Latest News – September 23

St Vincent Hospital Asks Community To Be Involved

St. Vincent Hospital Board of Directors, and staff,  Quorum Health Resources, area medical providers and members of the community met on Saturday, September 15, for a hospital strategy session.

Bill Carder of QHR addresses participants in the hospital strategy session held Sept. 15 in Leadville.

“Our goal was to begin developing a strategic plan for three to five years and to create a map for our future success. We had a very productive and positive day. The level of engagement from our participants, leadership, Board members and community was up to with the task at hand,” said Rhonda Duncan, Interim CEO of St. Vincent Hospital.

Bill Carder, Associate Vice President of QHR, began the session by presenting facts and in depth research in regard to market share, challenges and opportunities for St. Vincent Hospital. When Carder’s presentation concluded participants broke into four discussion groups which were:  the hospital Board; community members; hospital staff; and Leadville medical providers.

Each group was asked to list major problems for the hospital, solutions, and three recommendations. Main areas of concern from the groups were communication, community perception and training and retention of workforce. The comments from the discussion groups were considered by the Board in the afternoon session and will be an integral part of their planning in the later part of 2012.

Employee group: Hospital employees present the result of their discussion group. from left: Rhonda Duncan, Trey Lawrence, Cher Melichar, Sol Jiron, Nancy Pennington, Cheryl Snider, Sue Coles, Jo Johansen, Jim Van Hoet, Patrick Smallwood and Misty Varco (not pictured)

 “This was a very beneficial process. I was glad to see the community invited to the session in a forum where we were able to give input. I feel that St. Vincent Hospital offered complete honesty and transparency and it was a great step forward for the future,” said Judy Tyson of Lake County Public Health Agency. Tyson was part of the community discussion group.

The St. Vincent Hospital Board and leadership team plan to finalize a strategic plan for implementation in 2013.

In other hospital news

Search for New CEO Narrows, Public Invited to Meet

Quorum Health Resources has narrowed the search for a new CEO. Three candidates have been selected from fifteen applicants. Mike Mullins, QHR Regional Vice President, presented the candidates to the hospital Board at the Sept. 15 strategy session.

The search for St. Vincent’s CEO narrows with upcoming opportunities for the public to meet the final candidates.

The public is invited to meet the three candidates individually at informal “meet and greet” receptions. The receptions are from 8 to 9 a.m.in the hospital conference room on Friday, Sept. 28,  Monday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 18.  

Hospital Garage Sale to Benefit Mammograms

Garage sale season is almost over! So, next Saturday, Sept. 29 might be your last chance to get some good rummaging in!

Garage Season is almost over, so get to the St. Vincent Hospital next Sat., Sept. 29.

St. Vincent Hospital (SVH) will be holding its Garage & Bake Sale from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will be held at at SVH Leadville Medical Clinic, 825 W 6th St. All proceeds will go to a fund to provide mammograms for uninsured residents of Lake County. 

Donate Your Stuff. Donations can be made at the front desk at St. Vincent Hospital anytime of contact Sue Coles at 719-486-7153.

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