Current News

Feb 23, 2016
Emergency Service Partners launched its first Obstetric Hospitalist (or Laborist) services in September 2015 at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, TX. Led by Dr. Daniel Dawson, a longtime ob-gyn physician in the area, with the support of Dr. Brandon Lewis, an ESP Board member and... Read more »
Nov 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 (... Read more »
Oct 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... Read more »
Oct 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 »
Sep 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 Obstetric Hospitalist (Laborist) program September 1, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Physicians will treat obstetric patients who... Read more »
Aug 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... Read more »
Aug 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 »
Jul 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 in the Baptist Health System emergency... Read more »
Apr 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. She joined... Read more »
Mar 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 »
Mar 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... Read more »
Mar 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 at CHRISTUS... Read more »
Jan 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 of... Read more »
Dec 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, on Thursday, January 15, 2015.... Read more »
Dec 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... Read more »
Oct 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 from 2005 to 2006. "The biggest... Read more »
Oct 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 the Board... Read more »
Sep 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... Read more »
Aug 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 at the St.... Read more »
Aug 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.  ... Read more »
Jul 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 recently recognized as a... Read more »
Jun 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 patients would find... Read more »
Jun 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, the award was given to an EMS team in Marble Falls, TX. In... Read more »
Mar 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 in Russia. Roden served as... Read more »
Mar 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 Santa... Read more »
Feb 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 about 66,... Read more »
Feb 1, 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... Read more »
Jan 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 »
Jan 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)... Read more »
Jan 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. A... Read more »
Jan 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 »
Dec 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... Read more »
Dec 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... Read more »
Dec 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.... Read more »
Nov 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 toward a boat and later sitting on a dock.... Read more »
Oct 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, FACEP... Read more »
Oct 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... Read more »
Sep 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 departments, and was a major... Read more »
Sep 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... Read more »
Sep 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 young Haitian boy named Comerson... Read more »
Aug 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.... Read more »
Aug 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... Read more »
Aug 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 »
Jul 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... Read more »
Jul 1, 2013
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--... Read more »
Jul 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 the past... Read more »
Jun 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... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
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, families and staff,... Read more »
Apr 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 Partners, L.P. in an... Read more »
Apr 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... Read more »
Apr 1, 2013
Two Bryan/College Station emergency physicians are putting their unique skills to use outside the emergency department. Drs. Paul Goen and Andy Wilson have teamed up with area law enforcement to begin a tactical medicine program.   The strategy is a logical fit for the two physicians, who... Read more »
Mar 28, 2013
ESP's Physician Leadership Academy kicked off Wednesday, March 27, with 21 physicians registered for this year's course. The academy is designed for ESP physicians interested in developing the skills needed to become a future leader for ESP, whether as an ED medical director, medical staff officer... Read more »
Mar 15, 2013
  On March 15, eight graduating medical students learned they will form the second class of emergency medicine residents to be trained in Austin.   ESP physicians serve as faculty for the UT Southwestern-Austin Emergency Residency program, which was approved in 2012. Although based at... Read more »
Feb 21, 2013
ESP physician Dr. Aaron Buzzard summed it up in one sentence: "Feb. 15 was a terrible day for our community, for the St. Joseph Emergency Room, for our firefighters and their friends and families."   Buzzard has a unique perspective on the events of that fateful day when four Bryan... Read more »
Feb 15, 2013
On Valentine’s Day, millions of television viewers learned that Austin is home to one of the nation’s “most eligible doctors.” Just three days before, on February 12, ESP physician Dr. Adrian Martinez traveled to New York to appear on an episode of the syndicated “Dr. Oz” show.  Forget Dorothy... Read more »
Feb 6, 2013
  Physicians from Emergency Service Partners were among those in white coats who invaded the Texas Capitol in Austin on February 5 to promote legislative issues affecting doctors, including emergency physicians. The event was part of the Texas Medical Association's First Tuesdays at the... Read more »
Feb 4, 2013
  Dr. Don Harper, ED physician at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX, received a big surprise on January 26 when he and his wife, Kim, were honored as Volunteers of the Year by the Atlanta, TX, Chamber of Commerce.   The Harpers were nominated by several Atlanta business... Read more »
Feb 1, 2013
AUSTIN, TX—Emergency Service Partners, L.P. announced that Dr. Brian Aldred has been named Executive Vice President of the physician partnership that provides medical management and physician services for more than 20 hospital emergency departments across Texas. In this new role, effective... Read more »
Jan 8, 2013
The CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center opened January 8, 2013 at 6:30 a.m., offering New Braunfels residents a new choice for emergency medical care provided by the physicians of Emergency Service Partners, L.P. The freestanding ED is located on the north side of New Braunfels, about one block... Read more »
Dec 22, 2012
Dr. Winnie Whitaker, an ESP physician at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, graced the cover of the January 2013 issue of Austin Monthly magazine, which featured those whom it deems the 431 Top Doctors in Austin.   Several other ESP physicians were named as well: Drs. Benjamin... Read more »
Dec 11, 2012
The first four physicians have been named to the new, three-year Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program based at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, with additional training provided at University Medical Center Brackenridge. The program is offered through the University of... Read more »
Dec 7, 2012
A number of Emergency Service Partners, L.P. physicians who work in the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound rank among the highest in the U.S. for service excellence, according to the health care performance improvement firm Press Ganey. Drs. Keith Lepak, Sean... Read more »
Nov 28, 2012
Dr. Brandon Lewis was elected November 27, 2012, to serve as president-elect of the medical staff at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX. Lewis joined Emergency Service Partners, L.P. as an emergency physician at St. Joseph in 2006 and has served as emergency department... Read more »
Nov 20, 2012
While the world's top race car drivers topped 200 mph at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, ESP physicians were close at hand, ready to treat illnesses and injuries among the more than 100,000 fans and other visitors at Austin's inaugural Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix, Nov. 15-18... Read more »
Nov 15, 2012
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. is pleased to offer its physicians the opportunity to belong to a democratic, physician-owned partnership. During the 2012 partnership opportunity, nine ESP physicians chose to become partners, and many existing partners voluntarily reinvested in the partnership by... Read more »
Nov 2, 2012
Two dozen emergency department medical directors from Emergency Service Partners, L.P. and many of their nursing colleagues gathered Friday, November 2 for the annual ESP Medical/Nursing Directors Conference. The 2012 event was held at the picturesque Barton Creek Resort and Spa in southwest Austin... Read more »
Oct 25, 2012
AUSTIN, TX—Access to expert medical care is a prime consideration at any mass gathering or sporting event, and November’s Formula 1™ race in Austin is no exception. Local physicians from Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) will be on hand at the new Circuit of The Americas to provide care to the... Read more »
Oct 2, 2012
The City of Bryan has named ESP physician Dr. Aaron Buzzard as the Medical Director of the Bryan Fire Department (BFD). Buzzard joined ESP in 2008 and is based at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan. He spent 10 years in the U.S. Army and eight in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves... Read more »
Sep 12, 2012
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Nicholette Lawson, MD has been named the new Emergency Department (ED) Medical Director at Seton Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville, Texas. Lawson has been serving in an interim capacity since June. “I enjoy working within a... Read more »
Sep 6, 2012
AUSTIN, TX—Dr. Brian Aldred and Dr. Truman J. "T.J." Milling, Jr. have been elected to serve on the Board of Managers of Emergency Service Partners, L.P., a physician partnership that provides medical management and staffing for more than 20 hospital emergency departments in Texas. The nine... Read more »
Aug 31, 2012
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Shea Combs, MD has been named the new Emergency Department Medical Director at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in Cedar Park, Texas. ESP has provided medical management and physician services for Cedar Park Regional’s emergency... Read more »
Aug 30, 2012
Physicians from Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) treated the very first patient this morning, August 30, at the brand new CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center, marking a milestone more than a year in the making. On Monday, August 27, ESP and CHRISTUS representatives celebrated the official... Read more »
