• October 22, 2018

    Halloween Safety: Tips & Tricks

    Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re still a trick-or-treater or looking forward to accompanying your children on the spookiest day of the year, it’s important to brush up on Halloween safety for the entire family. The statistics are scary: twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

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  • September 19, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Designated Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

    Breastfeeding moms returning to work at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights can feel at ease knowing their workplace has been named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite.

    “This is a visible sign to our associates that we are supportive of their choice to breastfeed their infants,” said Heidi Cantrell, Director of the Women's Center at Seton Harker Heights.

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  • September 12, 2018

    Better Breakfast Month

    September is Better Breakfast Month and what better time to reinforce the importance of eating a healthy breakfast for both children and adults. Wellstone Dietitian Carey Stites advocates for a healthy meal to start the day. "Eat breakfast each morning! Skipping breakfast omits calories essential to starting the body’s engine. Studies show people who eat breakfast reduce their chances of overeating during the day and weigh less than those skipping breakfast,” she explains.
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  • September 6, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Participates in “Stop the Bleed” National Campaign

    Health professionals across the nation, including Seton Harker Heights’ Trauma Program Manager Joy Custer, are participating in the Stop the Bleed campaign. Through lectures and hands-on training, the program teaches the general public lifesaving trauma techniques in the event of a medical emergency.

    Custer shared, "Stop the Bleed is important because it gives the average person the knowledge to recognize life threatening bleeding in an injured person, and the skills to know how to stop that bleeding and activate emergency services to save a life."

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  • August 30, 2018

    Pets & Our Health

    Coming home after a long day to a loving pet can be one of the most reassuring, comfortable feelings. Animals can help people in unexpected ways. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet. Keep reading to find out how pets contribute to our health.
    Pets promote physical activity
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  • August 22, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Celebrates Associates of the Month and Year

    We are excited to announce Seton Medical Center Harker Heights’ 2018 Associate of the Year, Amelia Abuan, CNA. Amelia has been part of the Seton Harker Heights family since February 2015 as a Patient Care Assistant on 2 West Med Surg. To be eligible for consideration, an employee must be chosen as an Associate of the Month of that year and then be elected by a select team of our hospital leaders and staff.
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  • August 20, 2018

    Bell County Woman Praises Quality of Hip Replacement Care at Seton Harker Heights

    Pain was an everyday occurrence for Tricia Stanford, 62, who for the last two years has suffered from severe osteoarthritis in both of her hips. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people each year.
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  • August 6, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Earns Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacements

    Patients undergoing hip and knee replacements can expect the best care once they step through Seton Harker Heights’ doors.
    Seton Harker Heights recently became the first hospital in the area to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. 
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  • August 2, 2018

    The Golden Hour & Breastfeeding

    The first hour after birth when a mother has uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact with her newborn is referred to as the “golden hour.” This period of time is critical for a newborn baby who spent the past nine months in a controlled environment. The golden hour helps regulate the baby's termperature, helps control their respiration and lower the risk of low blood sugar.
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  • July 12, 2018

    Deck the halls early through donations

    Do you have any gently used children’s books or stuffed animals lying around? Donate today and help us collect Christmas presents for children and families in need!
    During the months of June, July and August, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and Wellstone Health Partners are collecting new or gently used children’s books and stuffed animals for Christmas on the Farm, happening on December 1st at the Bell County Expo Center.
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