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MMC Board of Trustees Meeting

The Madison Medical Center Board of Trustees met at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, for their regular monthly meeting. The following board members were present: Larry Hunt, Ruth Ann Skaggs, Connie Matthews, and Kent Marler. Board members absent: Denny Ward. MMC staff present: Lisa Twidwell, Administrator/CEO; Allan Sucharski, CFO; Jennifer Penuel, COO; Cindy Dulaney, Acute Care DON; Kristen Starkey, Nursing Home DON; Carol Hyatt, Director of Physician Practices; Maureen Medley, Administrative Assistant.

The following departmental reports were presented to the Board: Acute Care Nursing, SNF/ICF Nursing, Rural Health Clinic, COO/Human Resources, and CFO.

The annual Family Day celebration for the residents of Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home and their family members will be a Hawaiian luau this year, instead of the usual barbecue. It will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Musical entertainment will be by the Good Ol’ Boys and the Black Diamond Band. Several nursing home residents enjoyed a fishing trip on May 29. Outings to local restaurants for residents will begin on June 12.

Dr. Eric Davis performed a number of free sports physicals on June 4 and has more scheduled on June 25. He will also be offering the free physicals in Ironton. In addition to the sports physicals, Dr. Davis recently did several free physicals for the Boy Scouts.

Julie Buford, WHNP, FNP, offers women’s health services at the Madison County Health Department every other month through their “Show Me Healthy Women” program.

MMC employees assisted with health screenings at Sargent’s on June 2 and at the BREC Annual Meeting on June 7. MMC is a corporate sponsor for Relay For Life, and will also sponsor the Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, June 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 2 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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. MMC employees help deliver meals for the Senior Center every Wednesday. Carol Hyatt, Director of Physician Practices, is a Sheltered Workshop board member. Cindy Dulaney, Acute Care DON, is a volunteer at the Domestic Violence Shelter. Jennifer Penuel is a Chamber of Commerce ambassador, and Jeff Stackle is a Chamber of Commerce board member.

One of the chillers for the hospital’s HVAC system had to be replaced recently on an emergency basis. It was purchased from Premium Mechanical.

MMC has been informed that the facility does not qualify for an asbestos removal grant from the Brownfield Corporation. Only properties purchased after 2002 are eligible for these grants.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dr. Slaughter Memorial Building.

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