Central Hospital of Bowie opens for patients

The new Central Hospital of Bowie has opened for patient care.

Chief Executive Officer Faraz Hashmi confirmed it opened late Thursday and services include the emergency room, lab, imaging, pharmacy and in-patient care. It has been 21 months since Bowie Memorial Hospital closed and Bowie has been without hospital services within the city.

Hashmi said it has been a long process, but they are excited as the “real work begins now.”  Bowie Ambulance Service also has begun making runs to the new hospital. A formal tour of the facility by the ambulance service medical director will take place next week. Since the hospital closed ambulance protocol has sent patients immediately to Nocona General Hospital.

Read a full story on the opening in the weekend News.