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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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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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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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Swimming Upstream: Meeting the Challenges of Social Determinants of Health

A recent blog post by Community Hospital Corporation details the nonclinical aspects that are a part of health outcomes and the scientific research supporting those aspects.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Community Hospital Corporation’s website.

It’s been said that patients’ ZIP codes matter more than their genetic codes when it comes to health status. That’s because certain conditions in the places where people live, work, learn and play can pose greater health risks and poorer outcomes. In public health terms, these conditions are called social determinants of health...


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Community Hospital Corporation Builds Executive Teams

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) has announced new executives and promotions at the hospital and corporate level.

Jim Kendrick, CHC President and CEO, said, “We are excited about new talent and rewarding staff who are dedicated to improving and sustaining the community hospitals we serve across the country.”

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Wayne Boutwell became CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, S.C., in June 2019. He has served in healthcare operations for 22 years starting in facilities management and rising to COO of a 460-bed main campus. Most...


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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.

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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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CHC’s Tony Ybarra steps away from the helm

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.

Read the full coverage in Healthcare Purchasing News, August 13,...


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