Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman began its relationship with Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in 1973 with the original idea of having a local hospital in Kaufman. Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman's initial organizational meeting was held on Nov. 23, 1976.
The first trustees were Chairman Burt Gilliland, Presbyterian Health System Director of Finance Marshall Chambers and Vice Chairman Douglas Hawthorne. On July 18, 1977, the Board of Directors for Kaufman met and their first order of business was building a new facility.
An open house for the new facility was on April 29, 1979. The hospital opened its doors to the community the next day.
The hospital opened with 50 beds. Today, it has 91 beds, two professional buildings and a wide range of services that continue to grow to meet the demands of a growing community.
Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has been part of Texas Health Resources family of hospitals since 1997. On January 1, 2009, the hospital's name changed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman to reflect that it is a part of the largest health care system in North Texas.
In 2009, Texas Health Presbyterian Kaufman is celebrating 30 years of healing.