A new facility for the Quitman community
Wood County Central Hospital opened its doors in 1967. After nearly 30 years of operating as an independent facility, the Wood County Central Hospital District entered into a management agreement with ETMC. At that time, the hospital became known as ETMC Wood County at Quitman.
Two years later in 1998, we entered into a lease agreement with the hospital district and the hospital’s name was changed to ETMC Quitman.
Today’s ETMC Quitman
In February 2012, we broke ground for the construction of a hospital to replace the previous 40-year-old facility.
The new ETMC Quitman opened in July 2013. The $35 million project features a 25-bed nursing unit with private rooms, a centrally located grand lobby housing all customer service functions, a 70-seat café-style dining area and approximately 10,000 square-feet of physician office and clinic space. The new hospital would not have been possible without the support of the Wood County Central Hospital District.
While facility is new, many of our services remain the same. We continue to operate our 24-hour emergency department, which is designated a Level IV trauma center. We also offer a range of diagnostic services, including a fully equipped laboratory and imaging department.
We are home to the ETMC First Physicians clinic in Quitman, which offers primary care for your entire family, as well as the services of many visiting specialists. We also work closely with the ETMC First Physicians clinic in Mineola.
ETMC also provides a variety of other medical programs in Wood County, such as ETMC Home Health, ETMC EMS and an ETMC Olympic Center in Mineola.