Eric A. Brown, MD, FACEP

Dr. Eric A. Brown has served as the System VP for Patient Flow & Care Innovation for Palmetto Health in Columbia SC since August of 2016.  In this capacity he has led the construction of a comprehensive flow improvement strategy for this 4 hospital system by chartering a dedicated team, reengineering countless processes to improve efficiencies across the organization, and optimizing health IT systems, including TeleTracking, to create a data-driven enterprise.  Additionally, Dr. Brown has served as the Physician Executive (CMO) at Palmetto Health Richland, the flagship academic hospital of the Palmetto Health system, since February of 2014.

Prior to that time, he served as the Executive Director of the Palmetto Health – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Simulation Center from its inception in 2006.  He has held a number of leadership roles in the simulation arena including Chair of the Public Affairs and Government Relations Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Brown also served on the Board of Directors for the Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation (AIMS) for 5 years, an organization dedicated to simulation advocacy on a federal, state, and local level. He has regularly visited South Carolina legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss the benefits of simulation and support for pending legislation to advance this cause.
He is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician, faculty member with the Palmetto Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program, and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Brown completed his baccalaureate at Duke University in 1990. He was a Territory Manager for Baxter Healthcare Corporation before pursuing his graduate degree. He entered medical school in 1996 at Boston University School of Medicine, where he was inducted as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 2000. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 2003 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina.

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