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).



Brett Matens

Brett MatensChief Operating Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Brett Matens is the Chief Operating Officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center (2003 – current). Mr. Matens served at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA, as Vice President for Operations from 2000-2003.

Mr. Matens has been with HCA 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 graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor and completed her master’s degree in Human Services Administration at St. Edward’s University. She is currently the Chief Nursing Officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and has been for more than 20 years. 

Ms. Gillam serves on the board of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and was appointed to the Nursing Legislative Action Coalition. 

Ms. Gillam 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 locally and nationally.



Daniel 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 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.

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, primarily at South Austin. He was Chief of the Department of OB/Gyn for 12 of those years, and served on the Board of Trustees as well as Board Chair.

Dr Gros did his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He served in the US Navy as a Battalion Surgeon, 3rd Marine Division, and Aviation Medical Officer, NAS Kingsville. Dr Gros has been active in organized medicine, and 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 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 Health Care team. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr Gros is a native Texan, and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. His wife Judy is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and they have two adult children and a granddaughter.


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.



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St . David's
South Austin Medical Center

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