Nacogdoches Memorial Health announces new executive leadership

The Nacogdoches County Hospital District Board of Directors announces new executive hospital leadership, as Interim Chief Executive Officer Gary Kendrick came on board January 10, 2017.

"We welcome Gary, who has depth of healthcare knowledge and experience serving smaller, community hospitals, and is a familiar face at Nacogdoches Memorial," said Lisa King, Board Chairperson.

Kendrick comes to Nacogdoches Memorial Health through the hospital's support services contract with Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting), a division of Community Hospital Corporation of Plano, Texas.

Kendrick formerly served as Interim CEO at Nacogdoches Memorial Health prior to the Board's appointment of Scott Street. Mr. Street recently resigned as CEO after serving since mid-2014.

"Our focus is steadfast – as it has been for nearly 90 years – to serve our community and ensure that quality of care remains the priority for our residents," added King.

Kendrick has been a hospital administrator since 1980. Most recently, he served as Interim CEO at Morehouse General Hospital, Bastrop, La., through CHC Consulting, who specializes in the management and operation of rural and community-based hospitals.

About Nacogdoches Memorial Health

Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital is a 216-bed, general medical and surgical hospital located in Nacogdoches, Texas. Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital has served Nacogdoches and surrounding communities for nearly 90 years. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is designated as the only Level III Trauma Center in this region by the Texas Department of Health.

About Community Hospital Corporation

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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