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Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals Step Up to Help the Charlotte, North Carolina Community

Charlotte Strong Stride Set for June 1

Charlotte, NC – May 16, 2019 – When tragedy hit at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on April 30—a shooting resulting in two deaths and four others injured—it was close to home for Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals, in many ways.

“Heartbreak spread throughout the community and close to home,” said Jennifer Fair, Managed Care Specialist and Public Information Officer for Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University. Her daughter is a UNC-Charlotte graduate. “The university is located right in the backyard of our hospital...


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Community Hospital Consulting Helps Hospitals Reduce Credit Card Processing Fees

PLANO, Texas, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Every dollar captured contributes favorably to the bottom line, especially important for rural hospitals facing thinning margins, declining profitability and higher fixed costs. That’s where credible, credit card processing comes in.

The need to do more with less in a competitive healthcare economy cannot be overstated, as rural hospitals seek innovative ways to reduce costs.

A free savings analysis is available at: https://www.unifiedbusiness.com/.

“Community and rural hospitals may be taking their current credit card processing system and statements at face value by accepting...


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Southwest Health System Names Anthony Sudduth Permanent CEO

Plano, Texas – March 28, 2019 – The Southwest Health System Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Anthony Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA has been named Chief Executive Officer for Southwest Health System, Cortez, Colo., effective today, March 28, 2019. Sudduth joined Southwest Health System in mid-April 2018, fulfilling the role of Interim CEO.

“During the past year, Tony has led the significant financial turnaround of our organization, and in doing so, has improved every financial metric of our organization. This success could not have been possible without the...


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Freestone Medical Center Recognized for High-Quality Care

FAIRFIELD, TEXAS – February 7, 2019 – Freestone Medical Center has received the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute.

“We are very proud to be recognized for our quality. Our success illustrates our commitment to patient safety and consistent delivery of quality healthcare,” said John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center. “It was a significant amount of work, but well worth it because it was the right thing to do for our patients.”

Yeary shared, “I congratulate all Freestone Medical Center team members for their hard...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces Strong Performance in 2018

PLANO, TEXAS (Dec. 5, 2018) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), a national leader in community hospital operations, announced the company is concluding a strong year amid challenging times for community hospitals.

“We are pleased with the momentum created in 2018, a year in which community hospitals are seeking ways to improve their performance and sustainability,” said Jim Kendrick, CHC CEO.

Doing more with less, while seeking savings or support funding, has become the norm for community hospitals. Some not-for-profit providers operate within a 3% or less margin, so CHC helps...


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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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Community Hospital Consulting Drives Telecom Savings for Rural and Community Hospitals

Plano, TX (August 21, 2018) – Not a day goes by that community hospitals don’t look for ways to reduce costs or identify savings. Yet there’s good news from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which recently increased its annual funding cap—from $400 million to $581 million*—for a program that helps support telecommunications services for rural and community hospitals.

“Doing more with less while seeking savings opportunities or support funding is the norm for community hospitals,” said Jim Kendrick, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) of Plano, Texas. “It’s not...


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St. Mark’s Medical Center Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Richie Edeen, MD to Medical Staff

La Grange, TX, (August 15, 2018) St. Mark’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Richie Edeen, MD, to its medical staff. A skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Edeen joins orthopedist Dr. Russell Clark, MD in practice, and begins seeing patients Sept. 5, in the La Grange Medical Office Building clinic.

Dr. Edeen completed his medical school and Orthopedic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, prior to recently finishing an arthroscopic surgery and advanced sports medicine fellowship at The Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio....


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John Yeary Named Freestone Medical Center CEO

Plano, Texas – August 2, 2018 – 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.

“We are excited to have John fully on board to lead Freestone Medical Center and continue the hospital’s mission to serve area residents with quality healthcare for years to come,” said Craig Sims,...


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Community Hospital Consulting Announces Management Agreement with Southwest Health System, Cortez, Colo.

Plano, Texas – June 28, 2018 – Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), is pleased to announce a new, five-year management agreement with Southwest Health System of Cortez, Colo. Management services by CHC Consulting will begin on July 1, 2018.

On June 27, 2018, the health system Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the new relationship, according to Paul Deshayes, Chairman, Southwest Health System Board of Directors.

CHC Senior Vice President Craig Sims shared, “We are excited to bring CHC’s expertise...


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