The Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital:
• Eva Stevens, chief financial officer, reported on the financial statements and balance sheet for the month of March. Gross revenue for March was reported as being 13 percent higher than average at $3.74 million. Hospital inpatient, outpatient and clinic services were all reported up for the month. Net operating revenue was $1.73 million and operating expenses were 7 percent higher at $1.98 million resulting in net loss from operations of $252,738 for the month. Deductions for bad debt and underpayment took a significant toll again this month. The higher operating expenses were due to increased staffing, supplies and three payroll periods in the month.
Year-to-date net income is 4 percent of gross revenue.
• Anne Grayson, chief of staff, reported on the activities of the RGH medical staff. Based upon the recommendation of the RGH medical staff, the board approved Gayle Bickers, Richard Archer and Branch Archer for privileges in radiology and Donna Thibodeau and Arnold Atkins for privileges in emergency medicine. Grayson also noted that the medical staff bylaws have been reviewed by the attorney and hoped to be approved at the medical staff meeting in May.
• Maxine Montano, chief nursing officer, reported cardiopulmonary has been very busy over the past few months. She informed the board members that they currently have a waiting list for cardiac rehabilitation. Montano also informed the board members that the nursing staff has finished their competencies for the year and just completed Intensive care training.
• Larry Leaming, chief executive officer, updated the board on physician recruitment activity and noted that we have a physician scheduled for an interview on Monday. Leaming informed the board members that Joyce Roberts has decided to stay in the clinic. Leaming reported on activities of the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network and the opportunities it brings for education, networking and cost savings.
• The board entered into executive session to discuss limited personnel matters.
No further action was taken.
— Compiled by Dr. Larry E. Leaming