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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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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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Community Hospital Corporation Applauds LTACH Moratorium Sunset

Plano, Texas – October 2, 2017 – The federal moratorium that prohibited the expansion and growth of Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, or LTACHs, expired on Sept. 30, 2017, opening the door for LTACHs to serve an increased role in the care continuum.

“We applaud this outcome,” said Jim Kendrick, President and CEO for Community Hospital Corporation (CHC). “Many communities currently have accumulated unmet medical needs because they were formerly unable to consider this important level of post-acute care. With the LTACH moratorium lifted, there is opportunity for the expansion of...


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Community Hospital Corporation applauds LTACH moratorium sunset

The federal moratorium that prohibited the expansion and growth of Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, or LTACHs, expired on Sept. 30, 2017, opening the door for LTACHs to serve an increased role in the care continuum.

“We applaud this outcome,” said Jim Kendrick, President and CEO for Community Hospital Corporation (CHC). “Many communities currently have accumulated unmet medical needs because they were formerly unable to consider this important level of post-acute care. With the LTACH moratorium lifted, there is opportunity for the expansion of LTACH beds and the growth of...


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Texas Hospitals Step Up to Face Hurricane Harvey

As impacted hospitals get back up and running, leaders reflect on what it took to weather the storm and what it will mean for next time…

Preparation

Along the coast, similar preparations were underway. “We made sure that one week out, we had food, fuel, medical supplies, linens and pharmaceutical supplies for five days.” said Mary Poole, director of public relations at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, located in Beaumont.

Read the full article in Texas Hospitals magazine, Sept/Oct...


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