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CHC offers practical solutions that help community hospitals enhance efficiencies, improve quality and strengthen financial stability—and most importantly, preserve local healthcare.


Community Hospitals Are Economic Engines. How Are You Fueling Yours?

Metaphors commonly used to describe community hospitals underscore their importance to the regions they serve. They’ve been called economic engines, cornerstones of the community, and, by Forbes, the “financial glue” that holds communities together. Community hospitals tend to be one of the top employers in town, so when one closes, there are more consequences than traveling farther for hospital care.

Still, community hospitals are closing at a dispiriting rate—87 shut down in 26 states from January 2010 to July 2018, according to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. Countless...

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Featured Employee

Verna Walker

Corporate Manager Community Relations Post-Acute Services

Verna Walker is the Corporate Manager of Community Relations for Post-Acute Services at CHC. In this role, she oversees community and physician relations efforts, including referral development, across all ContinueCARE Hospitals. Prior to joining CHC, Verna worked in Wound Care Management as a Program Director at Healogics. She brings over 14 years of long-term acute care experience and over 20 years of progressive management skills to the team.

After beginning her healthcare career with LifeCare Hospitals of South Texas, Verna held several leadership positions including serving as the Director of...