New doctors seeing patients in Altus

by Michael Bush -

At last week’s Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, Michelle Ford reported that the outreach clinics had a total of 213 admissions. She also reported that there were 101 outpatient surgeries, and observations that were contributed to JCMH for the month of July. She also stated Dr. Pacheco and Dr. Isaac, both Family Practice physicians, started seeing patients at the Medical Clinic. Brita Angelone, Nurse Practitioner, will begin seeing patient in the Mangum Clinic this week.

Jim King reported the highlights from the Performance Improvement Council meeting held on Aug. 5, as well as the patient complaint summary. The board then approved the annual review of the Risk Management Plan as presented by King.

Fixed Assets from Funded Depreciation and Designated Funds to Funded Depreciation were approved in the amount of $271,596.02.

Nancy Davidson reported that the hospital’s insurance company recommended the purchase of a cyber-security insurance policy. Davidson will bring additional information to the board next month for further review.

The board approved the conflict of interest statement determining there were no conflicts disclosed by the JCMH Board of Trustees for the period ending June 30, 2014. They also approved the annual review of the Patient Rights Policy as presented.

Dr. Greg Pickett reported from the JCMH Medical Staff Executive Committee meeting that was held on Aug. 10. The Board approved the following recommendations Initial Appointments of Lonnie E. Perryman, MD – Family Medicine, Provisional Staff; and Brita M. Angelone, APRN-CNP – Family Medicine, Allied Health Staff.

Aman Garsa, MD – Hematology/Oncology, Courtesy Staff was a reappointment.

Alejandro Pacheco, MD was given Pediatric Privileges.

Davidson then presented the financials for the month of July, which resulted in a net loss of $116,280.

Before adjourning, Steve Hartgraves gave the management report to include Dr. Pacheco and Dr. Isaac, Family Practice, starting to see patients in the Medical Clinic in August. Dr. Perryman, Family Practice, will start Sept. 14, and Dr. Kashyap, Pediatrician, will be here in October. Recruitment continues for an additional general surgeon.

He also reported that the Women’s Center project continues to be held up at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and that the Joint Commission Survey was conducted the week of Aug. 10.

by Michael Bush

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