FCHC gift shop volunteers


Falls Community Hospital & Clinic 

307 Live Oak Street, Marlin, Texas  76661

● 1896; Dr. J.W. Torbett arrived in Marlin and built the Bethesda Sanatorium & Bath House
● 1908; the original Torbett Sanatorium was dedicated
● 1936; Dr. J.W. Torbett, E.P. Hutchings, and Howard O. Smith formed a private corporation in the name of Torbett     Clinic & Hospital.
● 1949; the Torbett Clinic on Coleman Street was built and was dedicated in 1951.
● 1961; groundbreaking of Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital; January 14, 1963 facility opened.
● April 6, 1970; third floor addition to hospital was opened and occupied, bringing total bed capacity to 130.
● June 1972; the ancillary addition was completed, including dietary, laundry, laboratory and administrative.
●1977; clinic at 307 Live Oak Street was opened
●1978; the U. S. Dept. of Energy (Geothermal Division) and the Texas Energy Advisory Council completed a          project to heat the hospital using Marlin's hot mineral water.
●1990; the name was changed to Falls Community Hospital and Clinic, reflecting its service area of Falls County.

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Our Mission

The Gift Shoppe offers an exciting collection of unique gift items. Hours are Monday -Thursday, 10-3:30; Friday 10-12. 

The FCHC Auxiliary stays busy delivering flowers and newspapers to hospital patients, operating the Gift Shoppe, collecting magazines for placement in waiting areas, hosting quarterly birthday parties for employees and staff, awarding medical scholarships for continuing education, purchasing needed hospital equipment, participating in bake sales and other hospital activities. Are you interested in becoming part of this happy helpful group? If so, contact the Gift Shoppe at 254-803-3561, ext. 2140.

Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital

Quarterly Employee Birthday Party

Gift Shoppe Spring Sale

Auxillary presents a check to FCHC Administrator

Our History

Our TOPS Program

Teams for Optimal Patient Satisfaction

We have formed a collaborative team of healthcare professionals who strive to focus on the quality of care given at Falls Community Hospital & Clinic; who utilize the family atmosphere that sets FCHC apart from other facilities and who deliver care in a timely and compassionate manner.

FCHC is committed to improving patient satisfaction at all levels and ask you, the patient, to assist us in achieving this goal.

When an FCHC team member goes above and beyond in your care or service, please consider sending an email to info@fallshospital.com and let us know about the extraordinary service you received. Please include your name and the name of the employee you would like to recognize, along with a brief description of the service provided. Thank you!

FCHC Gift Shoppe

Front of FCHC hospital with flag

Mission Statement
Falls Community Hospital and Clinic is dedicated to providing
high quality primary and emergency health care to the citizens of Falls County and the surrounding area.


​​​Falls Community Hospital & Clinic is a

501(c)3 not for profit corporation.

It is run by a volunteer Board of  Directors that includes:

Ken Tomlinson, Board President 

Fred Kotter, Board Member

Roger Nutt, Board Member

Jan Stimmel Beltran, Board Member

Danny Vickers, Board Secretary

Administration & Departments

Interim Administrator, Jessica Ford

Chief Financial Officer, Lewis B. Robbins

Director of Nursing, Temperance Johnson RN 

Business Services, Rebecca Brewer

Billing, Gretchen Tax

Clinic Operations, Kim Becker LVN

Credentialing, Julie Wilson

Dietitian, Meradith Stein RD

Dietary, Penny Parson

Information Technology, Brian Messman

Laboratory, Donna Ryan

Maintenance, Lester Simons

Materials Management, Kay Sehon

Patient Financial Counselor, Elaine Truett

Payroll & Media, Cathy Kotter

Pharmacist, Hugo G. Berdeja RPh

Pharmacy, Mary Lyn Wade

Radiology, Julie Ehlers

Respiratory, Karen Underwood RT

Our Volunteers

Falls Community Hospital 

322 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas  76661

Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital

FCHC concrete sign, south entrance Clinic