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Williams Receives THA’s 2014 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration

PLANO, TX (Jan. 23, 2015) – Michael D. Williams, FACHE, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation, is the recipient of the 2014 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration, the Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor. The award was presented Jan. 22 during the THA 2015 Annual Conference and Expo in Austin.


“When I heard the awards committee had selected Mike as the winner of the Collier award this year, I was not at all surprised,” said Ted Shaw, THA president/CEO. “Whether he is helping to bring a small rural hospital back from the brink or serving on a state or national board, Mike is a true example of what it means to lead. There is no one more deserving of this honor.”


Williams shared, “I am honored to receive this prestigious award and to be included among those who have come before me. I am thankful to many throughout my career who have provided guidance to help me to be a servant leader, and ultimately, to make a difference not only in the health care setting, but also in the communities we serve.”


Williams has distinguished himself as a true servant leader during his 35-year career. After moving up the ranks at hospital systems in Texas and Tennessee, he took the helm of CHC in 1997. Starting from the ground up, with zero revenue and zero employees, Williams has built CHC into a company with revenue of $354 million and 62 employees in the corporate office. Today, the company owns, manages or provides support to 20 community hospitals across the country. The creation of the consulting arm six years ago took it to a new level; CHC has worked with hospitals in 25 states, from Georgia and North Carolina to Nebraska and Colorado.


Williams lives the servant leader philosophy both in and out of the office. He is a strong believer in sharing one’s knowledge and expertise with both fellow and future colleagues, and to that end he has served his alma mater, the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Health Professions, in various ways. He served as chairman of the THA Board of Trustees in 2010 and is a past regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also has served as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 7.


About the Texas Hospital Association

Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 470 of the state’s general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.


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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