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Freestone Medical Center Announces New Emergency Care Physician Group

Fairfield, Texas (November 7, 2017) Freestone Medical Center is pleased to announce a new relationship with Concord Medical Group for physician care coverage in the Emergency Department.

“We are pleased to provide valued service to our community through the addition of Concord Medical Group’s board-certified physicians,” said Freestone Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Stace Holland. “Concord brings a high level of quality care and customer service to each and every emergency department patient encounter.” Concord Medical Group has been helping rural hospitals serve local community healthcare needs since 2001, initially in...


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Two CHC ContinueCARE Hospitals in Kentucky Announce New CEOs

Plano, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce that its Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) in Corbin and Madisonville, Kentucky, have new Chief Executive Officers.

Effective October 9, 2017, Tuan (Tommy) Le is the new CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, Ky. Concurrently, Lea Ann Klarner assumes the CEO role at ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville, Ky.

“Both Tommy and Lea Ann are highly dynamic, accomplished healthcare leaders and possess the numerous skills, talents, experiences and foresight that are required...


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Community Hospital Corporation Applauds LTACH Moratorium Sunset

Plano, Texas – October 2, 2017 – The federal moratorium that prohibited the expansion and growth of Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, or LTACHs, expired on Sept. 30, 2017, opening the door for LTACHs to serve an increased role in the care continuum.

“We applaud this outcome,” said Jim Kendrick, President and CEO for Community Hospital Corporation (CHC). “Many communities currently have accumulated unmet medical needs because they were formerly unable to consider this important level of post-acute care. With the LTACH moratorium lifted, there is opportunity for the expansion of...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces Management of Arkansas Continued Care Hospital of Jonesboro

Plano, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce its management of Arkansas Continued Care Hospital of Jonesboro, a 44-bed long-term acute care hospital, or LTACH, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

An LTACH is a hospital offering a specialized level of care for patients with complex medical conditions.

“A presence in Arkansas is an extension of CHC’s expertise in bringing this valuable healthcare service to fulfill a need in community healthcare,” said April Myers, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Operations for CHC. As part of its Post-Acute Care...


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Brian Cunningham Named CEO, Wahiawa General Hospital, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Plano, Texas (August 30, 2017). Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce that Brian Cunningham has been named Chief Executive Office of Wahiawa General Hospital (WGH), Wahiawa, Hawaii, effective August 16, 2017. A skilled healthcare professional, Cunningham possesses more than three decades of hands-on clinical, operational, financial and strategic leadership experience and has demonstrated numerous healthcare service excellence accomplishments.

CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation, entered into an agreement to manage Wahiawa General Hospital in October, 2016.

Cunningham has relocated to Hawaii from Gila Regional...


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Community Hospital Corporation Launches Innovative Solution for Sustaining Community-Based Rural Hospitals

PLANO, TX – (August 1, 2017) Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is proud to announce the formation of the Rural & Community Healthcare Collaborative (RCHC), a charity organization dedicated to raising funds for struggling rural hospitals confronting financial viability. As a 501(c)3 organization, RCHC will make available no- and low-cost consulting services to troubled community hospitals to help ensure their solvency and sustainability.

“Strong hospitals make healthy communities, and rural and community hospitals are critical components of our nation’s healthcare delivery system. Sadly, rural and community hospitals have been closing at an...


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Union County General Hospital Names New CEO Tammie Stump

Plano, Texas (June 16, 2017). Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce Tammie Chavez Stump, RN, as the new Chief Executive Officer for Union County General Hospital of Clayton, New Mexico, effective today, June 16, 2017. Stump has served as Chief Operations Officer/Chief Nursing Officer/Compliance Officer since joining the hospital in March of 2015.

Union County General Hospital has been under management by Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, since September of 2014. The full-service, 25-bed critical access hospital, serves Union County and surrounding areas.

While...


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Community Hospital Corporation’s April Myers Named to NALTH Board

PLANO, TX – (June 5, 2017) – Community Hospital Corporation’s (CHC) April Myers, senior vice president of Post-Acute Operations, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Long Term Hospitals (NALTH). Myers brings to the NALTH Board extensive knowledge and management experience in post-acute care. She has focused on improving operations for CHC’s long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) since becoming part of CHC in January of 2016. Prior, she held various leadership roles with Kindred Healthcare.

A national leader in advocacy, legislative and industry issues for...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces New Supply Chain Vice President Jose Pluguez

PLANO, TX – (May 4, 2017) – In response to the growth of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation and CHC Consulting, CHC announces the addition of Jose Pluguez as Vice President of Supply Chain. In this new role, Pluguez is responsible for implementing and administrating a quality-based, comprehensive supply chain management strategy for CHC’s supply expenditures and resource utilization. He brings more than 20 years of experience in directing supply chain and support services to CHC.

Tony Ybarra, Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust, said, “We...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces New President and CEO Jim Kendrick

Plano, Texas (April 11, 2017). The Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) Board of Directors has announced Jim Kendrick as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive, effective April 17, 2017. Kendrick has been in executive healthcare leadership in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors for more than 20 years.

“We are excited for Jim’s leadership as we begin a new era of growth for CHC and service to community hospitals nationwide,” said Ken Gordon, CHC Board Chair. “We are confident in Jim’s mission-focus and ability to continue our success, as he follows...


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