Gainesville Hospital District

Gainesville Hospital District

The Gainesville Hospital District (“District”) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. The District was authorized by an Enabling Act by the Texas Legislature under Senate Bill No. 1293 of the 64th Legislature on May 15, 1975. An election was held in which a majority of the voters of the county approved the creation of the District. The District boundaries (see map below) are coextensive with the boundaries of Cooke County, except that the district does not include territory located in the Muenster Hospital District.

The Enabling Act provided for a nine member board of directors of the district to conduct the business. The term of office for each member of the board is three years. An election is held in May to replace members when their terms expire.

The Enabling Act also states the District has full responsibility for operating all hospital facilities for providing medical and hospital care of the indigent persons in the district. The board has exclusive authority to determine the type, character, and use of facilities in the hospital system. The board may contract with a nonprofit corporation for the corporation to provide administrative and other personnel for the operation of the hospital facilities. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce as of December 1, 2018 a new lease arrangement was entered with Community Hospital Corporation to continue providing care for the community through North Texas Medical Center and its affiliated sites.

2019 Meeting Dates:

May 20, 2019

July 22, 2019

September 23, 2019

November 25, 2019

Meetings dates are subject to change. A special called meeting may be held in accordance with rules of the Open Meeting Act.

District Boundaries

Gainesville Hospital District Map.pdf