JCHC Does 'Very Well' On Strict OSHA Inspection

Johnson County Healthcare Center
Johnson County Healthcare Center

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees had their monthly meeting Wednesday night, and they heard reports from staff and administration on numbers of patients, residents in the care center and those in home health and hospice care, and the results from a surprise inspection.

Brenda Gorm, from the Amie Holt Care Center, reported that OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, had performed an inspection at the facility but she had not yet heard the results.

Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward was given the results from the OSHA inspection, and passed those on to the board.
The OSHA inspection was the first at the hospital in 27 years, according to Ward, and he said it had gone very well, with OSHA finding just three very minor “hazards.”
The OSHA inspector told him he felt this was one of the best hospitals in the state.

Gorm also reported that the care center has 47 residents and will be freezing the number there until they can get more staff in place.

Lori Lutterman reported that 1,306 patients were seen in the clinic in July, up from 1,269 last year. There were 61 new patients during the month, and 378 same-day patients, with 4 “turned away.”
they treated 378 Medicare patients and 75 Medicaid patients, and 29 tourists. 70 patients were seen in Kaycee, up from 52 in 2013. Nurses saw 247 patients in July.

Elaine Kozisek reported 31 patients in home health, 4 active in Hospice, and 1 had passed.
She also said Marcy Schueler, Director of Marketing for the facility, is already beginning to organize the biennial fundraiser for the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice.
The “Johnson County's Got Talent” show will be presented in January of 2015.

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