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Freestone Medical Center Announces Retirement of Board Member J.R. Corne

Fairfield, Texas (January 23, 2018) Fairfield Hospital District (FHD) Board member J.R. Corne has announced his retirement after 25 years of dedicated service. During his tenure with FHD, Corne has been involved in many hospital improvements, including last year’s careful transition of hospital operations to the District, and to subsequent management by Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting), the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation of Plano, Texas.

The Board plans to honor Corne at a private ceremony at Freestone Medical Center on Thursday, January 25. At the ceremony, the Board will officially recognize Corne and reveal his name plate and bronze portrait that will forever identify the boardroom with his name.

“J. R. has selflessly served our hospital and community for many, many years, and has mentored me on this board for the duration of my time,” said FHD President George Robinson. “His presence has encouraged the continued good care provided to our citizens as well as the growth of our facility. He will be greatly missed. I am pleased that we can honor him with the dedication of a small part of our facility.”

Corne graduated from Palestine High School, Palestine, Texas, and attended Nixon’s Business College in Palestine. He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Houston and Palestine and traveled throughout Texas and Louisiana from 1948 to 1962. He then moved to Dallas where he worked for the Dr Pepper Company until 1974, serving at various times as Co-op Advertising Manager, Assistant Purchasing Manager and Administrative Assistant. He served as a deputy sheriff for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for a number of years, and then became owner and operator of B&A Security Inc., in Corsicana, from 1982 to 2000, before becoming fully retired.

About Freestone Medical Center

Freestone Medical Center is a 37-bed community hospital serving residents of Freestone County and surrounding communities. At Freestone Medical Center, patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff. Our services include inpatient and outpatient care, a 24-hour emergency department, outpatient/elective surgeries and procedures, cardiac rehabilitation, laboratory and imaging. Please visit

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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