The Henry County Hospital Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting
on Monday, December 12, 2011 in the Heller Community Room at Henry County
Hospital. Present at the meeting were Dr. Joseph Krueger, Chairman of
the Board; Kimberly Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer; Marv Barlow,
Vice Chairman; Rick Fruth, Anne Goon, Dr. Robert Limbird, Mr. John Wilhelm
and Tom Mack. Also present were: Michelle Rychener, Chief Operating Officer;
Patricia Frank, Chief Nursing Officer; Mary Clapp, Controller and Lee
Ann Druhot, Executive Assistant.
Kim Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer presented the hospital monthly
report to the Board of Directors:
•Ms. Teira Gunlock from Professional Research Consultants will be
visiting the hospital staff and meeting with the officers on February
15 and 16, 2011. She has asked to visit as a result of the high scores
the hospital staff receives from patients regarding satisfaction. She
will be interviewing staff on their journey to improving their departmental
PRC scores and also getting a feel of the hospital, the employees and
the surrounding community.
•The hospital went live with the new Centriq system which is the next
step towards complying with the governmental meaningful use requirements.
Centriq is an electronic medical record that prompts physician order entry
and electronic documentation. The staff has done an excellent job preparing
for and dealing with the issues that arise when implementing a new operating
platform and new products.
•Sarah Shepard, Tanya Mahlman, Chris Smith, Marilyn Bremer, Patty
Frank, and Kim Bordenkircher attended the Henry Ford Lean Training at
the Gilmour Training facility/Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Through these training sessions, managers learn hands-on about the Lean
management philosophy and tools meant to prepare staff for the realities
and potential successes of practicing in a Lean environment. The goal
is to have all leadership members attend this training. The goal of lean
tools and tactics is to improve processes in order to improve the quality
of service and care while reducing expenses.
•This year's Symphony of Trees Event was a huge success. The events
were completely sold out and community members were very generous with
their donations. Several hospital employees volunteered their time to
support and plan the multiple events for the Symphony of Trees. Special
thanks to Connie Panning, Angela Sosebee, Dana Hunter, Gene Grime, Karlee
Badenhop, Angel Robinson, and Malory Zwiebel; these hospital employees
and volunteers had leadership roles in various Symphony of Trees events.
The Symphony of Trees raises money to improve the lives of children in
Mary Clapp, Controller presented the financial statements for October 2011.
There were 69 admissions and 9 births through October. Days in accounts
receivable remained at 46.
The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 16, 2012 in the
Heller Community Room.