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St. Mark’s Medical Center (SMMC) Joins Community Hospital Corporation (CHC)


Plano, TX (January 4, 2011) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2011 St. Mark’s Medical Center (SMMC) in La Grange, TX is now part of the CHC family of hospitals. SMMC began its relationship with CHC in March 2009 through a management agreement with Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC. 

 

Working with the leadership teams, medical staff and Board of Directors of SMMC, CHC has provided significant support to the organization resulting in positive financial performance and turnaround of the hospital. By joining the CHC system of hospitals, SMMC will now be part of a growing organization that will continue to enhance and support SMMC’s mission and growth in becoming a regional provider of care.

 

“We look forward to this new phase of our relationship with SMMC as we enter 2011”, noted Mike Williams, President and CEO of CHC. “The results that SMMC has achieved over the last year and half have been a wonderful result of a lot of hard work by the teams at SMMC and CHC. By becoming part of the CHC family, we are excited to be a part of an organization that is focused on great care and exceptional service and look forward to SMMC continuing to grow and enhance its programs for the many communities the organization serves.” 

 

About St. Mark’s Medical Center – La Grange, TX

St. Mark’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital serving the needs of patients in the central Texas communities of Fayette and Lee Counties. St. Mark’s Medical Center provides an array of comprehensive healthcare services that range widely from surgical services, a birthing center and specialist care to cardiac rehabilitation, emergency medicine and general acute care services. St. Mark’s also offers state of the art imaging and certified laboratory services.

 

About Community Hospital Corporation

CHC is a Texas not-for-profit company whose sole mission is to help not-for-profit hospitals, such as St. Mark’s Medical Center, remain community-operated and governed. CHC owns and manages hospitals throughout the country. Based in Plano, Texas, the organization provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit the website at www.communityhospitalcorp.com.

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