St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Meet Our Team

Todd E. Steward, FACHE

Todd E. StewardChief Executive Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Todd E. Steward was named chief executive officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in 2010. Steward has more than 16 years of experience in hospital administration, healthcare consulting and physician practice management.

Steward served as the chief executive officer of North Suburban Medical Center in Denver, Colo. from October 2004 until joining St. David's South Austin Medical Center. North Suburban Medical Center is part of the HealthOne system of hospitals, a joint venture partnership between the Colorado Health Foundation and HCA (Hospital Corporation of America).

Prior to his work as the chief executive officer of North Suburban Medical Center, Steward served as chief operating officer of Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, La. Previously, he served in various leadership roles at PhyCor, Inc., which provided administrative management services to physician networks and medical groups, ultimately serving as the interim executive director of a 72-physician multispecialty group practice.

Steward received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Steward is board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow (FACHE). Steward is actively involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is the corporate walk chair of the 2014 Light the Night Walk.



Brett Matens

Brett MatensChief Operating Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Brett Matens has served as chief operating officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center since 2003. Prior to joining St. David’s HealthCare, Matens served at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA, as vice president for operations.

Matens has been with HCA for fifteen years and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Tulane University.

He currently volunteers with Austin New Church, South Austin Cares, Austin Care Communities, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and the South Austin Civic Club. He served as an ACHE Regional Advisory Council member and a Board Member for Austin’s Heart Association.



Sally A. Gillam, RN BSN MAHS

Sally GillamChief Nursing Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Sally Gillam, DNP, is the Chief Nursing Officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. Gillam has been in her role for more than 25 years, managing all aspects of nursing care.

The nursing community at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center has seen the facility grow tremendously in size and scope under Gillam’s leadership. The hospital has not only earned distinguished ratings while successfully navigating impressive numbers of regulatory pathways with distinguished ratings, but also expanded previously existing operations and created many new lines of business across its spectrum of patient care.

Gillam serves on the board of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE), is a charter board member of C-Tone (Central Texas Organization of Nurse Executives) and also serves on the Concordia University Austin nursing advisory board as well as the Nursing Legislative Action Coalition. One of her numerous leadership accomplishments is serving as expert witness with the Texas House and Senate jurisprudence committees in support of Texas House Bill 705, which successfully passed, escalating penalties from that of a misdemeanor to a felony when violence occurs to a nurse.

Gillam recently authored a journal publication examining the cost and extent/timing of beneficial effects for employees in large hospital emergency departments who are provided nonviolent crisis intervention training. The study comprised an industry milestone, as it's the first quality improvement study published on workplace violence in the healthcare sector. Gillam also authored a position paper on strategic planning and organizational management adopted by the National Advisory board; received an HCA leadership award; a gubernatorial appointment to the Texas Department of Insurance Board and has been the keynote speaker at numerous local and national events.

Gillam earned her doctorate from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. At the outset of her nursing career, Gillam obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor followed by a master’s degree in Human Services Administration from St. Edward’s University.



Dan Huffine

Chief Financial Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Daniel Huffine was appointed chief financial officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in September 2012.

Huffine has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector of the healthcare industry. He previously served as the division controller for the Central and West Texas Division of HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), which includes St. David’s HealthCare in Austin. Prior to this, Huffine was the controller of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, a 680-bed, comprehensive acute care hospital. He also served as a vice president/assistant administrator at Community Health Systems’ Brandywine Hospital and trauma center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Huffine also previously served as the chief financial officer of Community Health Systems’ The King’s Daughters Hospital in Greenville, Mississippi, and as a financial analyst at Community Health Systems’ Corporate Office in Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, he was recently elected as a board member for Aids Services of Austin.

Huffine earned his Bachelor of Science from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, with a major in business and accounting, and his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on healthcare administration from Regis University in Denver. He became a certified public accountant in 1993.



Albert T Gros, MD

Al Gros MDChief Medical Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Dr. Albert T. Gros has served as the chief medical officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center since 2008. Prior to that, he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Austin for 27 years. He was chief of the department of OB/Gyn for 12 of those years, and he served on the Board of Trustees and as Board Chair.

Dr. Gros did his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Battalion Surgeon, 3rd Marine Division, and Aviation Medical Officer, NAS Kingsville. Dr. Gros has been active in organized medicine, and he is past president of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, past Section Chair, District XI of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and he was the Chair of the Council on Legislation, Texas Medical Association.

Professional interests include improving the quality and safety of medical care by establishing a culture of communication and collaboration in the healthcare team. Dr. Gros is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American College of Physician Executives.



Nikki Sikes

Nikki SikesAssociate Administrator

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Nikki Sikes is the associate administrator at St. David's South Austin Medical Center. In this role, Sikes is charged with overseeing targeted hospital initiatives and departmental leadership.

Prior to joining St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, Sikes served as a director in Alvarez and Marsal’s Healthcare Group (A&M), a global restructuring firm. As a director, she often assumed contract or interim management positions in operations, clinical operations and finance at various institutions, including Southwest Atlanta Hospital (Atlanta), St. Vincent’s Catholic Health System (New York), Grady Health System (Atlanta), USC Keck School of Medicine (Los Angeles), and MetroHealth System (Cleveland).

In her previous professional roles, Sikes also worked with OpenQ, Inc.; Ariba, Inc,; and the Boston Consulting Group.

Sikes earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with a concentration in chemical engineering, from Vanderbilt University, and received her Master of Health Science in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Sikes is actively involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the executive committee for the 2014 Light the Night Walk.



Skyler Reed - Assistant Administrator

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South Austin Medical Center

901 W. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Telephone: (512) 447-2211
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