At this past week’s Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, Matt Coppock took the oath of office after being appointed by the Jackson County Commissioners to serve as a member of the JCMH Board of Trustees. This is a four year term.
Also at the meeting, Michelle Ford reported that the outreach clinics contributed a total of 171 admissions and 134 outpatient surgeries and observations to JCMH for the month of August. Three new family practice physicians have started at the JCMH Medical Clinic: Dr. Ama Isaac, Dr. Alejandro Pacheco and Dr. Lonnie Perryman. Brita Angelone, Nurse Practitioner, is now seeing patients at the JCMH Mangum Clinic Tuesday through Thursday.
Richard Pope then presented the Proposed 2016 Health Plan to the board.
Fixed Assets from Funded Depreciation and Designated Funds to Funded Depreciation were then approved in the amount of $41,716.89.
The board voted to change the December board meeting to Dec. 21.
Dr. M. George Zakhary, Vice Chief of Staff, reported from the JCMH Medical Staff Executive Committee meeting that was held on Sept. 14. The Board approved the recommendations for initial appointments of Anastasia C. Fisher, DO – Emergency Medicine, Provisional Staff; and James P. McClay, DO – Emergency Medicine, Courtesy Staff. Reappointments approved were Srilatha Ayirala, MD – Cardiovascular Disease, Courtesy Staff; and Nicole Williamson, MD – Internal Medicine/Hospitalist, Courtesy Staff. a change in staff category for Joe Leverett, MD – From Active Staff to Courtesy Staff was also approved.
Nancy Davidson presented the financials for the month of August which resulted in a net income of $287,829 and a year to date net income of $171,316.
Hartgraves gave the management report to include the following:
Physician Recruitment – Three family Practice physicians started at the JCMH medical Clinic. Dr. Kashyap, Pediatrician, will be here in October.
*Women’s Center Update – The project continues to be held up at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. JCMH and HFG, the contracted architect for the program, have proposed a new design to address the state’s concerns.
* Tricare/Humana Contract – JCMH leadership met with representatives from Humana concerning Tricare member referrals.
* Bed Count Redesign/RHC Designation – JCMH is seeking Rural Health Clinic (RHC) designation for one or more of its primary care clinics to obtain cost-based reimbursement for Medicaid/Medicare clinic visits. The hospital will reduce its bed count to 49 in order to qualify. A new bed count allocation has been developed and will be submitted to the state.
* Joint Commission – The surveyors conducted the follow-up review on Friday, Sept. 25 and all previously cited elements were cleared.