Hospital Board Updated On Healthcare Center Happenings

The Board of Trustees for the Johnson County Healthcare Center had their monthly meeting Wednesday, and they were given mostly positive reports from each of the department heads at the center.

Home Health and Hospice reported that their new physical therapist has begun working and is doing “quite well” in her new position.
There are some staffing changes in the department, as one nurse will be transferring to the hospital. The department will be advertising for a new nurse.
Home Health currently has 44 patients, one in Hospice.

Physical therapy and occupational therapy have been busy, as have nurses in the hospital in general.

The clinic had 1,542 patients in September. There were 63 new patients seen last month. 361 patients were seen in the same day clinic. There were 395 Medicare patients and 102 Medicaid patients treated, and 31 tourists were treated. 120 patients were treated in the Kaycee Clinic.

Flu Vaccine Clinics are scheduled to begin the second full week of October.
They are scheduled at the clinic October 14th, 19th and 20th from 9 until noon.

Three doctors were up for appointment, and another up for re-appointment.
All were approved by the Hospital Board.

Finally, Chief of Staff Dr. Blaine Ruby reported that the center is currently recruiting a family doctor, saying they had a “decent chance” of getting.
Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward added that he had spoken with the doctor, who was deciding between the Healthcare Center and the hospital in Sheridan.
She told Ward she was expecting to make a decision in the coming week.