Plano-based Community Hospital Consulting Appoints a CEO in Fairfield

Plano-based Community Hospital Consulting has named a CEO for the rural hospital it manages in Fairfield, in concert with the Fairfield Hospital District. John Yeary, who has been interim CEO at Freestone Medical Center since March, took up the position full-time starting Aug. 1. CHC’s release says Yeary has served in administrative roles within various Texas- and Louisiana-based hospital systems, including UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University–San Antonio. Freestone is a 37-bed community hospital. “We are excited to have John fully on board to lead Freestone Medical Center and continue… Full Story

North Texas Medical Center CEO Steps Down As New Management Takes Over

Chris Zeringue will step down as CEO of Gainesville-based North Texas Medical Center (NTMC), opting not to continue employment at the hospital just two weeks after its board approved a salary offer for Zeringue that came in $45,000 lower than his request. Both Zeringue and Chief Nursing Officer Angela Yancey decided to return to Texoma Medical Center. The two had been on loan from the Denison-based hospital during the year in which Universal Health Services (UHS), which manages Texoma, was also managing NTMC. UHS had become NTMC’s management company as NTMC announced they were filing for bankruptcy in late 2016.… Full Story

Plano Company Inks Five-year Deal to Manage Struggling North Texas Hospital

Plano-based Community Hospital Consulting has finalized a five-year management agreement to try to right the ship at Gainesville-based North Texas Medical Center, the company said this week. The group, which is the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation, will take over operations on May 1. The agreement follows news in January that a previous hospital management company was dropping out of its agreement. That company, Pennsylvania-based Universal Health System, took the reigns after NTMC filed for bankruptcy in Dec. 2016. The Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the agreement with CHC Consulting. A… Full Story