Columbus Community Hospital is a 40-bed, acute care medical and surgical facility recognized throughout the community for its service and excellence. Columbus provides its patients the best that advanced technology has to offer combined with the warm personalized care of a hometown facility.

For three years running, the National Rural Health Association has named CCH a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital in the country. In 2021, NRHA named CCH a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital.

Our patients can expect “your health matters” continuity of care administered in a caring and friendly environment by dedicated professionals wholly committed to serving them. As one of largest employers in Columbus, CCH also contributes to the economic health of the surrounding area. CCH’s not-for-profit community ownership ensures that resources are committed to improving quality of care in conjunction with meeting the health care needs of Columbus and the surrounding area.


In February 1950, CCH opened its doors as a non-profit community hospital with 21 beds. Since that time, we have grown with the needs of the community, and today we have 40 beds with 16 active physicians on our medical staff as well as physicians providing services in a consulting capacity. We are considered an acute care hospital employing over 175 people.

James Vanek serves as the hospital CEO, with oversight provided by a Board of Trustees comprised of members of the community who donate their time and energies.

James Vanek
Columbus Community Hospital

Memberships, Approvals and Affiliations

CCH holds memberships in the following organizations:
-Texas Hospital Association
-Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
-Southeast Texas Hospital System
-Columbus Chamber of Commerce

CCH is approved by:
-Title XVIII (Medicare)
-Title XIX (Medicaid)

Columbus Community Hospital Board

  • Drew Lynch, Chairperson of the Board
  • Riana Jamison, Vice-Chairperson of the Board
  • Lisa Moeller, Secretary
  • Jerry Haluska, Trustee
  • Vance Elliot, Trustee
  • Mary Jean Sturges, Trustee
  • Paige Sciba, Trustee
  • Modina Mangini, Trustee
  • Chuck Rankin, Trustee
  • James Vanek, Chief Ex-Officer, Ex-Officio
  • Dr. Saima Ghazal,  Chief of Staff

For Board Member access, please click here.

The Hospital Auxiliary, comprised of dedicated and helpful volunteers, is hard at work to benefit Columbus Community Hospital and its patients. By performing support functions indirectly related to health care, hospital staff are able to concentrate on tasks for which they have been specially trained. As valued members of the Columbus health care team, Auxiliary volunteers selflessly dedicate themselves to helping, comforting and soothing the sick. In addition to patient assistance, clerical and public assistance duties, the Auxiliary plays an important role in fund raising activities to purchase hospital equipment.

The CCH Auxiliary also serves as an excellent source of new ideas and innovative approaches for the continual improvement to the health of our community.

The purpose of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation is to provide aid to the Columbus Community Hospital through direct monetary assistance and grants, through operation of and assistance in the provision of health services for persons residing in the service are of Columbus Community Hospital, and through operation of and assistance to activities to improve the delivery of health care, the health status and the general welfare of persons residing in the service area of Columbus Community Hospital.


  • Monthly donations
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Real estate
  • Tax gifts

Send donation to:

Columbus Community Hospital Foundation
110 Shult Drive
Columbus, TX 78934

Phone#  (979)493-7577

Call (979)493-7577 to make an inquiry on ways to give.

List of Community Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy during years

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