- COO - HGH Chief Operating Officer Tiffany Love, PhD, APRN, FACHE, started January 13, 2020
- CNO - HGH Chief Nursing Officer Leeann Cushway, RN, BSN, MSN, started January 27, 2020.
Andrew Wesley, MD, had 48 patient contacts at the Pain Management Clinic in January. Shane Draper, DPM, and Quinn Lindstrom, DPM, had 98 patient contacts in January. The equipment for the Sleep Medicine Lab will be installed January 30, 2020. Subha Rajan, MD, a Family Practice/OB provider, will start in April. She has obtained Nevada licensure and has begun relocation efforts. David Masuck, MD, will begin practicing next fall.
With regard to physician recruitment, Brittani Smith, MD, FPOB, visited again in January. Administration had made contact with three other prospective physician candidates including: Robert Crawford, MD, an FP provider; Ellen Ouellette, MD, an FPOB provider who will graduate in 2022; and Deepthi Ciddi, MD, a Nevada licensed internal medicine specialist.
Additionally, Arthur Johnson, PA, will start in the Walk-In Clinic; Raafat Khani, DO, and Pamela Sherwill-Navaro, NP, both locum providers, are current providing services in the Walk-In Clinic; and, Tom Mouritsen, CRNA, has been hired to fill the third CRNA position.
Dianelis Almendares will begin February 13, 2020, as the hospital's new HR Director; Rachel Lara, RN, a seven-year HGH employee, has accepted the Clinic Nurse Supervisor position; Kathyrn Ourada, RN, a 25-year HGH employee has accepted the Interim OB Manager position; and a recruiting firm has been retained to provide OR Manager candidates.
The Pharmacy hood and pressurization issue is proposed to be solved by increasing the size of VAV box and duct work; the Physical Therapy-Cardiac Rehabilitation expansion and remodel is going well. The Cafeteria work will begin after completion of the PT-Cardiac Rehab remodel.
Air Ambulance Services
HGH Administration met with MedX AirOne flight crew representatives to clarify staffing issues; some facility needs in the flight crew house were addressed; and the communications center closure is scheduled for February 2020.
Long Term Care Survey
The plan of correction for the clinical portion of the Long Term Care survey was accepted and administration is awaiting clarification on some potential items of concern regarding the facility.
The Board mini retreat, where trustees will discuss various matters affecting the district, is scheduled for February 28-29, 2020. Trustees also are invited to attend the Western Regional Trustee Symposium, which is scheduled for June 10-12, 2020, in Reno, Nevada.
CEO Cole reminded board trustees of the Corporate Bylaws Mini-Retreat scheduled for February 28-29. She also encouraged trustees to participate in the 24th Annual Western Regional Trustee Symposium, which will take place June 10-12, 2020, in Reno, Nevada.
Board trustees approved the minutes for the December 17, 2020, meeting. Additionally, board members approved medical staff applications for appointments, reappointments and privileges for 5 medical providers.