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Matt Maxfield to Lead Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

4-11-2011-max-release_clip_image002PLANO and HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (LHP) announces the appointment of Matt Maxfield, FACHE, as the new CEO of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, slated to open fall 2012. He will officially assume this key role on April 25, 2011.

A native of Temple, Texas, Maxfield comes to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights from Brownwood Regional Medical Center where he served as CEO for nearly seven years. During his tenure there he expanded services, adding advanced imaging and new outpatient surgery capabilities, among others. Maxfield is also credited with recruiting many new physicians and leading the effort to open the first nursing program in Brown County.


“Matt shares LHP’s complete focus on providing the best possible care,” said LHP Division President Paul Kappelman, FACHE. “He values physician relationships and is known for creating working environments where the medical staff have a strong voice. We are very fortunate that Matt has chosen to join our team.”

Maxfield earned a BBA from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He has extensive experience in the Bell County market. After serving six years as Assistant Administrator for Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic in Temple, he was promoted to Associate Executive Director of Operations. Among other duties, Maxfield led master planning and growth initiatives for the hospital. He has also held CEO positions at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas, and Burleson Memorial Hospital in Caldwell, Texas.

“I’ve worked in health care for 25 years, and my philosophy is that if you make a hospital a great place for staff to work and for physicians to practice medicine, you will deliver great care for your patients,” said Maxfield. “We’re creating a new choice for care in Bell County and I am excited to have the opportunity to work on this project from the ground up – not only building the facility itself, but also building the culture. I’m impressed by the energy and commitment from the physician community and the partnership between LHP and the Seton Family of Hospitals to build what will truly be a new, top destination in health care.”

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, a 192,400-square-foot, 83-bed facility, will offer a full-service Emergency Department, intensive and critical care, women’s services including obstetrics, gynecology, a Level II nursery and digital mammography, cardiology, interventional cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and imaging and diagnostic services. It will also feature minimally invasive surgical suites, a cath lab and electronic medical records. LHP and the Seton Family of Hospitals formed a joint venture to construct the facility. The groundbreaking was held on April 4, 2011. Learn more at www.setonharkerheights.org.

About LHP Hospital Group, Inc.
LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (LHP) is a privately held company established to provide essential capital and expertise to not-for-profit hospitals and hospital systems. In cooperation with local hospitals, LHP forms joint ventures to acquire, own, operate and manage acute care facilities in small cities and select urban markets throughout the United States. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, LHP is owned by affiliates of private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and the CPP Investment Board as well as members of management and the board of directors. For more information, please go to www.lhphospitalgroup.com.

About the Seton Family of Hospitals
The Seton Family of Hospitals is the leading provider of comprehensive, advanced health care services in Central Texas. As a growing center for medical research and education, Seton is bringing world-class medicine to the region, which is increasing access to care and, in turn, securing its mission to improve the health of all Central Texans, especially the poor and the vulnerable. In Fiscal Year 2009, Seton provided almost a quarter of a billion dollars in charity care.

The Seton Family is affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, consistently ranked as one of the top 20 medical schools in the nation. Seton’s 24 clinical locations include five major medical centers, two community hospitals, two rural hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured, and several strategically located health facilities that provide medical care for well patients. The system includes the only Level I Trauma Centers for adult and pediatric patients and the only heart transplant center in Austin serving Central Texas, and the first two Designated Stroke Centers in Texas to receive a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.

Seton hospitals have earned four Magnet designations, the highest award for nursing excellence given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Seton is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health network in the nation.www.seton.net.

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Posted April 13, 2011

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