Mission: The mission of Hendrick Medical Center is to deliver high quality healthcare emphasizing excellence and compassion consistent with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Happy National Nurses Week! This week, we’re celebrating all nurses and the vital role they play in healthcare. A special thank you to all of our incredible Hendrick nurses who inspire, innovate and influence every day! #ThisIsHendrick
We are proud to announce that we have earned the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 12th year.
Our goal is to recruit people that have a sincere and passionate heart for people. The longevity of our employees’ service contributes to the overall success of our organization and demonstrates their dedication to our mission.
A Gallup Great Workplace Award since 2007, Hendrick Medical Center is accustomed to empowering our employees by providing them with the resources to succeed. As Hendrick Medical Center grows and transitions, our staff continues to follow suit. Embracing the fact that our society is growing and ever changing, Hendrick recruits its medical nursing, clinical and non-clinical staff from throughout the United States and around the world.
If you are ready to be part of a carefully selected team dedicated to exceptional care, picture yourself at Hendrick. Hendrick Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital located in Abilene, Texas, providing healthcare services to 20 surrounding counties since 1924.
Our nursing team provides consistent, compassionate, high quality care that is patient-focused and aligned with the Christian mission and vision of Hendrick. With a range of nursing services available and outstanding benefits offered, you can be assured that Hendrick Medical Center is the right place for you.
Hendrick Medical Center has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation for the fourth time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The Pathway to Excellence designation recognizes the essential elements of an ideal nursing practice environment where nurses can flourish. The designation confirms the professional satisfaction of nurses at Hendrick Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work. Hendrick first received the distinction in 2007, and was re-designated in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Institutions are eligible to receive designation every three years.
Hendrick Nursing Services:
Perks at Hendrick:
Ronnie Naizer, RN of Orthopedics (P6) has been a part of the Hendrick team since 1991 when he began work as a Patient Care Technician during nursing school.
Ronnie believes Hendrick is “the centerpiece of, not only Abilene, but of the Big Country. I know that when I recommend Hendrick to an individual seeking medical care, the staff will treat them with the best care they can get. That has been the expectation set for us. We are proud that the bar is set so high, and we are able to reach and exceed it daily.”
When asked what he loves about Hendrick, Ronnie replied, “This is an easy one…the employees. The family of Hendrick Medical Center from every department makes it so easy to work here. Hendrick has always made me feel special. I’m made to feel that I mean something to Hendrick and that I count!”
When she moved to Abilene in 2008, Heather Hess began a job search which led her to Hendrick. An experienced OR RN, Heather instantly knew Hendrick was a perfect fit for her. After starting as a circulator, Heather has progressed up the ranks from neurosurgery coordinator to OR supervisor and most recently to OR nurse manager in August of 2017.
“I love the atmosphere (at Hendrick), the people I get to work with every day and the technological advances in the OR,” Heather stated. “Every day, I enjoy waking up and coming to work at Hendrick. I have a feeling of contentment here,” she continued. “That contentment and the family atmosphere always reinforces the feeling that I belong at Hendrick.”
As an OR nurse of 19 years, Heather knows firsthand the challenges and demands of the operating room, recognizing the extreme teamwork required to make each day run smoothly. Her desire as nurse manager is to be able to convey her appreciation to the OR staff for the excellent care they provide every single day.
Hendrick offers a variety of affordable benefits to our employees and their families. All full-time employees are eligible for benefits coverage the first day of the month following two months of employment. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of Hendrick Health System and its affiliates.
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Eligible employees will accrue PTO as follows:
Years of Employment
Accrued Per Pay Period
0 thru 4
5 thru 14
Years of Employment
Hours Accrued per Pay Period
Annual Hours Accrued
0 thru 4
5 thru 14
15 & up
Additional Insurance Options
Employee Recognition and Events
Wellness Program - The Hendrick Wellness Program offers free annual biometric screenings and year-round activities. In addition, Hendrick has an Employee Wellness Nurse Navigator to help employees reach their Wellness goals. Discounts on medical insurance premiums are available for employees who meet established criteria.
If you would like additional information regarding our benefit packages, contact Employee Benefits at 325.670.3163.
*Benefits are subject to change.
Board certified and board eligible physicians needed to practice at the largest regional medical center within a 150 mile radius. Practicing and experienced physicians as well as fellows will be considered. Physician must be licensed in Texas or eligible. We are unable to support Visas (J1 or H1). Hendrick is currently recruiting the following specialties:
Abilene, Texas is a regional center of higher education and the Arts. Population is 120K in town with over 400K draw. The people distinguish themselves as being warm, friendly and open to accepting new people and ideas. It is a charming, safe community and a fine place to raise a family. Hendrick Health System in Abilene, Texas serves as the hub for healthcare services in the Texas Midwest. Founded in 1924, it is now licensed for 522 beds and offers a broad spectrum of services ranging from prenatal and birthing services to retirement living and hospice care. You will find most medical and surgical specialists are on staff to assist in the care of your patients.
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I have been working at Hendrick Health System full-time (More than 3 years)
Great People in the community and the facility
Behind the times, antiquated computer system with so many patches and work-arounds that it is costing them more money to keep it going than it would to invest in a new system for the long-term.
Advice to Management
Upgrade to a decent computer system. Continuing to spend money to patch and re-patch an inefficient and outdated system does not make a lot of sense and cannot really be cost effective in the long run.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hendrick Health System (Abilene, TX) in October 2017.
Had a great experience during interview process. Applied on day 1, got a call for interview the next day and will hear something by next week. They were very friendly and very easy to talk to. Made you feel comfortable the entire process.