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Madison Medical Center

Board of Trustees Meeting

February 12, 2003

The Madison Medical Center Board of Trustees met at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, for their regular monthly meeting. The following board members were present: Melba Fadler, Pat Clark, Arthur Myers, Mike Baker, and Bob Schwent. MMC staff present: Rodney Gross, Administrator; Lisa Twidwell, CFO; Frieda Allen, Nursing Home DON; and Maureen Medley, Administrative Secretary. Also present; Bill Killian and Sharo Shirshekan.

Bill Killian addressed the board, requesting a discount on a bill he owes at the hospital. The board agreed to review his request and notify him in writing of their decision.

Mr. Sharo Shirshekan spoke to the Board concerning his plans to build a nursing home in Fredericktown. He has already received permission from the State to proceed with his project, and his financing has been approved. He plans to proceed as soon as he has selected a building site. He assured the Board that he had no intention of taking business away from MMC and he hopes to be able to work in cooperation with the hospital. He stated that he would he providing services, such as dialysis and a burn unit, which MMC does not offer, and he would be utilizing the services of the hospital for his patients. He agreed to offer the position of Medical Director of his facility to one of MMC’s physicians.

The Acute Care Nursing Report shows that 408 patients were seen in the E.R. during January. There were 51 surgery cases, 86 EMS runs, 4 air transports from the hospital and 3 from the scene.

The MMC Health Agency made 386 visits during January 2003.

Frieda Allen, Nursing Home DON, reported that voting has been taking place this past week for a Valentine’s Day king and queen, who will be crowned on Friday at a party for the residents. The Senior Olympics is scheduled for March 18 at Mineral Area College. Since transportation to the Olympics can no longer be provided by school buses, which have been utilized for the past several years, an alternative means of getting the residents to the event will have to be found. The five CNA students from the last class all passed their state exams, and a new class is now in progress with 12 students. Deanna Robinson and Frieda Allen are co-teaching the class.

Mr. Gross reported that he attended a public forum, held at the Arcadia Valley Middle School in Ironton, on Tuesday evening, February 11. The forum was sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health Community Advisory Committee and co-sponsored by the Iron County Health Department and C.H.A.R.T. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a “grantmaking organization dedicated to serving the uninsured and underinsured in 84 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis.” The purpose of the forum was to provide the Missouri Foundation for Health with a better understanding of the health care needs of the community. Mr. Gross was one of those who were invited to speak at the meeting.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. in the Dr. Slaughter Memorial Building.

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