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Community Hospital Consulting Announces Management of Union County General Hospital

Plano, TX – (September 3, 2014) Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation, is pleased to announce a new agreement to manage Union County General Hospital of Clayton, New Mexico.


Union County General Hospital – also referred to as Clayton Health System – is a full-service, 25-bed critical access hospital serving the residents of Union County and surrounding counties in New Mexico. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services physical therapy and a full range of diagnostic capabilities.


Gary Kendrick, Interim CEO, Union County General Hospital, is working closely with the hospital’s newly installed five-member board of directors appointed by the Union County Commissioners. “I am excited to be on board to help improve the hospital and the wellness of Union County,” says Kendrick, who has served as CEO of a variety of hospitals.


Craig Sims, senior vice president of hospital operations for CHC, adds, “CHC’s expert teams across areas such as the revenue cycle and supply chain are rolling up their sleeves along with hospital leaders to identify areas for operational, financial and clinical improvement. Our primary objective is to strengthen the hospital and ensure its success in the future.”


Similar to many other rural hospitals nationwide, Union County General Hospital is an independent, non-profit, and community-driven facility. As federal and state governmental mandates continue to drive reimbursement down for both hospitals and physicians, many providers are seeking solutions through collaboration and economies of scale.


CHC Consulting specializes in the management and operation of smaller, community-based hospitals across the country.


About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT® 

Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit www.communityhospitalcorp.com.



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