Brett Matens

Chief Executive Officer

Heart Hospital of Austin

Brett Matens was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Heart Hospital of Austin, one of the eight member hospitals of St. David’s HealthCare, in May 2022.

Matens was formerly the chief operating officer (COO) of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center from 2003 to 2016 before serving as COO of HCA Healthcare’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center — a 680-bed facility in Denver, Colorado.

Before joining Heart Hospital of Austin, Matens oversaw the development and execution of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center’s electrophysiology, therapeutic GI, auto-immune bone marrow transplant (BMT) and pediatric BMT programs, among others. As a senior executive for this large facility, he was responsible for various clinical, ancillary and support departments, as well as key service lines, including cardiovascular, solid organ transplant, orthopedics/spine and BMT.

Prior to this, Matens led strategies at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center to open Austin’s first adult BMT program and advance the hospital’s trauma program from Level IV to Level II. He also managed three major expansion and renovation projects totaling more than $150 million, including the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and Cath Lab.

Matens received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his masters in healthcare administration from Tulane University.

Amanda McCann

Chief Financial Officer

Heart Hospital of Austin

Amanda McCann was named chief financial officer of Heart Hospital of Austin in July 2023.

McCann most recently served as the assistant chief financial officer at St. David’s Medical Center, where she helped manage the financial operations of the 435-bed facility, which also included St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital. McCann led mapping projects to enhance patient throughput and bed flexibility, implemented structure around labor and financial reports, organized capital priorities to help ensure available resources and collaborated with nursing units to ensure alignment with staffing operations.

Prior to her role at St. David’s Medical Center, McCann held multiple roles with St. David’s HealthCare. She was a senior accountant from 2013 to 2015, before returning to the hospital system in 2017 as director of finance. McCann spent five years as the director of finance for St. David’s HealthCare where she worked directly with facility CFOs and shared insights with various departments across the healthcare system.

McCann also served in multiple leadership roles across various organizations, including senior financial analyst and accounting manager at Austin Cancer Centers and financial partner at Diesel Holdings.

McCann earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business in Fort Worth. She is a current board member of The Missy Project, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysm disease in children, and she served as the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk event chair in 2022.

Charles McCoy

Chief Nursing Officer

Heart Hospital of Austin

Charles McCoy was named chief nursing officer at Heart Hospital of Austin in May 2021.

McCoy joined Heart Hospital of Austin from St. David’s Medical Center, where he began his career as a graduate registered nurse—rising through the ranks to assistant chief nursing officer in 2018. As assistant chief nursing officer, McCoy oversaw the daily nursing operations of critical care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women’s services, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), chaplains and palliative care. McCoy also managed nursing staff operations, productivity and informatics. Prior to his time as assistant chief nursing officer, McCoy served as a staff nurse, neurology charge nurse, house supervisor, director of clinical applications and director of nursing.

McCoy earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Jacksonville University. He is Nurse Executive Board Certified and a member of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Leadership Development Program.

Michael Labrador

Chief Operating Officer

Heart Hospital of Austin

Michael Labrador was named chief operating officer of Heart Hospital of Austin in November 2023.

Labrador most recently served as vice president of operations and ethics and compliance officer at HCA Florida Englewood Hospital, a 100-bed acute care facility. In that role, he led the hospital’s cardiovascular and emergency service lines, including overseeing a $10-million expansion and renovation project that more than doubled the size of the emergency department. Labrador also secured funding for the construction of a new MRI suite and the purchase of robotic systems to enhance surgical results. Additionally, he led the planning, preparation and recovery efforts during Hurricane Ian in 2022.

Prior to his time at HCA Florida Englewood Hospital, Labrador was the assistant administrator of LewisGale Medical Center, a 505-bed acute care facility in Salem, Virginia, where he provided administrative oversight for more than 10 construction projects totaling $13.1 million, including a renovation of the progressive care unit, an update of the catheterization lab and the opening of an infusion center.

Labrador earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, as well as a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.