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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.”

ContinueCARE Hospital CEOs
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.

Read the coverage as reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, Sept. 19,...


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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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SVP at Community Hospital Corporation Retires After 12 Years

Tony Ybarra, the leader of the Supply Chain division of Community Hospital Corporation, has retired after 12 years in his position. Ybarra will remain in his role as Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust until he officially retires on October 31. Jon Pruitt, the current CHC Vice President of Supply Chain, will become Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust following Ybarra’s retirement.

Read the full coverage in D CEO Healthcare, August 12, 2019. 

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Community Hospital Corporation Announces Tony Ybarra Retirement

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 Becker’s Hospital Review, August 12, 2019. 

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Community Hospital Corporation Announces 2019 Dan Wilford Award Winner: Jodi Harris, Southwest Health System Director of Rehab

Plano, Texas (August 1, 2019) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is proud to announce Jodi Harris as winner of the 2019 Dan Wilford Award for Compassion and Community Service. Harris is Director of Rehab Services for Southwest Health System (SHS), Cortez, Colorado, a hospital managed by CHC.

Read the coverage in Becker’s Hospital Review, August 1, 2019.

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A Turnaround Story: Southwest Health System

A recent blog post by Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) details the situation that caused Southwest Health System to reach out to CHC for assistance in early 2018, the plan they created to turn around the hospital, and the final results to date.

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...


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Lessons for Leaders of Distressed Hospitals

A recent guest blog by Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) featured tips for successful turnaround by Anthony Sudduth, CEO of Southwest Health System.

Last year, Southwest Health System (SHS), in Cortez, Colorado, found itself in the midst of a significant financial crisis. The hospital had violated bond covenants associated with a $32 million building project, failing to meet the 80 days cash-on-hand requirement for four consecutive quarters. This violation triggered technical default, which could have led to bankruptcy and closure. Instead, SHS acted swiftly and decisively, becoming not a cautionary tale...


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