Insights for Hospital CEOs during COVID-19: Be calm and confident

By Don Smithburg,  SVP Hospital Operations for CHC & Interim CEO for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services

Facing uncertainty has become a fact of life for all Americans in the midst of COVID-19. Pundits say one thing, public health agencies say another and elected officials send divergent messages. In the healthcare space, hospitals have been competing for PPE and seeking expert advice for treatment protocols. We have all struggled with the scale and scope of the pandemic, which has strained our healthcare organizations and created economic hardship for people...


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North Texas Medical Center enters lease agreement

North Texas Medical Center, a 60-bed hospital in Gainesville, will be leased to and operated by an organization newly created by Plano, Texas-based Community Hospital Corp.

North Texas Medical Center, which is owned by the Gainesville Hospital District, began looking for a new management company in early 2018 after King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services canceled its management agreement with the hospital.

Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, November 29,...


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Rennova to expand footprint with acquisition of Tennessee hospital

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Rennova Health entered a definitive agreement to acquire 54-bed Jellico (Tenn.) Community Hospital and an outpatient clinic in Williamsburg, Ky.

Jellico Community Hospital will be Rennova’s third acute care hospital. The company already owns Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, Tenn., and Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center.

Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review,  November 26,...