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Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 residents and staff at a recent board meeting.

Two organizations – the public Montezuma County Hospital District and the private nonprofit Southwest Health System – are responsible for hospital management.

Read the full article in The Durango Herald, September 3, 2018. 

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Yoakum hospital recognized for wound care clinic

Yoakum Community Hospital’s Wound Care Clinic has received the RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award, according to a news release from the hospital.

“This achievement reaffirms the quality of care that our Wound Care Clinic provides its patients,” said CEO Karen Barber. “We are proud to be a recipient of an award that recognizes the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

See full article in the Victoria Advocate, August 22, 2018.

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John Yeary Named Freestone Medical Center CEO

Community Hospital Consulting and the Fairfield Hospital District Board of Directors have named John Yeary as CEO of Freestone Medical Center, Fairfield, Texas. He assumed this role on August 1, 2018 after serving as Interim CEO since March. Freestone Medical Center is a 37-bed community hospital located in Fairfield, Texas.

Read the full article in the Freestone County Times, August 10,...


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Plano-based Community Hospital Consulting Appoints a CEO in Fairfield

Plano-based Community Hospital Consulting has named a CEO for the rural hospital it manages in Fairfield, in concert with the Fairfield Hospital District. John Yeary, who has been interim CEO at Freestone Medical Center since March, took up the position full-time starting Aug. 1.

Read the full article in D CEO Healthcare, Aug. 6, 2018.

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Fairfield: CEO named for Freestone Medical Center

FAIRFIELD, Texas (KWTX) John Yeary has been named CEO of Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield after serving as the interim CEO of the 37-bed hospital since March, Community Hospital Consulting and the Fairfield Hospital District Board of Directors announced Thursday.

Read the full article in KWTX News 10, August 2, 2018.

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John Yeary steps into Freestone Medical Center CEO role permanently: 5 notes

Plano, Texas-based Community Hospital Consulting and the Fairfield (Texas) Hospital District appointed John Yeary permanent CEO of Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield, effective Aug. 1.

Here are five notes:

1. Mr. Yeary has served as interim CEO of the 37-bed hospital since March.

See the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, August 2,...


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How financial distress forecasting can help hospitals avoid closure

Hospitals are increasingly experiencing financial hardships due to factors such as changing reimbursement models, lower patient volumes and more competition in some markets.

Amid these circumstances, some facilities find funding mechanisms or strategies, such as a system affiliation, to improve their financial picture and remain viable. However, others are forced to file for bankruptcy or close.

Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, July 23,...


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Jellico Community Hospital board optimistic in trying financial times

Over 40 years ago, Dr. Charles Wilkens moved his family from North Carolina to Jellico at the request of Adventist Health System, who had taken over the operations of Jellico Community Hospital.

“We lived here. I could tell you all about this hospital. This used to be the surgery room. This is where I did surgery for a good number of years was in this part of the hospital,” Wilkens said, seated at a table with JCH board chair Allen McClary and Interim CEO Gene Miller in Miller’s office.

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Community Hospital Corporation and Yoakum Community Hospital Featured on Rural Matters Podcast

PLANO, Texas, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) CEO Jim Kendrick and Yoakum Community Hospital CEO Karen Barber were featured on a recent episode of Rural Matters, a podcast that features issues important to Rural America.

Read the full article in the Virginian-Pilot, July 18, 2018.

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Continued care hospital opens in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The CEO of Arkansas Continued Care Hospital said Thursday that the hospital was thrilled to be providing this service in Jonesboro.

“We’re working with both hospitals in Jonesboro,” Kathy Devore said. “As well as with all the hospitals in the state.”

Watch and Read the full report on Region 8 ABC-TV, Jonesboro, Ark., July 12, 2018.

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