Hydari Named Vice President, USACS Southwest

March 1, 2017

Irfan Hydari MD

Emergency Service Partners-US Acute Care Solutions Southwest is pleased to announce that Dr. Irfan Hydari has been named Vice President serving the central portion of USACS Southwest. As a regional vice president, Hydari 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.

Since 2012, Hydari has served as the emergency department medical director at Seton Medical Center Austin, where he also serves as a member of the Medical Executive Committee. As chair of the Seton Emergency Services Network Clinical Care Council, he has overseen the implementation of many evidence-based quality initiatives. Hydari joined ESP in 2007 and served for four years as the ED medical director at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. During his tenure in Cedar Park, Hydari implemented innovative methods to improve customer service. He also served as the interim ED medical director for another ESP facility, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, when it opened in 2010. He is a graduate of ESP’s Leadership Academy, for which he has also served as a faculty member.

Hydari 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.

Hydari earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and received his medical degree from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition, he earned an Advanced Professional Certificate in Health Services Management at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Outside the ED, Hydari serves as a board member for the HealthStart Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on creating healthier communities through early science-based health education.

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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.