FCHS Announces Plan to Bring Emergency Medical Care Services to Bowie

Residents of Bowie will soon have a local source for emergency medical care as Faith Community Health System (FCHS) announces a new management agreement to provide emergency medical services from the site of the former Central Hospital of Bowie.

In an announcement made at an Aug. 16 Board of Directors meeting, FCHS CEO Frank L. Beaman says that the Bowie ER project has been in planning for more than eight months as FCHS has been evaluating how to bring essential and convenient emergency medical care to the Bowie community.

“Rural communities in Texas and across the nation continue to find themselves without access to local healthcare,” Beaman says. “In our region, Faith Community Health System is doing its part to make sure members of our communities can feel confident that local healthcare is indeed local.”

Nearly 30 percent of Texas counties no longer have access to a local hospital. The lack of local healthcare creates enormous challenges for rural Texans who seek or require access to comprehensive medical programs and services.

The Bowie community has been without a full-service hospital since the hospital closed its doors in February 2020. Since then, residents have had to travel out of town, like FCHS in Jacksboro for emergency care. FCHS has been operating the rural health clinic in Bowie since 2018.

As part of the announcement, FCHS will operate the emergency department at the Central Hospital of Bowie site and provide radiology and clinical laboratory services. The building is currently undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades by its current owners to ensure facilities are up-to-date for outpatient services.

“I am excited to join in the celebration of the announcement of FCHS’s new emergency facility and to join with my fellow economic development team and city leaders in welcoming them to Bowie,” said Janis Crawley, Bowie Economic Development Executive Director.  “One key component in recruitment of new business and residence is quality health care.  The announcement by FCHS is a great asset and vital for future growth and sustainability.”

The new FCHS Bowie Emergency Room is expected to employ approximately 30 people and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Leveraging respective resources to assist citizens in our community is, and will remain, a priority of mine, said Gaylynn Burris, Mayor City of BowieAs the Mayor of Bowie, I have a clear understanding of the importance of quality health care and am extremely excited for our community as we welcome the announcement of FCHS’s ability in bringing a facility of this magnitude to our community.  Bowie is fortunate that we, as a city, offer our citizens great emergency response teams in both our paid and volunteered firemen/paramedic staff members and we look forward to partnering with the upcoming hospital leaders.”   

“Faith Community Health System is excited to have the opportunity to expand our footprint and make professional healthcare services convenient,” Beaman says. “We look forward to making additional announcements in the coming months as repairs and renovations progress.”

While construction and other upgrades at the facility are currently ongoing, Beaman says various delays are associated with the pandemic. There is no word on a specific opening date, but FCHS hopes to open the Bowie Emergency Room as soon as possible.

New emergency care service coming to Bowie (newschannel6now.com)

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The NEW & IMPROVED Lifestyle 365

Lifestyle 365 is a medically based exercise prescription program that includes the following:

  • Cardiovascular, strength, mobility, biometric, and health risk assessment.
  • One Body Composition DEXA Scan at initial sign up and one more scan at the 12-month mark for only $49. The DEXA scan analyzes body fat and lean mass percentages and gives us a very accurate Resting Metabolic Rate.
  • Access to monthly nutrition education seminar hosted by Clack Nutrition, “Food and Facts”, for free!
  • $10 OFF your first six sessions with a Registered Dietitian from Clack Nutrition.
  • One FREE 30 min one-on-one training session with a Certified Exercise Physiologist per month.
  • Monthly personalized exercise program based on your individual needs and goals
  • Workout supervision through heart rate tracking
  • Weekly, monthly, and quarterly re-assessments to ensure progress
  • 24/7/365 gym access, group class and pool access

*If you would like an additional scan before the 12-month mark, you may schedule one for the cost of $30 per scan.

*If you would like an additional training session, you may schedule one for the cost of $30 per session.

*NON-Lifestyle 365 members may purchase a DEXA scan for the cost of $79 per scan.

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Summer Learning Series with FCHS Cardiopulmonary

Join us Monday, August 16th for this month’s Summer Learning Series. We will have Staci Kenvin & Cara Epps giving us a deep dive into Cardiopulmonary at Faith Community Health System.

Date: Monday, August 16th at 6:00pm

Location: Concerned Citizens Senior Center! 400 E Pine St. Jacksboro

FREE meal & door prizes!

Please RSVP to Melanie Belcher at mbelcher@fchtexas.com or 817-374-9026

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FCHS Foundation President & JCHD Board Member, Leslie Chalmers, Receives McMurry University Outstanding Alumni Award in Business

Leslie graduated with a BBA in Marketing from McMurry University in 1999. As a student, she made the Dean’s list, was active in the Servant Leadership program, was voted Sweetheart of Ko Sari Fraternity, & was head cheerleader of the McMurry University cheer squad.

