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Coryell Health Remains Committed to Caring for Our Community

cor sm post 7 12 600x600 cropCoryell Health wants to remind the community of our continued commitment to our patients during this difficult time. Once we were given the okay to open our doors, we went straight to work doing what we do best – which is taking care of our community. The 24/7 efforts by our staff, alongside other individuals and organizations, assisting us with safety checks, clean up and restocking of supplies made this possible. In addition, we were able to move our assisted living and skilled nursing residents home in less than a week, significantly ahead of initial expectations.

Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by the tragic events of June 26th at Coryell Health (CMHS), and especially to the families of the two deceased and fourteen injured construction workers. The event took place in a non-public area of the hospital which was under construction at the time. Our staff immediately ran towards the site, moments after the explosion, to do what they could, to try to render aid to the construction workers. The determination of the cause, or causes, of the event are still under investigation, and due to the ongoing investigation we are unable to comment further about the cause or causes at this time. We don’t have direct patient information as those workers were transferred to other facilities and not admitted to Coryell Memorial, but our thoughts are with the injured as we pray for their recovery.

As of Monday, July 2nd our healthcare organization was up and running to full capacity in the hospital and clinic. Coryell Medical Clinic Building 1 and 2 opened on Monday, July 2nd and is seeing scheduled patients with appointments. Coryell Quick Care services are also available for walk-in patients, no appointment needed.

Coryell Medical Clinic Building 1 and 2, which provide family practice and specialty services, are seeing scheduled patients with appointments. Four days after the event, quick care services were opened for the first time by CMHS for walk-in patients, no appointment needed. If you have any questions about your appointment or quick care, please call 254-865-2166. If you are having an emergency, please call 911.

What you should know about Coryell Quick Care:

  • Walk in, no appointment necessary
  • Self-pay and insurance accepted
  • Adults and children 3 months and up
  • Extended hours
  • Treats nonlife-threatening medical problems
  • Hours: Monday, 8am7pm, Tues-Friday 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-12pm

The new 16-bed medical rehab that is connected to the Meadows Long-term Care was not affected by the event, and construction has resumed there, as well as on the front of the new hospital building. There is no activity in, and directly around the explosion site, as we allow the investigations to continue.

As a result of the location of the event, none of Coryell Health inpatients, nursing home or skilled nursing facility residents were seriously injured. We believe this may be in part due to the prompt response by medical and nonmedical staff. Our emergency preparedness plans were immediately initiated. In addition, the quick thinking of people on the scene and the rapid response of emergency personnel offered support in response to the event. The residents of the skilled nursing home, independent living, and assisted living were all brought back home a week after the incident. We could not be more grateful for the outpouring of support from all over. The acts of kindness have been inspiring during this trying time.

Right now, our number one focus is at the heart of our mission, to work through this ordeal while continuing to provide the highest quality care to our community.

Coryell Medical Clinic Opens With Prayer


Coryell Medical Clinic opened Building 2 this morning with prayers by two local preachers.

Coryell Medical Clinic, Building 1 and Building 2, are fully operational and all patients whose appointments needed to be canceled were contacted last week to be rescheduled. Scheduled patients with appointments should present to at their appointment time as usual.

If you need a prescription refill, please contact your pharmacy and they will send us a refill request.

Coryell Quick Care services are available for walk-in patients.

  • Walk-in, no appointment necessary
  • Self-pay and insurance accepted
  • Adults and children 3 months and up
  • Extended hours
  • Treats non-life threatening medical problems

If you have any questions, please call 254-865-2166.

An inside look at the clean up process

The clean up process moved quickly today with the support of over 130 restoration crew members working hand in hand with Coryell Memorial employees.

Emergency Room Now Open

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The Emergency Room is now open to for the patients of Coryell County who have depended on its life saving care for almost 70 years. The Coryell Memorial Emergency Room is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and is staffed by emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses and others specially trained in emergency care. We were down, but we are back up, to do what we do best- providing you with quality healthcare care, close to home.

If you have questions, please call 254-865-8251. If you are having an immediate medical emergency dial 911.

What To Do If You Need To Get In Touch


Due to the recent events, our resources are limited, and we are trying to address our patients’ needs as quickly as possible, so here are a few phone numbers that can help.

For general questions or to request copies of medical records, please call the main hospital phone line at 254-865-8251.

We are keeping family members of our residents updated, but if you would like more information, please call 254-404-2500.

Coryell Medical Clinic is continuing to receive messages from our call center with our nurses and family practice providers working to return urgent calls. If you need a prescription refill, please contact your pharmacy. To reach the clinic call center, call 254-865-2166.

Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work around the clock to restore our service lines.