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 caregivers, 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 Ascension and Nashville-based Ardent Health Services.
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.
We will be the community’s premier healthcare system, recognized for exceptional patient-centered care, quality services and respect for those we serve.
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
Take a moment to read our Code of Conduct.
Patrick Swindle became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, an Ardent Health Services facility, in August 2020. Previously, Swindle served as CEO for two other Ardent Health Services facilities: UT Health Pittsburg from 2018 to 2020 and UT Health Quitman in East Texas from 2015 to 2020. Prior to joining Ardent Health Services, Swindle worked at the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System in Tyler, Texas where he served as program manager, FirstNet Exchange from 2012 to 2014 and the manager of systems support from 2014 to 2015.
Swindle earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. He completed his administrative residency at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Shanna comes to Seton Medical Center from Brownwood Regional Medical Center in Brownwood, Texas, where she has been CFO since May of 2019. She oversaw the financial and strategic operations of the 188 bed acute hospital. Previously, Shanna served as the Assistant CFO of Cedar Park Regional Medical from 2016-2019 and the Finance Manager for the Baylor Scott & White Memorial Campus in Temple, TX from 2012-2016. Shanna, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) was born and raised in Temple, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Tarleton State University. Shanna, and her husband Jason, have three sons. The Cameron family love being in the outdoors and camping, swimming and hiking in their spare time.
Mandy Shaiffer, RN, BSN is the Chief Nursing Officer at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH). Mandy is an accomplished clinical leader with many years of experience. Before coming to SMCHH, she served as CNO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. As a result of Mandy’s leadership, the hospital’s CMS star rating improved from 3 stars to 5 stars. Prior to joining Mt. San Rafael Hospital in 2015, she was CNO of Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Arkansas and served in various other clinical positions at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Mandy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Three Rivers Community College.
Mark Engler joined SMCHH and Wellstone Health Partners as VP of Physician Services in January 2020. Mark has nearly three decades of experience in medical group management and operations. For the last seven years Mark has held physician services roles with LHP Hospital Group and Ardent Health Services in several markets including Sherman, TX, Panama City, FL and most recently with UT Health East Texas in Tyler, TX where he served as COO and Senior Contracts Administrator for the 350+ physician UT Health East Texas Physician Group. Prior to LHP and Ardent Mark held medical group management roles in the DFW area. Mark received is BBA from UNT in Denton, TX.
Chris Egizio, PT, MPT is the Vice President of Operations at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH). Chris came to SMCHH as Director of Therapy Services in October 2017 after leaving Palos Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois where he served as Assistant Director of Rehabilitation from 2008-2014 and as Director of Rehabilitation from 2014-2017. Chris currently represents SMCHH as Secretary of the Texas Physical Therapy Association for the Capital Area District as well as Board Member and Treasurer of Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.