Hays Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital formed by the 1991 merger of two religiously affiliated facilities, and provides the only tertiary level services in the region. The organization’s mission to “To Help People Be Healthy".

HaysMed’s DeBakey Heart Institute is the first cardiology program to provide cardiac services for the western half of the state. Additionally the 207-bed facility provides acute and pediatric care along with cardiac, neonatal and intensive care units; cancer, joint and spine care, diagnostic imaging and eye surgery center; emergency department including Level III trauma services and a sexual assault response team (SART) , rehabilitation and hospice. HaysMed also maintains a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, Sleep and Neurodiagnostic services and Robotic Surgery Program.

A total of 5,706 admissions and 169,511 outpatient procedures documented last year*, while the medical group’s specialty and rural health clinics accounted for more than 134,887 office visits. In addition the DeBakey Heart Institute had 2,528 admissions while the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute provided services to 1,888. Last year 717 births were also recorded at the hospital while 11,818 patients were seen in the Emergency Department.

The Center for Health Improvement, located in the Bickle/Eagle Health Complex at HaysMed, is an MFA accredited fitness center that incorporates hospital-based fitness and rehabilitation programs with occupational medicine and independent physician clinics, and has a membership in the fitness area of 2,000.

Hays Medical Center maintains a local market share of 72%; with total primary/secondary/tertiary service are at 25%. Administering perhaps the largest Critical Access hospital network in the country, HMC earned the 1997 National Rural Health Association Outstanding Program Award for its EACH/RPCH and Telemedicine programs. It is NIAHO accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified, a Level 3 Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, a Primary Stroke Center and a Certified Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by DNV GL Healthcare. Approximately 1,500 associates staff the medical center and physician clinics, accredited by DNV Healthcare.

*Figures cover July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016