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Executive Leadership Team
We’re All in This Together
Our leadership team helps community-based hospitals improve performance and maximize potential. Our highly experienced executives offer broad industry knowledge and a deep understanding of today’s healthcare market. We have also forged strong relationships with many proven, respected vendors and consulting partners who help us select the specific services and best practices that will help you attain your business goals.
President and CEO
Jim Kendrick is the President and CEO for CHC, a national leader in advancing community-owned hospitals. Jim brings more than 20 years of executive experience in not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare to the CHC team.
Prior to CHC, Jim served with affiliates of Community Health Systems (CHS) for several years: CEO of AllianceHealth Oklahoma, a 10-hospital network with 70+ affiliated medical practices, six home health agencies, and 4,500 employees; CEO for Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Longview, Texas; and Chief Operating Officer for Wesley Medical Center of Hattiesburg, Miss. He is recognized for leading operational efficiency and hospital program growth, while continuously improving patient satisfaction, physician allegiance, and hospital reputation. During his tenure at LRMC, the hospital was named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s Best Places to Work in Health Care – 2009, and in 2010, he was named to Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers.
Jim spent several years with Hillcrest Healthcare System (HHS) of Tulsa, Okla. As COO for Tulsa Regional Medical Center (TRMC), he helped establish this HHS facility as the primary teaching hospital for Oklahoma State University’s College of Medicine. Prior, Jim served as Vice President of Operations for HHS affiliate Hillcrest Medical Center & Kaiser Medical Center, also in Tulsa.
Active professionally and locally, Jim received the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award in 2014, served as Chairman of the Longview, Texas Chamber of Commerce, and as a Board member of the Longview Economic Development Corp.
Jim earned his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University-San Antonio, was an Administrative Resident for Hillcrest Medical Center-Tulsa, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas Permian Basin-Odessa. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Executive VP and COO
Wilson Weber serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for CHC. He is responsible for the operational management and oversight of CHC’s owned and leased hospitals as well as CHC Consulting's client hospitals. Wilson brings over 30 years of both not-for-profit and for-profit executive operations and management experience to the CHC team.
During the various leadership roles held throughout his career, Wilson’s organizations have been recognized for their exemplary performance in quality, patient satisfaction, employee communication and teamwork, as well as strong financials. Prior to joining CHC in 2005, Wilson served in various Senior Executive roles for organizations such as Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Tenet, HealthTrust, AMI and EPIC.
Wilson is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He holds a Master of Science in Hospital Administration from the University of North Texas. Wilson is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
As Executive Vice President, Cindy Matthews guides the strategic direction of CHC, along with providing advisory services to CHC affiliated hospitals and CHC Consulting clients.
With more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Cindy specializes in strategy development for healthcare services. She brings expertise in the areas of growth strategies, market assessments, marketing and communications plans, medical staff recruitment planning, and service line development to CHC.
Before joining CHC, Cindy was a principal at healthcare consulting firm Meritage Healthcare Strategies. She also served as Vice President of Marketing at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, where she was responsible for market development, advertising and marketing communications, market research and telemarketing.
Cindy received a Master of Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
SVP and General Counsel
As Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CHC, David Butler is the chief officer responsible for oversight and guidance of all legal matters affecting facilities and organizations of Community Hospital Corporation. David also provides legal consulting services through CHC Consulting. He brings experience in the areas of healthcare, corporate and tax-exempt law to the CHC team.
Prior to joining CHC in 2006, David served the legal needs of healthcare clients throughout Texas as a Shareholder and Practice Leader at the law firms of Brin & Brin, P.C. and Cox & Smith Incorporated. Before private practice, he served as General Counsel of Incarnate Word Health Services and as Assistant General Counsel of Baylor Health Care System.
David is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor University School of Law. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law Section for the State Bar of Texas, where he served as a member of the governing council. He is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America” publication for 2005 – 2015.
SVP Clinical Services
Jill Bayless serves as Senior Vice President Clinical Services for Community Hospital Corporation. In this role, she oversees the clinical excellence of CHC affiliated hospitals and provides consulting services to CHC Consulting clients.