Jul 31, 2012
Ostman Steps Down after 35 Years as Director Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Mark Boyle, MD has been named the new Emergency Department Medical Director at Burleson St. Joseph Health Center in Caldwell, Texas, effective September 1. He succeeds Dr. Robert Ostman,... Read more »
Jul 26, 2012
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Paul Foster, DO has been selected as the Medical Director for two new CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Centers currently under construction in San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas. ESP is partnering with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health... Read more »
Jul 9, 2012
Austin-Based HPCR Collaborates with Seton Healthcare Family and St. Joseph Health System to Enroll Patients in Worldwide Study AUSTIN, TX — A recent clinical trial managed locally by Hospital Physicians in Clinical Research, PLLC (HPCR) in cooperation with the Seton Healthcare Family and the St.... Read more »
Jun 27, 2012
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) is pleased to announce that Sean Fleming, MD has been named the new Emergency Department Medical Director at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, effective August 15. He succeeds Dr. Kevin Allen, who recently announced he is stepping down from the... Read more »
Jun 20, 2012
AUSTIN, TX—Emergency Service Partners, L.P., has selected ProScribe, LLC to provide physician scribe services at a number of its hospital emergency departments (EDs) in Texas. Medical scribes are used to support physicians by streamlining documentation, increasing physician efficiency and improving... Read more »
Jun 13, 2012
Representatives from Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) joined executives from CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and community leaders to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the new CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center in New Braunfels on Wednesday, June 13. The 12,000 square foot, 10-bed freestanding... Read more »
Jun 5, 2012
AUSTIN, TX— Seven emergency departments managed and staffed by Emergency Service Partners, L.P. have been named 2012 National Excellence in Healthcare Award winners by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), a national health care marketing research firm. Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round... Read more »
May 2, 2012
    AUSTIN, TX—Dr. Brandon Lewis has been elected to serve on the Board of Managers of Emergency Service Partners, L.P., a physician partnership that provides medical management and staffing for more than 20 hospital emergency departments in Texas. Lewis assumes office May 3. The nine... Read more »
Apr 30, 2012
AUSTIN, TX—Dr. Irfan Hydari has been selected as the new Emergency Department Medical Director at Seton Medical Center Austin, effective July 1, 2012. Hydari succeeds Dr. Sam Roberts, who has served as ED Medical Director at Seton since February 1987. Roberts, a co-founder and managing partner of... Read more »
Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Dennis Watts and Dr. Todd Berger were recognized at ESP's April 10 partnership meeting for their important contributions to ESP. The Inny and Exey Awards are presented annually to ESP physicians who demonstrate excellence in innovation and execution, respectively. Watts received the Inny... Read more »
Apr 2, 2012
AUSTIN, TX —Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) has been selected to provide medical management and staffing for the emergency department at the new Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, scheduled to open June 18. The Austin-based emergency physician partnership expects to hire seven physicians... Read more »
Mar 27, 2012
Patients at Seton Smithville Regional Hospital’s emergency department are among the most satisfied in the country, according to recent survey data. Patient satisfaction scores there have nearly tripled over the past nine months, thanks to customer service initiatives aimed at improving patients’... Read more »
Mar 19, 2012
The first class of residents has been chosen for the new UT Southwestern-Austin Emergency Residency program. These eight residents will form the Class of 2015, beginning this July. The program was recently approved by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for a three-year cycle. "This means that the... Read more »
Feb 23, 2012
AUSTIN, TX—Austin’s first emergency medicine residency program will begin in July with eight residents based at University Medical Center Brackenridge, helping to train the next generation of emergency physicians and enhancing Austin’s reputation as a center for medical education and research. The... Read more »
Feb 15, 2012
Austin-Based HPCR, Austin-Travis County EMS Managed Study in Collaboration with Seton, St. David’s AUSTIN, TX — A national study of pre-hospital seizure treatments, managed locally by Hospital Physicians in Clinical Research, PLLC (HPCR), will be published in the Feb. 16 issue of the prestigious... Read more »
Feb 1, 2012
AUSTIN, TX —Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP) has reached an agreement to staff and provide medical management for two new free-standing emergency medical facilities set to open in late 2012. One will be located in northwest San Antonio, and the other will be built in nearby New Braunfels,... Read more »
Jan 30, 2012
