Elizabeth Blankenship, PA-C, FHM
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine
B.S., Physician Assistant Studies
University of Texas Medical Branch
M.S., Physician Assistant Studies
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Elizabeth Blankenship, PA-C, FHM, is a physician assistant hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Dell Medical School. She has worked in the health care industry for over 20 years and is passionate about quality improvement, education and interprofessional collaboration. She leads the development of the orthopaedic and urology co-management service line with a focus on patient centered care, team communication and best practices.
Blankenship represents Dell Med as a cohort leader in UT Austin’s Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course. She also precepts McCombs School of Business students during their Business of Healthcare undergraduate certificate course. Additionally, she precepts and mentors Advanced Practice Providers students, incorporating Interprofessional collaborative practice teaching foundations into their curriculum.
As a champion of health care informatics, she works closely with Ascension Seton information systems partners to improve aspects of the electronic health record and reviews potential applications and software . She also spearheads the use of secure texting applications to improve patient care and team communication.
Before becoming a physician assistant, Blankenship worked as an X-ray and CT scan technologist. She enjoys adventures with her husband, her two sons and her cat.
Texas Health Catalyst
Health Informatics Champion
Ascension, 2015 to present
Society of Hospital Medicine
Physician Assistant Education Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants
PA-Physician Partnership of the Year
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, 2016
Gastroenterology Achievement Award for Patient Service
Austin Gastroenterology, 2012
Preceptor Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004
Award for Clinical Excellence
University of Texas Medical Branch, 2002
Radiology Employee Excellence in Patient Care Award
San Jacinto Hospital, 1998