Hospital Districts Provide Critical Financial Support for Community Hospitals

    Stemming the closure rate of rural hospitals may depend in part on the financial support provided by hospital tax districts. This can be difficult to swallow for many who are reflexively against higher taxes. However, voters may come around when the case is made that a modest property- or sales-tax levy or hike could provide the necessary financial support to keep their hospital open and sustainable for their community.

    Hospital Tax Districts Fill a Funding Gap

    Tax districts help ensure the survival of hospitals that may be at risk of...

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    Press Releases

    Community Hospital Corporation Announces Tony Ybarra Retirement

    PLANO, TX (August 9, 2019) – After leading the Supply Chain division of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) for more than 12 years, CHC announced August 9, 2019, the retirement of Tony Ybarra. Ybarra will continue in his current role as Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation and CHC Consulting, until his retirement date of October 31, 2019.

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tony in support of CHC’s mission, in particular, helping hospitals achieve supply chain savings and improvements,” said...

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    CHC Contribution

    CHC CEO Jim Kendrick explains how CHC helps Community Hospital improve their performance.

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    Case Studies

    A Turnaround Story: Southwest Health System

    The Situation

    When the Southwest Health System (SHS), in Cortez, Colorado, contacted Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) early in 2018, the hospital had violated various bond covenants associated with its $30 million expansion and renovation project. In fact, the organization had failed to meet the 80 days-cash-on-hand requirements for four consecutive quarters. This violation triggered technical default, which could have led to hospital bankruptcy
    and closure.

    Lenders concerned with the financial situation communicated with the board directly and required an outside consulting firm to evaluate the situation and develop a...

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    Supply Chain Savings for Larger Community Hospitals

    Serving hospitals of all sizes, CHC Supply Trust understands that larger hospitals and health systems, despite their purchasing power, face unique supply-chain challenges and concerns. Chief among those concerns is finding a GPO that’s as trustworthy and attentive as it is effective at delivering the best products and services at the best value. Bringing experience and expertise to larger hospitals from Texas on up to Minnesota, and from Georgia west to Oregon, CHC Supply Trust is the right strategic partner for these complex organizations, leveraging their size and spend to...

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    News Room

    CHC’s Tony Ybarra to retire

    Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) announced that Tony Ybarra will retire from his current role as SVP of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation, and CHC Consulting, on October 31, 2019. Upon Ybarra’s departure, Jon Pruitt, current CHC VP of Supply Chain, will become SVP of CHC Supply Trust. To aid in the transition, Pruitt assumes immediate oversight of departmental operations.

    As published in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s dail-e news, August 14,...

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    White Paper


    Community Hospital 2.0

    For years, community hospitals have been in crisis, with limited control over their situation. Could the next move be bold innovation? This white paper maps out possible paths forward including sustainable models of operation.