CCMC, named after Overall-Morris Memorial Hospital, has provided healthcare to the residents of Coleman County since 1923. A second building was added in 1935, and was connected to the original building with enclosed corridors. In 1967, a new patient care wing was added to the north side of the facility and the original portion of the hospital was closed.
The first floor of the north wing was enclosed in 1977 to provide additional space. Currently, the first floor of the facility provides patient care and houses administrative and management offices. The second floor is occupied by the surgical and maternity departments and the hospital’s rural health clinic, Coleman County Medical Associates. The clinic provides primary care through private family practices run by the doctors and mid-level providers of CCMC.
Like most small, rural hospitals, CCMC was hit hard financially by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that substantially cut Medicare payments. Revenue was drastically reduced but the cost of caring for the patients remained the same. To maintain the quality of care the community had come to expect, Coleman County residents voted to create a hospital district as a means of keeping the hospital open. The tax money generated from the hospital district helped pay operational costs for CCMC. Subsequently, the hospital applied for Critical Access status to further improve its economic stability. Critical Access status allows the hospital to increase its income by increasing the amount in Medicare payments received. The hospital was awarded that status in March of 2004.
To continue to guarantee the hospital’s ability to deliver quality healthcare to Coleman County and surrounding communities, the Hospital District Board hired Preferred Management, a management company providing innovative, comprehensive management services to hospitals and healthcare facilities in rural areas, to operate the hospital in 2011.
CCMC is a Critical Access Hospital offering a Swing Bed Program for long term care patients, physical therapy, and radiology. To assure that we provide the highest quality care, we follow nationally recognized evidence based guidelines and core measures. We are dedicated to using advances in technology to improve our patient's care and safety. We provide primary care services that are second to none in quality and we do it with a personal touch that can only be found in a small town hospital! CCMC provides day surgery, Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery, Dental surgery, and preventive testing (upper and lower GI procedures)
- Darron T Atwood, MD
Dr. Atwood specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. Before coming to Coleman County Medical Center he completed his residency with the John Peter Smith Hospital Family Practice Internship and Residency program in Ft. Worth. He earned his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas, Arlington. He is an American Board of Family Medicine board certified physician and has a family practice at Coleman Medical Associates.
- J. Paul Reynolds, MD
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Reynolds has had his family practice at the Coleman Medical Associates clinic. He has also covered the emergency room at Coleman County Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center and did his undergraduate work at Baylor University. Before going into private practice, he completed his residency training with the John Peter Smith Hospital Family Practice Internship and Residency program and practiced family medicine at Nacona Medical Associates in Nacona, Texas. He is an American Board of Family Medicine board certified physician.
- John Horner, MD
Most recently, Dr. Horner came to Coleman, Texas, from Rapid City, South Dakota, where he was completing his residency with the Rapid City Regional Family Medical Residency program. He received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks and did his undergraduate work at Texas Tech University. He has a family practice at Coleman Medical Associates and his emphasis is in obstetrics, endoscopy, surgical procedures, emergency medicine and geriatrics.
- David Longley, FNP-C
Longley is an American Association of Nurse Practitioners Board Certified nurse practitioner with a family practice at Coleman Medical Associates. After receiving some of his formal educational training at Oxted County School and the University of Wales in the United Kingdom he moved to the United States to study nursing. He received his LVN and RN at Ranger College in Brownwood and Excelsior College in New York City, respectively. He returned to Texas and received his Bachelor of Science in nursing, Master of Science in nursing and family nursing practitioner certification from Abilene Christian University. His emphasis is in primary care, case management and medication management..
Administrator/Chief Executive Officer
310 South Pecos
Coleman, TX 76834
Dr. Darron Atwood
Dr. John G. Horner
Dr. Paul Reynolds