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MMC Board of Trustees Meeting

The Madison Medical Center Board of Trustees met April 11, 2018, for their regular monthly meeting. The following board members were present: Larry Hunt, Ruth Ann Skaggs, Connie Matthews, Kent Marler, and Denny Ward. MMC staff present: Lisa Twidwell, Administrator/CEO; Allan Sucharski, CFO; Jennifer Penuel, COO; Cindy Dulaney, Acute Care DON; Carol Hyatt, Director of Physician Practices; and Maureen Medley, Administrative Assistant. MMC staff absent: Kristen Starkey, Nursing Home DON.

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

MMC information and give-away items are included in the Cordial Caravan (now extending into St. Francois County) 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. Lisa Twidwell, Administrator, is a member of the Rotary Club. Kristen Starkey, Nursing Home DON, is one of the organizers of the Compassion Café. Carol Hyatt, Director of Physician Practices, is a member of the MCCDD board. Sue Cofer, Cashier, is a member of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Linda Rhodes, Pharmacist, is a member of the Optimist Club.

The residents of Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home will have their annual “Senior” Prom April 18, 2018, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Renovation of the main nursing home hallway is expected to begin May 1.

Madison Medical Center will again sponsor the Diaper Derby at the Azalea Festival on May 5, at 10 a.m.

The board members received information from the Missouri Hospital Association about their fund-raising goals for HEALTHPAC and AHAPAC. Each member hospital benefits from the funds that are raised by the PAC’s.

The employee grievance policy and the organizational chart were both reviewed by the board members.

State surveys of both the MMC Home Health Agency and Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home were conducted recently. The results of the Home Health survey were received on April 10 and the nursing home results are expected by April 12. The Board approved a title change that was requested by the Home Health surveyors for Lisa Twidwell, regarding legal responsibility for the Home Health Agency.

MMC’s medication disposal processes were reviewed and discussed by the board.

MMC will not be refinancing the facility’s revenue bonds at this time.

The Missouri Hospital Association’s 2018 Leadership Forum will be held May 17–18, 2018 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri. This is an educational program for executive leaders and trustees from hospitals and health systems throughout the state. Lisa Twidwell and Ruth Ann Skaggs will be attending the Forum.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be May 9, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dr. Slaughter Memorial Building.

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