Matt Maxfield celebrated his third anniversary last week as CEO of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.
“I was here just about a month after the groundbreaking as we began to put the plans together for operating,” he said.
Maxfield provides oversight for the hospital’s operations to make sure the facility is meeting its mission and goals in an efficient manner that continues quality patient care and maintains a good working environment for associates and medical staff.
“My role is pretty broad in terms of scope of services that I oversee,” Maxfield said. “I certainly don’t do anything without a lot of good help.”
The success of Seton is really attributed to the staff at the facility, he said.
“Working as a CEO, it is the people around you that make a difference,” Maxfield said.
Before joining Seton, the Temple native spent 24 years in health care leadership roles.
He was CEO of Brownwood Regional Medical Center for seven years. Another 17 years were spent in the Scott & White health system, eight of which include time at Scott & White Hospital in Temple where he was associate director of operations.
He went on to serve as CEO of two of the system’s other hospitals.
“This is home for me,” Maxfield said about moving back to Central Texas. “And having the opportunity to be here from the ground up is... amazing.”
Seton has about 425 employees and 300 medical staff members who operate the 83-bed facility in Harker Heights. About 400 patients are admitted and about 6,000 outpatient visits occur per month at the facility.
Seton is working to obtain its Chest Pain Center Accreditation and being designated a level 4 trauma center.
The accreditation leads to operational efficiencies in care, increased community awareness and integrated teams and departments leading to better coordination of care for acute coronary syndrome patients.
The trauma center designation will mean Seton has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support before it transfers patients to a higher-level trauma center and can provide evaluation, stabilization and diagnostics for injured patients.
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