About Us

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) is an 83-bed acute care hospital opened in 2012 in Harker Heights, Texas offering an array of services such as a Cardiology, Emergency Services and a Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Room, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Gastroenterology, a dedicated Women’s Center, Diagnostic Services and more. We provide exceptional care through collaboration with our associates, physicians, volunteers and community partners. Our award-winning staff provides patient care with dignity and respect.  We are Joint Commission Accredited, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. SMCHH is a joint venture between the Austin-based Seton Healthcare Family and Nashville-based Ardent Health Services.

Our Mission

We are called to serve each patient with dignity and respect while always providing exceptional care.  Our mission as a Catholic Health Care Ministry inspires us to provide care for and to improve the health of those we serve with a special concern for the poor and the vulnerable.  We are called to be a sign of God’s unconditional love for all and believe that all persons by their creation are endowed with dignity. We provide exceptional care through collaboration with our Associates, Physicians, Volunteers and Community Partners.

Our Vision

We will be the community’s premier healthcare system, recognized for exceptional patient-centered care, quality services and respect for those we serve.

Our Values

We are called to serve our Patients, Associates, Physicians and Community with: dedication, reverence, wisdom, integrity, creativity and service. Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ we are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient-centered care. We are called to:

Dedication – Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

Reverence – Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life

Wisdom – Integrating excellence and stewardship

Integrity – Inspiring trust through personal leadership at all levels

Service to the poor – Generosity of spirit, especially for the persons most in need

Creativity – Courageous innovation

 

Administration Team

 

Zachary K. Dietze, Chief Executive Officer

Zach Dietze joined Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in August 2012. Prior to joining SMCHH and LHP Hospital Group, Dietze was the Program Manager for ACO Development with the Harris Health System in Houston, Texas. In this role he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Harris Health’s Accountable Care Organization Pilot. Prior to this role, he completed his administrative residency with the Harris Health System, one of the country’s largest public health systems. Dietze was raised in Round Rock, Texas and received his Bachelors of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives (ACHE).

George Fayer, Chief Financial Officer

George Fayer  joined  Seton Medical Center in 2015, prior to being the interim CFO. Fayer has been with LHP for nearly four years working on acquisitions and divestitures and other projects. Prior to joining LHP Hospital he was the Senior VP/CFO for Wuesthoff Health System in Rockledge FL.  In addition he was CFO with HCA at JFK Medical Center, and  CFO at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami FL He graduated from University of South Florida with a BA in Accounting, and received an MBA from the University of Tampa.

Mona Tucker, Director of Human Resources

Mona Tucker began her career in healthcare as a respiratory therapist over 25 years ago, 15 of which have been in human resources. She has led projects such as implementation of a system-wide applicant tracking system.Tucker comes to SMCHH from St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, part of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. She previously served as President of HSHHRA, the local chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. She is involved in local and national organizations. Tucker was HR manager at CHRISTUS Health and at Vencor Hospital in Houston. She earned her undergraduate degree from Ottawa University in Kansas and a graduate degree in Human Resources from Ottawa University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Don McKay, Administrator Wellstone Health Partners Harker Heights

Don McKay has 29 years of healthcare management experience in the private sector. He began his career as the physician practice administrator for a multi-physician OB-GYN clinic and remained in that position for 14 years. He also owned and operated an Anesthesia billing company and has provided Consulting services to multiple physician practices with special emphasis in Primary Care, Cardiology and Orthopedic Surgery. McKay worked for a hospital system and developed a Management Services Organization (MSO) based in Victoria, Texas. Under his leadership as the Executive Director, this Texas based MSO grew from a local physician business organization to a national billing, human resources, and accounting services company providing services to 250+ physicians and 500+ employees in six states. He serves as President & CEO of Apex Practice Solutions, Inc. Apex provides MSO services to physicians and hospitals employing doctors. These services include Revenue Cycle Management, Practice Start-ups, practice management consulting and project development/implementation. McKay has extensive experience in organizational leadership, financial management, and long range strategic planning for medical organizations. He has provided insight and direction to numerous hospitals, clinic practices, and medical facilities. McKay has a Bachelor of Business degree in Management from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as well as the Texas MGMA.

 

Our Quality

Joint Commission Accredited 

We are dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care we provide while maintaining a high level of quality and compliance with the latest standards.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center

We provide the next generation of stroke care and have met and will continue to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

We are dedicated to providing exceptional cardiac care. As an accredited facility we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive the right care at the right time.

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