|Paper||Dodge City News|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Alice Smith, Milford, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dodge City News|
Anh SERVING MILFORD AND WESTERN Milford made the front page of the Salt Lake Tribune on September 29. Comments were stili saucy the following morning, and ranged from: Veda Cox saying, "Everybody knew that needed to know." To "I didn't know. I hadn't even heard a whisper. You could have knocked me over. Are we children, that we can't be trusted to make our own decisions?" Comments nature of prompted this Dodge City News to submit a list of questions to John Gledhill, Hospital The | Administrator. following are his were the answers: 1.. Why people not informed at the time of hearing: the September The hearing was September a_ private hearing. Dr. Spaulding had the right to ask people to attend as did the State. Not letting the people of our service district know of the hearing was a conscientious decision by the Hospital Board and myself. We felt. that Dr. Spaulding deserved some elected privacy. to live SINCE He has here, his children attend our schools, he shops locally and quite frankly we felt the issue would lay to rest more quickly. It may have been a mistake. It seems answers our service area, practice insurance. It is part of Dr. Spaulding's contract.) 3. To what extent can Dr. Spaulding's license be restricted and the hospital be viable? all of whom would be supporting Dr. Spaulding. Yes it would be easier to have an answernow in retrospect than at the As long as elected,- Dr. respect to Dr. Spaulding, it probably would not have been different. The decision was made by those whom you elected to serve _ you on the hospital board and the decision was a long hard one to make. boards are their services and donate many long hours to ensure the success of the hospital. The really effective boards, are boards that have members that have been on for many years. To limit terms would only limit their they continued to search in cannot be predicted. 4. Is there a possibility of effectiveness. September 28 their decisions "what would be the best for the hospital another entity taking over Board minutes on page 8. and community". 2. The second question deals with liability our hospital if we loose the New business items 3 and 4 Doctor? If so would it be the management corporation? There is no need for any other entity to assume ownership of the hospital. The hospital is operating clearly explain the issue.) Throughout this and who is premium? | Milford process paying the Valley Community Hospital has liability insurance through Sullivan and Kelly. The hospital pays this premium from its operating expenses. efficiently and effectively at This. company establishes the present time. The hospital board has already contracted with the Rural Health Care Management their based Corporation to supply the premium on previous costs and present risks. Since Dr. Spaudling has come to our service area are what we have for other our premiums have actually peoples problems and these been reduced. This decision . answers are obviously easier was based on their survey of to make in retrospect. Dr. patients surveyed and the stated in his — care that was rendered. Symond testimony that he would (Loretta added that needed expertise to run the hospital. 5. Have the By-laws already = been changed to allow board members to be re-elected? If they have not, in. _. My opinion they certainly should be. It takes several : NO. 40 Triumphs Over just appointed. They receive no enumeration for Spaulding has a Utah license, he will be able to practice here. The worst scenario of course is that he looses his license. The best scenario is that he be on a probationary period with no other _ restrictions. The outcome is something that time, however with all due some IV Gender years for board members to be educated and to learn their governance role. The Governing board has the ultimate responsibility of the hospital. Our board is the hospital pays the mal- only have had to ask and the entire facility would have been filled with people from 1991 VOL. BELATED ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL BOARD AFTER Joan Long's comment, COUNTY 50 cents OCTOBER 7, 1994 THE MORNING BEAVER (See Hospital Individual Board Members Respond Individual members were asked: board Did you feela responsibility to inform patients and the public of Dr. Spaulding's problem at the time of the September hearing? Loretta Forman, chairman: "I really didn't. It is hard to know what to do, and | am glad it is out in the open I support Dr. Spaulding. I thought it would be easier for him to just have the people he wanted at the hearing. We ‘now. (Continued on page 2) Tradition Jolyn Leko Appointed to County Planning Commission Beaver County Commissioners covered each of the 12 other Items for Discussion on_ their October 3rd agenda before getting to number 3, "appointments to the Planning Commission." Terms for Robert Strong and Mike Yardley both expired January 1, 1994. Traditionally, members are given the option continuing on of the committee. Due to recent concerns about the corporate hog operation, the Commissioners _ received several applications from individuals interested in serving on the committee. After lengthy discussion, Commissioners Marshall and Sullivan voted to appoint Jolyn Leko as representative from the Milford flat Commissioner area. Johnson opposed. "I don't think we - can afford to split the people apart," Sullivan said. All three Commissioners agreed to re-appoint Robert Strong. Terms for Lary Carter and Max Limb expire January 1, 1995.