The Fairfield Hospital District Board announced their new hospital, Freestone Medical Center, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
“We have completed the careful transition of our hospital to the District, with the assistance of Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting), and are proud to introduce Freestone Medical Center to our community,” said FHD President George Robinson.
“We have a new name and the same great service. Patient care is still our top priority,” said Stace Holland, who became Freestone Medical Center CEO on Dec. 19, 2016. Holland, a seasoned hospital executive leader, has recently been part of the CHC Consulting operations team managing Morehouse General Hospital, Bastrop, La., and prior, served as CEO of Pineville Community Hospital, Pineville, Ky.
“On behalf of the Board, the hospital and our community, we are very excited to have the hospital under local control with management support from CHC Consulting,” Holland added. CHC Consulting is the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation of Plano, Texas. The management agreement was approved by the FHD board in September of 2016.
“This is a very strategic step toward preserving and improving healthcare services for the people we serve, today and for the future,” Robinson added. The hospital also has an affiliation agreement with Baylor Scott & White Health for advisory and educational services. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in Waco is the closest Baylor Scott & White medical center to Freestone Medical Center.
Freestone Medical Center provides healthcare services to residents of Fairfield and neighboring East Texas communities, including Buffalo, Jewett, Mexia, Streetman, Teague, Wortham, and beyond.
About Freestone Medical Center
Freestone Medical Center is a 37-bed community hospital serving residents of Freestone County and surrounding communities. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, laboratory and imaging, home health care, and a 24-hour emergency department designated as a Level IV trauma center. The hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Visit our new website, www.freestonemc.com.
About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®
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.