A vital branch of Palo Pinto General Hospital's
caring family is represented by our Services and Departments.
Our comprehensive listing of Department Managers
who provide a broad spectrum of services at PPGH
will help you to become better acquainted.

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(940) 328 - 6247

Ladonna Tuggle

The Accounting Department at PPGH is responsible for Accounts Payable,
Payroll, Financial Reporting, and PPAF-Financial Reporting.
The members of our department include:
Cresha - Payroll (940) 328 - 6248
 Donna - Accounts Payable (940) 328 - 6245 
Ladonna - Financial Reporting (940) 328 - 6247


(940) 328 - 6505

Admissions - Communications - Family Health Clinic Manager
Mary Howell
The Admissions Department includes the Admissions Main office,
 Dismissal Office, Scheduler Office, Admissions/DSU office, and Communications/Switchboard. They perform various functions including
 registration of pts for ER, pre-certification of patient insurance,
scheduling pre-op interviews for surgery & radiological procedures,
 as well as to serve the public & hospital with incoming & out going calls.
Family Health Clinic provides family care for the community. Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm walk in only.”

Phone: (940) 328-6474
Fax: (940) 328-6546

Bio - Med/GE Services
Krysta Sabot, Program Coordinator

PPGH contracts with GE Healthcare for a competent comprehensive maintenance program for its' vast array of medical equipment.


(940) 328 - 6404

Business Office
Sue Hutchison

The business office serves the PPGH consumer
by filing primary and secondary insurance claims as a courtesy for the patient. Every effort is made to assist the patient in getting their accounts paid by other sources before collections are directed to the patient for self pay balances. The business office also handles posting of payments to the accounts  


(940) 328 - 7530

Robert Clark, RN

The Cardiopulmonary Department provides hospital patients with physician ordered respiratory treatments such as oxygen & nebulizer therapy, breathing exercises, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases and ventilator management. Some cardiac related tests performed through our department include EKGs, Sleep Studies, EEGs, Holtermonitoring, 6 minutes walk studies, Pulmonary Function Testing (PFTs) and DLCO. Industrial PFTs for area businesses on site.


(940) 328-6396

Case Management
Tina Montgomery

Case managers are responsible for several aspects of a patient care.
 We provide your insurance company with clinical information to ensure payment.
We assist with making arrangements for home health, medical equipment, rehabilitation hospitals and more. Case managers work with people to get the health care and other community services they need,
when they need them, and for the best value.


(940) 328 - 6235

Shane Clack, MS, RD, LD

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is available at PPGH to anyone who has diabetes and would like to learn more about how to manage this difficult disease in small individualized classes. Learn about: Diet, Exercise, Blood Sugar Monitoring, Complications, Diabetes and Stress, & Community Resources.
Recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is also available; this service helps patients manage acute or chronic diseases through customized nutrition recommendations. Medicare and private insurances are accepted. Coverage is dependent about patient's policy.



 For information on courses available, please call 328-6240

Mary Beth Walker, MSN

The Education Department offers multiple courses for the public
including First Aid and CPR based on American Heart Association
 guidelines for laypeople and healthcare providers.
Also available are Childbirth Classes for expectant parents,
 & Big Brother/Big Sister classes for expectant families.


(940) 325 - 7891

Emergency Room - Trauma Services
James Fesser
As a designated Level IV Trauma Center, the Trauma Services Department ensures quality care to the trauma victim throughout the continuum of care. We are active members of North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council - Trauma Service Area E, & participate in the electronic transmission of trauma statistics to the Texas Department of Health-Bureau of Emergency management. 
 All full-time RNs have successfully completed TNCC, PALS/ENPC, and ACLS.

(940) 328 - 6478

Environmental Services
Mike Slawson

The job of the Environmental Services Department is to provide our patients a safe and clean environment that promotes the healing process. The EVS department follows all guidelines set forth by JCAHO in the cleaning of a healthcare facility and strives to make our patients as well as their friends and family comfortable in what is often a very discomforting situation.


