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CHC Historic Timeline

 

1996: Community Hospital Corporation is established. Contributing member organizations include:

  • All Saints Health System
  • Arlington Medical Center
  • Baptist Health System, San Antonio
  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
  • Baylor Health Care System
  • Covenant Health System
  • Hillcrest Health System
  • Kings Daughters Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
  • Richardson Regional Medical Center
  • Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics
  • United Regional Health Care System
  • Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen

1997: Mike Williams becomes first CHC employee as president and CEO.

 

September 1998: Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas, is leased to CHC. CHC provides management services to the hospital.

 

September 2000: CHC becomes the corporate member of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Baptist Orange Hospital and Baptist Beaumont Hospital.

 

2001: CHC helps Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, Miss., preserve its mission and avoid a for-profit hospital system takeover.

 

2003: CHC steps in to help Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Tyler, Texas, with capacity issues and conducts a feasibility study for a campus-based LTACH.

 

2004: CHC forms CHC ContinueCare LLC, a post-acute care company.

 

2004: CHC and Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics form a joint venture known as Tyler ContinueCARE, a solution for critically ill patients requiring extended care.

 

2004: Through CHC’s support, Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas, converts to Critical Access Status.

 

October 2004: CHC becomes the corporate member of Artesia General Hospital, Artesia, New Mexico.

 

2005: CHC forms Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting) to provide hospital consulting and management services.

 

2005: CHC enhances Risk Management and Compliance service offerings.

 

2006: CHC adds in-house counsel.

 

January 2007: CHC offers Supply Chain Management Services.

 

March 2007: CHC offers Managed Care Services.

 

March 2007: CHC enters into agreement to manage Harbor Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas, a long-term acute care hospital.

 

March 2007: CHC guides the turnaround strategy for Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco, Texas, and April 2009 affiliation with Scott & White, Temple, Texas.

 

July 2008: CHC offers IT Services.

 

2009: CHC provides advisory services and strategic support for Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, Neb. In the past five years, Great Plains has grown from 45 to 90 members on the medical staff.

 

April 2009: St. Mark’s Medical Center, La Grange, Texas, becomes owned and leased by CHC.

 

April 2009: CHC initiates relationship with Hamot Health Foundation to provide regional development strategies.

 

August 2009: CHC initiates revenue cycle project for Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

 

March 2010: CHC enters into agreement to provide management services for Mother Frances Hospital – Winnsboro, Winnsboro, Texas, an affiliate of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.

 

April 2010: CHC Consulting offers GPO services through HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG).

 

April 2011: CHC helps four Arkansas hospitals with shared services.

 

April 2011: Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., engages CHC Consulting for help through a comprehensive process and search for a new strategic partner.

 

May 2011: Community Hospital, McCook, Neb., signs on to receive CHC Consulting support services.

 

June 2011: CHC provides strategic support services for Hutcheson Medical Center.

 

August 2011: Memorial Health System of East Texas engages CHC Consulting for full management services of Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin, Memorial Medical Center-San Augustine and Memorial Specialty Hospital, also in Lufkin.

 

October 2011: CHC Consulting begins providing support services to Hendrick Health System, Abilene Texas, and helps to transform its LTACH from a cost center to a cash-positive hospital within a hospital.

 

October 2011: CHC enters into agreement to provide management services for Central Florida Health Alliance.

 

October 2011: Glen Rose Medical Center signs with CHC for closer relationship.

 

February 2012: CHC facilitates funding through the USAC Rural Health Care Program – of more than $446,000 – for telecommunications services supporting Yoakum Community Hospital and Artesia General Hospital.

 

April 2012: PACS goes live for Yoakum Community Hospital, and later in August 2012 for Artesia General Hospital.

 

July 2012: CHC Consolidated reaches nearly $371 million in revenue (FY 2012).

 

July 2012: CHC Consulting’s revenue growth for the past three years tops 85%, reaching nearly $6 million (FY 2012).

 

August 2012: CHC completes the first of many Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs).

 

September 2012: Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, Miss., selects CHC Consulting for an operational assessment and board advisory services.

 

October 2012: Gunnison Valley Health, Gunnison, Colo., engages CHC Consulting for management services.

 

October 2012: CHC implements Disaster Recovery solutions for Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas located in Orange and Beaumont.

 

2012: CHC’s annual employee satisfaction survey has held the 99th percentile of like corporations for the past two years.

 

2013: CHC-owned facilities and CHC Consulting clients together have an annual supply spend of $165 million.

 

2013: At the beginning of its 16th year, CHC has 67 corporate employees.

 

2013: CHC serves clients in 26 states and:

  • Is the Corporate Member of 5 acute care hospitals and 2 LTACHs (owned/leased facilities)
  • Provides Management and Strategic Support Services to 14 hospitals and health systems
  • Has provided consulting services to over 35 hospitals in past 18 months

July 2014: CHC grows post-acute business to include five long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) in the States of Texas, Kentucky and North Carolina to serve medically complex patients requiring extended recovery time,

 

September 2014: Union County General Hospital, Clayton, N.M., engages CHC Consulting for management services.

 

January 2015: Michael D. Williams, CHC President and CEO, is awarded the 2014 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration, the Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor.  

 

2015:

  • CHC transitions Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tenn., from Adventist Health System and the City of Jellico to CHC with ownership by CHC effective in May. 
  • CHC is named among the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare.
  • Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington, Ga., engages CHC Consulting for strategic support services.
  • Houston County Medical Center, Crockett, Texas, transitions to management by CHC.

August 2015: Michael D. Williams, CHC President and CEO, is named to the Parkland Health & Hospital System Board of Managers and serves as Vice Chair.

  • CHC launches CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of CHC and CHC Consulting.
  • CHC is named among The Dallas Morning News’ 2015 Top 100 Places to Work in the small company category and ranked 7th among 35 small company winners.

2016:

  • ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, S.C., becomes CHC's 11th owned, long-term acute care hospital.
  • CHC works with the Fairfield Hospital District Board to transition their Fairfield, Texas, hospital to the district. Effective January 2017, CHC will manage the hospital under its new name, Freestone Medical Center.
  • For the second consecutive year, CHC is named among the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare.
  • CHC is recognized as a winner in 13th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA), winning Gold for its ad campaign.  
  • Morehouse General Hospital, Bastrop, La., engages CHC Consulting for management services.  
  • After serving as CHC's founding CEO for 20 years, Michael D. Williams announces his retirement from CHC in June, and continues to serve as CEO until a successor is named.
  • In August, CHC is named the 2016 Outstanding Member by HealthTrust, the nation’s third-largest group purchasing organization and CHC's partner in providing competitively priced supplies and services to community hospitals.
  • In November, CHC was named among The Dallas Morning News’ 2016 Top 100 Places to Work, the second year CHC has been named a winner in the small company category.  

  • CHC Supply Trust member hospitals together have an annual supply spend of nearly $300 million.

April 17, 2017: Jim Kendrick becomes CHC President and CEO, bringing decades of experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

Advancing Community Hospitals for Two Decades