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Shore Up Your Cybersecurity

Healthcare Providers are a Prime Target for Hackers

by Brian Doerr, SVP, Information Technology, Security and Privacy Officer, Community Hospital Corporation

The healthcare industry is a top target for cyberattacks in general — and ransomware in particular. That’s because patient data is more valuable than basic identity information. To give an example of its worth, medical histories can be sold and the data used for alternative, unethical purposes. But most cybercriminals use ransomware to disrupt operations — and patient care — in order to coerce healthcare providers to pay a...


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Walker County Hospital District and Community Hospital Corporation Sign Agreement

The Walker County Hospital District (WCHD) Board of Managers and Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) have created a new company that will own and operate Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH), Huntsville, Texas. The agreement was effective February 28, 2020.

Read the report in Becker’s Hospital Review, March 2,...


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Financially strapped Texas hospital gets new owner

Walker County Hospital Corp., which operates Huntsville (Texas) Memorial Hospital, created a new company with Community Hospital Corp. that will own and operate the financially struggling Huntsville Memorial, according to The Huntsville Item.

The new company, Huntsville Community Hospital, was made under an agreement that took effect Feb. 28. The new entity will control the 123-bed Huntsville Memorial, which serves a population of more than 72,000.

Read the full report in Becker’s Hospital Review, March 2,...


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Walker County Hospital District and Community Hospital Corporation Sign Agreement

Plano, Texas – (March 3, 2020) – The Walker County Hospital District (WCHD) Board of Managers and Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) have created a new company that will own and operate Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH), Huntsville, Texas. The agreement was effective February 28, 2020.

“We will continue as Huntsville Memorial Hospital and we’re excited for our future,” said Walker County Hospital District Board Chair Anne Woodard. “Aligning with CHC is the best option for HMH. This move puts us on a path of renewal that allows us to advance on...


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Huntsville Memorial Hospital under new ownership

PLANO, Tex. (KBTX) – Huntsville Memorial Hospital is under new ownership.

In a release sent Friday, Community Hospital Corporation announced a partnership with the Walker County Hospital District to create a new company to oversee the hospital. The newly created company is called Huntsville Community Hospital, Inc. The new ownership takes effect Friday.

Read the full report by KBTX-TV3, Feb. 28, 2020.

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Community Hospital Corp. takes on bankrupt Texas hospital

The Walker County Hospital District and Community Hospital Corp. have formed a new entity that will own and operate the bankrupt Huntsville (Texas) Memorial Hospital, the organizations announced Friday.

Huntsville Memorial is a 123-bed not‐for‐profit community hospital that holds a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center designation. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November after a series of failed investments and an inability to secure competitive pricing for supplies and managed-care contracts, executives said in bankruptcy filings.

Read the full report in Modern Healthcare, Feb. 28,...


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Walker County Hospital District and Community Hospital Corporation Sign Agreement

Plano, Texas – (February 28, 2020) – The Walker County Hospital District (WCHD) Board of Managers and Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) have created a new company, Huntsville Community Hospital Inc., that will own and operate Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH), Huntsville, Texas. The agreement is effective February 28, 2020.

“We will continue as Huntsville Memorial Hospital and we’re excited for our future,” said Walker County Hospital District Board Chair Anne Woodard. “Aligning with CHC is the best option for HMH. This move puts us on a path of renewal that allows...


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Four Tips to Prepare for CMS Price Transparency Final Rule

As most hospital leaders know, the new CMS Price Transparency Final Rule requiring hospitals to disclose the rates they negotiate with insurers has been challenged in court. Four hospital associations and three independent hospitals are suing Health and Human Services (HSS), which oversees CMS, over the Final Rule’s statutory basis.

As reported by Becker’s Hospital Review, February 21,...


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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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