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Charles Laird

Chief Executive Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Charles Laird was named chief executive officer of St. David's South Austin Medical Center in May 2019. Prior to joining St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Laird served as CEO of Menorah Medical Center―a full-service, acute care hospital in Overland Park, Kansas--for four years.

During his time at Menorah Medical Center, Laird developed and expanded key service lines, recruited regionally recognized physicians to advance program development, improved physician satisfaction, decreased nurse turnover, increased quality metrics and improved patient experience. Additionally, Laird secured funding for a $65-million capital expansion project. Laird began his healthcare administration career as an administrative resident for St. David's HealthCare. He also served as an associate administrator at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center early in his career before assuming a number of other leadership roles at hospitals in Texas and Kansas.

Earlier in his career, Laird served as chief operating officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Houston and chief operating officer at West Houston Medical Center.

Laird received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and he earned his master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Jon Baker

Chief Financial Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Jon Baker was named chief financial officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in October 2018. Prior to joining St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, Baker served as CFO at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, a 159-bed acute care hospital in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

During his time at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, Baker helped develop long-term strategies for growth, including service line expansion, physician recruitment and improved patient experience. Baker previously served as TriStar’s division controller and was responsible for financial reporting of the $2.5 billion operation, including 15 hospitals with 17 campuses, nine ambulatory surgery centers and three free-standing emergency departments. He also served as the associate vice president of finance for performance improvement at the HCA Healthcare corporate office in Nashville. Early in his career, Baker worked in finance at hospitals in Tennessee and Georgia as well.

Baker earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Kyle Landry

Chief Operating Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Kyle Landry was named Chief Operating Officer of St. David's South Austin Medical Center in November 2019. Prior to joining St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Landry served as the vice president of operations at St. David's Medical Center.

In his role at St. David's Medical Center, Landry successfully recruited key physicians across multiple service lines, improved quality outcomes in the stroke program, and grew the comprehensive stroke and neurosciences programs, all while serving as the facility's chief staffing officer and division neuroscience lead. Previously, Landry served as an administrative resident at St. David's HealthCare, where he rotated through St. David's HealthCare's acute care hospitals and completed hospital-specific projects as a part of the executive team.

Landry received a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, and he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.

DeVry Anderson

Chief Medical Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Dr. DeVry Anderson was named chief medical officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in April 2020.

Dr. Anderson, a board-certified family medicine physician, previously served as vice president of medical services for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. In that role, he was responsible for the alignment of healthcare delivery with facility business performance planning, as well as oversight of quality, safety and patient experience in 22 hospital departments with 1,350 clinical staff members.

A retired U.S. Army Colonel and Bronze Star Medal recipient, Dr. Anderson completed a residency in family medicine at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. In addition to his medical degrees, he also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Norwich School of Business in Vermont and completed graduate studies in strategic leadership at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, as well as the Executive Leadership Certificate program at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ulondia Lee

Chief Nursing Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Ulondia Lee was named chief nursing officer of St. David's South Austin Medical Center in April 2019.

Lee previously served as chief nursing officer at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a 354-bed, full-service acute care hospital in San Antonio, for three years. In that role, she had direct oversight of all facility nursing operations, and she established a nursing strategy to support the hospital's long-range goals, including operational efficiencies, volume growth, physician relations and employee engagement. Prior to her role as chief nursing officer at Metropolitan Methodist, Lee served as vice president of clinical nursing and director of medical-surgical services, as well as coordinator of the hospital's Magnet Program.

Throughout her nursing career, Lee has held several nursing leadership positions, including medical-surgical assistant director at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills near Fort Worth, as well as nursing administrative supervisor at Osteopathic Medical Center in Fort Worth. Previously, she worked as a nurse in various departments at King's Daughters Hospital in Greenville, Mississippi.


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