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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 21, 2014

Hospice room added to McCreedy Home

By Linda Wenger | May 30, 2014
Photo by: Xiomara Levsen Washington County Hospital and Clinics received a $135,000 Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant on May 21. Pictured from left are WCHC CEO Dennis Hunger; Angie Atkins, Radiology Department supervisor; Traci Ousey, WCHC staff member and Jim Mostek, WCHC Board of Trustees.

Washington County Hospital and Clinics (WCHC) Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting Thursday, May 29, in the Nicola Conference Room at the hospital.

The trustees approved the financial report for April 2014, presented by chief financial officer Steve Sanders. Total operating revenue in April was $4,268,763, an increase over March by $246,631. Excess revenue over expenses in April was $43,559. The year to date (YTD) loss from operations of $728,585 is $516,402 under budget. The YTD excess revenue over expenses of $413,175 is $416,995. The total disbursements for April were $2,364,525.65.
WCHC CEO Dennis Hunger reported that the hospital is recruiting an OB/GYN doctor to Washington. He also asked the trustees to be thinking about the values of the hospital as they look to a strategic planning meeting on June 30.

Amy Vetter gave the Community Outreach report. She said that the hospital received a $135,000 Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant for the radiology department. She said the WCHC Foundation is matching the grant to purchase equipment.

Trustee Phyllis Litwiller said that she had toured the hospital and McCreedy Home recently. She was glad to report the addition of a hospice space in McCreedy Home. The space allows family members to stay overnight, and it provides quality time for patients and their loved ones.

Hunger said there isn't enough hospice space available in the community, and that this space could keep families from having to travel out of town.
The next board of trustees meeting is set for June 26.

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