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Freestone Medical Center Announces Retirement of Board Member J.R. Corne

Fairfield, Texas (January 23, 2018) Fairfield Hospital District (FHD) Board member J.R. Corne has announced his retirement after 25 years of dedicated service. During his tenure with FHD, Corne has been involved in many hospital improvements, including last year’s careful transition of hospital operations to the District, and to subsequent management by Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting), the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation of Plano, Texas.

The Board plans to honor Corne at a private ceremony at Freestone Medical Center on Thursday, January 25. At the ceremony,...


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Freestone Medical Center Announces Executive Leadership Change

Fairfield, Texas (January 18, 2018) Effective immediately, Ron Hunt, Chief Financial Officer for Freestone Medical Center, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer. This change in executive leadership was announced upon the resignation of Stace Holland, Chief Executive Officer of the hospital for one year.

Hunt will serve concurrently as Interim CEO and CFO, until such time as another Interim CEO can be identified. A seasoned healthcare executive, Hunt has experience as a hospital CEO with Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting), as well as with other organizations. Freestone Medical Center...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces Executive Retirements

PLANO, TX (January 16, 2018) – Wilson Weber, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, Community Hospital Corporation, and Cindy Matthews, Executive VP – Consulting, have announced plans to retire in July of 2018 after years of helping community hospitals improve along a path of stability and success.

Upon his retirement planned for July 5, 2018, Weber will have fulfilled 13 years of service with CHC. Matthews has been with CHC since 2007, and plans to retire from the organization on July 2, 2018, after more than 10 years of dedication.

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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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