Healthcare & Human Services

As a healthcare hub for the region, Abilene’s medical facilities and practices are vital to its growth. The Abilene Chamber supports a variety of measures to strengthen healthcare and human services.

  • Support legislation establishing both statewide and Taylor County Local Provider Participation Funds (LPPFs). This program provides much-needed funding of services to Medicaid patients.

  • Support the establishment of community college programs to get more nurses onto the hospital floors. A coalition of Hendrick Medical Center, Texas Tech University Health Science Center and Cisco College would enhance nursing teacher pay and speed the education process to get professionals working in hospital and clinic settings more quickly.

  • Support Family Code legislation, supported by Christian Homes of Abilene, to promote the child adoption process.

What we're reading

Hendrick launches healthcare academy for high school students

Hendrick Health continues to invest in the medical workforce of tomorrow with the recent launch of Healthcare Academy in partnership with Cisco College.
West Texas Rehab

This year, Texas lawmakers zeroed in on existing health care programs, leaving bolder measures by the wayside

Pregnant moms on Medicaid will get health care coverage for a year, patients will get more detailed billing and nurses will get help with school loans.