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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:34

Chase County Community Hospital will undertake a strategic planning process to help chart the future of the hospital and clinic.

At the Feb. 19 board meeting, Administrator Steve Lewis reviewed the strategic planning process with the board.

Strategic planning was one of the top recommendations from the Critical Access Hospital assessment that was done in December.

Lewis stated that Strategic Advisory Services from Kansas City and the Heartland Health Alliance will help facilitate the plan.

The process will begin at next month’s board meeting and the County Commissioners will be invited to give input.  The intent is to have the plan in place by the beginning of the next fiscal year which starts July 1.

In other business, the board reviewed the following activities:

• Entech Biomedical Technicians were at the hospital on Jan. 22 and preformed a complete inventory analysis and set up a preventative maintenance schedule.

• Mike Smith, director of plant operations, updated the board on phase two of the boiler retrofit project.

• Lewis reported the plan to correct deficiencies cited in the June 2014 inspection by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was accepted by DHHS on a follow-up visit Jan. 28.

• The 2015-16 insurance renewal was discussed.

• Steve Lewis informed the board that an interview for a doctor position would be held Feb. 21. The hospital will also interview a candidate Feb. 26 for a physical therapy position.

• Lewis updated the board on recent activity of the CCCH Foundation.

• The board discussed the process of reappointments to the hospital board of trustees.  The terms of John Burke and Eddie Nichols expire April 1.

The Board took action on the following items:

•  Reviewed and approved the six-month CEO performance review.

• Approved the reappointment of Brandy Hanes, NP, to the medical staff.

• Reviewed and approved the quarterly employee retirement plan report.

• Approved minor changes to the organizational chart.