Jim King, COO, will be acting as interim CEO of Jackson County Memorial Hospital. The matter was finalized after an executive session during Monday’s JCMH Board of Trustees meeting.
During the meeting, the board entered into Executive Session to discuss the JCMH President/CEO position and applicants. The board reconvened into regular session and a motion was made to enter into a legal agreement with King who will act as interim CEO and carry full responsibilities until such time as a CEO is in place. The motion carried and will be effective Jan. 1, 2014.
In other meeting business, Bonnie McAskill, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, presented the JCMH Community Benefit report for the year ending June 30, 2013. JCMH contributed a total of $3,174,817 in community benefits as the reportable amount. There was an additional amount of $1,209,079 in unpaid cost of Medicare and $2,328,948 in bad debt for a grand total of $6,712,844.
Michelle Ford reported that the outreach clinics had a total of 268 admissions and 141 outpatient procedures and observations that were contributed to JCMH for the month of November.
Bill Wilson reported on physician recruitment activity. Dr. Rick Mills, Emergency Medicine, has accepted a position with JCMH and plans to start in January. Recruitment efforts continue in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.
Fixed Assets from Funded Depreciation and Designated Funds to Funded Depreciation were also approved in the amount of $326,659.47.
The board then approved the purchase of a Fetal Monitor System from Philips in the amount of $116,683. The JCMH Health Care Corporation pledged the funds to pay for the system.
The board approved the operating agreement to establish a Management Services Organization, L.L.C. for Home Care/Hospice with Comanche County Memorial Hospital and Duncan Regional Hospital.
Dr. Zakhary, Chief of Staff, reported from the JCMH Medical Staff Executive Committee meeting that was held on December 9. The Board approved the following recommendations: Credentials Committee: Initial Appointment: Alexia S. Mehrle, MD – Emergency Medicine, Courtesy Staff, Reappointment: Nicholas G. Viyuoh, MD – OB/GYN, Active Staff, Patricia A. Burks, APRN–CNP – Family Medicine, Affiliate Staff, Karri B. Vadney, RN – Surgical Assistant, Affiliate Staff, Aly E. Aly, MD – Nephrology, Consulting Staff, Additional Privileges Request: Terry Wolf, MD – Radiology.
Nancy Davidson reported that the financials for the month of November ended with a net loss of $425,115 and year-to-date net loss of $764,677.
Before adjourning, Bill Wilson reported that the state Medicaid fee will increase as a result of 2012 data which will in turn increase the federal SHOPP payments the hospital will receive for 2014.