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About Hendrick Health

Hendrick Health was founded in 1924 as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in response to a community need for quality healthcare. Throughout the decades, Hendrick has grown with the community, offering a wide range of comprehensive healthcare services to the Texas Midwest. In 2020, Hendrick Medical Center became Hendrick Health and expanded to a three hospital system—Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Medical Center South in Abilene; and Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood in Brownwood.

As a faith-based institution and with community support, Hendrick has continued serving patients even during the most difficult times in history. For example, during the Great Depression money was scarce and the hospital was having difficulty keeping the doors open. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hendrick, for whom the institution was named, made a major financial gift to pay off debts and build a new wing to expand the hospital.

Providing the strength of a complete system of health services, Hendrick continues to offer aggressive, innovative treatments and preventive healthcare measures that include cardiovascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, women's health and cancer services.

Community involvement is important to Hendrick, not just from a healthcare perspective. Staff and employees know what it means to give back, and help raise funds and give their time to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The United Way, Meals on Wheels and many other organizations.

Hendrick is an institution where people can feel a strong sense of belonging – an advanced medical provider the people of the Texas Midwest can call their own. Hendrick Health is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and people of all ages and races, men and women receive precision care at Hendrick every day, regardless of the way they are able to pay.

The mission created more than 96 years ago continues today, and it will remain so as Hendrick Health moves into the future – striving to deliver high quality healthcare emphasizing excellence and compassion consistent with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.