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Power in Partnership?

Community hospitals are evaluating partnerships as a path to financial viability. This white paper provides a roadmap to consider the pros and cons for your hospital.

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Is Your Community Hospital Heading for Trouble?

Community hospitals across the country are facing operational challenges. This white paper outlines critical steps to turnaround your hospital performance.

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Is Your Community Hospital Board Effective?

Hospital boards are being held to a higher standard—and rightfully so—as they carry out their responsibility to chart a course for the future. This white paper offers practical methods to improve board performance.

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Community Hospital Turnarounds

When community hospitals face dwindling cash reserves and declining patient volume, it’s time to review current operations and identify opportunities for cost reduction and revenue enhancement. CHC has proven experience reversing multi-year declines and temporary financial difficulties. Along with rapid recovery, our turnaround program provides hospitals with the strategic vision and tools needed to sustain positive results on their own.

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Community Hospital Corporation Culture

CHC demonstrates its commitment to community owned hospitals by consistently delivering superior services with a collaborative spirit. Whether we engage in short- or long-term business relationships with healthcare organizations, our mission, vision and values are at the heart of everything we do.


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The Power of Partnerships for Community Hospitals

Financial pressures and other forces are causing community-based hospitals nationwide to consider the pros and cons of forming a relationship with another institution. CHC Consulting helps hospital boards assess whether a partnership is desirable or inevitable, and if so, what type of partnership is most advantageous.


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Solutions

The Revenue Cycle: Creating an Environment Where Revenue Can Thrive

The Situation

When it comes to receiving payment for services rendered, hospitals are squeezed from two directions. First, declining reimbursement rates mean hospitals collect only a fraction of what is due. Second, higher deductibles shift payment responsibility to consumers who may not be able to pay, which in turn forces hospitals to write off more unpaid bills. These ongoing challenges make it critically important for hospitals to identify, monitor and collect each and every dollar they are due.

“This environment is especially challenging for community hospitals,” said Tod Beasley, Senior...


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Critical Access Hospitals: Keeping Health Resources in Rural Communities

THE SITUATION

Located throughout America’s vast rural communities, about 1,300 small but vitally important Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) provide essential healthcare for local residents. With a mandated 25-bed maximum, these hospitals are frequently their area’s sole healthcare provider and represent a vital link in today’s complex healthcare environment. CAHs are dedicated to protecting and preserving their patients’ health, while providing jobs and generating considerable civic pride.

“Critical Access Hospitals are a valuable and well-integrated community resource,” says Jim Kendrick, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC). “Not only do...


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Productivity Management: Keeping Labor Costs in Check

THE SITUATION

Because labor costs are the largest operating expense for hospitals, managing staffing is a critical day-to-day process. Unfortunately, rural and community hospitals often lack the tools to monitor workload and measure productivity. As a result, labor costs become a larger proportion of operating revenue than they need to be.

The goal of productivity management is to make staffing appropriate and effective for high quality patient care. The good news: CHC Consulting’s Productivity Management services are customized specifically for rural and community hospitals to achieve this goal.

 

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Press Releases

Jellico Community Hospital Offers Complete Laboratory Services

Jellico, Tenn. – (April 17, 2018) In observance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, celebrated April 22-28, Jellico Community Hospital is proud to honor its highly skilled specialists and pathologists who play a vital role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Offering convenient hours to easily support both inpatient and outpatient care, Jellico’s full-service, fully-accredited laboratory offers a broad array of essential clinical capabilities including hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, serology and urinalysis, complemented by a full-service microbiology department.

“We are committed to quality testing and quality patient care,” said Kaye...


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