Hill Country Memorial is a community non-tax supported hospital that opened its doors in 1971 in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is an 86 bed-licensed facility. HCM serves 8 counties and beyond, including Gillespie, Blanco, Burnet, Mason, Llano, Kendall, Kerr, and Kimble Counties. Its team is comprised of 650 employees, 200 volunteers, 140 medical staff.
A consistent nationally ranked Top 100 Hospital, Hill Country Memorial is recognized for its quality by both leading medical professionals and patients.
Its strength evolves from deep local roots in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, Texas. When the new hospital opened its doors on Valentine’s Day, 1971, more than 5000 people arrived to tour the new facility. This equaled the entire population of Fredericksburg at the time. The reason for the involvement is that 93% of Gillespie County residents made a financial commitment to the project.
Just as impressive is the personal involvement by community members; 135 Charter members of the Auxiliary helped raise funds to build Hill Country Memorial. The hospital opened with 77 active volunteers, a legacy that continues to this day.
As a non tax-supported hospital, HCM continues to draw on local support through the HCMH Foundation. Over the years, hospital Galas have raised more than $2.7 million to help fund countless projects, including the Cardiac Rehab Program, Community Fitness Trail, Indoor Community Fitness & Therapy Pool, Women's Pavilion, Cancer Resource Center, ICU Equipment and Furnishings, Digital Mammography Unit, Angiography Equipment, Single Patient Rooms, Computed Tomography Scanner, and other life-saving improvements.
The hospital is now an 86-licensed bed facility, has a state-of-art ICU wing, a new surgical department, programs and facilities, along with other expansions of capacity and services.
Today HCM employs 650 people who share the hospital’s Vision to Empower Others. Create Healthy.
Hill Country Memorial has been designated a Truven Top 100 Hospital five years in row, and is ranked #1 in the nation in Patient Satisfaction reported by Texas Hospital Association in September, 2013.
HCM is gaining a national reputation for innovative patient and treatment programs such as Restore, a destination hip and knee replacement initiative that incorporates pre-operative group classes, personal coach training, effective pain management, and shorter hospital stays.
The Joint Center is achieving remarkable results through easy-to-understand preoperative classes designed to prepare and inform patients about every detail of the surgery and recovery, through a personalized recovery regimen that gets patients back in action sooner, safer, and sounder. These program distinctions along with excellent clinical outcomes earned the Restore Remarkable Joint Center a Joint Commission Certification Award and recognition as a top 100 destination for Total Joint Replacement in the US.
HCM is also the first hospital in the US to offer a five star Ratings and Review system. This revolutionary initiative invites patients and their families to give “real time” feedback on their experience with the hospital. This patient engagement drives continual improvements across every department in the HCM organization, and is available for viewing by the public at hillcountrymemorial.org.
Hill Country Memorial embraces a consideration of exceptional care that provides services from prevention and wellness, to leading edge diagnostic and acute care, to home and hospice care that addresses the health needs of every generation.
Kelly Di Cuffa