Wherever you are in the pregnancy journey, our experienced specialists are with you every step of the way.  At Palo Pinto General Hospital, we want you to feel safe and comfortable throughout your entire pregnancy.  When the time comes, our labor and delivery team is ready to provide you with an experience as individual as the new person on the way.

Feel free to call the PPGH OB unit 24/7 with any pregnancy, labor, or newborn related questions at 940-328-6266.


Our OB department provides experienced labor and delivery staff that care for patients during antepartum, laboring, recovering, and post-partum care.

We are equipped well to perform c-sections, as well as post surgery care.

We are Prime Members of the Texas AIM program. The Texas Aim program is a nationwide program about early recognition of three maternal safety bundles.

  • post-partum hemorrhage
  • opioid abuse
  • hypertension (maternal morbidity/mortality prevention)


  • IBCLC certified lactation consultants
  • Central monitoring for all patients
  • Gynecological services
  • Family oriented care and couplet care
  • Significant other also receives meals and accommodations
  • Direct line to Cook Children’s
  • Panda warmers and Oxy Jr.
  • Childbirth education
  • Sonography and diagnostics
  • Diabetic education
  • Four labor and delivery rooms
  • Five post-partum suites
  • Six observations rooms



We have great infant security. Sensors are applied to the baby’s umbilical cord that lock the doors when an infant is nearby and/or sets off security alarm, cameras to watch all doors, surveillance upon visitors entering and exiting. As well, we provide staff badges that are unique to Women’s Services. This helps parents and family recognize staff quickly.



Pregnancy comes with many questions, so know what to expect from your pregnancy with our educational videos. Palo Pinto General Hospital is here to help by providing support, guidance, and answering questions during your pregnancy journey.

Tim Tarkenton, MD

Tarkenton, Tim, MD Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology Services: Obstetrics and Gynecology, infertility, Urogynecology, and Laparoscopy. Qualifications: Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Graduate from Texas Tech Health Science Center,...