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.
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.
Marilyn Brister, Chief Quality and Medical Officer
Marilyn Brister, M.D., FAAFP, serves as chief quality and medical officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville, assuming that role in September 2020.
She is responsible for providing clinical perspective, knowledge, experience and leadership to facilitate collaboration and alignment between the hospital and physicians on the medical staff, and also assists with recruitment and retention of physicians, engagement and integration activities.
Brister has been a member of the medical staff at Texas Health Stephenville for more than 30 years. During this time, she has held numerous leadership roles such as chief of staff from 2015-2018, medical director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, COVID-19 infection prevention advisor, and Emergency Department (ED) Trauma and Operations Committee chair. She has also served on the Texas Health Stephenville Ethics Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Performance Improvement Committee.
She has also served as medical director of Emergency Services at Texas Health Stephenville since 2003 and facility medical director of Texas Health Stephenville for EMC of TeamHealth since 2013. She is also the medical director of several local EMS systems including Dublin EMS, Stephenville Fire and EMS, Santo EMS and Lone Camp Volunteer EMS. Her other medical interests include Hospice and Palliative Care with board certification in this area since 2008.
Brister received her medical degree from Texas A&M University College of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. She is also involved in her community through the Dublin and San Saba Chambers of Commerce and Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council as well as chairman of the board of directors for Compassion Counseling, Inc. in Stephenville.
Brister and her husband of 34 years, Carl Adams, have two adult offspring — Rose and Blain. Outside of work, she enjoys being a grandmother to her two granddaughters, Jacklyn Tamez and Kali Cole, collecting cookie jars, reading, sewing, gardening and traveling.
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