The Henry County Hospital Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting
on Monday, February 3, 2014 in the Heller Community Room at Henry County
Hospital. Present at the meeting were Dr. Joseph Krueger; Chairman, Kimberly
Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer; Rick Fruth, Dr. Robert Limbird,
John Wilhelm, Anne Goon, Dr. Douglas Lindsey and Jim Burkhart. Also present
were Diane Walther, Controller; Patricia Frank, Chief Nursing Officer;
Kristi Barnd, Quality Improvement Manager, Mr. Larry King and Mr. Brad
Shaw from Blue & Co., LLC, and Lee Ann Druhot, Executive Assistant.
Kim Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer, presented the hospital monthly
report to the Board of Directors:
• On January 14, 2014 Ms. Alice Moriarty retired from her position
at Henry County Hospital. Alice worked 25 years as a nurse in Inpatient
Care Services. She will be dearly missed by the hospital staff.
• The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is delighted to announce
that six new institutions have been accepted into its Hepatitis B Birth
Dose Honor Roll. The birthing institutions are listed below with their
reported hepatitis B birth dose coverage rates in parentheses.
Golden Plains Community Hospital, Borger, TX (98%)
Henry County Hospital, Napoleon, OH (95%)
Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA (93%)
Palo Pinto General Hospital, Mineral Wells, TX (99%)
United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, NY (91%)
Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, CO (90%)
The Honor Roll now includes 58 birthing institutions from 19 states
and is a key part of IAC's major initiative urging the nation's
hospitals to Give birth to the end of Hep B. Hospitals and birthing centers
are recognized for attaining high coverage rates for administering hepatitis
B vaccine at birth and meeting specific additional criteria.
To be included in the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll, a birthing institution
must have: (1) reported a coverage rate of 90% or greater, over a 12-month
period, for administering hepatitis B vaccine before hospital discharge
to all newborns, including those whose parents refuse vaccination, and
(2) implemented specific written policies, procedures, and protocols to
protect all newborns from hepatitis B virus infection prior to hospital
• The cafeteria had their unannounced Health Department Inspection
on Thursday January 24. There was one area for improvement and LOTS to
add to the job well done list! The inspector made several notes of the
great things we do! He was very interested in our daily quality metric
and loved the monthly log with red and green to highlight hitting our
goal or not. He stated we have many best practices that he will share
with other facilities throughout the county.
• Diane Walther, Controller, presented the financial statements for
December 2013. There were 64 admissions and 7 births through December.
Days in accounts receivable increased to 55.
• The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2014 in
the Heller Community Room.