McCook, Nebraska --Community Hospital Board of Directors received updates at their November 28 meeting on the balanced score card, An Evening for Hospice and the Phase 2B project among other topics.
Board of Director Election
Elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors in November was Rose Remington, M.D. In addition, Bruce Bair and Max Abercrombie were reelected to their second three-year terms. They begin their new terms December 19. Brian Esch, Community Hospital Board of Directors President retires from the board in December after serving for six years.
Balanced Score Card
First-quarter results ending Sept. 30, 2012 of the balanced score card were presented to the board.
"The balanced scorecard is a report which tracks progress toward our strategic goals in four distinct areas--which we call seeds, in our successful organization," said Jim Ulrich, Community Hospital President & CEO. "The four areas include People, Service, Quality and Finance, which are depicted in the four arms of the medical cross of our logo. To ensure future growth and success in our organization, all four of our seeds must be in balance, and so the balanced scorecard strategically tracks our progress," he said. The highlights and progress toward those goals were shared with the board.
An Evening for Hospice
Board members learned the An Evening for Hospice event on November 18 was very successful, raising just under $20,000.
Phase 2B Report
Work to remodel the former surgery area is going very well, with some parts of the project approximately three weeks behind, according Ulrich. He added the general contractor is confidant the time can be made up during the remainder of the project. Much of the former area is being reconfigured to develop it into new outpatient services areas.
The project will add an additional draw room to the laboratory, a relocated office for the laboratory director, new public bathrooms, a new respiratory therapy department, a new sleep center, physician and nurse anesthetist sleeping areas, expanded and remodeled radiology department and six chemo chairs added in an expanded and dedicated chemo area. Areas will be completed in phases with the entire project completed by mid-spring.