Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting this week with Tim Reddout, President of Life Care Services, giving a presentation on Health Care Reform.
The board discussed and approved the proposed changes to the JCMH Health Plan to be effective Jan. 1, 2013.
The board approved the purchase of an Enterasys wireless upgrade from CDW-G in the amount of $129,999.
Michelle Ford reported the outreach clinics contributed a total of 236 admissions and 131 outpatient surgeries to JCMH for the month of August.
Bill Wilson reported on physician recruitment activity. Recruitment efforts continue to be focused in Family Practice, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.
Fixed Assets from Funded Depreciation and Designated Funds to Funded Depreciation were approved in the amount of $224,133.95.
The board approved revisions made to the Risk Management Plan as presented by Jim King.
The board voted to move the October board meeting to Oct. 29, and the December board meeting to Dec. 17.
Dr. Melinda Powers, Chief of Staff, reported from the JCMH Medical Staff Executive Committee meeting that was held on Sept. 10. The Board approved the recommendations for:
1. Proposed Bylaw Changes - allowing all active staff to vote on the changes made to the bylaws.
2. Laparoscopic Privileges/FPPE Plan – Dr. Eugene Chen
a. Tambra Albright, LPN – Surgical Assistant, Affiliate Staff
4. Lindsey King, MD – was granted privileges in male circumcisions
Nancy Davidson presented the financials for the month of August which resulted in a net loss of $234,782, and a year-to-date net income of $209,844.
The meeting ended with Bill Wilson giving an update on the Joint Commission survey. He stated that JCMH is fully accredited in all areas.