In September 2019, Nocona General Hospital proudly presented to the community a fully-remodeled patient wing, nursing station, lobby and business office suite. Built in 1974, the hospital has had no significant upgrades with the exception of paint and flooring. Now patients and visitors enjoy a large covered area outside the lobby area for loading and unloading. Our lobby is now spacious and inviting, with all LED lighting and contemporary colors and flooring.
All 18 patient rooms are now private with spacious bathrooms and walk-in showers. NGH also has a 4-bed Special Care Unit which is scheduled for remodel in the summer of 2020. Each patient room now has Medical Air available, which is compressed air for patients who only need room air. This is a significant upgrade, as previously only oxygen was available. Plugs are available in each room with USB chargers for patient and family convenience. Hallways have been widened and are now bright and cheerful, and the ceilings were raised to assist with noise reduction. Our nursing station has doubled, making those services more efficient and functional.
NGH underwent a $3.5 million renovation that was completed in mid-2019, the first major renovation since the hospital first opened in 1974. Features now include 18 private patient rooms; a 4-bed Special Care Unit; a covered entrance; a beautiful, open lobby area; an expanded nursing station; and more efficient administrative spaces.
For almost fifty years, NGH has served northern Montague County with perseverance and pride.
Director of Hospital & Clinic Operations, Kelly Cope
NGH now offers safe and secure access to your personal medical records, anytime day or night. This free service will help you become more informed and prepared to better understand your healthcare options.
In order for you to access your information online, you will need to provide the hospital with an email address, which will only be used to send instructions for creating a login and password to allow access to your electronic health information through our website portal.
If you do not have an email address, but are still interested in participating, you may designate an authorized representative whose email address may be used. For more information, call Medical Records at (940) 825-3235.
Requests to receive hard copies of medical records, or to have medical records sent to a provider, please contact our Medical Records department at (940) 825-3235.
Director of Information Management, Robin Bowles
SWING BED PROGRAM
Swing Bed is a Medicare program that allows rural hospitals to provide skilled nursing care in the hospital. Medicare allows for a semi-private room, meals, skilled nursing, rehabilitative services, and other services and supplies (after a 3-day minimum inpatient hospital stay for a related illness or injury) for up to 20 days of full coverage. To qualify in a swing bed unit, you must need skilled nursing care such as intravenous injections or physical therapy. Medicare doesn’t cover long-term or custodial care in this setting.
If you have questions concerning qualifications for the Swing Bed program, please consult your physician or speak with our Social Worker.
Social Worker, Angie Sutton, LBSW-IPR
CMS Disclaimer and Explanation for Standard Hospital Charges
This hospital determines its standard charges for patient services with the use of a chargemaster or similar system, which is a list of charges for the components of patient care that go into every patient’s bill. These are the baseline rates for services provided at this hospital.
The chargemaster is similar in concept to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) on a vehicle. It is the starting price of each service performed and goods consumed associated with the individual patient’s treatment. The chargemaster rates are updated from time to time to accurately reflect the hospital’s expenses to operate.
Standard charges shown in the attached file do not necessarily reflect what a patient may pay. Government insurance plans such as Medicare and Medicaid do not pay the chargemaster rates, but rather have their own set rates which hospitals are obligated to accept. Commercial insurance payments are based on contract negotiations with managed care payors and may or may not reflect the standard charges. Patients without commercial insurance or not covered by a government health care plan should contact the hospital prior to a procedure to discuss charges, alternative pricing, and payment terms.
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100 Park Road
Nocona, TX 76255
Hospital Phone (940) 825-3235
Hospital Fax (940) 825-3604