Jill brings more than 30 years of clinical expertise to CHC. Most recently, she was Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Longview Regional Medical Center in Longview, Texas for more than 13 years, where she provided clinical and operational oversight for several clinical departments. She also led nurse recruitment and development, served on leadership and medical staff groups, coordinated annual business planning, and oversaw new emergency department construction, clinical program and facility expansion.
Jill previously held Chief Nursing Officer positions at Dauterive Hospital, New Iberia, La., and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette
Jill is a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional (HACP). This certification identifies Jill as a professional with an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of CMS and Joint Commission standards and regulations. She is also a Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Jill earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., and a post-masters certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
SVP Hospital Financial Operations
As Senior Vice President of Hospital Financial Operations, Tod Beasley is responsible for all financial operations at CHC. He provides expertise in financial reporting, budgeting, revenue cycle performance metrics, forecasting and analysis, and productivity system implementation to help hospitals achieve and maintain the best financial performance possible.
With over 25 years of healthcare leadership, Tod brings an extensive background in hospital financial, operational leadership and consulting to the CHC team. Prior to joining CHC, he provided financial analysis, project management and performance improvement leadership for Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, Texas. Tod also spent a decade as Vice President of Finance for two hospitals within the Baylor Health Care System where he helped guide facility growth and financial performance. His experience spans hospitals of various sizes – from small community hospitals to large urban health care systems – and roles including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Financial Services, and Director of Finance.
Tod is a Board Member of the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.
SVP Quality, Patient Safety and Care Management
As Senior Vice President of Quality, Patient Safety and Care Management, Amy Boykin guides clinical excellence for CHC affiliated hospitals and provides consulting services to Community Hospital Consulting clients. With close to 30 years of experience, Amy provides expertise in nursing practices and hospital operations to CHC.
Prior to joining CHC, Amy served as Vice President of Quality, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance for Methodist Healthcare System–San Antonio. Amy’s background also includes eight years of experience within the Baylor Health Care System in a variety of leadership positions. Amy has worked as Corporate Director of Hospital Accreditation and Licensure; Director of Health Care Improvement and Risk Management for Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas; a Clinical Risk Manager at the Dallas campus in Dallas, Texas; and Director of Quality and Risk Management for the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.
Amy is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and a Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP). She holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center–Denver, and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
SVP Human Resources
As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Laurie Breedlove is responsible for human resource services for CHC managed, leased and owned facilities and for human resource consulting services for CHC Consulting. She is a skilled leader with a deep knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, contract development and negotiation, and human resource strategy.
Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Laurie brings over 25 years of diverse not-for-profit healthcare and consulting experience to the CHC team. Prior to joining CHC, Laurie served as a Director of Administration for Carter BloodCare in Bedford, Texas; Director of Simmons Cancer Center for UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas; and Associate Administrator at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Laurie received a Regent’s Award from the North Texas chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an organization where she is a former President. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has also been involved with several non-profit organizations and served on Advisory Boards for Our Children’s House and Ronald McDonald House.
Laurie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University and holds a Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, she is a graduate of the Executive Development Program from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.
SVP Information Technology & Security and Privacy Officer
As Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Security and Privacy Officer, Brian Doerr is responsible for the implementation and development of all IT, security and privacy related programs for CHC and CHC hospital clients. Brian leads IT and information management systems, supports all aspects of Meaningful Use, directs Security and Privacy initiatives, and oversees telecom funding programs including CHC’s Universal Services Administration Company consortium.
Brian brings an extensive background in technology services and hospital cost management to CHC. Previously, Brian worked as Senior Vice President of Technology Services at Argyle Solutions, Inc. in Irving, Texas; Director of Business Intelligence for Duke University Health Systems; and Director of Revenue Reporting and Analysis at Triad Hospitals in Plano, Texas.
Brian is a frequent national speaker on healthcare technology, including the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Conferences and Google. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
SVP of Business Development
David Domingue serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for CHC. He is responsible for business development and client relationship management.
