TMH recognized as Craig Chamber’s Large Business of the Year
February 27, 2012
The Memorial Hospital in Craig at a glance …
• TMH employs 222 people.
• The hospital is located at 750 Hospital Loop since
• The new hospital contains 25 beds and measures 78,000 square feet.
• The former hospital site — the current TMH Medical Clinic at 785 Russell St. — was built in 1949.
By the numbers …
• Nearly $43.9 million: The amount THM grossed in patient
revenue in 2011.*
• Almost $2.7 million: The amount TMH Medical Clinic
grossed in patient revenue in 2011.*
• 142: Number of newborns delivered in 2011.
• 6,438: Number of emergency room visits in 2011.
• 23,734: Number of outpatient visits, including outpatient surgery, in 2011.
Source: Jennifer Riley, TMH chief of organizational excellence
*Note: These figures are unaudited
“I’m happy that the hospital is being recognized for its efforts. … It’s the people that make up the organization and the hard work they do.”
— George Rohrich, The Memorial Hospital in Craig chief executive officer, on the hospital’s selection for the 2012 Large Business of the Year award.
These attributes make The Memorial Hospital in Craig stand out in the Craig business community, Craig City Councilor Don Jones said during Friday night's State of the County event.
"By sponsoring community events and raising the community awareness about wellness and healthy lifestyles, The Memorial Hospital is much more than a large business," he said. "It's a pillar of our community."
Jones announced TMH as this year's Craig Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year during the annual State of the County, sponsored by the Chamber at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
TMH fits the bill as one of the county's largest employers with an employee list of 222 people. It employs eight doctors, including seven at TMH Clinic.
According to unaudited figures, the hospital grossed nearly $43.9 million in patient revenue in 2011, while TMH Medical Clinic grossed almost $2.7 million.
Jones underscored the completion of the new hospital in November 2009 as one of TMH's most visible achievements. The 78,000-square-foot building replaced the former hospital, which was constructed in 1949 and now houses TMH Clinic.
"This was a major accomplishment for The Memorial Hospital, but they didn't stop there," Jones said. "They continued to look (for) other ways to improve medical and health care for the residents."
TMH launched a hospitalist program in August, which offers patients round-the-clock access to physicians who "provides top-notch medical care," he said.
TMH also brought in a new infusion clinic, which allows local cancer patients to receive chemotherapy treatments closer to home, and a cardiac rehabilitation center.
These and other improvements have propelled TMH to No. 8 on a list of more than 100 hospitals managed by Quorum Health Resources.
An audience of about 80 people applauded Friday night as Jennifer Riley, TMH chief of organizational excellence, accepted the award on behalf of Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich, who was tending to hospital business and could not attend.
She stressed that she accepted the award not solely on behalf of the hospital's administrative team but "on behalf of the people that work for us," she said. "The 222 employees that we have really are the pillar of our hospital."
Rohrich echoed her words.
"I'm happy that the hospital is being recognized for its efforts," he said Sunday. "… It's the people that make up the organization and the hard work they do."
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