Leslie now brings an extensive 22-year background in business & economic development, sales, non-profit marketing, public relations, and fundraising from organizations such as Fort Worth Star-telegram, Goodwill West-Texas, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, Weatherford Christian School, the Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce and most recently the Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation, where she serves as the organization’s Executive Director.

Over her career, Leslie has raised over $8 million dollars for these different organizations through marketing, donor relations, and business development. She is also the owner and consultant of a special event planning & fundraising company, Divine Order Events & Consulting, which educates non-profits on how to execute highly successful events & fundraising campaigns.

Leslie is passionate about giving back and working alongside organizations to make her community and line of work all it was created to be. She currently serves in the following roles:

  • Faith Community Hospital Board of Directors – Place 5
  • Faith Community Health Foundation Board – Board President
  • The Vision Group of Jacksboro
  • Advisory Board for Grace House Ministries
  • Nortex Economic Development District Advisory Board
  • North Texas Agricultural Alliance Group
  • Texas Workforce Commission Board
  • Business Retention & Expansion International Education Committee
  • Texas Economic Development Council Communication Committee
  • Jacksboro Ag Youth Supporters Board
  • Jacksboro Athletic Booster Club – Treasure
  • Jacksboro Ex-Students Association
  • Jacksboro Lions Club

She is a member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the International Economic Development Corporation, the Southern Economic Development Council, the Texas Downtown Association, Business Retention & Expansion International, and the Texas Midwest Communities Network. She is also in the process of earning her Certified Economic Developers certification.

Leslie was named one of Parker Counties’ Top 40 under 40 and received the Jean Bryant Marketing Award in 2014. She most recently was nominated, accepted, and graduated from the Leadership Texas Class of 2019, an elite program dedicated to ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life. She was one of only 84 women across the state of Texas selected for the educational and leadership experience that year.

She has had articles featured in FDI Alliance Magazine on economic growth & advancement, was most recently interviewed by the University of Texas for their IC2 Institute Community Leaders Speak Blog, and is asked on a regular basis by non-profits, schools, and other community leaders to speak on various topics relevant to their immediate issues. Leslie can also be heard sharing her love and knowledge of the game courtside, as a featured sports broadcaster for Jacksboro Tiger Basketball during the season on KWKQ 94.7FM.

Leslie and her family have given of their volunteer time and efforts through the years to numerous organizations such as the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Goodwill West-Texas, Concerned Citizens of Jack County, Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce, and The Food Pantry of Jack County. During her time at Weatherford Christian School, not only did she serve as the school’s Director of Development & Marketing, but she also gave of her time as a head coach for the Lady Lion’s basketball team. During her time as head coach, the Lady Lions won 5 district championships and went on to become state runner-up in 2015 and state champions in 2016. Leslie was named Coach of Year in 2016 and was asked to coach the TCAF All-Star game.

Leslie and her husband Stewart returned to Jacksboro in 2017 after meeting there years earlier in high school. They reside there with their two children Rylan, age 17 who will soon be off to college and Rachael, age 15 who will be entering her Junior year in high school. When they aren’t working, helping in the community or following kids sports, they enjoy traveling, cooking, being poolside or hiking in Ruidoso. Leslie attributes all her life’s blessings & experiences to God above, and is humbled that she has been used as a vessel to bring honor & glory to His name.

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Food & Facts With Faith

Join us for this month’s Food & Facts With Faith! Bailey Clack, RD, Owner of Clack Nutrition, will be speaking on the importance of whole food!

Healthy Care Sessions:

  • August 5th
  • Noon and 5:30pm
  • $5 to attend or FREE for Lifestyle 365 members
  • Meal Provided
  • Location: Swan Family Wellness Center
  • Please RSVP to Joe Copeland: jcopeland@fchtexas.com or 940-216-2379
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About Faith Community Health System

Faith Community Hospital is a community hospital serving the residents of Jack County, Texas. We offer a wealth of medical services including inpatient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics and other health care services.

Rural Health Clinics

Alvord Clinic
115 East Bypass US Highway 287
Alvord, Texas 76225940-427-2858

Bowie Clinic
1010 N. Mill St.
Bowie, TX 76230


Graham Clinic
1005 State Hwy 16 South
Graham, Texas 76450


Jacksboro Clinic
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX 76458


Contact Us

If you need to contact us for general inquires or comments, please use the methods below. For emergencies, please dial 911.

215 Chisholm Trail Jacksboro,
Texas 76458