TMH board delays approving 2007 objectives

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Administrators from The Memorial Hospital in Craig have a lofty -- and lengthy -- list of goals they'd like the hospital's board of trustees to consider.

So lengthy, in fact, administrators asked the board to take another month to review it.

The board of trustees delayed voting on a proposed draft of the 2007 goals and objective list during its meeting Wednesday night at TMH. Hospital officials said board members would vote on the draft at next month's meeting.

"I think it's a big chunk of work to look at it," Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich said of the goals and objectives list.

He added that board members received their copies on short notice, thus explaining the need for additional time to review the list.

The rough draft includes five goals for 2007 including facility replacement, quality and customer service, medical staff development, financial performance for growth and profitability and strategic plan development. It also lists a blueprint to meet those goals.

While the board delayed decision on its 2007 agenda, it moved forward with the annual organization of the board itself and member responsibilities.

The board unanimously selected Melton Sullivan as its chairman, replacing the recently re-appointed and long-time hospital board member Don Myers.

Sullivan was appointed to the hospital board in 2003 and has five years remaining on his current term. He recently served as chairman of the hospital joint conference committee.

Board members also appr-oved Ron Danner, a board member appointed in 2006, as its vice chairman. Danner most recently served as chairman of the hospital building committee.

Like Myers, board member Missy Bonaker was recently re-appointed to the hospital board. On Wednesday night, board members appointed Bonaker to serve as board secretary/treasurer.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

In other action, the hospital board:

Approved, 6-0, medical staff privileges for physicians.

Approved, 6-0, a redefinition of capital policy.

Approved, 6-0, authorizing chief executive officer George Rohrich to continue contract negotiations with a prospective surgeon.

Approved, 6-0, audit and cost report preparation by BDK for 2006 for $43,000 with an additional $4,000 if necessary.

Approved, 6-0, a recruitment incentive package.

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