CHC History

In 1996, Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) was established by a group of not-for-profit and community-operated healthcare systems with the intention of preserving the not-for-profit status of community-based hospitals. Driven by the passion they shared, this group of organizations formed CHC to protect community hospitals from acquisition by investor-owned hospital systems.

Since its inception, CHC remains a not-for-profit company whose sole mission is to help hospitals remain community-operated and governed. CHC owns, manages and consults with hospitals across the United States.

Based in Plano, Texas, our organization provides community hospitals with the resources and experience they need to improve the quality of treatment outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance.

Looking Back

Jim Kendrick becomes CHC President and CEO. CHC founds the Rural & Community Healthcare Collaborative (RCHC), a 501(c)3 charitable organization that makes available no- and low-cost consulting services to community hospitals to ensure their solvency and sustainability.

2017

Jim Kendrick becomes CHC President and CEO. CHC founds the Rural & Community Healthcare Collaborative (RCHC), a 501(c)3 charitable organization that makes available no- and low-cost consulting services to community hospitals to ensure their solvency and sustainability.

A highly rated employer, CHC ranks among Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 150 Great Places to Work and the Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work for two consecutive years.

2015

A highly rated employer, CHC ranks among Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 150 Great Places to Work and the Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work for two consecutive years.

CHC Completes the first of many Community Health Needs Assesments, helping hospitals to meet and remain compliant with federal regulations.

2012

CHC Completes the first of many Community Health Needs Assesments, helping hospitals to meet and remain compliant with federal regulations.

CHC, through a partnership with HealthTrust, offers group purchasing organization (GPO) access to community hospitals and later, in 2015, officially launches CHC Supply Trust.

2010

CHC, through a partnership with HealthTrust, offers group purchasing organization (GPO) access to community hospitals and later, in 2015, officially launches CHC Supply Trust.

CHC’s 10-year anniversary marks the start of new services for community hospitals, including supply chain management services, managed care services, and IT services.

2007

CHC’s 10-year anniversary marks the start of new services for community hospitals, including supply chain management services, managed care services, and IT services.

CHC forms CHC Consulting, providing hospital consulting and management services.

2005

CHC forms CHC Consulting, providing hospital consulting and management services.

CHC establishes CHC ContinueCARE, a post-acute care organization, to advance long-term acute care hospitals, or LTACHs.

2004

CHC establishes CHC ContinueCARE, a post-acute care organization, to advance long-term acute care hospitals, or LTACHs.

CHC begins its long-term relationship with Yoakum Community Hospital, and with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas two years later, creating a path of performance improvement for many community hospitals to come.

1998

CHC begins its long-term relationship with Yoakum Community Hospital, and with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas two years later, creating a path of performance improvement for many community hospitals to come.

CHC was founded in Plano, Texas in 1996.  Mike Williams was founding CEO.

1996

CHC was founded in Plano, Texas in 1996.  Mike Williams was founding CEO.

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Founding Member Organizations

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All Saints Health System


Arlington Medical Center


Baptist Health System, San Antonio


Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas


Baylor Health Care System


Covenant Health System


Hillcrest Health System


Kings Daughters Hospital


Memorial Hermann Healthcare System


Richardson Regional Medical Center


Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics


United Regional Health Care System


Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen