Dr. William Fernandez, MD, MPH, CPHQ has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Fernandez will work with our medical staff advancing our clinical agenda and ensuring high-quality patient centered care for the Las Vegas Community.

Dr. Fernandez joins Southern Hills from University Health in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been attending physician for the Emergency Center since January 2018. He is a Board Certified Emergency Physician with more than 20 years’ experience. Beyond the Emergency Department, Dr. Fernandez has experience in various healthcare positions including Director of Quality Improvement/ Patient Safety as well as well as serving as the Chair-elect for the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QI/PS) Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Prior to University Health, Dr. Fernandez was an attending physician in the Emergency Department at LBJ Hospital in Houston, Texas.  

Dr. Fernandez earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, Davis, and completed his post graduate training in Emergency Medicine at NYU Medical Center. He is currently adding to his academic achievements, Master of Business Administration, from Isenberg School of Management.

Also, Dr. Fernandez has a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he served as a trauma team leader.  During his Navy tenure, he held senior leadership roles in Seabee and US Marine Corps units. He retired in 2019 as a Captain

His official start date is Monday, January 3rd. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Fernandez to the Southern Hills Hospital family.