions, the national leader in physician-owned emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services, and now operates as USACS Southwest.