Kenton, Ohio - Hardin Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees met Wednesday to hear committee reports.
The Finance/Audit/Compliance Committee report revealed that through the month of May, the hospital system's operating margin was running above budget.
The Quality of Care Committee made a recommendation and the Board approved the appointments of John Wukie, DO; Mark Grimes, MD; Ostia Okpalaoka, MD; Brian Weeks, DO; Saulius Ivanauskas, MD; Erica Brown, MD; Charlene Whitfill, MD; Matthew Hale, DO; and Hiten Shah, MD.
The Community Needs Committee received a presentation from Mark Seckinger, President of HMH, on the Physician Satisfaction Survey and the fourth quarter FY12 (April, May and June 2012) Press Ganey results. Chris Davis, HMH Public Relations Director reported on various community projects that the hospital has been involved in and announced the 11th Annual Community Health Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3 at the Community Building located on the Hardin County Fairgrounds.
The Senior Management Report was given by Seckinger, who reported that the renovation project is on schedule and the first five rooms of the newly renovated Specialty Center opened on July 2. The old area is now being renovated and will be complete in the fall.
He also stated the staff is preparing for this year's Hardin County Fair where HMH will be Friday's sponsor of the day (Senior Citizens Day). Many hospital departments will be featured throughout the week and free blood pressure screenings will be done daily from 11 to 8. The Laboratory staff will offer free blood sugar and cholesterol screenings on September 6 from 11 to 3.
An announcement was made that the hospital will sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk, the Hardin Hustle, on Saturday, September 22 and will include an obstacle course for children ages 5 to 10. Proceeds will be donated to the Hardin County Special Olympics.
With no further business, the board meeting was adjourned.