Community Hospitals

Why Their Futures Are More Flexible Than You Think

By: Bob Herman
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

David Parmer is what he and many others would call an experienced U.S. hospital system executive. He has been with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas for 22 years, and he currently serves as CEO of health system’s Beaumont campus, a 508-bed community hospital. 

Over those 22 years, Mr. Parmer has seen almost every type of community hospital affiliation possible. BHSET used to be a freestanding system, then tried an integrated delivery system model with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and eventually merged, and de-merged, with Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Today, BHSET is owned by Community Hospital Corp., which operates both of BHSET’s hospitals.

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