(940) 328 - 6578

Financial Assistance Services
Caye Mauney
Everyone experiences difficult financial times, and PPGH Financial Assistance Services is available to help. For financial assistance with medical bills, or filing for Medicaid, feel free to contact one of our Financial Assistance Workers.
Medicaid 328-6579
Indigent Health Care (940) 328-6455
Se habla Espanol

(940) 328 - 6479

Food Services
Dennis Ploeger

The food & nutrition department operates with 16 total employees
and one volunteer. The department serves patients, visitors, & employees,
The board of directors and medical staff. The staff also caters over 200 functions each year. The department serves over 100 meals a day Monday thru Friday to the community through the Texas Neighborhood Meals on Wheels Program. The department has an outstanding work ethic and they are dedicated to providing quality service for their customers.




 Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Health Information Management
Jean Storelli

The Health Information Management Department is here to provide medical record services to the patients, physicians, and to our hospital. A medical record must be maintained for every individual evaluated or treated in the hospital. Ongoing records are maintained throughout each patient stay. Records are archived after the service for future reference. We strive to maintain these records confidentially, in both paper and electronic format.
Release of Information  940-328-7521
Birth Certificates  940-328-7523


(940) 328 - 6548


Heart Center
Mundae McGettes

The PPGH Heart Center provides Cardiac Rehabilitation
under the supervision of Dr. Jay Puppala, cardiologist.
Outpatient diagnostic studies performed includes: echocardiogram,
carotid doppler, venous doppler, regular stress test. 
Nuclear Medicine studies such as nuclear stress tests, bone scans, thyroid scans, lung scans, renal scans are also a part of our services.

(940) 325-4471
Fax# (940) 325-2981


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
(940) 325 - 4471 or (800) 442 - 2811
After hours call the hospital and ask for the nurse on call (940) 325-7891.

Home Health
Christy Elliott, RN

PPGH Home Health is committed to providing quality health care. It enhances a patient's recovery while the patient remains in familiar surroundings among family & friends. Our treatment plan is carefully developed from the orders of your physician integrated with your specific personal needs.
Click here for more information.


(940) 325 - 4471


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Christy Elliott, RN

Our mission:
To preserve & enhance the dignity and comfort of dying patients
and to provide educations and support to their loved ones.  


(940) 328 - 6501
Fax: 940-328-6525

Human Resources
Mary Braddock, MBA, PHR

BBA from Texas Wesleyan University
MBA from Texas Woman’s University


(940) 328 - 6239

Infection Control / Employee Health
Sue Lamb, RN

Surveillance of infection rates and communicable diseases for the hospital and community.  Works closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the CDC for epidemiological and pandemic outbreaks. Provides vaccinations and employee health testing for all PPGH employees and medical staff.


(940) 328 - 6224

Information Services
Chasity Wilcox

Provides information technology systems and services
vital to accomplish the missions and goals of
Palo Pinto General Hospital.


(940) 328 - 7530

ICU Visiting Hours:
9:00 am to 11:00 am
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Intensive Care Unit
Robert Clark, RN

Mission: When Caring is Critical 
ICU is now located on the first floor in the new area of the hospital with an 8 bed unit that specializes in care of the critically ill and/or injured patient. The ICU is equipped with the most current monitoring equipment. We care for a wide range of patients from Cardiac to Respiratory to Vascular Surgery. Personalized care is provided with the same quality and expertise as the larger hospitals. Over half the nurses in ICU are nationally recognized Certified Critical Care Nurses (CCRN).

(940) 328 - 6440

Outpatient service hours:
 Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm

Rhonda Patterson

PPGH performs laboratory tests on outpatients, inpatients, Home Health and Nursing Home patients throughout the county. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments in all disciplines
and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
 All laboratory employees are dedicated to serving our customers
 in the most professional, customer-friendly
atmosphere possible. We are proud to serve our community!


