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Keia V.R. Hewitt, MD, MBA, MPH

Emergency Medicine


Keia V.R. Hewitt, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP is the Director of Emergency Services and Chief of Emergency Medicine of Medical University of South Carolina Health Lancaster Division in Lancaster, SC.  She establishes clinical policies, implements guidelines and manages operations for the Emergency Departments within the Lancaster Division. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Hewitt focuses on patient safety and patient experience for Emergency Services within the Division. 

Dr. Hewitt previously served as Director and Chief of Emergency Services at Atrium Health Stanly in Albemarle, North Carolina where she provided leadership for the emergency department and coordinated patient care within a multidisciplinary team. Prior to her directorship, she served as a staff physician and Quality Director at Atrium Health Huntersville in Huntersville, North Carolina.  

She has worked as a consulting travel physician concentrating on process improvement, operations and patient satisfaction. Dr. Hewitt has also served as a locum tenens physician providing emergency care for the Navajo Nation in Arizona.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Wingate University in the Physician Assistant Studies Program in Wingate, NC. 

Dr. Hewitt received a Bachelor’s Degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and Medical Degree from University of Illinois.  She received a Masters in Public Health and Masters of Business Administration from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.  Dr. Hewitt is currently a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.