SVP at Community Hospital Corporation Retires After 12 Years

Tony Ybarra, the leader of the Supply Chain division of Community Hospital Corporation, has retired after 12 years in his position. Ybarra will remain in his role as Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust until he officially retires on October 31. Jon Pruitt, the current CHC Vice President of Supply Chain, will become Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust following Ybarra’s retirement. Ybarra has supported CHC hospitals, CHC Consulting clients, and group purchasing organizations, and helped lead CHC’s decision to align with HealthTrust, one of the nation’s largest GPOs. Ybarra has also guided CHC Supply Trust’s solutions for community hospitals.… Full Story

Beleaguered North Texas Medical Center Lands On New CEO

The North Texas Medical Center has chosen its next chief executive officer. The board of the Gainesville-based hospital agreed last week to hire Tom Sledge to the position, as the Gainesville Daily Register reports. Sledge has been working as the chief operating officer at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas, and is also a former COO at rural Weatherford Regional Medical Center, before it was bought by Medical City Healthcare. Plano-based Community Hospital Corp., which manages NTMC, recommended an incentive-laden salary with a $225,000 base, according to the Daily Register. I couldn’t reach anyone on the board to confirm whether… Full Story

Struggling Gainesville Hospital Selects Plano Management Company

The North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville will come under the management of Plano-based Community Hospital Corp. in May, NTMC board members voted last week, according to KXII-TV. In December 2016, NTMC said it was filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy and taking on new management by Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Systems. Under the agreement, UHS was to take over operations and lease five buildings on NTMC’s campus. NTMC announced that UHS would discontinue the agreement in late January. NTMC reported losing more than $650,000 a month prior to the announcement, according to KXII. NTMC and Community Hospital Corp. landed on a… Full Story