Seton Medical Center Harker Heights' CEO receives promotion

March 12, 2020

Harker Heights, Texas: Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) has announced that CEO Zach Dietze has accepted a position within Ardent Health Services as chief operating officer (COO) of Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Zach has made a tremendous impact on SMCHH during the past eight years, the last three of which he served as CEO. His accomplishments opening SMCHH as a de novo facility while building strong relationships with the medical staff and employees have resulted in this well-deserved opportunity,” Bob Williams, Division President, Ardent Health Services Amarillo Harker Heights Division.

“Zach has been woven intimately into our hospital community, as well as our community at large. In his tenure as our Chief Executive he has led with wisdom, compassion, and genuine camaraderie. We all wish him and his family a smooth transition, and every happiness in his new position,” Charles Day, MD, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.

A national search will be conducted to hire a new CEO for SMCHH but there is no time frame for this transition. Dietze will remain as CEO of SMCHH until his successor is in place.

About Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

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.

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