Meetings watch: Board of Trustees of Roosevelt General Hospital

At the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District meeting Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital, board members heard the following:

• Eva Stevens, chief financial officer, reported on the financial statements and balance sheet for September 2011. September revenues were above average and profitable. Total revenue for the month was $2.65 million with an income from operations of $139,565. This resulted in a 7 percent operating margin for the month.

Stevens said the financial audit will be delayed two months because of the federal government’s changes in cost reporting forms. Audited financial statements will likely be presented in January. The board also passed a budget adjustment resolution to be submitted to the state.

• Dr. Bert Wofford, chief of staff, reported that there were no credentials to review this month. The medical staff meeting was canceled in September.

• Maxine Montano, chief nursing officer, discussed her progress in her new position. She said she is getting to know everyone and finds everyone helpful and welcoming. She also said she is impressed with the quality and dedication of the RGH staff and that their support of each other and quality patient care is remarkable. Patient care is also working on quality improvement, nursing orientation and intensive care training.

• Dr. Larry Leaming, chief executive officer, reported on physician recruitment activity for the month. Dr. Will Posey, internal medicine/Cardiology, will start working in the RGH clinic by Nov. 1. Dr. Erika Garcia, Dr. Gary Farmer and Dr. Alexander Christy will join the RGH Clinic in 2012.

He said the new Roosevelt General Hospital Internet website is now operational. He encouraged everyone to go to to see the progress.

He reported that the new digital mammography system is operational and the hospital now has three mammography technicians.

He also reported that the clinic expansion project was moving forward with detailed construction documents and hospital personnel hop to begin construction by the end of November.

• The board conducted another work session on the Board of Trustees Bylaws and will have another draft to review at the November meeting.

• The board entered a brief executive session to review limited personnel issues.

• No further action was taken.