Palo Pinto General Hospital is the primary countywide provider of healthcare for Palo Pinto, west of Fort Worth with more than 28,000 residents.
PPGH, based in Mineral Wells, has moved to position itself to our community as more than just an acute care hospital, and as a critically needed countywide resource to help foster wellness and combat higher incidences of disease common in rural communities.
Palo Pinto County covers more than 950 square miles, and the county’s population is nearly double that of Mineral Wells, PPGH’s home base. “With such a spread across the region, we have pushed our services out into the county,” Ross Korkmas, PPGH’s chief executive officer, said.
In 2021, PPGH opened a family care clinic at Possum Kingdom Lake, the third clinic outside Mineral Wells. PPGH also has family care clinics in Mineral Wells, Gordon, Santo, and an urgent care clinic in Mineral Wells.
Our physicians practice a range of specialties. They include family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, urology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, pain management, radiology, infectious diseases, podiatry, critical care, pulmonology, emergency medicine, and hospitalists.
PPGH also operates a mobile healthcare clinic called Bridge to Health. We offer a pulmonary telehealth clinic that helps address disease that’s a major cause of mortality in Palo Pinto County. We operate school-based telehealth services, and for back-to-school, we partner with campuses to provide physical exams for students.
If you have to be in the hospital, it’s our goal to make sure you have the best experience and to get you home in the least amount of time possible. Our “swing bed” unit at the hospital offers rehab and skilled nursing.
Our network offers immediate and primary care with diagnostic assessments, women’s services, men’s health, lab draws, and more with several convenient locations. Please see the hours of operation and contact information below.
400 SW 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
BRIDGE TO HEALTH
Mobile Clinic (No appointment needed)
Schedule available at ppgh.com/bridge-to-health/
202 SW 25th Avenue, Suite 300
Mineral Wells, Texas, 76067
Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm
118 South Main
Gordon, Texas, 76453
Monday – Thursday
8:00am to 4:30pm
55 South FM
Graford, Texas, 76449
Tuesday – Saturday
8:00am to 5:00pm
SANTO FAMILY HEALTH
13964 South FM 4
Santo, Texas, 76472
Tuesday – Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- Cardiopulmonary/ Respiratory Services
- Digital Imaging
- Emergency Department
- Hospitalist Program
- Intensive Care/Critical Care Unit
- Interventional Radiology
- Labor & Delivery
- Level IV Trauma Center
- Nuclear Medicine & Nuclear Cardiology
- Pacemaker Monitoring
- Swing Bed
- Teleintensivist Services
Bridge To Health Bus
Community Care Center
Santo Family Health
Palo Pinto Interventional Pain Management
Palo Pinto Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Palo Pinto Pediatrics
Palo Pinto Urology
Possum Kingdom Family Health
Rural Health Clinic of Gordon
Women’s Health Center
Urgent Care Center
- Family Practice
- General Surgery
- Pain Management
- Physical Therapy
THE GIFT SHOP
Flowers and gifts may be ordered and delivered to a patient’s room.
Monday thru Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
Community Health care
Mineral Wells currently has approximately 17,000 residents, but the treatment coverage area Palo Pinto General Hospital assumes is close to 10,000 square miles and 100,000 people. The needs and demands for healthcare has grown and the facilities have expanded and the promise to continue to meet needs remains.
The Palo Pinto Area Foundation was formed in October of 1969 as a 501(c)3 Organization. The mission of the Foundation is to financially support the endeavors of the Palo Pinto General Hospital, Board of Directors, and Palo Pinto County Hospital District in the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities.
Over 50 years ago, a group of professional businessmen and women saw the advantage of having a county hospital district in Mineral Wells, Texas. The population was flourishing in Mineral Wells at the time and the need was great. They walked the streets and shook hands and single-handedly raised enough money to completely furnish and support the building of Palo Pinto General Hospital as we know it today. In the 1980’s they began a new mission to build a third floor, which is now the medical and surgical units.
Today, the Board of Directors of the Palo Pinto Area Foundation is committed to guiding the foundation. They guide and develop the distribution of funds donated to the Foundation. Most important to the Hospital is their enthusiasm and profound recognition of the positive and successful direction the Palo Pinto Area Foundation has taken. Whether it is for themselves, family, or friends, they know how valuable it is to have locally accessible “Excellence in Healthcare.”
Auxiliary of Palo Pinto General Hospital
The Palo Pinto General Hospital District came into being April 20, 1965. This was the culmination of many months of work following a request by the Sisters who operated the Nazareth Hospital in Mineral Wells. The Order felt they could no longer maintain the Nazareth Hospital due to decreased personnel and the need for modernization.
The Palo Pinto General Hospital Auxiliary was formed by a group who had been Auxilians at the Nazareth Hospital. By-Laws were adopted and signed by ten Charter Members on February 8, 1968. These members were – Msds. William O’Quin, O.B. Lance, J.F. Bailey, A.W. Dennis, Byron Greene, B.L. Miller, T.L. Sullens, Wayne Schwalm, John Westbury, and Sam Hawes.
The new hospital was completed and a day for public viewing was held July 26, 1970. The Auxilians acted as hosts. Over 7,000 area residents attended the open house. Moving day for equipment and patients was August 1, 1970.
Since the early beginnings of the Auxiliary with ten members, it now has approximately 65 active Auxilians and serves PPGH in many different areas both inside and outside of the hospital.