The Decatur County Memorial Hospital Board met on Thursday.
There was a financial report given to the board. There have been 86 admissions- 2 above the budget, 12 births- 3 below the budget, and 1,131 emergency room visits- 63 below budget. Their income statement of $16.7 million was positive however their investments were on market value and unfavorable. The report was approved.
The Risk and Audit Committee gave a report. They are working on fishing tests internally and in IT sectors they have found the vulnerability of hosts is trending downwards. There was a complete mock audit done. The report was approved.
The Finance Committee gave a report. They covered the condition of the ongoing audits and reviewed updates on the application of the tax payments. They reviewed the hospital assessment fee. The report was approved.
The Planning Committee gave a report. They went through the Community Health Needs assessment and need to develop several committees to address the needs of the community such as a Cancer Care and Mental Health committees. They went over the marketing plan for 2023 which focuses on community engagement. There was an update on the new rehab building which is on target. The report was approved.
The Quality Committee gave a report. They discussed the IGT and customer experience. They discussed chronic care management and the transportation program. The report was approved.
Rex McKinney gave a CEO update. The rehab building has had the windows installed and they are currently working on the internal setup of providers on the second floor. The team has been very responsible at still providing outstanding care during these difficult financial times. They are researching options for housing for medical students who want to continue their education at DCMH. The hospital qualified for a state grant to purchase a new transport ambulance.
The board approved a contract for Pharmacy Support.
The board approved a contract for Dr. Roberts, a family medical physician, for 2-3 days a week.
The capital requests totaling in $514,239.77 were approved. The 2023 Committee Work Plans were approved. All appointments to the medical staff were approved.
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