Pardon the Construction Interruption

Faith Community Hospital (FCH) is currently undergoing a construction project to provide a long-term solution to resolve water drainage issues at the hospital’s entrances and exits along the front of the facility.

Faith Community Health System (FCHS) leadership has been in communication with the architectural, engineering, and construction teams responsible for the design and development of the hospital. All parties have been engaged and are working together to resolve the issue at hand.

We apologize for any inconveniences the construction may cause at this time. We will be sure to notify FCH staff and the community of any temporary detours or specific instructions during construction.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Nurse Practitioner Spotlight

Mackenzi Eberly, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner at Faith Community Health System

About Me:

2005                       Bachelor of Science

Tarleton State University

2005                       Registered Nurse

2015                       Family Nurse Practitioner – Certified

Walden University

2019                       Pursuing Pediatric Certification

University of Texas at Arlington

Married                Jarrod Eberly

Children               3 Boys:  McKray, Brig and Kord

What aspect of your job do you enjoy most? Connecting with my patients and their families. Being a part of the Faith family and serving the rural communities.

Your role at Faith Community Health System:Family Nurse Practitioner – Certified with my primary practice located in the Jacksboro Rural Health Clinic caring for patients of all ages for primary care and allergy testing. Seeing pediatric patients, walk ins and allergy testing in Faith Community Health System Bowie Rural Health Clinic on Fridays.  Rounding on our physician’s residents weekly at Advance Rehab of Bowie.

A Super User for our electronic medical record – Athena, training other providers and working with department managers to streamline processes.

What do you like to do in your spare time?Any outdoor activity such as camping with our boys, water sports, attending shows where E5 Cattle are being shown and following our boys in their activities.

Words to the community:

These two quotes say it all:

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs               

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Faith Community Hospital Celebrated During National Hospital Week

As the cornerstone of healthcare for the region for more than six decades, Faith Community Hospital (FCH) today sits as an excellent example of not only what can be accomplished in rural healthcare, but what can be achieved for the greater Jacksboro community. Recognizing the importance of the hospital’s existence, Faith Community Health System will be joining thousands of others across the country in observing National Hospital Week (May 12-18).

National Hospital Week began in 1921 as the brainchild of a magazine editor who wanted to educate the public about the work of hospitals. Since, the event has become one of the nation’s largest healthcare celebrations.

The nationwide campaign is designed to recognize all the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their critical contributions that collectively help make a healthy community.

FCH offers a comprehensive range of medical services for the community, including 24-hour emergency care; advanced radiology services, including breast cancer screening, CT scanning, and MRIs; a clinical laboratory; three rural health clinics; surgical services; a maternity center; a wellness and fitness center; and more.

Jack County’s local hospital has grown into a full-fledged health system in recent years since the opening of the replacement hospital facility in 2014. Focused on patient care, the hospital has added important imaging services, opened the Swan Family Wellness Center, added a rural health clinic in both Bowie and Alvord, and now operates several nursing homes in the region.

We appreciate the communities support and all our wonderful employees who make Faith Community Health System what it is today!

Happy National Hopsital Week!

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THANK YOU to the Payson Family!

With a giving and kind heart, the Payson Family donated Kain’s Comfort Bears to Faith Community Hospital in honor of their son, Kain Nixon, who was born to heaven at 38 weeks on March 31, 2012.

To honor their son, the Payson Family donates the bears to several labor and delivery wings to offer comfort to the grieving families.

As said by the family: “Just as a tiny stuffed horse and bear were placed in Kain’s bassinet with him in the hospital shortly after he was delivered and then sent home with us to cherish forever, these donated stuffed bears will be given special homes as well. Our hope is that each one will bring some of that same comfort to the newly bereaved parents and families during the most difficult time of their lives by knowing it was snuggled up closely to their precious baby. Let’s spread the love and let families know they are not alone.”

FCH is very grateful for the Payson Families’ kind hearted gift!

If you want to donate to this special cause, please email Jill Payson at jillpayson@gmail.com.

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A Message From Hospital General Counsel, David Spiller

A letter to the Jacksboro Newspaper Editor.

Dear Editor:

            As you know, I am General Counsel to the Jack County Hospital District, doing business as Faith Community Health System (“the District”).  Normally, I would not write a letter to the editor, but I am concerned about some misinformation and misunderstanding about the District’s upcoming bond election known as Proposition A.  I would like to make the following statements and clarifications:

  1. The proposition is not to borrow new money, but to refinance existing debt.  It is similar to refinancing the debt on your home.  The proposition is for the issuance of refunding bonds.  Currently the District has revenue bonds.  The refunding bonds would be general obligation bonds.  The existing debt was legally created, is a legal obligation of the District, and has been timely and properly paid down since the construction of the new hospital facility.
  2. The interest rate on the current revenue bonds is 3.56%.  The current average interest rate on general obligation bonds is much less than that.  That difference in interest rates is expected to give the District – and the taxpayers – an annual savings of approximately $200,000.  Refinancing the debt is clearly the responsible thing to do.  The District Board of Directors has unanimously voted to do this.  There is nothing unusual about doing this.  Other governmental routinely refinance their debt for better terms.
  3. If the proposition passes, the refinancing of the debt will not result in higher property taxes.  The District Board of Directors has pledged not to raise taxes from the current tax rate if the proposition passes. 
  4. If the proposition passes, the District can only use the bond funds for the repayment of the existing bonded indebtedness.  The existing debt will be refinanced, and the monies will go into a separate interest and sinking fund account which earns interest, but by law cannot be used for maintenance and operations of the District.
  5. The passage of the proposition would result in greater flexibility to the District in its operations and the ability to take advantage of governmental programs that have been very profitable to the District.  The revenue from those programs has allowed the District to provide the citizens of Jack County a much greater level of health care quality and services.  Without that flexibility, some of those revenue-generating opportunities may be lost. 

            Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to clarify some of the issues relating to the bond proposal.

                                                                              Sincerely,

                                                                              /s/ David Spiller

David Spiller

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About Faith Community Health System

Faith Community Hospital is a community hospital serving the residents of Jack County, Texas. We offer a wealth of medical services including inpatient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics and other health care services.

Rural Health Clinics

Alvord Clinic
115 East Bypass US Highway 287
Alvord, Texas 76225

940-427-2858

Bowie Clinic
1010 N. Mill St.
Bowie, TX 76230

940-872-1121

Jacksboro Clinic
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX 76458

940-567-5528

Contact Us

If you need to contact us for general inquires or comments, please use the methods below. For emergencies, please dial 911.

215 Chisholm Trail Jacksboro, Texas 76458
940-567-6633
https://www.fchtexas.com/