A Pillar of the Community

 

Keeping the H in Hometown

 

Brighter Days Ahead
for Community Hospitals

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About Community Hospital Corporation

Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. 

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Swimming Upstream: Meeting the Challenges of Social Determinants of Health

It’s been said that patients’ ZIP codes matter more than their genetic codes when it comes to health status. That’s because certain conditions in the places where people live, work, learn and play can pose greater health risks and poorer outcomes. In public health terms, these conditions are called social determinants of health or, sometimes, upstream determinants of health. Basically, the concept is that nonclinical factors influence health outcomes.

Scientific research has proven the concept holds. The Annals of Internal Medicine in 2014 examined rehospitalizations based on patients’ place of...
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The CHC team is ready to help your community hospital. Reach out today and take the first step. We will be back in touch right away and will add you to our email list to receive educational emails.

Featured Employee

Paula Brandon

VP Quality and Clinical Support

Paula Brandon, R.N., serves as Vice President, Quality and Clinical Support at CHC. In this role, she supports the clinical excellence for CHC affiliated hospitals and provides consulting services to Community Hospital Consulting clients.

As an experienced healthcare leader, Paula has held a variety of roles with responsibility over a broad range of clinical, ancillary and administrative support services for acute care organizations ranging in size from 100 to 1000 beds.

Before joining CHC, Paula was with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler, where she served as...
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