About Us

Unfortunately, medical emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. When they do, the caring professionals of Victoria Emergency Associates stand ready. Since 2002, VEA has been providing extraordinary care and expertise to the communities we serve, along with the highest quality management and staffing to our partner hospitals.


24/7 Emergency Care

From a heart attack to a sprained ankle and everything in between, VEA is ready for any medical emergency or trauma, day or night.


Dedicated Staff

We are dedicated to caring for others when they are at their most vulnerable, delivering expert treatment with kindness and compassion.


Quality Patient Care

Community hospitals staffed by Victoria Emergency Associates professionals have consistently shown significant improvements in patient care.

Our Team

We are emergency and trauma experts. Our executive team brings more than 100 years combined professional experience in emergency medicine. Compassion is our specialty – it forms the beating heart of our company, and it all starts at the top.



James Brand, M.D.

Dr. Brand is the founder of Victoria Emergency Associates and the heart and soul of the organization. His more than three decades of experience and practice of Emergency Medicine, along with his leadership and dedication to service provide routine inspiration to his colleagues, patients and staff. 

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Chief Medical Officer

Eric Y. Baden, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Baden is responsible for physician education, quality, process improvements, and overall medical operations for each of VEA’s Emergency Departments.

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Nurse Consultant/Hospital Staff Liaison

Mary A. LeBlond, M.S.N., R.N., C.E.N., CA-SANE, CP-SANE

VEA’s Nurse Consultant, Mary LeBlond has been dedicated to the practice of nursing patients to health since receiving her Diploma in Nursing in 1975 from Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing.

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Director of Medical Staff Services

Jennifer Peterman

Mrs. Peterman oversees all medical staff services at Victoria Emergency Associates. She is an industry professional with more than 20 years of experience in emergency department staffing, recruiting and operations.

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Main Phone Number

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Office Address

815 Brazos St., Suite 701
Austin, TX 78701

Email Address

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