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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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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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