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Board of Director September 2017 Meeting Report

September 29, 2017

McCook, Nebraska—At the regular board meeting on September 20, Community Hospital directors appointed a new board member to fill a vacant board member seat, approved the updated strategic plan and approved a resolution regarding facility master planning.

In Action to be Taken, Jason Blomstedt, D.O, family medicine physician, was appointed to fill the board seat vacated due to the resignation of Rose Remington, M.D. because of personal commitments. The board thanked Dr. Remington for her years of service, her time, commitment and input to the Community Hospital board of directors. Dr. Remington was first elected to the board beginning December 2012 and was serving her second, three-year term. The term Dr. Blomstedt is completing ends December 2018.

The board approved the 2018-2022 Community Hospital Strategic Plan as presented by Steve Shaner, Strategic Planning Director. Troy Bruntz, Community Hospital President & CEO said in the strategic plan’s Message from the President, “The challenges we face in the healthcare industry increase year after year in number and intensity. This strategic plan provides our road map to turning these challenges into opportunities.”

The board also approved a resolution authorizing Community Hospital administration to contract for architectural services related to current and future facility master planning. Bruntz explained there will be education for the board and an opportunity for discussion in the October board meeting regarding future building projects. Any decisions associated with facility plans would not be made prior to the November board meeting.

Appointments and/or reappointments for active, courtesy, consulting and telemedicine medical staff were approved.

Board Education

Brad Langdorf, CNO & Vice President Clinical Services educated board members on the balanced scorecard measure: Process Effectiveness.

Consent Agenda

Directors approved minutes and committee reports for the August 8 regular meeting of the board of directors, the August 9 regular meeting of the medical staff and the September 13 regular board meeting regarding budget and finance.

Review of Activities

Under review of activities, directors heard a report on Infection Control from Sharon Conroy, RN, Infection Control and Employee Health nurse. Also, thank you notes were distributed and read.

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