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Newly Elected Board of Director Attends November Meeting

November 26, 2013

McCook, Nebraska—Newly elected Community Hospital board member, Todd Thieszen, was welcomed at the November 20 hospital board meeting as a guest. His first meeting as an official board member is on December 18. Also reelected to the board for their second, three-year terms were Connie Olsen and Mark Eiler. New officers for the Community Hospital board of directors will be elected at the December meeting.

Pat Sitzman was reappointed to a three-year term on the Community Hospital Health Foundation board of directors. Nate Schneider was newly appointed to a three-year term on the Community Hospital Health Foundation board.

Action to be Taken

Under Action to be Taken the board approved a request for additional privileges from Evan Geileukirchen, CRNA. Appointments were also approved for a variety of providers under Consulting Staff, Allied Health Staff, and Affiliate Staff. Reappointments were approved for Consulting Staff privileges.

Review of Activities

In Review of Activities, the board heard a first quarter 2014 report of the balanced scorecard. The balanced scorecard total was down from the previous quarter. Eight measures were up from the previous quarter, five were down and three remained the same. The Service Seed received the highest scores with “Patient Perceived Value Through Cost” meeting stretch goal and “Overall Quality of Care,” “Likelihood to Recommend to Family/Friends,” “and “Communication with Patient/Customer” all meeting goal.

Highlights under the Quality Seed include Community Hospital being recognized by The Joint Commission as a 2012 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – specifically the Surgical Care Improvement Project, or SCIP protocol. Community Hospital also achieved an overall productivity percentage of 98.2% in excess of the 95% goal for the quarter.

Thank you notes were distributed to the board members for review.

Building Project Update

Also under Review of activities, Jim Ulrich, Community Hospital President & CEO reported recent progress on the Radiation Oncology Center to the board of directors. Workers continue to complete the overall vault, in particular completing the thick block ceiling in the area which will house the linear accelerator. The blocks are stacked on the walls and ceiling with tongue and grove beveled edges and stacked alternatively to provide a tight seal. The concrete walls and ceiling are four to eight-feet thick. Steel is scheduled to be erected in December. The center is scheduled to be completed in March with the first treatments offered in early April.

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