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. today unveiled a newly developed evidence-based risk identification and risk solution program for its providers. The SafetyCore™ Program, in partnership with EB Medicine, replaces The Sullivan Group audit and CME product."SafetyCore is designed to more effectively... Read more »
Nov 14, 2011
Approximately 70 people gathered Friday, November 11 at the Westin Austin for the ESP Medical/Nursing Directors Conference. This annual, all-day event allows emergency department medical directors and nursing directors from each of ESP's 24 clinical sites to gather for educational sessions,... Read more »
Nov 2, 2011
A number of recent hires are making their mark at ESP: Joe Danna, MD is the new Medical Director for Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, TX. In addition, he will serve as the Director of Quality and Practice Development for ESP. One of the first physicians formally trained in an emergency medicine... Read more »
Oct 19, 2011
Many physicians and staff members from ESP attended the 2011 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly October 15-17 in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the educational component of this annual meeting, this is also ESP's largest recruiting event of the year. The... Read more »
Jun 20, 2011
ESP physician Micheal Spohn MD, Emergency Department Research Director for St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX, is featured in a new video published by St. Joseph. St. Joseph is participating in a clinical trial for a new type of antivenom, which is in the final stage of FDA approval.... Read more »
Apr 6, 2011
By Mary Ann Roser Austin American-Statesman April 6, 2011 Hoping to increase the number of emergency medicine doctors in the Austin area, a physicians' group has donated $2 million to the Seton Family of Hospitals to train more of them. The gift is from Emergency Service Partners, a doctors' group... Read more »
Mar 1, 2011
Eileen Toloza, MD has been appointed Chief of Staff at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville. Toloza has served as the Emergency Department Medical Director since February 2007. Return to News Page Read more »
Jan 31, 2011
ESP physician Todd Berger, MD has assumed the role of Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at UMC Brackenridge in Austin. Dr. Berger joins the program from Emory University in Atlanta, where he served as their associate Program Director. Emergency Service Partners is pleased to collaborate... Read more »
Nov 1, 2010
ESP physician Dr. Robert Vezzetti was recognized in the October 2010 issue of Texas Medicine Magazine one of Texas Governor Rick Perry's three new appointees to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. The council helps federal, state and local agencies develop and implement an... Read more »
Apr 1, 2010
University Medical Center Brackenridge and the Seton Family of Hospitals have given Emergency Service Partners, L.P. permission to begin building an Emergency Medicine Residency. The program will be the first of its kind in Austin. ESP has begun the process of designing the structure under which... Read more »
Feb 26, 2010
ESP physician Jeremy Gabrysch, MD was featured in the Austin American-Statesman for his medical mission work following the earthquake in Haiti. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - By Michael HoinskiSpecial to the American-StatesmanFebruary 26, 2010 Before proposing to his... Read more »
Jan 1, 2010
Congratulations to Dr. Tameem Husain, who was recently awarded first place by the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine for his research paper, "Comparison of the cardio-toxic effects of reacemic albuterol vs levalbuterol in treatment of acute airflow obstruction." Return to News Page Read more »
Nov 23, 2009
Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Knowles (Palestine), Dr. Jason Collins (Austin), and Dr. David Miranda (Houston) on being named by the Texas College of Emergency Physicians to be Fellows for the 2010-2011 TCEP Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship Program.ESP strongly supports the development of future... Read more »
Nov 16, 2009
Emergency Service Partners, L.P. sponsored its 6th Annual Medical and Nursing Directors Conference November 13, 2009, in Austin at the Hyatt Regency on Town Lake. The conference attracted more than 50 physician and nursing leaders from 22 ESP-affiliated emergency departments across Texas,... Read more »
Sep 29, 2009
Pat Crocker, DO has been in the news speaking about how Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is setting up tents to handle influx of patients during the H1N1 flu scare: KVUE - "Dell Children's opens tent clinics" (9/22/09)http://www.kvue.com/archive/65798202.html CBS - The Early Show -... Read more »
Sep 29, 2009
ESP congratulates several doctors at Austin's UMC Brackenridge for their publication in Volume 54, Number 3, September 2009 issue of Supplement to Annals of Emergency Medicine. Abstract 311 on page S97, authored by Drs. Abello, Brieger, Ziebell, Dear, Milling and King, is titled "Care Plan Program... Read more »
Apr 17, 2009
Texas Gov. Rick Perry appointed has seven members to the Texas Medical Board for terms to expire Apr. 13, 2015. The board protects and enhances the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring... Read more »
Apr 1, 2009
By Mary Ann Roser Austin American-Statesman April 1, 2009 In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and... Read more »
Sep 20, 2008
Hurricane Ike brought with it gusts of wind and a torrent of rain that affected several of ESP's hospital emergency departments. St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston was consumed with assisting those in need. It became evident Saturday afternoon that St. Joseph's was up and running with power and... Read more »