Lynch is board chairman

by C.F. David

The Rev. Frank Lynch was elected as the chairman of the Cimarron Memorial Hospital Board during their April 29, meeting.

Lynch succeeds Dan Ghoulson who resigned the position after taking a job out of the county.

Hospital CFO Paul Miller delivered the CEO's report for Rod Burrus, in his absence.

Board member Dwilene Holbert asked Miller if the facility had enough RNs to cover the nursing home.

Miller admitted that the facility is running tight, with nurses having to work overtime.

“....sometimes they are late, but we are covered,” Miller said.

Miller then explained that the facility is running behind on the employees health insurance, but that they had a plan and an agreement to catch up.

Miller, after questioning from Holbert about a rumor of bankruptcy, assured the board that there were no plans for bankruptcy. However, Miller continued by saying that as in any business all options should and would be explored and explained to the board.

 

“I don't think we'll go there,” said board member Linda Lusnia.

Miller told the board that collections were coming up and that he felt a corner had been turned. He then thanked Holbert for her volunteer labor working in the office to improve collections.

Miller then said that overtime had gone up in the office in an effort to make collections.

“I don't care if we have 60 hours overtime if we can collect $60,000,” Holbert said.

Hospital Nursing supervisor Connie Belford told the board that admissions were up and that 22 percent of all patients seen in the E.R. had been admitted.

“We've basically been very busy,” Belford said.

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