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The Madison Medical Center Board of Trustees met May 9, 2018, for its 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; Kristen Starkey, Nursing Home DON; Carol Hyatt, Director of Physician Practices; and 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 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 enjoyed their annual “Senior” Prom April 18. Stockhoff employees celebrate National Nursing Home Week next week (May 13th – 19th). As the result of a grant through First State Community Bank, Stockhoff Nursing Home will receive three new lift recliners.

Dr. Bharathi Raju will begin providing telemedicine endocrinology services at MMC this month.

Madison Medical Center once again sponsored the Diaper Derby at the Azalea Festival on May 5.

MMC will be holding a Facebook contest soon. The prize will be limousine services provided by After Hours Limo.

MMC recently conducted a targeted email advertising campaign for Dr. Nancy Lodge. Approximately 65,000 emails were sent to area residents.

A new video is being made for MMC’s digital advertising.

MMC recently participated in the Madison County Career Fair, which was held at the Ozark Regional Library, and a virtual job fair.

In observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, MMC will deliver cookies, baked by the MMC dietary department, to the schools for the teachers tomorrow.

Dr. Eric Davis will once again be doing free sports physicals May 31 and June 1 at the MMC Clinic, and June 14 at the Arcadia Valley Clinic.

MMC will do blood sugar screenings at the BREC Annual Meeting June 2 and full health screenings at Sargent Construction on June 4.

An analysis of MMC’s Personal Care and Homemaker/Chore program was presented to the Board. This program is a service provided by the MMC Home Health Agency.

The Board reviewed and approved the manuals for the MMC Rural Health Clinic and the Arcadia Valley Rural Health Clinic.

The Board reviewed and discussed the departmental dress codes for the facility.

The hospital’s medication disposal process was reviewed by the Board.

A follow-up survey of the MMC Home Health Agency, conducted May 7th, found the facility to be in compliance with state regulations. The original survey was done March 26th – 28th. A survey of the nursing home was also conducted March 26th – 29th, but the follow-up survey has not yet been conducted.

MMC’s employee drug screening policy was reviewed and discussed by the Board.

The Board approved consulting staff privileges for Sandra S. Hoffmann, M.D., in Rheumatology, and for Phillip L. Kintner, M.D., in Obstetrics/Gynecology.

The Missouri Hospital Association’s 2018 Leadership Forum will be held on May 17th – 18th, 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 June 13, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dr. Slaughter Memorial Building.

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