Michael D. Williams, FACHE, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), has announced his retirement from the organization he has led for 20 years. He is the founding CEO of CHC. Williams will continue to serve in that capacity until a new CEO is in place, anticipated by the end of June 2017.
“Mike created a solid foundation for CHC and we will continue along the path he has set forth in growing the organization and fulfilling its mission to ‘guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers’ across the country,” said Ken Gordon, CHC Board Chair. “Mike is passionate about everything he does. Along with the entire Board of Directors, it has been a pleasure to work with him. Through his collegial nature, he is an inspiration, mentor and friend to many.”
In Dallas, Williams serves as a member and current vice chair of the Parkland Health & Hospital System’s board of managers.
Professionally, William’s nearly 40-year career includes executive leadership positions as president of Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee; executive vice president and COO of Children’s Medical Center in Dallas; and vice president for Baylor University Medical Center-Dallas. Williams became CHC’s founding CEO soon after the organization was formed in 1996, through an aligned vision of 13 Texas not-for-profit and community-owned healthcare systems. CHC owns, manages or consults with nearly 30 hospitals nationwide.
Under Williams’ executive leadership, CHC has:
- Helped nearly 100 hospitals become more successful whether independently or through affiliations
- Advised many board members and enhanced their ability to govern effectively
- Grown from owner-relationships – the first with Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas – to various levels of relationship based on the needs of each hospital
- Improved the financial position, operations and clinical quality of the hospitals CHC has served
- Developed CHC Consulting in order to help more hospitals with an array of consulting and management services
- Created CHC ContinueCARE to develop long-term acute care hospitals in collaboration with host hospitals; CHC ContinueCARE currently serves 11 LTACHs
- Created expert teams in areas of supply, revenue cycle and IT services
- Supported new program growth, the most recent is the 2015 launch of CHC Supply Trust, offering hospitals nationwide the same preferred supply pricing typically reserved for large hospital systems
Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE.