The Henry County Hospital Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting
on Monday, January 7, 2013 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, Tom Mack, Rick Fruth, John Wilhelm,
Anne Goon and Jim Burkhart. Also present were: Mary Clapp, Controller;
Patricia Frank, Chief Nursing Officer; and Lee Ann Druhot, Executive Assistant.
Kim Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer, presented the hospital monthly
report to the Board of Directors:
• We are making changes to how new hires enter the organization, in
an effort to improve their orientation, get them started at HCH with the
right tools and knowledge and to increase their ownership and engagement
for their work at Henry County Hospital. These changes will give the employee
information on our basic principals during their first two days of employment
and give them a baseline of knowledge on which the managers will then
build their department orientation. This will then improve their engagement
and success at HCH!
The first change is that new hire orientation will now be a two-day orientation.
It will be held the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. The first
day is going to focus on our principles from anchoring excellence, such
as AIDET, rounding, key words, lean, and celebrations. In addition, during
the first day the new staff member will complete their Kronos training
(payroll) and rapid regulatory courses on Healthstream. Day 2 will be
structured similar to what it was in the past to include HIPPA, infection
control, safety, ethics, abuse and neglect, compliance, quality and the
The second change is that no employee will be allowed to start their employment
until they have attended new hire orientation. New hire orientation will
be their first day of employment.
• The Administrative Team reviewed and updated the hospital's
succession plan. The succession plan identifies a process for when individuals
resign or retire from certain positions throughout the hospital. This
assures that smooth transitions occur. The need for succession planning
was identified during the board self-assessment in 2011.
• We are required to complete a community health assessment every
three years. 2013 is the year for the next survey. Henry County Health
Partners was created to address the results of the 2010 assessment. This
group is a collaborative of Four County ADAMhs Board, Henry County Family
& Children First Council, Henry County Health Department, Henry County
Hospital, Henry County Job & Family Services, Napoleon/Henry County
Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Henry County.
The survey instruments will be customized adult and youth health assessment
questionnaires which include a set of core questions used by other Ohio
counties (written to be identical or similar to the Centers for Disease
Control's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for adults
and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS) for youth) and
a limited number of customized questions to meet the needs of Henry County.
Survey length will not exceed 115 questions for adults and 80 questions
The information from the survey will be available in the Fall; a community
event will be scheduled to review the information
Mary Clapp, Controller presented the financial statements for November
2012. There were 56 admissions and 10 births through November. Days in
accounts receivable remained at 49.
The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013 in the
Heller Community Room.