Steinour Named ED Medical Director at Seton Medical Center Austin

April 28, 2017

Dr. Nicholas Steinour

Emergency Service Partners, a founding partner of US Acute Care Solutions, is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas Steinour has been named Emergency Department Medical Director at Seton Medical Center Austin, effective June 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Irfan Hydari, who has served as ED medical director there since 2012. In March, Hydari was named Vice President serving the central portion of USACS Southwest, which includes all Seton facilities.

Since joining ESP in 2010, Steinour has proven himself in a number of important leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the ED medical director at Providence Health Center, an Ascension facility in Waco, TX, featuring a busy 70,000+ volume emergency department. At Providence, Steinour served on multiple hospital committees to facilitate collaborative solutions to patient safety, experience, and flow. His accomplishments include designing and implementing a triage treatment zone concept improving door-to- provider times and decreased number of patients who left without being seen. In addition, he developed a protocol for outpatient stress testing for low risk cardiac patients, developed and implemented a sepsis early identification tool, led a performance improvement project focused on length of stay for low-acuity patients, and developed and implemented a protocol for analgesic administration for fracture care.

Before working in Waco, Steinour served as the ED medical director at Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin, where he developed and led a committee to improve patient flow and experience. In 2012, he filled the role of interim ED medical director at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX, leading the 60,000-volume ED through a critical transition period. Prior to his time in Texarkana, he was the ED medical director and vice chief of staff at Seton Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville, TX.

Steinour earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and was chief resident in emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians.

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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.