With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, David has worked with some of the nation’s leading healthcare providers and support organizations. Prior to joining CHC, he served as the Southeast Regional Manager for one of the nation’s largest healthcare planning and real estate development firms.
David also spent four years with the country’s leading healthcare staffing firm where he was responsible for both physician recruitment and medical staff development planning. In addition, he has worked with some of the foremost healthcare providers in the country, including Baylor Health Care System, to develop and implement specialized marketing initiatives designed to promote services and generate new patient revenue through sports and wellness programming.
David is Board Certified in Healthcare Administration and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from Mississippi State University where he served as both player and coach for the MSU basketball team.
SVP Corporate Finance
James Hill is SVP Corporate Finance for CHC. In this role, James oversees the financial direction of Community Hospital Corporation and its affiliated hospitals. He also provides financial and operations consulting services for Community Hospital Consulting clients.
Prior to working at CHC, James was the Vice President of Financial Reporting at Triad Hospitals, Inc. in Plano, Texas where he managed financial statements for a $5 billion company. James also worked at CARE Systems Corporation in Dallas as a Controller and at Epic Healthcare Group, Inc. in Dallas as a Corporate Accounting Supervisor.
James received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
SVP Southwest Hospital Operations
Craig Sims serves as Senior Vice President of Southwest Hospital Operations for CHC. With nearly 30 years of experience, Craig brings an extensive knowledge of hospital operations, physician practice management and healthcare strategy to the CHC team.
Prior to joining CHC, Craig was the Regional Vice President for Quorum Health Resources (QHR) in Dallas, Texas where he was responsible for oversight and client management of 12 facilities in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming and Washington. Craig also previously worked with Med300, serving as Senior Vice President of Physician Services.
Earlier in his career, Craig spent over 20 years within the Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Over the course of his tenure with Tenet, Craig worked as the Director of Regional Strategy and Operations for the Tenet Texas Gulf Coast Region; Vice President of Physician Strategies for the Tenet Healthcare Corporation; and President and Chief Executive Officer for the Tenet Healthcare and Metrocrest Hospital Authority Alliance, a multi-campus, three-hospital system.
Craig is a former Chairman of the Board for the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council as well as the Health Industry Council. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Health Administration from Trinity University. Craig is also Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
SVP, CHC Supply Trust
Tony Ybarra serves as Senior Vice President, CHC Supply Trust. In this role he manages initiatives to develop and implement comprehensive supply chain management strategies on a company-wide basis and ensures that quality-based initiatives are implemented in order to gain the greatest value from CHC’s supply expenditures and resource utilization.
He provides services to owned, managed and consulting clients in the area of supply chain. He also establishes and implements strategies aimed at improving CHC’s procurement activities on a consolidated basis by selecting and negotiating agreements for supplies, pharmaceuticals, equipment and services. Tony has over 30 years of materials management experience in the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining CHC in 2007, Tony managed a corporate materials management department that serviced surgical hospitals and surgery centers nationwide. He also has extensive materials management and operational leadership experience working within the multi-hospital health systems, large physician groups and individual physician practices. Tony brings to the team an expertise in procurement, negotiation and material controls.
Tony is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Tony is an active member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and The Council of Supply Chain Executives and is a Certified Materials & Resource Professional.
SVP Post-Acute Operations
April Myers is Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Operations. She has operational oversight for all owned CHC ContinueCARE long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). Prior to joining CHC, April was Market Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospitals La Mirada, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Ana, California. She brings over 20 years of experience to the team.
During her earlier years with Kindred Hospitals, April served as Chief Executive Officer of the La Mirada Hospital; Resource Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare’s Southern California District; Market Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospitals Louisville, Kentucky; and Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital Denver and Brea.
She first began her specialty hospital career with Wichita Falls Rehabilitation Hospital as a Community Educator and Managed Care Specialist before being promoted to Director of Marketing. She worked for Summit Hospital of North Louisiana as Director of Business Development, and later became the Chief Executive Officer/Administrator for their facility in West Monroe, Louisiana.
April has served in Board Member roles for the United Hospital Association and the American Lung Association. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and recently earned her FACHE certification. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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