At their last meeting the Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees looked into marketing by the facility, audits, and donations to Hospice and the general fund.
Marketing by the Healthcare Center, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward, is handled mainly through the healthcare Center's monthly newsletter, the local newspaper, with substantial amounts paid to local radio stations and various phone directories. The center also has contributed to local fund raising efforts for community programs and events.
Although some amounts may vary this year, Ward had no intentions of changing their marketing this year unless directed by the board.
The agreement for Dooley and Jelly, CPAs to perform the annual audit of the facility had expired and the board voted to continue the contract for an additional three years, with a slight increase in the price of the service.
No action was taken concerning an annual donation from the Hospice account to the Hospital's General Fund.
Traditionally Hospice has been a service provided by the hospital that would lose money and the board, in the past, had voted to take Hospice donations and contribute those to the general fund to help offset the losses incurred by the program. In recent years, Hospice has earned money for the facility and no action was taken on the donation.