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Board of Directors Met January 21

January 29, 2015

McCook, Nebraska—The Community Hospital Board of Directors was updated at the January 21 meeting on the Community Hospital market assessment as well as other director reports.

Board Education

Steve Shaner, Community Hospital Strategic Planning Director presented the board with Community Hospital’s year-end market assessment. The board is presented with the market assessment every six months.

Strategic Update/Discussion

Community Hospital and Great Plains Health leadership teams planned to meet on January 23 in McCook. “This is a continuation of meetings that have occurred approximately twice a year for the past few years in an effort to continue to strengthen our very good working relationship,” Jim Ulrich, Community Hospital President & CEO told the board.

Consent Agenda

Minutes and committee reports were approved from the December 17 regular meeting of the board of directors, December 11 of the regular meeting of the medical staff and January 7 meeting of the Policy, Personnel and Planning Committee.

Action to be Taken

Under Action to be Taken, the board approved the following privileges: additional medical staff privilege, Allied Health Staff Privileges—appointments and reappointments, Consulting Medical Staff Privileges—reappointments, Courtesy Health Staff Privileges—reappointment, and Affiliate Staff—appointments.

The directors also approved a policy “Behavioral Management/Progressive Discipline.”

Review of Activities

Under review of activities, Terri Shipshock, executive Director of the Community Hospital Health Foundation presented the foundation’s quarterly report. Shipshock reviewed 2014 successes which included three new Heritage Society members along with three members moving to higher levels. The Heritage Society donor wall located at Community Hospital will soon be updated with the new members. The foundation granted more than $100,000 to Community Hospital for equipment, hospice, patient education, as well as other grants.

Successful events include the John Mullen Pro-Am which raised $16,969, An Evening for Hospice raising $27,930 and two Concerts for Cancer Care, raising $36079. She also presented 2015 goals of the health foundation.

The quality, performance improvement, patient safety, and risk management reports were presented by Joleen Bradley, Community Hospital Patient Safety and Performance Improvement Director. She reported Community Hospital’s Core Quality Measures results were outstanding. These results are reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a regular basis.

Jessica Johnson, Community Hospital Medical Staff Coordinator and Compliance Officer presented a comprehensive compliance risk assessment report.

Thank you notes were distributed and read.

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