BONIFAY — The main topic of discussion at the Doctors Memorial Hospital Foundation’s July 12 meeting was preparations for selling the old hospital and possible new locations for their annual and most profitable fundraiser, the Haunted Hospital.
“We need to advertise it in the newspaper and take bids after the appraisal,” said JoAnn Baker, Administrator at Doctors Memorial Hospital. “There are two very interested companies already.”
After a long discussion about possible locations for the new Haunted Hospital, Brenda Blitch, director of Patient and Public Affairs, asked that all board members do some research into the matter and then bring it before the board at their next meeting.
“We’ve got at least another month before we need to start making a decision,” said Blitch. “Last year we didn’t even start with the preparations until the end of August. If it wasn’t such a good fund raiser I’d say forget it.”
Blitch also informed the board that the summer was without public events.
“We’re focusing on online employee training,” Blitch said. “We’ve got some updated software needed that we’re going to focus on.”
Baker informed the board that there were new employees such as a new Director of Mercy and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Clinical Documentation Specialists.
“It’s based on increasing patient satisfaction and increasing revenue with better documentation,” said Baker. “We’ll be able to focus entirely on documentation to be better prepared for 2014.”