History of Bellville Medical Center

Bellville Medical Center was preceded by Bellville General Hospital and Bellville St. Joseph and CHI St. Joseph Health Center.  It was created to be a locally owned and operated medical center and was opened on May 7, 2019 after its association with a larger corporation ended.  The Bellville Hospital District Board is responsible for the hospital and retains experienced rural hospital consultants to manage the operations.

Bellville Medical Center is proud to provide an ever-expanding list of services seldom found in a rural hospital.  Their ER is Level IV Trauma certified and Level II Stroke certified, with a well-equipped facility.  When necessary, patients can be transferred by air ambulance through BMC’s affiliation with LifeFlight for higher level care.  Since becoming BMC, specialists have returned or come on board, including general surgery, oncology, cardiology, podiatry, ophthalmology, OB/Gyn (no deliveries), urology, ENT, pain management.  Additional physicians are periodically added to our specialist list.  Primary care providers include internal and family medicine and pediatrics.  Our therapy department provides inpatient and outpatient care, our lab services are extensive, imaging includes xray, CT, MRI and 3D mammography.  We are very proud to claim the only 3D mammography outside the larger area medical centers, thanks to the generosity of the Bellville Hospital Foundation.

Our staff stays at BMC to provide care for patients in a smaller, more personal yet quality facility.  To be treated at Bellville Medical Center is to be treated like family.  While they are warm and caring, our staff is highly trained and provides quality care.  Whether on the floor or in the ER in a crisis, our nurses, physicians, therapists and technicians are knowledgeable and doing everything they can to return you to home and health as quickly as possible.  The added bonus is they care about you and your family.  You are NOT a number, not a diagnosis but a person at Bellville Medical Center.

In order to return to local operations, the Hospital District Board reached out to leaders in the community for support.  The Town Hall meeting to discuss the transition in May was nothing short of inspiring.  Many in the community attended with loud applause, standing in approval and with enthusiasm.  The community overwhelmingly supported the birth of the Bellville Medical Center and has been both surprised and proud of the turnaround that occurred within a very short period of time.  They said it couldn’t be done.  Rural hospitals in Texas were struggling and closing.  They underestimated Bellville, TX.

Organizations actively financially supportive of the transition have been the Bellville Hospital Foundation, the Bellville EDC, the Bellville Hospital Auxiliary.  Private donations have been generous as well.  Bellville Medical Center is a special place with special people in a special town.