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Community Hospital Consulting Announces Management Agreement with Southwest Health System, Cortez, Colo.

Plano, Texas – June 28, 2018 – Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), is pleased to announce a new, five-year management agreement with Southwest Health System of Cortez, Colo. Management services by CHC Consulting will begin on July 1, 2018.

On June 27, 2018, the health system Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the new relationship, according to Paul Deshayes, Chairman, Southwest Health System Board of Directors.

CHC Senior Vice President Craig Sims shared, “We are excited to bring CHC’s expertise...


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Community Hospital Consulting Announces New North Texas Medical Center CEO Tom Sledge

Plano, Texas – June 27, 2018 – Community Hospital Consulting and the Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors have announced Tom Sledge as the new Chief Executive Officer for North Texas Medical Center (NTMC), Gainesville, Texas, effective July 9, 2018. Board members unanimously agreed to hire Sledge during a recent special-called meeting. CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation, began a five-year management contract with NTMC on May 1, 2018.

CHC President and CEO Jim Kendrick shared, “We are excited to have Tom on board to...


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Community Hospital Corporation Announces 2018 Dan Wilford Award Winner: Mary Lou Young

Plano, Texas (June 15, 2018) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is proud to announce Mary Lou Young as winner of the 2018 Dan Wilford Award for Compassion and Community Service. Young serves as chief nursing officer for ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah, Paducah, Ky., a CHC hospital. She was nominated by the ContinueCARE-Paducah administrative team.

The award is named for Dan Wilford, retired president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, Texas, and a founding board member of CHC.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Mary Lou with...


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Community Hospital Corporation Named Top Place to Work by Becker’s Healthcare

CHC recognized for 3rd time, employees value wellness program

Plano, TX (May 17, 2018) – For the third time, Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) has been named among the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare.

CHC values its culture, founded on respect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U1TKAMxlwE

“CHC is honored to be recognized as part of Becker’s prestigious 2018 list,” said CHC President and CEO Jim Kendrick. “Our values—Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence—define what we stand for and ‘Excellence’ drives everything we do. We surround ourselves with employees that exhibit excellence which makes...


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St. Mark’s Medical Center Earns “A” Rating for Patient Safety

La Grange, Texas – (May 8, 2018) – St. Mark’s Medical Center has earned an “A” rating on the recently released Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a voluntary survey evaluating 2,500 acute-care hospitals nationwide on their patient safety performance.

Read more about Leapfrog and St. Mark’s report.

Nationwide, only 30 percent of the hospitals graded earned the coveted “A” rating. St. Mark’s is the only hospital within 50 miles to achieve this prestigious honor. Top rated hospitals have better systems in place to prevent medication errors and lower infection rates, among...


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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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