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ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin Recognized for Excellence

Plano, TX (June 5, 2019) – ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) located in Corbin, Kentucky, is proud to earn designation as a Respiratory Center of Excellence by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)—the first facility in the country to receive this specific CIHQ designation for respiratory therapy.

“We are proud that our commitment to quality patient care has led to excellence and fulfillment of the highest CIHQ standards,” said Tommy Le, CEO, ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin. Le’s leadership...


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Community Hospital Corporation Named Great Place to Work

Plano, TX (May 29, 2019) – For the fourth time, Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) has been named among the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review. CHC is honored by this recognition, announced May 21, 2019.

CHC also received this award in prior years 2015, 2016 and 2018.

CHC extends congratulations to Great Plains Health, North Platte, Neb., a CHC Consulting community hospital client that also made the 2019 list.

See the full 2019 list.

“CHC is honored to be recognized as part of Becker’s prestigious...


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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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