Welcome to Texas Health Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville has a long history of providing quality care to the residents of Erath County and surrounding areas. As a designated Level IV Trauma Center, we offer a wide range of emergency services. The hospital has also been nationally recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, giving patients access to advances in technology and treatment. Our cardiovascular rehabilitation program focuses on treating cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation and disease management.
Parking & Transportation
Free parking is available for all patients and visitors on the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville campus.
For more information on where parking is available, view or print a copy of the campus map.
- One visitor per day for patients who do not have COVID-19 or are not suspected of having COVID-19.
- Visitors may be allowed depending on the COVID status of the mother and support person. There is no restriction on visiting hours. Visit the full visitor policy for more information.
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
- Two parents/guardians are allowed to visit with no restrictions as long as neither parent/guardian has tested positive for COVID-19. Visit the full visitor policy for more information.
- No visitors in treatment areas of the Emergency Department unless needed to support with disability or impairment needs.
- No visitors. One visitor, but only if needed to support outpatient minors with disability or impairment needs.
For safety, positive/suspected positive COVID-19 patients will not have visitors.
Note: Dining Options currently limited; Gift Shop temporarily closed.
Location: First floor, main hospital
Monday through Friday
7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Gift Shop
Location: Belknap Lobby
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
People of all faiths are welcome to use the chapel, located on the first floor of the main hospital. If you need a chaplain, please ask the nurse or call 254-965-1500.
Christopher Leu, President
Christopher Leu was named president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville in July 2007. Prior to joining Texas Health Stephenville, he was vice president of operations and business development at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Leu has been with Texas Health Resources since 1998, when he joined the administrative staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial. Prior to that, he was director of finance for the Harris Methodist Health System. He gained experience over the years in health care finance, contracting, compliance, hospital operations and business development.
Leu earned master's degrees in business administration and hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance and speech communication from Texas Christian University.
Cindy McCarthy, Chief Nursing Officer
Cindy McCarthy, D.N.P., M.B.A., M.H.A., R.N., NEA-BC, C.E.N., is the chief nursing officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville. In this role, McCarthy is responsible for all nursing and patient care at the hospital. She joined Texas Health Stephenville as CNO in May 2011.
Prior to joining Texas Health Stephenville, McCarthy has served in several interim and permanent nursing leadership roles in various hospitals around the country, ranging from community hospitals to large academic medical centers. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and American Organization of Nurse Executives. She received her doctorate of nursing degree from the Texas Christian University in the Spring of 2012.
McCarthy and her husband, John, have a daughter, son-in-law and grandson in Texas and a son and daughter-in-law in Pennsylvania.
Richard Penny, Chief Medical Officer
Richard Penny, M.D., serves as the chief medical officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville.
In this role, he works closely with hospital and physician staff leadership to promote clinical excellence and safety in patient care. He also works with Texas Health leadership around the system to advance clinical initiatives.
An internal medicine specialist and associate at the Medical Clinic of North Texas, Penny also serves on the medical staff of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and previously served as chief of staff and as a board member of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.
Penny is board certified in Internal Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He subsequently completed his internship and residency training at UTMB Galveston. He is a diplomate in the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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