Physician recruiting has been an ongoing issue for the Johnson County Healthcare Center for many months, but the latest information from Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward to the Board of Trustees is finally optimistic if still guarded.
Ward reported at the last board meeting that one female physician was in town and had met with himself and other administration and was attending a get-together with staff and other physicians while visiting as well.
The healthcare center has extended her an offer and Ward said it at least appeared to be favorable that she may accept the offer, and was expecting her to make a decision and inform him in the next week or so, telling the board “I would be surprised if this doesn't work out.”
Another female physician is expected to be in town next week to meet with administration, staff and the board and check out the facilities here.
Ward said the JCHC had extended an offer to her and she had given a counter-offer and while negotiations were going on, it was decided to bring her in to meet with staff and administration a second time. After the meetings next week, it is expected there will be another offer extended to her.
Ward told the board, “I think there's a good chance we can get them both.”