By Rose L. Thayer
Killeen Daily Herald
King's Daughters Clinic started the new year with a new CEO.
Rob T. Hardy took the reins of the nearly 90-year-old medical provider just as the company looks to increase services in Killeen and western Bell County.
"One thing I'm looking forward to is the opportunity available in Bell County with all the growth," said Hardy. "This place reminds me of what Williamson County was 10 years ago."
Hardy previously served as chief administrator with Austin Pathology Associates. Prior to that, he worked in Temple with Scott & White Healthcare Systems.
To expand the clinic services in Killeen, it signed a partnership with Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, which is set to open this summer.
Hardy said the partnership allows King's Daughters to add 20 different types of specialties with more to come in the future.
"There will be more specialists in your neighborhood and in your backyard," said Hardy. "We want to give those folks what they need so they don't have to travel for their care."
Seton's CEO Matt Maxfield said he is excited about the partnership.
"King's Daughters Clinic has a strong history of serving Central Texas and the Killeen area for a number of years," he said. "Our partnership will assist in growing their practices to support the services of the hospital."
Hardy said King's Daughters will make up a large percentage of physicians and office space in the new Seton Medical Pavilion, located next door to the hospital.
The two providers have been working together to hire specialists, including interventional cardiology and diagnostic cardiology, services that the clinic hasn't offered for many years, said Maxfield.
King's Daughters Clinic has locations in both Temple and Killeen. The Killeen office currently offers family practice, allergy and asthma, podiatry, foot-ankle medicine and surgery, otolaryngology and urology.
"We're excited ... to bring the services we provide to points west," said Hardy.
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