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Hendrick Health System Overview

Abilene, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Serving more than 20 counties in midwestern Texas, Hendrick Health System operates Hendrick Medical Center, which has some 500 beds. Specialty services include heart care, home health, respiratory care, and trauma services. The medical center also provides a ... Read more

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.

Hendrick Health System – Why Work For Us?

Emphasizing a unique culture of service excellence and compassion, Hendrick Medical Center is a premier healthcare facility in the state of Texas. Our goal is to recruit people that have a sincere and passionate heart for people. 

A Gallup Great Workplace Award recipient 11 years in a row, 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.

The longevity of our employees’ service contributes to the overall success of our organization and demonstrates their dedication to our mission.

Our organization strives to be distinctive in a positive way and we expect the same from our employees. As a competitive, regional center offering a range of specialties and serving 19 counties in the surrounding area, employees that come to Hendrick Medical Center immediately recognize our distinction. Providing our staff with state of the art equipment to work with, our employees feel confident about providing our customers with the best care possible. We are proud to say our employees make an impact!

Hendrick Medical Center is known for our Level III Trauma, newly renovated Hendrick Children’s Hospital with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hendrick Cancer Center, Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation, Level II Nursery, Vera West Women’s Center, Hendrick Hospice Care, Hendrick Heartsaver Network, Children’s Miracle Network, and Primary Certified Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI.

Hendrick Medical Center has achieved the Pathway to ExcellenceTM designation for the second 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.

As part of the mission of Hendrick Medical Center, generous tuition reimbursement for critical need hires, helps alleviate the financial burden for nurse education in designated healthcare fields.

Nursing at a Glance

  • Low nurse to patient ratios
  • Excellent employee benefits
  • Christian environment
  • Multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals
  • Multi-faceted healthcare system with a range of services
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Educators specialized for each service
  • Tuition reimbursement for critical need hires
  • Professional Nurse Competency Model
  • Coach pay
  • Customized nursing orientation through Prophecy
  • Nurselink – Nurse Residency Program


At Hendrick, I Belong! 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!”

At Hendrick, I Belong!

Chris May, a Circulating RN in the Operating Room, joined the Hendrick team in February of 2015 when she moved to Abilene from Austin.  A Clyde High School graduate, when Chris decided to move closer to home, she said Hendrick was her first choice in a workplace because of Hendrick’s reputation.  “My family experience has been great here, too.  I feel that Hendrick is the first choice in healthcare in this area and is continuing to grow.” She believes Hendrick strives to remain at the forefront of new surgical technologies and in healthcare.

Chris, at Hendrick, YOU belong!

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.

First Care Health Insurance Plans

Employee Wellness Program

The Hendrick Wellness Program offers free annual health 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.

Basic Group Life Insurance
Premiums are paid for the employee by HHS for basic life insurance at the value of one and one-half times the employee's annual base salary. This benefit also includes coverage for accidental death and dismemberment.

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Long Term Disability Plan

Short Term Disability Plan

Critical Illness

Accident Insurance

Supplemental Term Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance (new elections are only offered during annual enrollment)

Legal Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Annuity/Retirement Plan – GuideStone Financial Resources

  • 403(b)
  • 401(k)
  • Employees receive 3% matching contributions upon employment.

Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off (PTO) is a flexible benefit plan combining traditional days off such as vacation, holidays and sick time into one program.  All employees classified as full-time who have completed 90 days of continuous employment are eligible for PTO.

Eligible employees will accrue PTO as follows:

Years of Employment

Accrued Per Pay Period

0 thru 4

6.46 hours

5 thru 14

8.00 hours

15 +

9.50 hours


Extended Illness Bank
Upon accrual, employees may access their Extended Illness Bank (EIB) for personal illness or injury, or family illness after 16 consecutively scheduled work hours missed.  Access is immediate upon personal hospitalization, outpatient surgery or maternity leave.  Hours are accrued based on tenure and hours worked per pay period.  Eligible employees will accrue EIB as follows:

Years of Employment

Hours Accrued per Pay Period

Annual Hours Accrued

0 thru 4

1.54 hours

40 hours

5 thru 14

1.85 hours

48 hours

15 & up

2.46 hours

64 hours

Bereavement Leave

Jury and Witness Duty Leave

Differential Pay

Tuition Reimbursement for Critical-Need Hires

Discounts - Archway Cafe, Hendrick Professional Pharmacy, Hendrick Health Club

Employee Health Services

ProCare Worker Injury Program

Employee Events

Employee Service Awards

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:


  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine-Rural
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine (Traditional Practice including both In and Out-Patient)
  • Neurology (Out-Patient with 7 days a month of In-Patient Call)
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine


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.


Please submit CVs to:


Rachel Lee

Physician Recruiter

(325) 518-2517




Brittany Adair

Physician Recruiter

(325) 670-6276

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    Hendrick provides me with a great work life balance. The benefits associated are incredible and they offer reduced cost on health insurance based on a wellness screening. I believe that Hendrick cares for my well-being. From employee to employee interaction to the interactions with leadership, I know that I belong here and I am treated with respect every single day. Hendrick has given me opportunities to grow professionally. I love that Hendrick offers a wide variety of opportunities from being involved with Employee Wellness activities to all the ways I can support out local communality through outreaches and fundraisers. Even though I don't have direct patient care, I know that my job and responsibilities influences those who have direct patient care. I know that our Executive Leadership is one that cares about employees and patients and does their very best to make decisions for what is right for Hendrick and Abilene.


    Not a whole lot. I would say that Hendrick values their employees opinions and when there is an area for improvement, our Leadership does everything in their ability to make changes and to listen to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give opportunities to people. Thank you for all your hard work.

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    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.

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Hendrick Health System Awards & Accolades

  • Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2009
  • Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2008

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