John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center

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Service Isn’t Seasonal: Give Back to the Community All Year Round

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By John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center

The holidays are a time for giving and gathering. However, for hospitals, community involvement and giving back should be year-round priorities. This is especially true for hospitals serving small, tight-knit communities.

The CEO should set the example. For my part, as chief executive of Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield, Texas, I started simply by joining the Rotary Club. I’ve since found that each connection I make tends to create others, developing synergies that benefit both the hospital and the community. The...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces Strong Performance in 2018

PLANO, TEXAS (Dec. 5, 2018) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), a national leader in community hospital operations, announced the company is concluding a strong year amid challenging times for community hospitals.

“We are pleased with the momentum created in 2018, a year in which community hospitals are seeking ways to improve their performance and sustainability,” said Jim Kendrick, CHC CEO.

Doing more with less, while seeking savings or support funding, has become the norm for community hospitals. Some not-for-profit providers operate within a 3% or less margin, so CHC helps...


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Hospital lease goes into effect Dec. 1; name stays the same

The Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors are now landlords.

Effective Saturday, Dec. 1, North Texas Medical Center is leased to and operated by Gainesville Community Hospital through an agreement between Plano-based Community Hospital Corp. and the Gainesville Hospital District.

NTMC spokeswoman Kristi Rigsby said the hospital is not changing its name as part of the transition and will remain NTMC.

Community Hospital Corp. formed GCH as part of what hospital district officials are calling a “joint venture” to help keep NTMC a viable hospital.

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North Texas Medical Center enters lease agreement

North Texas Medical Center, a 60-bed hospital in Gainesville, will be leased to and operated by an organization newly created by Plano, Texas-based Community Hospital Corp.

North Texas Medical Center, which is owned by the Gainesville Hospital District, began looking for a new management company in early 2018 after King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services canceled its management agreement with the hospital.

Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, November 29,...


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Rennova to expand footprint with acquisition of Tennessee hospital

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Rennova Health entered a definitive agreement to acquire 54-bed Jellico (Tenn.) Community Hospital and an outpatient clinic in Williamsburg, Ky.

Jellico Community Hospital will be Rennova’s third acute care hospital. The company already owns Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, Tenn., and Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center.

Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review,  November 26,...


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Rennova Health Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Jellico Community Hospital, Tennessee

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla, Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rennova Health, Inc. (OTC: RNVAD), (OTC: RNVAW) (“Rennova” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers, that acquired its second hospital in Jamestown, Tenn. on June 1, 2018, announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire an acute care hospital in Jellico, Tenn. and CarePlus Center in Williamsburg, Ky., an outpatient clinic offering primary care, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. The hospital known as Jellico...


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MGH launches annual Angel Tree Program

The 2018 Annual Morehouse General Hospital “Angel Tree” is up and ready for the Community and MGH employees to come and “Pick an Angel”.

According to De Edre’ Robinson, MGH Angel Tree organizer, the MGH Angel Tree’s mission is to provide one “Wish” and one “Need” gift to a Morehouse Parish child or teen served by The Wellspring during the Christmas season.

Read the full article in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Nov. 29,...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces Lease Agreement with North Texas Medical Center

PLANO, TEXAS (Nov. 28, 2018)—Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) and the Gainesville Hospital District (GHD) Board of Directors recently agreed that, through a joint arrangement between GHD and CHC, North Texas Medical Center (NTMC) would be leased to and operated by a newly created CHC organization. The hospital has been under management by CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, since May of this year. The new lease arrangement will go into effect December 1, 2018.

CHC President and CEO Jim Kendrick shared, “This is a tremendous opportunity to...


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Supply Chain Savings Support Mission-Critical Objectives

Supply costs are one of the fastest-growing cost centers for hospitals. These spiraling expenses tend to hit community-based hospitals hard because many don’t wield enough purchasing power to command preferred pricing. Other hospitals, though larger or part of a health system, face unique supply chain challenges and concerns despite their greater purchasing power.

Holding the line on supply chain costs is, or should be, a top priority for community hospitals of all sizes. By reducing supply costs and better managing the supply chain, a hospital can expand its savings margin...


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What Would We Do Without Local Medical Care?

by Regina Keilers, Publisher, Fayette County Record, La Grange, Texas

I found myself in need of medical care again recently. The details of what was wrong are not really the important part of the story, what is important is how I was cared for.

I had a small spot on my arm (probably a bug bite) that was red and seemed to possibly be infected. I put some antibiotic cream on it and covered it up hop-ing that would take care of it. After a couple of days, (on a...


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