The Audrain Medical Center Board of Trustees met Thursday, August 28 with Bill Dubbert, chairman; Sterling Oliver, vice-chairman; Jo Ellen Craghead, secretary; and Peter Perll, M.D., member in attendance. Staff attending were David Neuendorf, president and CEO; Kari Wilson, vice-president of Clinical Services COO/CNO; and Renae Rowe, executive assistant.
According to meeting minutes, Dr. Peter Perll presented the August trustee inspection report. He reported that he, Neuendorf, and David Schulte toured the energy center across from the emergency department entrance. He was aware of some of the hot water issues recently experienced and the changes made. A brand new system is now in place. The cooling tower was also discussed.
The retainer wall outside of the old public health building is being worked on. They also looked at Dr. Clark Andelin’s new office area at the same location.
Neuendorf reported the following:
• A celebration was held for employees on August 27 recognizing improvements in inpatient core measures and patient satisfaction scores.
• AMC honored their first seven mission exceptional employees who went “above and beyond” in helping patients and families in a time of distress.
• The house between the two AMC parking lots on Promedade Street has been razed. Grass has been planted and the area looks very nice.
• Dr. Krishna Mettu, new sleep lab physician, will be starting in September. Dr. Mettu will be opening his clinic in Stribling House and seeing patients on Saturdays.
• The AMC Auxiliary Annual Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the 4-H Center. Ruth Ann Menneke will be honored. She plans to retire at the end of the year.
Neuendorf reported that at the July meeting an inquiry was made as to if there are any restrictions on the duration of county hospital investments. No specific statues or rules have been found for permissible investments at this time. Information will be taken to the September meeting if we find anything new.
Neuendorf reviewed the July hospital county financials.
Neuendorf reported on the CD in the amount of $146,187.31 tht matured at the United Credit Union on August 27. He reviewed the bids and discussion ensued about where to place the CD. Motion was made and seconded to leave the CD in the amount $146,187.31 at the United Credit Union at .35% for 12 months.