CC Hospital Foundation Annual Meeting
April 17, 2012
6:30 p.m. at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Center
The Annual Meeting and Dinner was held April 17, 2012 at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Center in Clay Center, Kansas. The guest speaker scheduled was Stephanie Swiercinsky, APRN, who joined Clay Center Family Physicians in August 2012 but due to illness, she was unable to make her presentation. In 2004, Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Washburn University. In December 2011, she received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Family NP from Washburn University.
Ron Bender, CEO and Marcia Newell addressed the crowd at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Clay County Hospital Foundation.
Mr. Bender presentation covered five main areas:
1. Keeping up our Image
The Imaging Department can be proud of having an in-house MRI, Nuclear Medicine, CT scans, Ultrasound, and Digital Mammography. The Cardiac Rehab department offers the Lexiscan. Many patients undergoing cardiac stress tests are unable to exercise adequately because of medical conditions. For these patients, a stress test is induced through an injection called Lesiscan. The test mimics the increase in coronory blood flow through the arteries casued by exercise. Prior to having this capability, patients needing this procedure had to drive to Topeka for this specialized service.
2. Community Needs Health Assessment
The 2010 Affordable Care Act requires that all 501(c)(3) hospitals must conduct a community health needs assessment every three years. The overall objective of the community assessment process is to determine health needs from the perspective of the community, NOT the perspective of the health providers within the community. Health departments need to complete an assessment every five years in order to be eligible to apply for accreditation. Obviously, the dates on the two will not always coincide, but since both organizations need to complete an assessment, Dana Rickley, RN BSN, health department administrator and Marcia Newell have been working together to prepare for this project. They were successful in obtaining a mini-grant application for help with a bit of the funding.
3. Emerald Awards
Mr. Bender recognized the efforts of the Marketing staff for awards received in November at the Kansas Health Care Communicator's confernece in November of 2011. Cooperation of hospital staff resulted in 4 awards: Donor Recognition Wall; Weather Station; Membership Drive Bracket Challenge and the Piotique Float. Special praise was given to Lori Beikman for the Bracket Challenge and to Jim Seley for the Weather Station project.
Board Chairman, Lori Penner's newly elected position to the Kansas State Hospital Association's board was recognized.
Upgrades to the Facility included a report on the new parking lot, outside concrete work and more accessible front entry.
Marcia Newell recognized Mark Chapman's donation which allowed the purchase of the house located at 2302 6th Street She read a letter of appreciation from Greg Hildebrand, Executive Directort of Life Star of Kansas. The removal of trees allowed for a much safer landing for their helicopters. The letter ended by saying, "Thank you for your commitment to Clay County Medical Center and its staff and patients. We are proud to be partners in the care of those we jointly serve".
Artists who have participated in the rotating displays in the Dining Room were acknowledged. The displays were made possible with foundation dollars which purchased the ceiling mounted hanging system.
Marcia also thanked Foundation members for their support in sponsoring the employee membership drive held during the month of March. The Bracket Challenge encourages employees to become members of the foundation while having a little friendly competition during basketball season.
A review of the Village People Piotique float ended the evening. Doctors Penner, Erickson and Murphy sang the song which provided a great background for the theme. Lori Beikman videotaped the float and put it on YouTube. Dr. Libby Koerner wore the Indian Chief headdress as the medical chief of staff and Dr. Christopher Worthen was a biker on the float. Marcia thanked CCMC employees and CCFP for their participation in this annual event..
Courtesy of Foundation Board Members
Ron Bender, CEO
Clay County Medical Center
Marcia J. Newell
Director of Planning & Development