USACS Southwest Selects APP Leaders
US Acute Care Solutions Southwest is pleased to announce that three advanced practice providers have been hired to serve as Lead APPs throughout the region. Effective June 1, these individuals will provide leadership to the region’s physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in addition to her regular clinical duties. They will each work closely with the National Director of APPs, Krisi Gindlesperger, our regional vice presidents and contract mangers, as well as each site’s ED medical director, emergency physicians, ED nursing leadership team, and hospital medical staff to ensure our APP’s receive the training and support needed to deliver the high-quality emergency care that evolves to match the needs of the patients, the department, the hospital, and the community.
Anne Hagen, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC will serve the central portion of USACS Southwest. Hagen has worked as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas since joining ESP in 2011. For nearly 20 years, she served as an ED nurse, charge nurse and nurse manager at Dell Children’s and its predecessor institution, Children’s Hospital of Austin. Prior to that, she worked as a nurse in a variety of hospital-based and private practice settings. An adjunct nursing faculty member at Concordia University of Texas, Hagen previously served for five years as a clinical instructor in pediatrics at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.
Robert B. (Brad) Rather, MPAS, PA-C, BSN, NREMT-P, Texas LP will serve the south portion of USACS Southwest. Rather brings a wealth of experience to this role, including more than a decade as a PA and more than 20 years of military medical service. His assignments and positions within the U.S. Army Medical Department included emergency room and critical care nursing; planning, organizing, and leading medical support and mass casualty response/disaster management; preparing and conducting medical training; and trauma, primary and urgent care experience as a physician assistant in both the clinical and austere pre-hospital environments. In July 2012, Rather joined Emergency Service Partners as a physician assistant in the emergency department at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin, TX.
Amanda Bradley, RN, MSN, ACNP, FNP will serve the northeast portion of USACS Southwest. Amanda has more than eight years of experience as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department, hospitalist, urgent care, and home care settings, in addition to four years as an ED nurse. Since January 2015, she has served as an NP in the ED at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas as well as Baylor Medical Center in Marble Falls, TX. Prior to that, she worked in the ED observation unit at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital, in the ED at Medical City Dallas Hospital and North Hills Hospital, and assisted in the opening of an urgent care practice.
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.