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Jellico Community Hospital Welcomes New CEO, Kim Dowell

Jellico, Tenn. (December 16, 2015) – Community Hospital Corporation and the Jellico Community Hospital Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hospital’s new CEO, Kim Dowell, RN. She will begin her new leadership position on January 25, 2016.


“We are excited for Kim to join our organization as we work collaboratively to ensure that quality of care remains the priority for our community,” said Allen McClary, chairman of the JCH board. “We are also grateful and want to express sincere thanks to Keith Richardson, Interim CEO, for his dedicated service.”


As Kim comes on board and becomes familiar with our organization, she will be working closely with CHC executives and JCH leadership. She and her husband, Mike, will be relocating to Jellico from Lenoir City, Tenn., where she was Director of Patient Care Services for Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. With a long history of healthcare service in Tennessee, she held previous roles as CEO of both Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, and Haywood Park Community Hospital in Brownsville. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee and Master of Hospital Administration degree from Texas Woman’s University-Houston.


Jellico Community Hospital became part of CHC earlier this year, when CHC entered into a relationship with the City of Jellico for long-term lease of the hospital facility and its CarePlus Center located in Williamsburg, Ky.


CHC owns, manages and supports more than 25 community hospitals nationwide, bringing practical solutions that help community hospitals enhance efficiencies, improve quality and strengthen financial stability. CHC leaders have significant expertise in all areas of hospital and clinic operations and management.


About Jellico Community Hospital 

Jellico Community Hospital is a 54-bed, nonprofit acute care facility located in Jellico, Tenn. The hospital has provided quality healthcare to the region since 1974. Our patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff. Our dedication to quality means the high-level of care you might associate with a larger medical center is available to diagnose and treat your medical conditions close to home. For more information, please visit www.jellicohospital.com.


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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