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Valuing Relationships through a Storm

Proud to serve residents of Beaumont, Texas and surrounding areas, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas’ employees, physicians, and volunteers share a vibrant bond with our community — a heartfelt connection which became evident earlier this year in the face of Hurricane Harvey. Although hurricanes are not new to the city of Beaumont and surrounding communities on the Texas Gulf Coast, we won’t forget Harvey. We remember vividly the teamwork and community cooperation.

Hurricane Harvey roared ashore at the end of August 2017 becoming a tropical depression as it moved inland....


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CAHs speak out against cuts to swing beds in Medicare extenders bill

The Critical Access Hospital Coalition wants its member hospitals to call on state representatives to protect swing bed payment rates, which are currently on the line to help pay for the House’s latest Medicare extenders bill.

The bill, proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee on Nov. 15, would extend several Medicare programs, including the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program, the Low-Volume Adjustment Program, the Home Health rural add-on, Ground Ambulance Add-Ons and the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, among others. The cost of these extensions is funded in part...


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How LTACHs Help Local Communities

A healthy culture, local relationships, and specialty services are a winning combination for Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals. These distinctions are the foundation for long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) success for us locally and can help other facilities as well. LTACHs support community hospitals by extending the continuum of care, reducing acute care length of stay, and providing the best possible setting for fragile patients with complex medical needs.

LTACHs bridge the gap to recovery for patients often following an ICU or traditional acute care hospital stay. After admission to one of...


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Freestone Medical Center Announces New Emergency Care Physician Group

Fairfield, Texas (November 7, 2017) Freestone Medical Center is pleased to announce a new relationship with Concord Medical Group for physician care coverage in the Emergency Department.

“We are pleased to provide valued service to our community through the addition of Concord Medical Group’s board-certified physicians,” said Freestone Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Stace Holland. “Concord brings a high level of quality care and customer service to each and every emergency department patient encounter.” Concord Medical Group has been helping rural hospitals serve local community healthcare needs since 2001, initially in...


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Freestone Medical Center Announces New Emergency Care Physician Group

Fairfield — Freestone Medical Center is pleased to announce a new relationship with Concord Medical Group for physician care coverage in the Emergency Department.

“We are pleased to provide valued service to our community through the addition of Concord Medical Group’s board-certified physicians,” said Freestone Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Stace Holland. “Concord brings a high level of quality care and customer service to each and every emergency department patient encounter.” Concord Medical Group has been helping rural hospitals serve local community healthcare needs since 2001, initially in Texas and...


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Striving for Quality Care

By Brian Cunningham,
CEO, Wahiawa General Hospital

I arrived in Hawaii in mid-August to assume my new role as the permanent CEO of Wahiawa General Hospital, and almost immediately, it felt like home. I could hardly wait to join our committed staff, caregivers and physicians in caring for the health needs of our community.

Most recently, I was the CEO of a rural hospital in New Mexico, with many of the same challenges we face at Wahiawa General. Previous to that I was a Hospital Operations leader, and even...


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Plano-based Hospital Company Announces Two New CEOs

Plano-based Community Hospital Corp., which owns, manages, and consults with hospitals nationwide, announced two new CEOs for its long-term acute-care hospitals in Kentucky.

Tuan “Tommy” Le is the new chief executive at ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. And, at the ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Madisonville in Madisonville, Lee Ann Klarner has assumed the CEO role.

Read the full article in D Healthcare CEO, Oct. 15,...


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Two CHC ContinueCARE hospitals in Kentucky announce new CEOs

In a recent press release, Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) announced that its Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) in Corbin and Madisonville, Kentucky, have new Chief Executive Officers.

Effective October 9, 2017, Tuan (Tommy) Le is the new CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, Ky. Concurrently, Lea Ann Klarner assumes the CEO role at ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville, Ky.

Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, Oct. 13,...


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Two CHC ContinueCARE Hospitals in Kentucky Announce New CEOs

Plano, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce that its Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) in Corbin and Madisonville, Kentucky, have new Chief Executive Officers.

Effective October 9, 2017, Tuan (Tommy) Le is the new CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, Ky. Concurrently, Lea Ann Klarner assumes the CEO role at ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville, Ky.

“Both Tommy and Lea Ann are highly dynamic, accomplished healthcare leaders and possess the numerous skills, talents, experiences and foresight that are required...


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Long-Term Acute Care Moves Forward: Moratorium ended

It’s gratifying to see first-hand how patients with critical and complex needs improve—thanks to long-term acute care hospitals or LTACHs.

And now, since the Moratorium restricting LTACHs officially ended on September 30, 2017, more patients will have greater availability to be cared for in the specialized care setting of an LTACH. With the Moratorium sunset, LTACH growth opportunities are expected to blossom.

Patient success stories abound. One example shared with me about a patient at one of CHC’s 11 LTACHs is particularly memorable. A gentleman in his 40s experienced a...


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