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Reduced illnesses in community impact hospital


The May meeting of the Alva Hospital Authority revealed a net operating loss for April 2017 of $196,750. After sales tax help, the loss was reduced to $125,495.

Fewer admissions and fewer clinic visits came with improved weather and moving past the winter cold and flu seasons. The hospital revenue decreased by $389,269 and the nursing home revenue was down $17,783, but The Homestead increased by $4,828. Total clinic visits in April came in at 1,358 compared to 1,551 in March. The cash balance at the end of April was $278,643, which represented about eight days of operating expenses, excluding depreciation.

The nursing home use was up with an average daily census for April of 53.6 compared to 51.4 in March.

New staff members joining the medical center include Jeffery Blackshaw in housekeeping; Lisa Darr, CNA, at the convalescent home; Chassidee Koehn with Dr. Kinzie's clinic; Britllin Marquez, LPN, at the hospital and Alina Fraire, registration.

Kandice Allen reported the UPL proposal was rejected by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority became it appears that a Title 60 Public Trust, which Share Medical Center is, will not qualify for UPL payments.

The CFO reported he has not heard back from Enid Urology about restoring their clinics at Share Medical Center. The medical center is having to outsource mammography at the present time due to insufficient image quality. The finance committee has asked the CFO to investigate purchasing a new mammography unit or arranging for a mobile company to provide the service.

The board approved medical staff recommendations for privileges to the following: Bryan Nutter, APRN; Michael Earls, DO, in the ER; and Caroline Holmboe, MD, in pathology.


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