Coleman County Medical Center

Large enough to serve you. Small enough to know you.

The healthcare professionals of Coleman County Medical Center are committed to delivering high-quality healthcare services close to home for Coleman County residents. Since the hospital originally opened in the early 1920s that mission has remained the same.

CCMC, named after Overall-Morris Memorial Hospital, has provided healthcare to the residents of Coleman County since 1923. A second building was added in 1935, and was connected to the original building with enclosed corridors. In 1967, a new patient care wing was added to the north side of the facility and the original portion of the hospital was closed.

The first floor of the north wing was enclosed in 1977 to provide additional space. Currently, the first floor of the facility provides patient care and houses administrative and management offices. The second floor is occupied by the surgical and maternity departments and the hospital’s rural health clinic, Coleman County Medical Associates. The clinic provides primary care through private family practices run by the doctors and mid-level providers of CCMC.

Like most small, rural hospitals, CCMC was hit hard financially by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that substantially cut Medicare payments. Revenue was drastically reduced but the cost of caring for the patients remained the same. To maintain the quality of care the community had come to expect, Coleman County residents voted to create a hospital district as a means of keeping the hospital open. The tax money generated from the hospital district helped pay operational costs for CCMC. Subsequently, the hospital applied for Critical Access status to further improve its economic stability. Critical Access status allows the hospital to increase its income by increasing the amount in Medicare payments received. The hospital was awarded that status in March of 2004.

To continue to guarantee the hospital’s ability to deliver quality healthcare to Coleman County and surrounding communities, the Hospital District Board hired Preferred Management, a management company providing innovative, comprehensive management services to hospitals and healthcare facilities in rural areas, to operate the hospital in 2011.

Medical Providers
Bethany Pickard, MD Bethany Pickard, MD practices internal medicine at Collingsworth Family Medicine and Collingsworth General Hospital. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Amarillo, earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from TTUHSC School of Medicine, Lubbock, and her Bachelors of Science degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock. She also attended the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, for a year before deciding to go to medical school. A second generation physician, Dr. Pickard was born in Clifton, Texas, and raised in Valley Mills, Texas.  The family moved to Crosbyton, Texas, when Dr. Pickard was five, and her father continues to practice family medicine there.  Dr. Pickard lives in Wellington with her husband Justin, an information technology professional and operations manager for Pickard Family Farms in Estacado, Texas.
Cassie Colson, RN, FNP Cassie Colson, RN, FNP received her Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Texas - Arlington in 2018, joining the providers at Collingsworth Family Medicine in January 2019. She started working as a nurse aide at Collingsworth General Hospital in 2010, while attending class at Amarillo College to earn her Associate Degree in nursing, and continued working as an RN while attending Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.   Cassie was born in Mississippi, but moved to Wellington when she was one year old, so she claims Wellington as her official hometown. She and her husband, Ryan, and two children, Rylyn and Caleb, live just west of the city limits of Wellington. 
Joshua Wright, PA-C Joshua Wright, PA-C graduated from the physician assistant program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas.  As part of the program he completed rotations in family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, psychiatry, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and internal medicine.  Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Wright worked for 15 years as an EMT, paramedic and firefighter in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  He enjoys taking care of the whole patient and the entire family, but also uses his skills and experience to cover the emergency room. Wright grew up in Perrin, Texas, just outside of Jacksboro in North Central Texas, and spent much of his summers, spring breaks and Christmas holidays in West Texas with his maternal and paternal grandparents.  He and his wife Carrie always planned to return to a small community to work and raise their two sons.  
Rajesh Nambiar, MD Rajesh Nambiar, MD is a board certified interventional cardiologist who has been practicing with the Amarillo Heart Group for the last four years. He staffs a cardiology clinic at Collingsworth Family Medicine one day per month for the convenience of area patients. Dr. Nambiar completed his internal medicine training at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, where he was also honored to serve as the chief resident. He furthered his training with fellowships in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Cook County Hospital and Rush Medical Center, Chicago, respectively. As a result of this training, he is well equipped to manage cardiac disease and perform a wide range of diagnostic and interventional heart and vascular procedures.
Hospital Leadership
Candy Powell Candy Powell Administrator A native of Wellington, Candy Powell was named administrator of Collingsworth General in 2006.  She joined the hospital in 1993 as the director of radiology and by 1996 also assumed responsibility of the operations of the radiology and laboratory, housekeeping, maintenance and central supply departments.  In September 2001 she was promoted to assistant administrator of the hospital. Candy graduated from Wellington High School in 1987. She received her associate degree in radiology from Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas, in 1989, and completed her training at Northwest Texas Hospital.  She began her career in healthcare as an X-ray technician at Elk City Community Hospital, Elk City, Oklahoma. Candy has a strong commitment to Collingsworth General Hospital and the community because she loves working in her hometown and taking care of her friends and neighbors. Powell is married to Jeff Powell and has three children, Mason, Keedon and Brecklyn.
Vikki Barton, RN Vikki Barton, RN Chief Nursing Officer
Vikki Barton, RN, joined the nursing staff of Collingsworth General in 1998 as a licensed vocational nurse.  While working at the hospital, she returned to school to earn her advanced nursing degree, and was promoted to the position of registered nurse in 2005.  She assumed her current position as Chief Nursing Officer in 2011. 
Not surprisingly, Vikki knows every position within the nursing department and has nursing experience in a variety of medical areas such as trauma, pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiac, discharge planning, respiratory therapy, wound care, physical therapy and hospice care.  
A longtime resident of Wellington, she epitomizes the caring attitude that made Collingsworth General a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for patient satisfaction.