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Supply Chain Savings for Larger Community Hospitals

Serving hospitals of all sizes, CHC Supply Trust understands that larger hospitals and health systems, despite their purchasing power, face unique supply-chain challenges and concerns. Chief among those concerns is finding a GPO that’s as trustworthy and attentive as it is effective at delivering the best products and services at the best value. Bringing experience and expertise to larger hospitals from Texas on up to Minnesota, and from Georgia west to Oregon, CHC Supply Trust is the right strategic partner for these complex organizations, leveraging their size and spend to...


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Keeping the H in Hometown

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands that community hospitals are vital assets to those they serve. That’s why we provide resources to strengthen and support community hospitals, including flexible, individualized consulting services along with ownership and management models when it makes sense.

Together with hospital boards and leaders, CHC establishes a strategic vision for the future, paves the way to operational and financial improvement, and masters tricky regulatory compliance.

Help Where Hospitals Need It ®

Hospitals turn to CHC with confidence because of our unwavering commitment to help preserve and protect community...


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Pondering a Partnership? Community hospitals evaluate relationships as a pathway to financial vitality

The Situation

Healthcare organizations today face unprecedented pressures. Sustained economic uncertainty, healthcare reform, the growing number of uninsured individuals and other forces cause smaller, community-based hospitals in particular to consider the pros and cons of forming a relationship with a larger institution.

In some cases, there is no choice — surrendering independence in exchange for resources is necessary for survival. But sometimes there are means by which a hospital can preserve its independence while securing its footing, not just for the time being but for the foreseeable future. Community Hospital...


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Correlating physician supply and demand: Medical Staff Development Planning

The Situation

A significant part of the growth and success of a hospital is dependent upon the right mix of physicians and specialists. However, the demand for these professionals greatly outweighs the supply. As the physician workforce ages, hospitals are forced to compete for the recruitment of new talent. And to add to the complexity, hospitals must contend with Stark and IRS regulations regarding recruitment of new physicians. Without strategic analysis and careful planning, physician recruitment programs may become stagnant and the hospitals will suffer. This is where Medical Staff...


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Help Where Hospitals Need It

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands that community-based hospitals are vital assets to those they serve. That’s why we provide resources and support to hospitals, including flexible, individualized consulting and management services through CHC Consulting, a distinct CHC organization.

Together with hospital boards and leaders, CHC Consulting develops custom-fit solutions to help preserve and protect community hospitals in an unobtrusive, collaborative manner.

Solutions and Support for Community Based Hospitals

CHC Consulting provides management and consulting services and solutions tailored for community-based hospitals. Many clients who engage us begin with our comprehensive...


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Prescription for Long Term Acute Care Hospital Success

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands the challenges that long term acute care hospitals (LTACH) face in balancing the bottom line with a strong commitment to quality patient care. Keeping up with the ever-changing requirements and reimbursement regulations of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces additional complexity.

Since 2004, CHC has helped LTACHs improve clinical outcomes while boosting financial performance. Our experience led us to develop these factors critical to LTACH success.

Roadmap for LTACH Success Patients in an LTACH often need extended recovery periods to achieve optimal...

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Heading for Trouble? CHC’s Turnaround Strategies Can Help

Leaders of ailing hospitals usually realize there’s room for improvement but don’t recognize the severity of their situation. It is often external stakeholders or bondholders who set corrective action in motion by seeking outside assistance. That’s when Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) steps in with intensive turnaround strategies.

CHC’s turnaround plans help ailing hospitals when financial and performance problems threaten their livelihood and, often, their existence. We develop and help implement a guided turnaround process based on a tried-and-true blueprint that we customize for each hospital. Our turnaround programs go deeper...


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CHC Helps Hospitals Dial Down Telecom Expenses

In at least one respect, rural hospitals are no different than metropolitan hospitals — both need advanced telecom systems and robust data circuits for optimal patient experiences and clinical outcomes. However, these services typically cost more for rural health care providers, making it difficult to keep up with the latest advancements. This is where Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) can help. Accessing a government program, CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, helps eligible hospitals obtain federal funding earmarked specifically to address this discrepancy. With telecom as well as...


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CHC Supply Trust Supply Chain Services

Following labor, supply costs are the second-highest expense for hospitals and also the fastest-growing cost center. Unfortunately, community-based hospitals tend to be hit hardest by spiraling expenses because they receive less favorable GPO pricing than their larger counterparts. This is where CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Consulting, comes in. We offer four levels of supply chain management support, including GPO access to the same preferred pricing that large hospital systems are able to negotiate.

What’s Unique?

CHC Supply Trust partners with HealthTrust, the nation’s...


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Physician Recruitment Services for Community Hospitals

Physician recruitment remains a top priority for community hospitals due to increasing demand for healthcare services and a nationwide physician shortage. In such a competitive market, small and rural hospitals in particular encounter difficulties conducting an effective search because they lack the resources, personnel and technology needed to attract and recruit physicians to their communities. This is where Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) can help. Extending far beyond the physician search, physician recruitment services offered by CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, is a customized and budget-friendly alternative...


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