Emergency Room

Emergency Room

The ER at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) has immediate access to life-saving support services that are close to home. As a Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Room, Seton is staffed with board certified physicians and highly trained staff and nurses and able to provide critical-care and surgery services. The department’s vital services are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

SMCHH Fast track – the “express lane”

The SMCHH Fast track area was set up to treat less critical emergencies. It’s an extension of our emergency room designed to care for minor emergencies such as the flu, lacerations or rashes, to be treated in a comfortable and convenient setting.

All patients coming to the Emergency Room will register at a single location and be assessed by a registered nurse. Depending on the patient need, a patient with less-urgent issues will be put on the Fast Track and critical patients will be taken to the Emergency Room. This process means less wait time and more specialized care for you.

Emergency Care close to home

SMCHH Emergency Room is able to provide exceptional family-friendly care so that every member of the family is given the attention they need.

  • Private rooms for you to stay with your child and family.
  • Fast Track – designed to care for minor emergencies in a comfortable, convenient setting.
  • Access to life-saving support services including the Cardiac Cath Lab, Critical Care Unit, Surgical. Operating Suites
  • Fully-credentialed Orthopedic Surgeons are on staff for serious falls or injuries to the knees and hips.


Awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Care Center

We are proud to announce that we have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. 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. We underwent a rigorous onsite review where the Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. 

Accredited Chest Pain Center

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center Seton uses the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive: Right care at the right time to reduce time to-treatment during the critical first stages of a heart attack. Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible.

Call 911 if you have chest pains and suspect you are having a heart attack.  Survive. Don’t Drive.

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