The Henry County Hospital Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting
on Monday, June 4, 2012 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;
Dr. Douglas Lindsey, Chief of Staff; Rick Fruth, Tom Mack, Dr. Robert
Limbird, Mr. John Wilhelm and Anne Goon. Also present were: Patricia Frank,
Chief Nursing Officer; Mary Clapp, Controller; Michelle Rychener, Chief
Operating Officer; and Lee Ann Druhot, Executive Assistant.
Kim Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer, presented the hospital monthly
report to the Board of Directors:
•Henry County Hospital will be participating for the third year in
the "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" program created by Modern
Healthcare and Best Companies Group. The program is designed to recognize
outstanding places of employment within the Healthcare Industry that enable
employees to perform at their best level to provide patients with the
best possible care and services. We believe that Henry County Hospital
is one of those outstanding places to work! We are entering to measure
our success as an employer and to allow us to compare our results with
other healthcare organizations.
•The year 2012 commemorates the thirtieth year that Henry County Hospital
has been at this location. Numerous activities will occur throughout the
year to recognize this event. On May 9, 2012 the Celebration & Recognition
Standards Team hosted a fun event where hospital staff enjoyed performing
small exercises at five different stations in the Heller North Meeting Room.
•Henry County Hospital was honored on May 11th with the Making a Difference
Award at the Northwest State Community College Annual Green Carpet Event.
This is the third year the annual awards have been presented to an individual,
an organization and a business that are committed to bettering the community.
•The hospital is now accepting credit and debit card payments in the
•Last February the Henry County Hospital Foundation announced it would
raise funds for the purchase of Digital Mammography equipment. Since that
time, they have risen over $66,000 and the Henry County Hospital Auxiliary
has pledged an additional $50,000 to help purchase this expensive, yet
needed equipment. Less than one year later, Digital Mammography is successfully
in use at Henry County Hospital. Digital Mammography uses traditional
X-ray generators and tubes to produce an X-ray beam. The beam is converted
into digital information that can be stored electronically, transmitted,
displayed, analyzed and manipulated in a number of different ways. The
digital mammography system selected by Henry County Hospital delivers
the best image quality in the industry that allows for the visualization
of subtle changes in the breast tissue improving the detection of breast
cancer at its earliest stages, optimal resolution; low patient dose of
radiation without compromising image quality, and flex compression technology
improves patient comfort.
•On June 4th Henry County Hospital along with Henry County Health
Partners hosted the second Fit Friendly Luncheon for local businesses
to brainstorm ideas on how to implement wellness in the workplace. The
American Heart Association's Start! Fit Friendly application was used
as a guide for the idea generation.
•Henry County Hospital was awarded the bid for the summer feed program,
known as the JIFF Program. The JIFF Program was developed to provide meals
through the summer months for those children who receive free or reduce
meals throughout the school year. We will provide meals for approximately
50 kids per day for the noon meal. The program will run from June 11 through
Aug 11. NOCAC will have a volunteer transport the meals from HCH to the
desired site which I believe is West School.
•Mary Clapp, Controller presented the financial statements for April
2012. There were 59 admissions and 9 births through April. Days in accounts
receivable decreased to 50.
•The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2012 in the
Heller Community Room.