Kenton, Ohio – Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees met Wednesday to receive committee reports.
The Finance/Audit/Compliance Committee report revealed that year-to-date the hospital system’s operating margin is running slightly above budget.
The Quality of Care Committee made recommendations to the medical staff and the Board approved several new medical staff appointments in the specialties of Cardiology, Neurology, Physician Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pulmonary/Critical Care and Radiology. Reappointments were also approved which included 65 physicians, and one Advance Practice Providers.
The Community Needs Committee met and received updates from Chief Operating Office, Ron Snyder, regarding physicians and Phase I of the renovation project to the outpatient department on the 2nd floor consisting of a new endoscopy suite and one patient room. Phase II of the project is scheduled to begin July, 2017 and will include a new nurse’s station and renovation of all the patient rooms. A report was also given on the Press Ganey satisfaction results and the scoring process. Chris Davis, Marketing and Communications Manager, shared information on many of the community events the hospital has participated in over the last few months and announced the new website for OhioHealth, OhioHealth.com, is now live.
The Nominating Committee recommended a new slate of officers as well as new proposed committee members for the upcoming year. The Board approved the recommendations.
During the Senior Management report Wendy Rodenberger, Chief Nursing Officer, announced that JCAHO (Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) will be on site to survey the hospital in the next few weeks. Accreditation from JCAHO ensures that we are meeting quality and patient safety standards. This is an elective process and done every three years. Snyder also informed the group that he and Rodenberger have been conducting interviews with oncologists to expand the oncology service line to the Specialty Center.
Matt Jennings, Chairman of the Board, thanked all of the board members for their commitment to the hospital as well as entrusting him to be the chairman for the past several years. Chip Root will be the Board chairman beginning January, 2017.