The PPGH Auxiliary is the volunteer organization of the hospital.
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 entire Palo Pinto Hospital District.
The PPGH Auxiliary Gift Shop is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Flowers and gifts may be ordered and delivered to a patient's room by calling 940-328-6421.
The Palo Pinto General Hospital District came into being April 20, 1965. This was the culmination of many months of work following a request by the Sisters who operated the Nazareth Hospital in Mineral Wells. The Order felt they could no longer maintain the Nazareth Hospital due to decreased personnel and the need for modernization.
The Palo Pinto General Hospital Auxiliary was formed by a group who had been Auxilians at the Nazareth Hospital. By-Laws were adopted and signed by ten Charter Members on February 8, 1968. These members were - Msds. William O'Quin, O.B. Lance, J.F. Bailey, A.W. Dennis, Byron Greene, B.L. Miller, T.L. Sullens, Wayne Schwalm, John Westbury, and Sam Hawes.
The new hospital was completed and a day for public viewing was held July 26, 1970. The Auxilians acted as hosts. Over 7,000 area residents attended the open house. Moving day for equipment and patients was August 1, 1970.
Since the early beginnings of the Auxiliary with ten members, it now has approximately 65 active Auxilians and serves PPGH in many different areas both inside and outside of the hospital.