Walker County Hospital District and Community Hospital Corporation Sign Agreement

The Walker County Hospital District (WCHD) Board of Managers and Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) have created a new company that will own and operate Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH), Huntsville, Texas. The agreement was effective February 28, 2020.

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Community Hospital Corporation's website.

“We will continue as Huntsville Memorial Hospital and we’re excited for our future,” said Walker County Hospital District Board Chair Anne Woodard. “Aligning with CHC is the best option for HMH. This move puts us on a path of renewal that allows us to advance on many levels–from operational and financial performance to quality of patient care. We are wholeheartedly committed to serving the healthcare needs of Walker County and neighboring communities.”

CHC President and CEO Jim Kendrick shared, “We are excited to bring CHC’s expertise in hospital management and talent in critical areas such as the revenue cycle and supply chain to strengthen HMH. CHC’s mission to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers aligns with HMH and its mission to serve residents of Walker County with quality healthcare for years to come.”

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

Steven Smith, HMH Chief Executive Officer, shared, “We have been dedicated to Walker County since 1927 and our mission is steadfast:  We are devoted to the health and well-being of our regional communities by providing exceptional care to every patient every day with a spirit of warmth, compassion and personal pride. We achieve this through advanced and efficient medical care with strong self-governance.” Click here to continue>>




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