The board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital:
- Eva Stevens, chief financial officer, reported on the financial statements and balance sheet for October. Gross revenue were up for the month at $4.8 million, resulting in operating revenue of $2.36 million.
Operating expenses were $2.06 million, resulting in an operating gain of $307,633 or 15 percent for the month.
Net income for October was $436,809 and year-to-date net income was reported to be $1.6 million or 8 percent of gross revenues.
RGH Clinic revenue was up during October and supply cost increased due to the additional supplies necessary to stock the expanded clinic.
Stevens reported that RGH will receive a Cost Report settlement of about $198,000 from Medicare and Medicaid and that the RGH Clinic will also receive a positive adjustment to the Medicare payment rate.
- Anne Grayson, chief of staff, discussed the draft set of RGH Medical Staff Bylaws. Several members of the medical staff spoke in support of the new bylaws changes.
The board approved the new bylaws and requested that the board and medical staff meet again within the next 60 days to discuss them further.
Grayson presented medical staff credentialing files for approval. Based upon the recommendation of the RGH medical staff, the board approved Aaron Elliott, Stephan Haas, Matthew Scalapino and Lawrence Zarian for privileges in radiology.
They also approved Leslie Carroll for privileges in ER; Cena Compton for privileges in family practice; Mohammad R. Hassan for privileges in cardiology; Joel Sievers for privileges in sports medicine; and Sylvia Rife for privileges in allied health.
- Maxine Montano, chief nursing officer, reported that the cardiopulmonary department is exploring new regulations regarding mask fit-testing for employees. She noted that the lab has expanded into the drawing station in the clinic so patients there can be drawn without having to travel to the laboratory in the Hospital. Montano informed board members the ICU continues to be busy with seven patients in the month of October. She noted that the ER staff met with Jan Beck, regional nurse manager form EmCare to help orient the staff on EmCare physicians work processes. Finally, Montano informed board members that Iantha Hicks has scheduled training for the Milliman software program with the emergency room staff so they can begin to determine eligibility for admission or observation.
- Larry Leaming, chief executive officer, updated the board on physician recruitment, activity and the completion of the RGH Clinic expansion project.
He informed the board that EmCare is actively recruiting physicians and ready for the Dec. 1 start date.
Leaming updated board members on physician recruitment, noting that there are seven in the pipeline for on-site visits over the next couple of months.
Leaming said the RGH has finalized a contract with TriState CareFlight for helicopter services and that the service should be operational in the first quarter of 2013.
Finally, the board was presented with the preliminary results of the Employee Satisfaction Survey. He reported that this year's employee satisfaction survey was completed with a 90 percent response rate and that overall satisfaction had increased to the 71st percentile nationally.
- Public comments were also received from a number of RGH department directors about how much they appreciated all the positive changes at RGH and they thanked the board for their leadership in helping guide the hospital and clinic forward into a much more sound and promising future.
- Board members entered into an executive session to discuss a limited personnel matter.
No further action was taken.
— Compiled by RGH CEO Larry Leaming