Falls Community Hospital & Clinic 

307 Live Oak Street, Marlin, Texas  76661

​​Falls Community Hospital & Clinic is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.

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

Fred Kotter, Board President

Ken Tomlinson, Board Vice-President 

Roger Nutt, Board Member

Danny Vickers, Board Secretary

Deborah Whitley, Financial Consultant

Administration & Departments

John Graham, Acting Administrator

Director of Nursing, Judy Shelton RN

Chief of Medical Staff, Dileep Bhateley MD

Director of ER, Dileep  Bhateley MD

Business Services Director, Rebecca Brewer

Billing Supevisor, Gretchen Tax

Accounts Payable, Holly Shields

Central Supply Director, Tommy Sammon

Clinic Operations Director, Jan Stimmel Beltran

Clinic Nursing Coordinator, Kim Becker LVN

Compliance Officer, Kristen Williamson

Credentialing Services, Christine Sechelski

Dietitian, Meradith Stein RD

Dietary Manager, Penny Parsons

Housekeeping Director, Tommy Sammon

Assistant Housekeeping Director, James Hayes

Human Resources Manager, Jessica Ford

Indigent Care Services, Elaine Truett

Information Technology Director, Chris Smith

Laboratory Director, Dileep Bhateley MD

Laboratory Manager, Donna Ryan

Maintenance Director, Lester Simons

Medical Records Director, Kristin Williamson

Patient Access Coordinator, Tammy Wilson

Patient Financial Counselor, Jodi Guitzkow

Payroll & Media Services, Cathy Kotter

Pharmacy Director, Thomas Goodrich III RPh

Pharmacy Manager, Mary Lynn Curry

Preventive Care Coordinator, Shirley Smith

Radiology Director, Jeff Johnson RRT

Respiratory Services, Karen Underwood RT

Sleep Lab Services, Brandy Rosprim

Trauma Coordinator, Erica Prewitt RN

Worker's Comp Coordinator, Shirley Smith

Falls Community Hospital 

322 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas  76661

Quarterly Employee Birthday Party with Spring Theme
Quarterly Employee Birthday Party with Valentine Theme

Falls Community Hospital & Clinic

FCHC concrete sign, south entrance Clinic

Our Mission

FCHC gift shop volunteers


● 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.

Auxillary presents a check to FCHC Administrator
Mrs. Kotter working in the gift shop

Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital

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.

Quarterly Employee Birthday Party

Quarterly Employee Birthday Party

The Gift Shoppe offers an exciting collection of unique gift items. Hours are Monday -Thursday, 10-4; Friday 9-12. 

Front of FCHC hospital with flag
Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital

Our Volunteers

Fall Decor available in the Gift Shoppe

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!

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.

FCHC Board of Directors with Administrator and Dr. J. Scott Crockett

Our History

FCHC Gift Shoppe