Blog

Community Hospitals Are Economic Engines. How Are You Fueling Yours?

Metaphors commonly used to describe community hospitals underscore their importance to the regions they serve. They’ve been called economic engines, cornerstones of the community, and, by Forbes, the “financial glue”...


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Podcast

Rural Matters Podcast Features Karen Barber & Jim Kendrick

Rural Matters, a podcast featuring issues important to Rural America, recently spoke to Karen Barber, CEO of Yoakum Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Texas, and Jim Kendrick, president...


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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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Case Study

Rural Hospital Model of Success: Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, TX

The Situation

Over the past several years, small rural hospitals across the United States have been struggling to stay afloat. Yoakum Community Hospital was no different. Declining reimbursements, an...


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Blog

Top Concerns of Community Hospital CEOs

Asked to rank their most pressing concerns, most hospital CEOs and leaders put financial challenges at the top of the list, followed by governmental mandates and personnel shortages. In deeper...


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Solutions

Keeping the H in Hometown

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands that community hospitals are vital assets to those they serve. That’s why we provide resources to strengthen and support community hospitals, including flexible, individualized consulting...


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Solutions

Help Where Hospitals Need It

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands that community-based hospitals are vital assets to those they serve. That’s why we provide resources and support to hospitals, including flexible, individualized consulting and management...


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Solutions

Heading for Trouble? CHC’s Turnaround Strategies Can Help

Leaders of ailing hospitals usually realize there’s room for improvement but don’t recognize the severity of their situation. It is often external stakeholders or bondholders who set corrective action in...


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Case Study

Turnaround program improves hospital’s profile and prospects: Memorial Health System of East Texas, Lufkin, TX

The Situation

After six decades of regional prominence, Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin, the flagship hospital of a four-campus system in East Texas, weathered a multi-year trend of dwindling patient volume...


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Case Study

Operational Assessment: Hillcrest Health System – Waco, TX

The Situation

When the board of trustees at Hillcrest Health System began analyzing its strategic direction, they engaged Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) because of the firm’s direct and ongoing...


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