October Conferences Attract Recruits November 1, 2015

It was another busy October for Emergency Service Partners, L.P., as our recruiters and many of our physicians attended emergency medicine’s two largest conferences of the year. First, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) held its annual Scientific Assembly (also known as “The Edge”) October 18-22… Read more

Managers Reelected to ESP Board October 17, 2015

ESP’s General Partner Members re-elected three partners to three-year terms on the group’s 10-member Board of Managers. ESP co-founder Dr. Bruce Moskow is President of the Board and is a key member of the company’s executive leadership team. He serves as Immediate Past President of the Texas… Read more

Steven Conroy: Ironman October 12, 2015

Athletic competition is nothing new for Dr. Steven Conroy, an ESP emergency physician at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock and Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin. Last year, he competed in Ironman Arizona. To help motivate himself, Conroy partnered with Smile Train, a… Read more

ESP Launches Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Program in Bryan, TX September 1, 2015

In response to a growing trend in health care and an unmet need in the Bryan-College Station area, Emergency Service Partners, L.P. launched its first Ob/Gyn Hospitalist (Laborist) program September 1, 2015, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Physicians will treat obstetric patients who arrive… Read more

X-ray Study Published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine August 18, 2015

Dr. Mike Mouw, an ESP emergency physician based at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, is among the authors of a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Coauthors include Lawrence H. Brown, PhD, who serves as Director of Research Education for the UT Austin… Read more

Gonzalez Named ED Medical Director at Valley Baptist-Harlingen August 1, 2015

Betzaida (Betsy) González Valentín, MD has been named the Emergency Department Medical Director at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX, effective August 1, 2015. Dr. González assumes this leadership role after serving as an ED physician at multiple facilities in the Rio Grande Valley… Read more

Taylor Joins ESP Board of Managers July 1, 2015

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. is pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Taylor has joined the ESP Board of Managers and will serve a three-year term as part of the organization’s governing body. Dr. Taylor is proud to be a native San Antonian and has practiced… Read more

Martinez Named ED Medical Director at Seton Southwest Hospital April 1, 2015

Sarah Olstyn Martinez, DO, has been selected as the new Emergency Department Medical Director at Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin, TX, effective May 1, 2015. Martinez assumes this important leadership role after serving as an ED physician at Seton Southwest for the past three years…. Read more

Austin EM Residency Names Class of 2018 March 21, 2015

Hundreds applied, but on Match Day, March 20, a lucky eight emergency physicians learned they will soon begin training as part of the UT Austin Emergency Medicine Residency program. These physicians will form the fourth class of EM residents in Austin. “This is a hard-working, mature,… Read more

Seton Highland Lakes Participates in ‘Shattered Dreams’ Program March 14, 2015

Students at Burnet High School witnessed the potentially devastating effects of drinking and driving on March 13 when the school participated in “Shattered Dreams,” a dramatic portrayal designed to promote responsible decisions by teenagers. Seton Highland Lakes Hospital joined the Burnet Police Department, Burnet Fire/EMS, and… Read more

Stewart Named ED Medical Director at Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital March 1, 2015

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Robert Stewart, MD has been named the new Emergency Department Medical Director at Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling, Texas, effective March 1. Stewart has worked as an emergency physician with ESP since 2008… Read more

Physician Assistant Donates Health Care Funds to Austin Musicians January 2, 2015

Austin is known for many things, including its thriving live music scene and its propensity for grassroots generosity. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of Emergency Service Partners’ physician assistants was instrumental in a large donation to support the health care needs… Read more

Five Star ER to Open First Facility in Round Rock on January 15, 2015 December 16, 2014

Patient-centered Care Facility Led by Team with More than 26 Years of ER Experience AUSTIN, TX – Five Star ER announced today that construction is in the final stages and on schedule for the opening of its first freestanding emergency department in Round Rock, Texas,… Read more

Progesterone Offers No Significant Benefit in Traumatic Brain Injury Trial December 11, 2014