(940) 328 - 6480

Materials Management
Judy Lowe

Our Mission is to 
provide supplies and equipment hospital wide in the most cost efficient and economical way, insuring quality health care to our patients
 and reliable service to our customers.
Sharon - Surgery purchasing Agent/ Distribution Clerk - (940) 328-6481
Dana - Shipping & Receiving/ Distribution Clerk - (940) 328-6486


(940) 328 - 6377

Medical - Surgical Unit
Vicki Bragg RN, MBA, CE

Keeping in line with PPGH’s mission, the Medical/Surgical Unit
strives to provide exceptional holistic nursing care.  The Medical/Surgical Unit
is a 47-bed unit with private/semiprivate beds and is capable of treating
various medical conditions including post-operative surgical care, cardiac monitoring, and supports post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation
in conjunction with the in-patient rehabilitation department. 


(940) 328 - 6375

Garland Coleman, Pharmacist
The Palo Pinto General Hospital Pharmacy provides
storage and distribution of medications, centralized admixture,
pain management, physician requested patient consults,
 as well as 24 hour cart exchange. 
  All employees are certified in IV admixture,
and all techs are Certified Pharmacy Techs.

(940) 328 - 6475

Plant Operations
Karl Pitts

Plant Operations is dedicated to keeping the physical environment comfortable, and to maintaining smooth facility operations, repairing problems as quickly as they arise.  From painting to plumbing, wiring to communications, and maintaining the vast network of complex equipment that runs invisibly beneath the surface, the first concern of the entire staff is for patient & visitor comfort and safety.
If you become aware of any issues, alert the first PPGH staff member you see and they will contact Plant Operations for resolution.



Quality & Risk Management 
Brenda Patton
The Quality and Risk Management department collaborates with all departments of the hospital, staff and physicians to maintain compliance with all state and federal agencies including The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Our skilled Quality/Risk Management staff provides a systematic, organization-wide approach to quality and patient safety that is used to promote a culture where care is delivered in a safe environment and the quality of care is measured, monitored, and continuously improved.

If you have a comment or complaint about the quality or safety of the care or services you receive at Palo Pinto General Hospital, please contact any employee or Administration, Risk Management or contact The Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring at : http://www.jointcommission.org/report_a_complaint.aspx to file an on-line complaint or call (800) 994-6610


(940) 328 - 6448

Outpatient service hours:
Monday - Friday 7am - 5:30pm 

Joe Erwin

The Radiology Department was included in the recent expansion of PPGH. Our new space allows for improved management of both inpatient and outpatient procedures, which include diagnostic and therapeutic testing and treatment, X-Ray, CT scans, Bone Density, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


(940) 328 - 6580
Outpatient service hours:
 Monday-Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 12 noon

Rehabilitation Services
Kody Wallace, PT

The Rehabilitations & Wellness Center has a fully trained staff
 that provides our community with
 Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology,
 Aquatics, Wound Care, Medgem Testing, WorkSteps,
 and individual Fitness Programs.
Call (940) 328 6580 for information



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you need: 
Living Will
Medical Power of Attorney

Social Services
Marci Whitney, LMSW

The Social Worker works with the medical team in discharge planning from the time the patient enters the hospital. There is frequent communication
 between Case Managers, Doctors, Nursing and other Medical Staff.
 Social Services helps patients and families during and after a hospital visit, and are available to help staff cope both on and off the job.
Click here for a list of local resources. Click here for a list of cancer resources.

(940) 328 - 6460
Surgical Services
Susan Woodring, RN

Palo Pinto General Hospital's Surgical Services are designed to meet the highest standards of care. We provide a warm, clean, caring environment with the latest conveniences, the most modern technology, and the most skilled surgeons. Our Surgery Services are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). We provide safe and optimal care for our surgical patients and their loved ones.


(940) 328 - 6419

Director of Volunteer Services and Foundation 
Diane Brown

The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Hospital Staff in giving more complete health care to our hospital and community, providing extra services to make the patient more comfortable, and philanthropically benefiting the total health care
of the Hospital District. Ms. Brown functions as the Director of Volunteer Services, Director of the Palo Pinto Area Foundation and assists PPGH Administration in various aspects.


(940) 328 - 6219

Women's Services
Carolyn Holt, RN
Women's Services is pleased to provide perinatal and gynecological care
for the women of our community.  Our labor-delivery-recovery rooms
are equipped to meet your needs through every stage of the birth process.
 Our staff is dedicated to providing superior health care
with personalized service. Their training has been
specifically tailored to meet the needs of newborns and women.


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