What the New Measles Case Means for Texans

For the first time since 2019, a confirmed case of measles has been recorded in Texas, occurring in Hood County. According to a report by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a young child was diagnosed with measles despite not traveling to an area where measles is spreading or having any known exposure to

By |2023-06-14T20:43:04-05:00June 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Columbus Community Hospital Celebrates our Dedicated Auxiliary Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

This week we celebrate and recognize the selfless dedication our volunteers have shown our hospital and the entire Columbus region. Our auxiliary volunteers have donated over 3,500 volunteer hours since May 2022, and have collectively volunteered nearly 240,000 hours at Columbus Community Hospital since 1980. Top row, left to right:  Debra Cummings, Yolanda

By |2023-04-19T18:52:45-05:00April 19th, 2023|Recognition, Uncategorized|

Successful High-Risk Delivery Demonstrates Expertise and Skill of Rural Hospitals

55-Year-old Mother Delivers Baby at Columbus Community Hospital As a mother of four, Shirley Behrens knew that another journey through parenthood with a fifth child would be challenging and rewarding, and her experience as a local business owner taught her that having the right team around her is essential for success. She knew she needed

By |2023-04-17T22:32:33-05:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

High-Risk Delivery Demonstrates Expertise of Rural Hospitals and Providers

55-year old patient delivers healthy baby at Columbus Community Hospital A rural hospital’s maternity team celebrated the birth of a healthy baby boy this week following a 55-year-old patient’s successful C-section delivery. Shirley Behrens, of La Grange, gave birth April 13 at Columbus Community Hospital, located about 70 miles east of Houston in Columbus. Behrens

By |2023-04-17T21:34:15-05:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month is an important reminder of just how vital heart health is for a healthy life and helps raise awareness of heart disease and the ways we can learn about and move towards healthy heart habits. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. every year, with over 600,000 people

By |2023-02-01T19:02:41-06:00February 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Columbus Wellness Center Now Offering Free Gestational Diabetes Class

Every year, 2-10% of pregnancies in the U.S. are affected by gestational diabetes. Poor control of diabetes during pregnancy increases the chances for birth defects and other serious complications for the mother. Proper health care before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects and other health problems. Columbus Community Hospital is hosting a

By |2022-12-06T22:09:54-06:00December 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Scheduled Maintenance Nov. 3

As part of our commitment to build the future of health care for Columbus, we continue expansion and renovation projects. Construction crews will require a brief power outage in a section of our facilities that shut down the hospital's telephone system briefly. Here's what you need to know: Outage will occur Nov. 3 4 p.m.

By |2022-10-27T22:03:25-05:00October 27th, 2022|Expansion, Uncategorized|

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is Now 988

988 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This hotline became available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. Crisis counselors are available 24/7 on the hotline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be

By |2022-07-18T22:20:42-05:00July 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Finishing Touches Underway at Columbus Wellness Center

By Denise Moncrief Wellness Center Manager Columbus Community Hospital’s vision for better health in our community is coming together nicely as construction crews put some of the last touches on the Columbus Wellness Center. It has been years in planning and development, and the work is almost finished, and we can’t wait to welcome in

By |2022-08-03T14:24:51-05:00July 18th, 2022|Expansion, Uncategorized, Wellness|

Columbus Community Hospital

Columbus Community Hospital is proud to serve the Columbus community and the broader region. As rural hospitals struggle, Columbus Community Hospital continues to grow and provide high-quality services patients can trust.

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.

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