Ten Patients Enrolled in National Study at UMC Brackenridge AUSTIN, TX — A national study, managed locally by Hospital Physicians in Clinical Research, PLLC (HPCR), has concluded that treatment of acute traumatic brain injury with the hormone progesterone provides no significant benefit to patients when… Read more

Lewis Elected to ACOEP Board of Directors October 17, 2014

Dr. Brandon Lewis was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) at its fall meeting in Las Vegas, NV, October 10-15, 2014. He previously served two one-year terms from 2000 to 2001 and… Read more

Harding, Reed, Ziebell and Allen Elected to ESP Board of Managers October 10, 2014

ESP’s General Partner Members elected Dr. Bob Harding and re-elected Dr. Rhett Reed and Dr. Christopher Ziebell to three-year terms of service on the group’s nine-member Board of Managers in October. Dr. Coburn Allen was also elected to fill an unexpired term. Harding served on… Read more

Fearheiley Named ED Medical Director at Seton Williamson September 9, 2014

Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, TX, has selected Corey Fearheiley, MD, from among the many impressive candidates to be its new emergency department (ED) medical director, effective October 1, 2014. Fearheiley joined Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) in 2007 and has worked as… Read more

College Station ED Physician Speaks at ACC Highland Grand Opening August 27, 2014

He’s an emergency physician who has worked everywhere from Antarctica to Russia, but Dr. Sean Roden’s career as a physician with Emergency Service Partners, L.P. and as a flight surgeon with NASA began in an unlikely place: Austin Community College (ACC). Roden, who regularly works… Read more

Fore Named ED Medical Director at Seton Smithville August 6, 2014

Bennie Fore, MD, has been named the new emergency department medical director at Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, effective September 1. He succeeds Dr. Nicholette Lawson, who has served as medical director since 2012; she will continue working with ESP at other Austin-area locations. Since joining… Read more

Conner Celebrates 20 Years as CEO of Emergency Service Partners July 18, 2014

Armed with kazoos and blue and gray balloons, ESP’s administrative staff and special guests interrupted the July 17, 2014 meeting of the ESP Board of Managers to honor Cheryl Conner for her 20 years as chief executive officer at Emergency Service Partners, L.P. She was… Read more

Local Physicians Building New Emergency Facility in Round Rock June 3, 2014

Five Star ER brings expert emergency care, shorter wait times, and comfortable environment AUSTIN, TX – Beginning this winter, there will be a new place for emergency care in Round Rock: Five Star ER. This freestanding emergency room will offer the same high-quality medical care… Read more

Dell Children’s ED, Trauma Staff Recognized for Live-Saving Care June 2, 2014

Each year, the Texas EMS for Children Program recognizes an EMS crew as the EMS for Children Crew of the Year. This award is given to a team that has displayed outstanding care for a child in an emergency medical or trauma event. In 2014,… Read more

Down to Earth: NASA Flight Surgeon Roden Home from Russia March 28, 2014

Where in the world is Dr. Sean Roden? He’s home—for now. Only a year ago, the physician for Emergency Service Partners, L.P. returned to Texas after working for four months at the South Pole. This year, in mid-March, Roden returned from his latest adventure: five months… Read more

Curran Named Interim Medical Director at Creekside ED March 18, 2014

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. is pleased to announce that Timothy Curran, MD, has been named the interim Medical Director for the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center-Creekside in New Braunfels, Texas. He assumed this role effective March 1, 2014. Curran has worked at the nearby CHRISTUS… Read more

Weary Named Medical Liaison at Hancock Walk-In Care February 6, 2014

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Andrew Weary, MD has been named the new Physician Liaison at Hancock Walk-In Care in Austin, Texas. ESP provides physician services for this CommUnity Care clinic, which is part of a private, non-profit operation serving… Read more

