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St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Names New Chief Medical Officer

AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s North Austin Medical Center has named Ryan Charbeneau, M.D., as its new chief medical officer effective October 2, 2017. Dr. Charbeneau replaces Ken Mitchell, M.D., who was promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer of St. David’s HealthCare in August.

“Dr. Charbeneau is a highly regarded physician among our medical and hospital staff with proven leadership skills. In his previous role as a medical director at our hospital, he fostered a collaborative and mutually respectful environment among physicians to achieve quality goals,” Tom Jackson, chief executive officer of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, said. “We’re thrilled to have him join the St. David’s North Austin Medical Center executive team.”

Prior to this role, Dr. Charbeneau spent 12 years as a physician practicing pulmonary/critical care and hospitalist medicine. He spent 10 of those years at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, where he’s held several leadership positions including vice chief of staff, department chair of internal medicine and facility medical director for Hospital Internists of Austin (HIA). He also served on the Hospital Internists of Texas Board of Directors.

During his past five years as the HIA facility medical director for St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Dr. Charbeneau established and continually reinforced expectations for clinical excellence, with notable improvements in metrics and patient satisfaction.

Dr. Charbeneau earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from The University of Texas at Austin, and he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his residency in internal medicine at The University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Michigan.


St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David’s Children’s Hospital. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.

St. David’s HealthCare

With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The organization was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence—in 2014. St. David’s HealthCare is the third-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 9,000 employees.

St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between a hospital management company and two local non-profits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $315 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas.