User Login    
 + Register
News : Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Report
Posted by Randy on 2013/12/4 7:27:41 (444 reads) News by the same author

Event reports were presented, updates on the walking trail and memorial garden project were given, and discussion continued on long range strategic planning when the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Board met on Tuesday evening.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Board President Tom Eads presided over the meeting and welcomed board members and guests.

WMH Foundation Development Officer Matt Osterthun gave a report on the breast cancer awareness effort during the months of September and October. Thanks to the reminder post-card and kick-off event on September 24th co-sponsored by Hometown Pharmacy of Trenton, the radiology department performed 222 mammograms throughout the month of October. Osterthun reported that of those mammograms administered in October, eight were first time mammograms, twenty-nine were first time patients of WMH, and twenty-four patients received their last mammogram over three years ago. Osterthun indicated the overall effort was a success and relayed thanks to those that attended the event, purchased a t-shirt, and received their mammograms.

Board member Cara McClellan reported on the 2nd Wright Run 5k/10k run and walk event which was held October 5th. There were a total of 175 registrations in the fund-raising event, which raised over $8,000 for the walking trail project. The sponsors of the run and walk included Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri, Barnes-Baker Automotive Group, Hy-Vee Food Store, North Central Missouri College, Premier Eyecare Associates, and American Family Insurance. Mrs. McClellan also shared that plans for the 2014 Wright Run 5k/10k are already underway, which is scheduled for October 4th. Early registration will open on January 1st of next year.

Osterthun also gave an update on the walking trail and memorial garden project. He indicated the funding from the DNR grant has allowed for construction to begin with over 400 feet of concrete poured to date. He indicated with winter approaching, the project will shut down until spring. An architectural design of the memorial garden was presented to the board. Bricks, tiles, trees, and sitting areas for the walking trail and memorial garden continue to be sold.

Members participated in another strategic planning discussion emphasizing the need to provide more monies to fund needed medical equipment and technology for Wright Memorial Hospital. Osterthun indicated this year’s support towards the hospital was tremendous with purchases of a blood bank and urine analysis for the laboratory, a Standing And Raising Aid (SARA) Lift and Maxi Move Lift for the Medical-Surgical and Physical Therapy departments, and a wheel chair for the Oncology department. Those purchases totaled nearly $25,000 to the hospital in needed equipment. Osterthun also indicated that even though that number is significantly down from the 2012 equipment reimbursement level of $47,500, the year 2014 will be substantial with the walking trail and memorial garden addition. Specific pieces of equipment needed have not yet been identified by the hospital at this time.

The Foundation Board of Directors approved the purchase of a TransMotion Video Fluoroscopy Swallow Study Treatment Chair, costing $9,000 which allows caregivers to safely and effectively treat patients in both modified barium swallow studies and wound care. Having a fluoroscopy chair will aid the speech therapist, radiologist, and radiology staff in administering video swallows in a safe and comfortable environment for the patients, as well as ensuring proper positioning of the patient which improves accuracy and outcomes of the video swallow test. This procedure is performed on average eight times a month.

WMH CNO Barbara Ball gave a hospital update which included an update on physician recruitment, hospital finances, and market share.

The next meeting of the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/5/27 16:10:00 - AAA Blue Jays Open Season With Burleigh Grimes Doubleheader
2015/5/27 16:04:44 - NCMC Dean Retires After 27 Years
2015/5/27 15:57:40 - Newtown-Harris Announces Teacher Resignation And Hire
2015/5/27 15:53:30 - Chillicothe Man Injured After Car Strikes Deer
2015/5/27 15:50:42 - Bluegrass Festival Coming To Chillicothe In June
2015/5/27 15:37:24 - Truck/SUV Collision Injures 19-Year Old
2015/5/27 15:32:55 - ATV Accident Sends Marceline Man To Hospital
2015/5/27 15:28:16 - Wednesday Morning Accident Kills Novinger Man
2015/5/27 5:37:33 - Public Input Sought For Poosey Conservation Area Plan
2015/5/27 4:28:16 - Remains of Man Missing More Than 20 Years Found In Submerged Car
2015/5/27 4:12:43 - Missouri Man Dies After Being Bitten In Both Legs By Snake
2015/5/26 5:42:17 - Two Injured In ATV Accident
2015/5/26 4:21:12 - Inmate Sentenced To Life In Prison May Be Free Man This Summer
2015/5/26 4:07:52 - Police: 3 Children Hurt When Water Spout Uproots Bounce House
2015/5/25 5:57:00 - 10 Historical Facts About Memorial Day
2015/5/25 5:46:10 - Forgotten For Decades, Fallen NY Soldier Is Finally Honored
2015/5/22 17:55:36 - Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing
2015/5/21 14:21:21 - NCMC Foundation Presents "Salute Awards"
2015/5/21 11:35:05 - Marshall Man, Accused Of Shooting At Police, Captured In Alabama
2015/5/21 11:25:26 - Police Surround Home Of Suspected Murderer In Sedalia
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Daily Room Rate At Sunnyview Increases By Eight Dollars
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Milling Work Scheduled To Begin Next Week In Trenton
2015/5/21 10:10:04 - Kansas Truck Driver Injured In U.S. 36 Accident
2015/5/21 10:07:54 - Putnam County Teens Injured In Late Night Accident
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - AP : Suddenlink Sold To European Company
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - Local Bank Purchases Tax Credits, In Hopes Of Improving Trenton's Downtown
2015/5/21 9:47:51 - Efforts Underway To Repair Lawn Damage At Grundy County Courthouse
2015/5/20 10:55:08 - Area Organizations Plan To Distribute Money-Saving Light Bulbs
2015/5/20 10:47:05 - Gallatin Library Receives $5,628 Grant
2015/5/20 10:00:00 - Area Rivals Tie For 3rd At Class 1 Boys Golf Tournament



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM