While we can trace our roots back to 1960, locally owned and operated Palacios Community Medical Center (PCMC) has been compassionately serving the community since 2001. PCMC’s commitment to providing high quality healthcare services to the community remains at the forefront of our mission. PCMC brings highly skilled medical professionals close to home, giving patients what they deserve: accessible, quality, and compassionate healthcare services through our family medicine clinic as well as our 17 bed acute-care hospital providing 24-hour emergency room service, laboratory and radiology services, physical therapy, and an in-house pharmacy, we are “Caring For Life.”

Our Mission

Palacios Community Medical Center is committed to improving the health of the people who live in our communities by providing accessible and compassionate medical care, teaching healthy lifestyles, promoting the best opportunity for recovery of good heath, and working with local agencies to meet community health needs.

Our Vision

To be the leader in creating community well-being through quality healthcare delivered with kindness and dignity.

Our Values

Compassion: We care for our community, guiding them to understand and manage their health.
Accountability: We take ownership of how actions impact lives.
Respect: We embrace every individual as a person of worth and dignity.
Education: We advocate and encourage patient education and professional development to continue improvement of our quality of care.


Our History

Palacios Community Medical Center; or PCMC as it is more commonly known, was originally called Wagner General Hospital, and first opened in 1961. Wagner General succeeded Bayview General Hospital. The first hospital in Palacios, Bayview opened in 1947 and was housed in the old WWII Camp Hulen USO building. In 1965 the organization was folded in to the Matagorda County Hospital District where it continued to provide for the healthcare needs of Southern Matagorda County until 2000, when the Palacios Medical Foundation (501C3 as of 1974) and PCMC (501c3 as of 2002); with a lot of help from not only within the community but across the state, took possession of the property and hospital management respectively. The facility was converted to the PCMC hospital we know today in 2001. Notable accomplishments across the years include serving as a “shelter” during Hurricane Carla in 1961 because; according to reports in the local paper, “it was the only place not affected by the tide.”

Today PCMC’s operations include the Texas licensed Medicare certified 17 bed “Critical Access Hospital” providing inpatient and outpatient programs; a 24/365 ER; and, imaging, laboratory and therapy services, as well as Palacios Medical Clinic, providing primary care services for all ages and members of the family. With a staff of approximately 60, PCMC has an annual local payroll of $2,400,000.

In 2019 PCMC went into an affiliation with Mid Coast Health System who then took over management of the hospital and clinic.  The Mid Coast Health System has a board of directors that includes several individuals form the Palacios area in addition to members from El Campo and Llano.

Your needs always come first at PCMC. Our Community Health Needs Assessment occurs approximately every three years. If you are interested in participating in our next CHNA, please contact Huyen Jessica Tran at (361) 972-2511.

Implementation Plan for CHNA

To learn more about our Implementation Plan for CHNA, view or download a detailed PDF of information, here: