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Swimming Upstream: Meeting the Challenges of Social Determinants of Health

A recent blog post by Community Hospital Corporation details the nonclinical aspects that are a part of health outcomes and the scientific research supporting those aspects.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Community Hospital Corporation’s website.

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...


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Community Hospital Corporation Named 2019 Top Workplace

PLANO, TX – (November 20, 2019) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) has been named a 2019 Top Workplace, National Standard winner, by The Dallas Morning News. The national standard winners announced recently were selected based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey conducted by Energage, an employee engagement firm located in Exton, Pa. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

“We so proud of CHC’s culture,” said Jim Kendrick, CHC President and CEO. “Our talented employees make a difference every day by...


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Community Hospital Corporation Builds Executive Teams

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) has announced new executives and promotions at the hospital and corporate level.

Jim Kendrick, CHC President and CEO, said, “We are excited about new talent and rewarding staff who are dedicated to improving and sustaining the community hospitals we serve across the country.”

ContinueCARE Hospital CEOs
Wayne Boutwell became CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, S.C., in June 2019. He has served in healthcare operations for 22 years starting in facilities management and rising to COO of a 460-bed main campus. Most...


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Community Hospital Corporation Builds Executive Teams

PLANO, TX – (November 6, 2019) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) has announced new executives and promotions at the hospital and corporate level.

Jim Kendrick, CHC President and CEO, said, “We are excited about new talent and rewarding staff who are dedicated to improving and sustaining the community hospitals we serve across the country.”

ContinueCARE Hospital CEOs
Wayne Boutwell became CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, S.C., in June 2019. He has served in healthcare operations for 22 years starting in facilities management and rising to...


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Debt Restructuring Creates Solid Footing: North Texas Medical Center, Gainesville, Texas

The Situation

Gainesville Hospital District saw light at the end of the tunnel—a new beginning for North Texas Medical Center (NTMC). The district had leveraged bankruptcy to get the legal protection and time it needed to develop a plan to restructure $40 million in debt, pay creditors, and keep the hospital open. The district secured debtor-in-possession financing and filed a bond validation to enhance the appeal of its bonds as investments. Gainesville Hospital District was on the right track to emerge from Chapter 9, but the district needed to...


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Hospital Districts Provide Critical Financial Support for Community Hospitals

Stemming the closure rate of rural hospitals may depend in part on the financial support provided by hospital tax districts.

Read the coverage as reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, Sept. 19,...


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CHC’s Tony Ybarra to retire

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) announced that Tony Ybarra will retire from his current role as SVP of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation, and CHC Consulting, on October 31, 2019. Upon Ybarra’s departure, Jon Pruitt, current CHC VP of Supply Chain, will become SVP of CHC Supply Trust. To aid in the transition, Pruitt assumes immediate oversight of departmental operations.

As published in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s dail-e news, August 14,...


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CHC’s Tony Ybarra steps away from the helm

After leading the Supply Chain division of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) for more than 12 years, CHC announced August 9, 2019, the retirement of Tony Ybarra. Ybarra will continue in his current role as Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation and CHC Consulting, until his retirement date of October 31, 2019.

Read the full coverage in Healthcare Purchasing News, August 13,...


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