The Madison Medical Center Board of Trustees met at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, for their regular monthly meeting. The following board members were present: Kent Marler, Ruth Ann Skaggs, Larry Hunt, and Connie Matthews. MMC staff present: Lisa Twidwell, Administrator/CEO; Jennifer Penuel, COO; Allan Sucharski, CFO; Cindy Dulaney, Acute Care DON; Kristen Starkey, Nursing Home DON; Carol Hyatt, Physician Office Manager; Maureen Medley, Administrative Assistant.
There were 499 patients seen in the E.R. during July. There were 22 surgery cases and seven air transports from the hospital. Two hospital employees and MMC’s pharmacist will be attending an oncology class in Cape Girardeau on August 9th and 10th. Employees will attend a PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) class in September.
During the month of July there were six new admissions to the nursing home, two re-admissions, five discharges, and two deaths. Installation of the Wanderguard system in the nursing home has been completed, and it is now in use. The State Culture Change Coordinator, Sam Plaster, is scheduled to visit Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 15th.
There were 351 Home Health visits and 2,063 in-home service units provided during July.
There were 1,515 Rural Health Clinic visits and 229 Outpatient Clinic visits during July. There were two sleep studies performed during the month. MMC employees helped deliver 29 meals at the Senior Center and assisted five families who were in need of help, which they usually receive from EMAA. Three “Meet and Greet” events were held during July to introduce new physicians. Dr. Vivek Manchanda, a pain management specialist, who began seeing patients in June, returned on July 20th. Dr. Mark Friedman, a cardiologist from SSM St. Clare, was here on Tuesday, July 31st. He plans to see patients every Tuesday. Dr. Kent Adkins, a urologist who is also interested in coming to MMC, visited on July 10th. Dr. Stookey and Jessica Stacy, FNP, attended the Back-to-School Fair recently and assisted by performing Scoliosis and head lice screenings. The annual meeting of all Madison County health care providers will be held this Friday, August 10th at MMC. The State Epidemiologist will be at this meeting and will give a report on health issues and concerns throughout the state.
On Wednesday, August 15th, health screenings will be done for Fredericktown R-1 employees. MMC will once again be a sponsor for the Fredericktown Fire Department Chili Cook-Off in October. MMC information and give-away items are included in the Cordial Caravan Welcome packets that are given to newlyweds, new parents, and those who are new to the community. Cindy Dulaney, Acute Care DON, is a volunteer at the Domestic Violence Shelter. MMC employees continue to help deliver meals at the Senior Center every Wednesday. Jennifer Penuel is a Chamber of Commerce ambassador, and Sue Tomlinson is a Chamber of Commerce board member.
The Fredericktown Rotary Club has made a donation of $2,500 to MMC for the renovation of rooms in the nursing home. A matching donation of $2,500 from an anonymous individual has also been received. All the board members and employees of Madison Medical Center would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Rotary Club and the individual donor. The Rotary Club also presented Lisa Twidwell with a plaque, thanking her for her assistance in securing the grant for the community project, which includes the walking trail and the Project Happy Feet playground. Lisa was also recognized as an honorary member of the Rotary Club.
The Big River Telephone Company’s mobile trailer will be parked in MMC’s parking lot from August 17th – 19th to promote their new wireless network.
The board members reviewed information from the Missouri Hospital Association about the 2012 Governance Excellence Certificate Program. This is an educational program for hospital board members that gives them the opportunity to learn more about the issues facing hospitals and helps them develop the skills and knowledge needed for effective decision-making. After successfully completing the program, board members will be awarded a certificate for “Governance Excellence.”
The Board approved a quote of $30,000 from CPSI (MMC’s data processing system provider) to supply an interface program for the Pharmacy 340B Drug Program that the hospital is in the process of implementing.
A bid of $22,866 from Marzuco Electric for the installation of an emergency power system for the Dietary Department was approved by the Board.
A $5.00 per day increase in nursing home room rates for both private and semi-private rooms was approved by the Board.
The Board approved the purchase of an EMG testing machine at a cost of $8,500, to be used in the Neurology Outpatient Clinic, which will begin at MMC at the end of August or the beginning of September.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Dr. Slaughter Memorial Building.