PAGE 13 Dodge City News Month Ever Sas (continued from page 2) Hospital (continued from pagel2 area. At this time has committed. Motion to Executive Session at 10:15 p.m. 11:05 p.m. Executive Session. motioned by Jerry no one go into by Jerry - Out of It was to rent the old clinic space at $.50 per square foot up to 1,000 square feet, and $.40 a square foot if they rent over 1,000. It was also agreed that we could enter into a three year lease, provided lease be responsible for own power and to keep their part maintained. Seconded by Arlene. Motion carried. A rental agreement will be drawn up by John. Meeting adjourned at 11:10 p.m. BEAVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2, 1994 * A stolen car out of Clearfield, recovered ‘Deputy _ Utah, by a — was Sheriff's in Beaver. male subjects, Clearfield and Syracuse, one one Utah, Two from from were booked into jail awaiting transportation back to Clearfield. A third occupant of the car, who was a juvenile, was picked up by his parents. * An attempt vehicle — burglary is under investigation in Milford. * Theft of a windmill from the Gulch area, Beaver County, is investigation. Shell, also *High Beaver, under Country reported a gas skip in the amount of $21.96. The suspect vehicle was not located. *Responses were made to 19 requests for assistance. Of these calls, four were to keep the peace, five to check out suspicious person or circumstances, and eight to assist other agencies. *One animal emergency was handled by the Sheriff's Department. Second and foremost, is the un-certainty established to give lines ot of the future of our Doctor. of lines and authority supervision. An employee enhancement committee of non-managerial employees was formed. They too set snecific goals. An example is the of their goals Employee of the Month Recently the Program. Junior Volunteer program Twenty was implement. four youth have joined and are now working at the hospital. We are currently in the process of starting an adult volunteer program, which should be completed within two weeks. These are a few of our goals and are all goals that were and formulated accomplished by the hard work of the dedicated staff at the hospital. With all of the positive things happening First, why the "Gloom". with the increase in business in increase an came With the tabloid mentality expenses. came in These expenses the form of supplies, increase in employee hours, a large recoupment ($40,000 by Medicare) of monies from adjustments of cost reports, partially from previous years, costs to recruit physicians and additional management fees. In most seems to sell newspapers, the medias (fortunately not our own home town paper) have had a “hay day" in taking what was an honest attempt of our physician to correct a substance abuse problem, and have turned to "dirt" digging up any that ‘they could find. Because of the loyalty and understanding of the fine folks of our service area, this apparent attack has done nothing more than solidify the communities loyalty to their physician. The cards, phone calls and flowers have verified the support that is needed for his recovery. We can only hope that when the "dirt" settles Dr. Spaulding realizes the support that he has here and elects to stay. This hospital nor the community can afford to loose him, we need him as much as he needs us. In most larger communities, to replace the skills Dr. Spaulding has would take three Doctors ie; obstetrician, surgeon and a family practitioner! perceive my jobs as many, however utmost is to make collected. community can trust their lives too. I can assure you that your hospital board and myself have that goal as ultimate in our minds and in no way would put any flow this- past month was down to the point where our payroll was in jeopardy. Our hospital is not in the position to carry the large sums of monies that we are currently carrying in our accounts receivables. As employees entrusted by you - the community to make sure the hospital is viable, we must continue to improve in our methods of collecting for the services already performed. Back row: Mary Jo Holm , Kathy Gledhill, Josephine Killam, Marian Miller, Gladys Whittaker, Donna Walker. Front: Wala D. Muce, Cheryl Wood, Bertha Heath. By Gladys Whittaker The purpose of the Milford Hospital Volunteer Program is to promote and advance the welfare of the hospital and it's patients by raising funds to purchase needed equipment. We plan to install a display case for donated articles such as house slippers, baby quilts and craft items, etc. _ providing charitable service and assist programs. the We staff will of the Those who cannot participate actively in the organization can still be geriatric wing with activities members for articles for bazaars and the patients, and provide services that are needed. We want to help improve the hospital by display by case. helping We with want everyone to participate in the success of this program. sure we have a hospital with qualified practitioners and employees who the the hospital's accounts receivables increased but there was not a corresponding increase in the cash flow. Our cash Milford Hospital Volunteers and the sensationalism that cases these expenses occur long before any money is Because of this, OCTOBER 7, 1994 . member of this community, which may just be one of our own family members, in jeopardy when it comes to their medical care. September Employee Month : Sharon Sanders was named as employee of the month at Milford Valley Hospital for September. The award was presented by Sheila Barton. Sharon, who works in the dietary department, has worked at the hospital for an overall total of 17 years. She took some time off to raise her family, but returned to work full-time on October 12, 1986: Her co-workers describe her as cheerful, a good worker, fun , and a great cook. It is the general consensus in the hospital that Sharon makes the very best cookies.