Press Releases

North Texas Medical Center Begins Relationship with CHC Consulting, Management Team Announced

Plano, Texas – May 1, 2018 – Today, North Texas Medical Center begins a new relationship as Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), assumes operations of the hospital.

With specialization in the management and operation of smaller, community hospitals across the country, CHC Consulting brings in a management team including Joe Thomason, Interim CEO, Rodger Bowen, Interim CFO, and Becky Small, Interim CNO (brief bios follow). Outgoing NTMC CEO Chris Zeringue and CNO Angela Yancey decided to return to UHS/Texoma Medical Center. Yancey...


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St. Mark’s Medical Center’s Orthopedic Care Focus

La Grange, Texas – (April 25, 2018) – In an effort to meet the community’s need for quality orthopedic care, St. Mark’s Medical Center is proud to offer technologically advanced Orthopedic Services that extend from the La Grange, Texas hospital campus to Bastrop and Giddings locations.

“We are pleased to provide a full range of general orthopedic and sports medicine services for patients of all ages,” said Russell Clark, M.D., who is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has specialized training and clinical skill in caring for shoulders, knees, hips and...


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Jellico Community Hospital Offers Complete Laboratory Services

Jellico, Tenn. – (April 17, 2018) In observance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, celebrated April 22-28, Jellico Community Hospital is proud to honor its highly skilled specialists and pathologists who play a vital role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Offering convenient hours to easily support both inpatient and outpatient care, Jellico’s full-service, fully-accredited laboratory offers a broad array of essential clinical capabilities including hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, serology and urinalysis, complemented by a full-service microbiology department.

“We are committed to quality testing and quality patient care,” said Kaye...


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Community Hospital Consulting Announces Southwest Memorial Hospital Interim CEO

Plano, Texas – (April 16, 2018) Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), has announced Anthony G. Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, as the new Interim Chief Executive Officer for Southwest Memorial Hospital, effective April 16, 2018. Southwest Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital within Southwest Health System of Cortez, CO.

Sudduth has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare finance including 27 years as a CEO, COO, and CFO for both not-for-profit and for-profit facilities. Through his leadership, organizations have been able to reduce...


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Freestone Health Clinic Offers Relief for Allergy Sufferers

FAIRFIELD, TEXAS – April 9, 2018 – More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Allergies can be associated with chronic conditions like sinusitis and asthma, and allergic reactions can be slightly bothersome to life-threatening.

“Allergy season is upon us, and although allergies generally cannot be prevented, allergic reactions can be helped or controlled,” said Freestone Health Clinic Administrator Rachel Middlebrook.

Avoiding contact with allergens—if known—can help, and many people can reduce their symptoms by staying in air-conditioned environments during peak...


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Freestone Health Clinic Offers Relief for Allergy Sufferers

Fairfield, Texas – April 9, 2018 – More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Allergies can be associated with chronic conditions like sinusitis and asthma, and allergic reactions can be slightly bothersome to life-threatening.

“Allergy season is upon us, and although allergies generally cannot be prevented, allergic reactions can be helped or controlled,” said Freestone Health Clinic Administrator Rachel Middlebrook.

Avoiding contact with allergens—if known—can help, and many people can reduce their symptoms by staying in air-conditioned environments during...


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Community Hospital Consulting Announces Management Agreement with North Texas Medical Center

Plano, Texas – April 9, 2018 – Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), is pleased to announce a new management agreement with North Texas Medical Center (NTMC), Gainesville, Texas. The Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the new relationship and an initial five-year management term.

Management services by CHC Consulting will commence on May 1, 2018. To ensure a smooth transition as May approaches, CHC Consulting will work alongside NTMC leadership and UHS/Texoma Medical Center, who has been...


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Yoakum Community Hospital Offers Innovative Geriatric Psychiatric Care Model

Yoakum, TX – April 5, 2018 – Yoakum Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in rural South Central Texas, has developed an innovative psychiatric treatment model for older adults that helps promote a comprehensive and cost-effective continuum of care. Unique for a small critical access hospital, this pioneering, multi-disciplinary approach has proven highly effective in establishing and maintaining an environment conducive to mental healthcare for older adults facing emotional difficulties that include trauma, PTSD and depression.

An estimated seven million of the nation’s 39 million adults aged 65 years...


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Freestone Health Clinic Offers Flu Vaccine, Primary Care and More

FAIRFIELD, TEXAS – February 2, 2018 – Each year, and especially this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as protective action. It’s not too late to get your flu shot.

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

The Freestone Health Clinic has already treated more than 200 cases of the...


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St. Mark’s Welcomes 2018 With Four-Star Start

LA GRANGE, TX – January 31, 2018 – St. Mark’s Medical Center is again honored to achieve the highly desirable four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). St. Mark’s is one of only 1,155 hospitals out of about 4,500 participating Medicare certified hospitals nationwide to earn this rank under the CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program. Rankings range from one to five stars with five being the highest. A three-star rating is the most commonly achieved. The awards were announced in Dec. 2017.

The Hospital...


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