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Community Hospital Corporation Announces New Supply Chain Vice President Jose Pluguez

PLANO, TX – (May 4, 2017) – In response to the growth of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation and CHC Consulting, CHC announces the addition of Jose Pluguez as Vice President of Supply Chain. In this new role, Pluguez is responsible for implementing and administrating a quality-based, comprehensive supply chain management strategy for CHC’s supply expenditures and resource utilization. He brings more than 20 years of experience in directing supply chain and support services to CHC.

Tony Ybarra, Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust, said, “We welcome Jose to our leadership team of experienced executives who offer industry knowledge and a deep understanding of supply management in today’s healthcare environment. Along with our team, Jose will help to ensure that our 40+ CHC Supply Trust members receive value, support and fair market pricing, regardless of hospital size or supply spend.”

Before joining CHC, Pluguez was the Executive Director of Supply Chain Management at Adventist Health in Bakersfield, Calif. Prior, he spent 20 years as the Chief of Medical Logistics in Support Services Management for the U.S. Air Forces. Throughout his years of service with the U.S. Air Force, Pluguez received numerous awards including the 5th Air Force Airman of the Year Award in 1997, five awards for Air Force Material Account of the Year (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007), and was named 5th Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year twice (2002, 2010). In addition to these accomplishments, Pluguez was chosen to partner with the DEA on the first-ever Air Force Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, and was hand-selected to provide medical logistics support for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Pluguez holds an Associate Degree in Logistics Management from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Andrew’s University. He is also a Certified Material Resource Professional (CMRP) through the American Hospital Association, a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) through the Institute for Supply Management, and a Certified Master Negotiator through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

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

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