El Dorado Springs, Cedar County hospital review 2013

Posted February 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Recently the Sun asked the City and the Hospital to review 2013. City Manager Bruce Rogers- Rogers has been city manager of El Dorado Springs for 22 years.

In 2013 the city hired David Ball and Jon Wolfe for the picnic and approved a contract with Pride Amusements for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Work on the airport was completed, funded by a 90% grant from MODot’s Aviation Division. The grant was for approximately $450,00.

The city renewed their membership in Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission and renewed the city’s lease with the Department of Mental Health for three years on the Southwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.

The city competed safety improvements and painting inside and out on the West Water Tower and completed 4,851 lineal feet of water main replacement.

The city purchased a used MODot Oil distribution truck for the Street Department.

Rogers also shared the city’s plans for 2014. The city plans to purchase new Jaws of Life equipment for the Fire Department and a new computer upgrade for City Hall.

We plan to replace 6,000 ft lineal feet of water mains and reconstruct the north sewer lift station.

The city also plans to bring all two way radios into compliance with new FCC requirements, purchase a used highway patrol vehicle for the Police Department and complete Firefighter I and Firefighter II training for seven more volunteer firemen.

Cedar County Memorial Hospital CEO Jana Witt. Witt has been CEO for approximately four years.

In January 2013, General Surgeon, Dr. Wan-Lin Hrong began her surgery clinic at CCMH. The hospital received notice of 2014 funding for the Cedar County Senior Tax Commission for $25,000 for in-home services and $9,000 for the Exercise Center in Stockton. And the Cedar County Health Department received notice of $25,000 in funding through a Missouri Foundation for Health Basic Support Grant.

The CCMH Medical Mall added Mental Health services with Linda Houts, licensed clinical Social Worker. Witt was elected to a one-year term as President of the Missouri Hospital Association’s Southwest District Council. And Stephanie Miller, RN.BSN was deployed to Afghanistan.

In February the issue of Medicaid

Expansion came to the forefront as Missouri hospitals learned of the detrimental effects on Missouri’s hospitals and communities if Medicaid expansion were not approved in the state.

In March the board approved the purchase of a new cooling tower . The hospital hosted retirement parties for two employees – Elizabeth Goodwater and Gladys Humeston.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt was attended by approximately 150 children.

In April Cargill Feeds donated $1,600 to the Cedar County Health Department’s Farmer’s Market Project to purchase an outdoor grill and outdoor canopy for cooking demonstrations.

The board approved the purchase of a pellet heater for the Dietary Department to assure appropriate food temperature during food service.

The annul CCMH Auxiliary Salad Luncheon was held and brought in approximately $3,376.

In May the Stockton Health Fair was held at the Stockton Untied Methodist Church. And CCMH celebrated National Hospital Week May 12 – 18.

The hospital received a clean audit

CCMH Board Member Johnny Walker completed the Missouri Hospital Association’s Governance Excellence Certificate Program. The hospital received a grant for a “Face-lift” for the Medical Mall.

The Cedar County Health Department received 50 car seats through the Missouri Department of Transportation. The Board approved a one-year contract with Psychiatric Medical Care for the development and implementation of the Senor Life Solutions Program at CCMH.

June 1 was the first day of the Farmer’s Market.

The Cedar County Health Department 2014 Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant budget for $17,073 was approved by the state.

The board approved a contract with the Hire Connection for physician recruitment services.

In July the Board approved the purchase of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for the General Surgery clinic area.

In August the board approved a new one-year contract with J&M Anesthesia.

In September the Senior Life Solutions Program began and the CCMH Medical Mall Clinic started offering special walk-in patient hours from 7 – 9 a.m. Monday – Thursday.

In October, CCMH participated in the SCRG Spooktacualr in the El Dorado Springs City Park. And a fall festival was held at the Farmer’s Market. Community Health Needs Assessment Surveys were completed.

The Board approved the purchase of a 2004 S160 Bobcat for snow removal.

In November the annual Endowment Fundraiser raised approximately $7,000.

The El Dorado Springs High School DECA sponsored a Powder Puff Football Game with proceeds split between CCMH and St. Jude’s.

The annual CCMH Auxiliary Soup Tasting and Baked Goods Sale was held on Nov. 22.

In December the Cedar County Health Department and CCMH participated in a mock disaster exercise sponsored by the State Emergency Management Association and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The annual Christmas Party was held on Dec. 16.