St. David's HealthCare
January 09, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas—Heart Hospital of Austin has appointed Seth Herrick as its new chief financial officer. He assumed this role on Dec. 18.

“The chief financial officer is an ever-evolving role which requires a unique set of qualities above and beyond traditional financial acumen,” David Laird, chief executive officer of Heart Hospital of Austin, said. “Seth has demonstrated proven expertise in financial management, in addition to his experience with healthcare systems and technology, and I am confident he will serve as a valuable addition to our leadership team.”

Prior to joining Heart Hospital of Austin, Herrick worked in several financial roles at Medical City Arlington, a 382-bed facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, for nearly seven years with increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming vice president of finance for the hospital. In this role, Herrick assisted in budgeting, managed productivity for the facility, represented the hospital in Medical City Healthcare’s division-based Next Generation Growth project, managed real estate and oversaw a number of hospital functions, including case management, the business office, supply chain and clinical resource service.

Herrick also served as a financial analyst for John Peter Smith (JPS) Health

Network in Fort Worth, Texas, a 537-bed facility that serves as the safety-net hospital for Tarrant County. Before entering the healthcare industry, he worked as an information technology analyst for Burlington Resources in Fort Worth, which was later acquired by ConocoPhillips.

Herrick holds both a master’s degree, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in management information systems, from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Heart Hospital of Austin

Heart Hospital of Austin is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin—home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world—is a 58-bed hospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. In conjunction with its parent campus, St. David’s Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin recently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by earning a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating system, and received from Healthgrades the 2017 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for ten years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for five years, in conjunction with St. David’s Medical Center.