Tenet Subsidiary USPI Appoints New CEO From Within

Brodnax developed a partnership between USPI and Baylor that still exists today (Courtesy of: USPI).

Tenet Healthcare subsidiary United Surgical Partners International announced that Brett Brodnax, President and Chief Development Officer of USPI, will be its Chief Executive Officer.

Brodnax has been with USPI for 19 years, and will follow Bill Wilcox in the role. Wilcox will continue to be Chairman of USPI and Vice Chairman of Tenet Healthcare.

USPI serves around 2.5 million patients each year and works with over 9,000 physicians and over 50 health system partners nationwide. With 41 ambulatory care centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, USPI has more than 280 surgical facilities, more than 100 urgent care centers and 24 imaging centers nationwide.

Brodnax started at USPI in 1999 after working for Baylor Health Care System, and establishing a partnership between Baylor, USPI and local physicians. In his time at USPI, Brodnax served as Senior Vice President, an Executive Vice President and most recently as Chief Development Officer and President. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Texas A&M and an MBA from UT Dallas.

“Brett’s appointment is well-deserved recognition of the great contributions and leadership he has provided to USPI during his nearly 20-year tenure,” Wilcox said via release. “Among his many accomplishments, Brett helped to pioneer USPI’s partnership strategy, which has significantly contributed to the growth of the company and earned him deep respect among prominent health systems and physicians across the country.”

“I’m excited to build upon USPI’s history of delivering the highest quality care and service to the patients and communities we have the privilege of serving,” Brodnax said via release. “USPI is a great company because of our people, our physicians and our health system partners, and I am honored to serve as CEO.”