Welcome to our new beginning!
I am pleased to inform you that the Walker County Hospital District (WCHD)
Board of Managers and Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) have created
a new company,
Huntsville Community Hospital Inc., that will own and operate Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH), Huntsville,
Texas. The agreement is
effective February 28, 2020. This new beginning culminates after months of discussion and due diligence
to strengthen the hospital for the future.
Huntsville Memorial Hospital will continue operating under the same name, fulfilling our mission to serve the healthcare needs of our community.
Walker County Hospital District Board Chair Anne Woodard commented, “Aligning
with Community Hospital Corporation is the best option for HMH. With CHC,
we are 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, “This is a tremendous
opportunity to work together to strengthen the hospital and the community
for the future. We are excited to leverage CHC’s full expertise,
resources and operational best practices to preserve and grow healthcare
Steven L. Smith, FACHE