TMH board takes action during regular meeting

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At its regular meeting Thursday, The Memorial Hospital Board:

• Approved, 6-0, July 28 board meeting minutes

• Accepted, 6-0:

Aug. 17 finance committee meeting minutes and report

Aug. 22 TMH Foundation meeting minutes

Aug. 9 medical staff meeting minutes

Aug. 16 medical staff development meeting minutes

Aug. 16 meeting minutes from the joint conference, which includes members of the hospital’s administration, medical staff and board of trustees. The conference reviews policy, procedures and other items.

• Approved, 6-0:

Request for medical staff privileges. The Credentials Committee recommended Drs. Steven Brown, J David Gilliland, Wayne Miller, Bridget Lauro and Robert Lile were for reappointment and Dr. Rebecca Moore for provisional staff status.

Recommendations from the finance committee regarding an audit.

Recommendations from the joint conference committee regarding gastroenterology and physician recruitment priorities.

Recommendation from medical staff to make TMH a tobacco-free campus. The board made and passed a motion to direct officials to draft a policy to prohibit smoking on the campus. Once the policy is drafted, it will go to the board for official action. TMH currently is a smoke-free facility, but smoking is allowed 15 feet or more away from the building.

• Changed the date of its November meeting from Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day, to Nov. 30.

• Heard the following reports:

2011 Q2 safety report by David Mucha.

Chief of staff report by Dr. Scott Ellis.

Quorum Health Resources report by Mitch Edgeworth.

Chief executive officer report by George Rohrich.

Chief quality officer report by Beka Warren.

Chief financial officer report by Bryan Chalmers.

Chief of excellence report by Jennifer Riley.

Chief nursing officer report by Lorraine Reinhardt.

Note: Board member Forrest Luke was absent from Thursday’s meeting.

—Reported by Bridget Manley

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