2014 Directors Conference Brings Medical, Nursing Leaders Together February 3, 2014

Medical directors and nursing directors from more than 20 Texas hospital emergency departments, convened Friday, January 31 for Emergency Service Partners’ 2014 Medical/Nursing Directors Conference. This year’s event was held in northwest Austin at the scenic Travaasa Austin resort and spa. The conference brought emergency… Read more

Rodriguez Named ED Medical Director for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa ER January 21, 2014

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Gabriel (Gabe) Rodriguez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM has been selected as the Medical Director for the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center-Alon in San Antonio, Texas. He is expected to begin this new position February 1, 2014. Board… Read more

Moskow Responds to Texas’ Score on ACEP Emergency Report Card January 17, 2014

On January 16, 2014, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released its 2014 Emergency Care Report Card, which graded each state in the areas of (1) access to emergency care, (2) the quality and patient safety environment, (3) the medical liability environment, (4) public health and injury prevention,… Read more

Hanzelka Shares ‘Untold Story’ from the ER January 7, 2014

When Dan Grieco fell off his bicycle and ended up in the Emergency Department at Austin’s University Medical Center Brackenridge last year, ESP physician Dr. Keeli Hanzelka never imagined her patient’s story would become the basis for an episode on an upcoming national cable television show…. Read more

Sullivan Joins EDPMA Board of Directors January 2, 2014

Dr. Julie Sullivan has assumed a position on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association(EDPMA). Sullivan was appointed to fill ESP’s term on the Board, which was previously held by Cheryl Conner, ESP’s Chief Executive Officer. Conner will continue to be… Read more

Reed Named ED Physician Liaison at Parkland December 19, 2013

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Janelle Reed, MD, PhD has been named the new Emergency Department Physician Liaison at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. In her new role, effective January 1, 2014, Reed will support and coordinate ESP’s physician services… Read more

Seton CEO Honors 25-Year Partnership with ESP December 16, 2013

The Seton Healthcare Family recognized its 25-year relationship with Emergency Service Partners, L.P. in a surprise presentation at ESP’s annual holiday party on December 14, 2013. Seton representatives Michelle Robertson, President/CEO of Seton North Group, and Remmy Morris, Marketing Coordinator, presented an award to ESP’s… Read more

Austin Pediatric EM Fellowship Announces Second Class December 3, 2013

The UT Southwestern Austin Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship has announced its second class of fellows. The program received applications from 74 applicants, a majority of eligible candidates, and led the nation in the number of applications from Emergency Medicine-trained candidates. Following seven weeks of intense,… Read more

Former ESP Scheduler Stars in TV Commercial November 22, 2013

If the woman swimming on TV looks familiar, it may be because she used to manage your ED schedule. Inga Morgan, RN, stars in a new AARP insurance commercial airing this fall. Beginning about 13 seconds into the one-minute spot, she can be seen swimming… Read more

ESP Physicians Named ACEP Fellows October 30, 2013

Congratulations to the following ESP physicians who have been named Fellows of the American College of Emergency Physicians: Mark Boyle, MD, FACEP Danielle Jackson, MD, FACEP Krista Kandel, MD, FACEP Morgan Li, MD, FACEP Sohan Parekh, MD, FACEP Joseph Robson, MD, FACEP Edward Schultz, MD,… Read more

Parekh Joins Board of Managers; Lewis, Price Re-elected October 8, 2013

ESP’s General Partner Members elected Dr. Sohan Parekh to join the group’s nine-member Board of Managers in October, and re-elected Dr. Brandon Lewis and Dr. Brian Price to three-year terms. Parekh has served as an attending physician at University Medical Center Brackenridge (UCMB) in Austin… Read more

Crocker Leaves Dell Children’s after 30 Years in Austin Emergency Medicine September 30, 2013

Perhaps no physician has done more for emergency medicine in Austin over the past 30 years than Dr. Pat Crocker. And he’s done it all wearing mostly t-shirts, shorts, and sandals year-round. During that time, he has served as the medical director of three emergency… Read more

Ziebell Selected to Co-Author EM Textbook September 24, 2013

ESP physician Dr. Chris Ziebell, ED medical director at University Medical Center Brackenridge, has been invited by Dr. Judith Tintinalli to write a chapter about upper gastrointestinal bleeding for the upcoming eighth edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. “It was both an honor and a… Read more

Physician Directs New Medical Clinic in Haiti September 3, 2013

Life is changing fast for Dr. Coburn Allen, both personally and professionally. The emergency physician at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin has embarked on a series of medical missions to Haiti. Inspired by the great need, he and his wife are also adopting a… Read more

Bryan Physicians Donate Tourniquets to Police Tactical Team August 8, 2013

ESP physicians in Bryan, TX, recently raised $850 to purchase 28 tourniquets for the Bryan Police Department Tactical Response Team. Drs. Andy Wilson and Paul Goen serve on the tactical team, ready to assist with any medical needs during search warrants and other hostile situations. The use… Read more

ESP Studies Racing, Event Management Medicine at National Events August 6, 2013

Emergency Service Partners physician Dr. John Bedolla participated in and collected research data at the July 2013 Laguna Seca MotoGP race in Monterey California. The three-day motorcycle grand prix racing event spectacular included racing, a few crashes, and one emergent transport by helicopter. “The experience gained by… Read more

Wycoff Named Medical Director at Texarkana’s CHRISTUS St. Michael August 1, 2013

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Wycoff will assume the role of emergency department (ED) medical director at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX, effective August 1, 2013. Wycoff joins ESP from St. Joseph Regional Hospital System in… Read more

Physicians Join Growing Partnership July 11, 2013

A quarter century since two physicians formed their own emergency medicine group, Emergency Service Partners, L.P. continues to grow. The 100 percent physician-owned, democratic partnership now comprises 158 physicians, including 17 who chose to join during the June 2013 partnership buy-in opportunity. In addition, a number of existing… Read more

Steinour Named Medical Director at Seton Southwest Hospital July 1, 2013

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas Steinour has been named the new emergency department (ED) medical director at Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin, TX. He assumes this new role July 1, 2013. Steinour is returning to Austin, having served for… Read more

ESP Begins Coverage at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital

On July 1, ESP physicians began covering a portion of the emergency department at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. ESP is providing physician services at Parkland under an arrangement with UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). The large emergency department–one of the busiest in the nation–is… Read more

Colvin, Caraway Named Medical Directors in Harker Heights, Navasota June 1, 2013

Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) has named new emergency department (ED) medical directors at two of its sites in Texas. Dr. Christopher Colvin has been named the medical director at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, effective June 1, 2013. Colvin has been serving in an interim… Read more

San Antonio AirLIFE Recognizes GRMC May 27, 2013

San Antonio AirLIFE recently recognized Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin, Texas, as an honored urban healthcare facility at its Leaders in Emergency Care dinner. The honor was chosen by AirLIFE flight nurses, flight paramedics and flight communicators based on interactions they experienced with hospitals, EMS… Read more

Lewis Receives St. Joseph Service Award May 2, 2013

Dr. Brandon Lewis, ED medical director at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX, was recently honored with the St. Joseph Health System Service Award. This annual award is given to a medical staff member who goes “above and beyond” in his/her service to patients,… Read more

Antarctic Adventure: ESP Physician Spends 4 Months at South Pole April 30, 2013

Dr. Sean Roden just spent four months performing what might be considered the coolest job in medicine–literally. Having worked in temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero, though, he’s glad to be home. Normally, Roden spends much of his time working for Emergency Service… Read more

HAP Program Demonstrates Continued Success April 29, 2013

More than 12 years after its inception, Emergency Service Partners’ High Alert Program (HAP), also known as the Coordinated-Care Medical Action Plan (CMAP), is continuing to improve patient care and is helping emergency departments across Texas manage frequent visitors. HAP identifies patients who routinely visit… Read more