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Board of Directors Meet June 20

July 16, 2018

McCook, Nebraska—At their recent board meeting on June 20, Community Hospital board members approved several items, learned of quarterly activities from a fewl departments and heard from a Nebraska Hospital Association representative regarding NHA’s Political Action Committee.

Under strategic discussion and board education, David Slattery, NHA Director of Advocacy, educated board members about the NHA’s Political Action Committee. Steve Shaner, Strategic Planning Director, presented the third step of Community Hospital’s strategic planning process timeline which includes reviewing, validating and updating Community Hospital’s SWOT analysis, mission, vision and values and strategic advantages and challenges.

The board was also brought up to date on current and upcoming construction projects.

Building Project Update

Community Hospital’s building project, expanding the Medical Specialists Center and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and updating the hospital kitchen along with some smaller projects, continues to move forward. Following interviews with construction management companies, Sampson Construction was selected as the hospital’s construction manager. Construction drawings are expected from the architectural firm mid- to late-July. Sampson Construction hopes to mobilize on site in September to begin preliminary work.

Maintenance Building Construction

The hospital is currently constructing a new maintenance building to the northwest of the hospital. With the expansion/addition of the new Medical Specialists Center and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, most of the parking on the east side of the hospital will be lost. Also, those new additions will be very close to an existing maintenance building on the north side of the hospital. Removing the current maintenance building will make room for additional patient parking close to the new addition.

The Community Hospital board meeting recessed for the Sole Member Meeting. During the Sole Member Meeting, the updated bylaws for the Community Hospital Health Foundation were approved. Following the approval, the Community Hospital board meeting came back to order.

Consent Agenda

Minutes were approved from the May 16 regular meeting of the board of directors as well as the June 6 regular meeting regarding budget and finance.. Minutes were also approved from the May 9 regular meeting of the medical staff.

Other Action to be Taken

Directors approved medical staff appointments and/or reappointments for Courtesy Staff, Telemedicine Staff and Active Staff privileges. They also approved two medical staff bylaw amendments, the revised policy for EMTALA, the annual risk management plan and the annual patient safety plan.

Review of Activities

Under review of activities, the board heard the Community Hospital Health Foundation quarterly report from new executive director, Jessica Bortner. In the report, Bortner said the foundation hosted a chamber mixer on May 23, held the John Mullen Pro-Am June 1-3, and approved four grants to Community Hospital. The grants helped to fund hospice training, emergency personnel cell phone boosters, an onsite nursing education program and IV pumps for McCook Fire and Rescue.

The board also heard performance improvement, patient safety and risk management reports from Joleen Bradley, Community Hospital Patient Safety and Performance Improvement Director.

The board reviewed upcoming meetings, as well as thank you notes. The board will not meet in July.

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