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.
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.
Quarterly Employee Birthday Party
Gift Shoppe Spring Sale
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 email@example.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
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
Falls Community Hospital
322 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas 76661
Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital