HMH is advised by a six member volunteer board on behalf of Haskell County residents. All HMH board meetings are open to the public and are held in the HMH education building the fourth Tuesday of each month, January - November.
Owner, Cole House Bed & Breakfast
Joyce Nell Turner is lifelong resident of Haskell County and the current longest serving member board member of the Haskell Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.
Joyce was born on her family’s farmstead outside of Rochester, TX in 1932 and graduated from Rochester High School in 1949. After graduation, Joyce went on to attend Abilene Christian University before transfering and graduating from West Texas A&M University at Canyon, TX where she obtained a teaching degree. Joyce returned home to the Haskell County area after graduation and taught Language Arts and Business Education in Weinert and later Rochester.
In 1955, immediately following her graduation from college, Joyce married Samuel Turner. They were married 36 years until his passing in 1991. Together they have three boys, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In addition to still maintaining an active role in her farming operations, Joyce is the owner and operator of Cole House Bed and Breakfast and Village Primitives Antiques. In her spare time Joyce helps out at the The General Store located in Rule, TX and enjoys China painting.
“As the current longest serving member of the Haskell Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, I have seen many positive changes in our hospital throughout the years including the hiring of Fran McCown as our Hospital Administrator and HMH’s designation as a Critical Access facility. Our hospital has overcome many odds and has only emerged stronger throughout the years. It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on the HMH board.”