John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center


    Service Isn’t Seasonal: Give Back to the Community All Year Round


    By John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center

    The holidays are a time for giving and gathering. However, for hospitals, community involvement and giving back should be year-round priorities. This is especially true for hospitals serving small, tight-knit communities.

    The CEO should set the example. For my part, as chief executive of Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield, Texas, I started simply by joining the Rotary Club. I’ve since found that each connection I make tends to create others, developing synergies that benefit both the hospital and the community. The...

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    Press Releases

    Community Hospital Corporation Announces Lease Agreement with North Texas Medical Center

    PLANO, TEXAS (Nov. 28, 2018)—Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) and the Gainesville Hospital District (GHD) Board of Directors recently agreed that, through a joint arrangement between GHD and CHC, North Texas Medical Center (NTMC) would be leased to and operated by a newly created CHC organization. The hospital has been under management by CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, since May of this year. The new lease arrangement will go into effect December 1, 2018.

    CHC President and CEO Jim Kendrick shared, “This is a tremendous opportunity to...

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    A Sustainable Path

    CHC CEO Jim Kendrick explains why It’s important to position community hospitals for long-term success.

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    Case Studies

    Need for “a la carte” consulting leads to CHC: Great Plains Health, North Platte, NE

    The Situation

    Many hospitals come to Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) in critical condition. Others come to optimize their good health. Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska, is hale and hearty, with robust finances and a governing board that asks smart questions. Managed for nearly 25 years by an outside organization, Great Plains in 2009 began to question the partnership’s value and looked instead for an advisory partner to provide specific hospital consulting services according to need. Hospital leaders tapped CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, leading...

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    Keeping the H in Hometown

    Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands that community hospitals are vital assets to those they serve. That’s why we provide resources to strengthen and support community hospitals, including flexible, individualized consulting services along with ownership and management models when it makes sense.

    Together with hospital boards and leaders, CHC establishes a strategic vision for the future, paves the way to operational and financial improvement, and masters tricky regulatory compliance.

    Help Where Hospitals Need It ®

    Hospitals turn to CHC with confidence because of our unwavering commitment to help preserve and protect community...

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    News Room

    North Texas Medical Center enters lease agreement

    North Texas Medical Center, a 60-bed hospital in Gainesville, will be leased to and operated by an organization newly created by Plano, Texas-based Community Hospital Corp.

    North Texas Medical Center, which is owned by the Gainesville Hospital District, began looking for a new management company in early 2018 after King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services canceled its management agreement with the hospital.

    Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, November 29,...

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