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Spotlight - Harvesting hospital leadership voices

One of my favorite things about working at the Texas Hospital Association is the opportunity to work with thoughtful leaders across the state with varying areas of intense focus. To help coalesce the diverse interest and priorities, we developed a section of HealthShare's Solutions magazine to prominently feature the points-of-view of many of these leaders. The Board Member Spotlight in the magazine appears online as well as print and serves as an important cornerstone of the publication to capture the important voice and perspective of the hospital leaders that make up the THA membership. 

While this section of Solutions focuses on leadership attributes, initiatives, and priorities, one thing ties them all together, of course, and that is their desire to improve health care delivery in their respective communities. This desire forms the beautiful commonality that makes THA such a special organization to help lead.

This month, we asked new THA HealthShare board member Jared Chanski, executive vice president of Preferred Management Company, to step in and give us his thoughts on several key questions in health care:

  1. What are the complexities of managing a community of rural hospitals with their own unique needs and challenges
  2. Do you see any variation in needs do your hospitals handle from community to community?
  3. What priorities and issues do rural and critical access hospitals face when it comes to your workforce?

Check out what Chanski had to say in the newest edition of Solutions

Jared_ChanskiJared Chanski, executive vice president of Preferred Management Company, recently joined the HealthShare board of trustees. He oversees operations for a number of rural hospitals in Texas and Oklahoma. He shared his thoughts on the challenges facing leaders of small community hospitals in rural Texas.

About the Author

Lance Lunsford Lance Lunsford is the president/CEO of HealthShare and THA chief marketing/business development officer. In his multifaceted role, Lunsford oversees THA’s member communications, marketing, advocacy communications, and business development. At HealthShare, he leads the for-profit THA subsidiary that collaborates with more than 50 THA-endorsed companies. Prior to joining THA, Lunsford served UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas, as director of corporate marketing. Lunsford has a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.