At their last meeting, the Board of Trustees for the Johnson County Healthcare Center heard reports on inspections, purchasing of property and took action to change their by-laws.
Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward reported that the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, had recently performed an inspection on the facility's mammography equipment.
The equipment passed inspection and did very well as expected, he said, based on the newness of the equipment.
The JCHC was found to be in total compliance during the inspection, and the equipment provided good quality images.
Contracts for the facility's two newest physicians, Dr. Jennifer Rice and Dr. Lisa Mullen have been signed, according to Ward.
Dr. Rice will begin her position with the JCHC in September and Dr. Mullen will start in the summer of 2014.
The JCHC has closed on the purchase of the Firnekas Property adjacent to the facility.
The have taken possession of the property and demolition of the house is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 5th. The property will eventually be an extension of the existing park along North DeSmet Avenue.
Finally, a resident WAMY medical student would like to a 30-day rotation at the facility, which the State of Wyoming allows without a medical license, but is not allowed under the JCHC's by-laws. The board voted to change the by-laws to allow the rotation by the medical student.