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Hospital board hears, approves various items
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:34 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – The Paulding County Hospital trustees met on Dec. 5 for a monthly meeting. They approved several items and heard various reports following a short executive session.

Chief Financial Officer Rob Goshia reported that for the month of November, the hospital experienced a gain of $70,932 with a year to date gain of $168,858.

A benefit and wage package for 2014 that was presented by the Human Resource Committee was approved. The benefit package primarily is for the employees' group health insurance.

The quality improvement committee presented the hospital’s third quarterly quality improvement reports.

Chief Operating Officer Randy Ruge reported that the new open bore MRI was put into operation a week before it was expected. An open house was held on Dec. 2, for the media, physicians and staff and the general public. Radiology is taking appointments for patient MRIs at this time.

Ruge reported that a new patient lift has been installed in one of the new trauma rooms in the emergency room. The patient lift will be able to lift patients from a wheelchair or a gurney to the ER bed. This lift can accommodate patients up to 720 pounds.

The next meeting is at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 2 in the conference room.