Interim Executives: Easing A Community Hospital’s Transition

    Managing organizational change presents extraordinary challenges, particularly when the change involves replacing a chief executive officer following their departure. For smaller community hospitals in transition, interim leaders can help fill this gap. An interim executive may be someone close to retirement, a leader seeking a different work-life balance, or an experienced, skilled executive unable to relocate for a permanent role where travel is an option.

    An interim can devote time and attention to their role alleviating work overloads on others, bring objectivity to a new assignment through an unbiased perspective,...

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    Press Releases

    St. Mark’s Medical Center Announces New Chief Executive Officer

    La Grange, TX (September 8, 2020) – The St. Mark’s Medical Center Board of Directors is excited to announce Mark E. Kimball as the new Chief Executive Officer of the hospital. Kimball, who is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), will begin his new role on October 5, 2020.

    The Board of Directors followed a diligent search process toward selection of the right CEO to lead and strengthen St. Mark’s Medical Center well into the future. Over 200 applications were received for the CEO position among...

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    Rural Hospitals at Risk

    The Value of Valify: an Interview with Jon Pruitt, SVP of Supply Chain at CHC

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    Case Studies

    Debt Restructuring Creates Solid Footing: North Texas Medical Center, Gainesville, Texas

    The Situation

    Gainesville Hospital District saw light at the end of the tunnel—a new beginning for North Texas Medical Center (NTMC). The district had leveraged bankruptcy to get the legal protection and time it needed to develop a plan to restructure $40 million in debt, pay creditors, and keep the hospital open. The district secured debtor-in-possession financing and filed a bond validation to enhance the appeal of its bonds as investments. Gainesville Hospital District was on the right track to emerge from Chapter 9, but the district needed to...

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    Operational Assessment: The First Step to Long-term Sustainability

    Do you know where your hospital stands? Is it holding its own or barely holding on? CHC Consulting’s Operational Assessment determines your hospital’s status objectively and paves the path to performance enhancements and financial sustainability.

    A Comprehensive Operational Assessment:

    Includes a thorough review of operations Identifies strengths as well as areas for improvement Forms the basis for a performance enhancement plan with specific action steps

    The Operational Assessment begins with an extensive review of data and documents, coupled with one-on-one interviews with individuals whose perceptions of the...

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    News Room

    Concerned About the Sustainability of Your Rural Hospital?

    While a Strain to Hospitals, COVID-19 is a Driving Force Behind Positive Transformation

    With Jim Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Hospital Corporation, as published in Modern Healthcare, Sept. 2020 

    The novel coronavirus has exacerbated sustainability problems that have continuously dogged community hospitals. The American Hospital Association estimates the financial impact of COVID-19 on U.S. hospitals could total more than $200 billion in losses between March 1 and June 30, 2020. However, government assistance such as CARES Act relief funds and PPP loans gives hospitals the buoyancy to reexamine...

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    White Paper


    Can Your Hospital Withstand a Cyberattack?

    The healthcare industry is a top target for cyberattacks in general and ransomware in particular. As a result, cybersecurity has become an important topic for healthcare providers in urban and rural settings. This white paper discusses ways for community hospitals to improve cybersecurity.