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August 14, 2012

TCH approves $29.6M personnel budget

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah City Hospital’s Board  of Trustees unanimously approved a $29.6 million personnel budget Monday during their regular weekly meeting at the hospital.

TCH CEO Brian Woodliff said the amount was an increase from $28.5 million the previous year. He said the budget will get employees more in line with average pay for Oklahoma Hospital Association employees, and represents 46 percent of the net revenue.

Board members also approved an accounts receivable agreement with Midland Group. Midland will assist those owing the hospital with setting up a payment plan and remind patients of the 20 percent discount they’re entitled to if they pay their bill on time.

Woodliff presented a series of hospital physician agreements. He said the agreements include an EMT, neurologist, urologist and the retention of a urologist already on staff.

Policies on job observation shadowing, on-call pay and recruitment, selection and employment were approved after previous approval by the Personnel/Quality Assurance Committee.

Dr. Barry Winn presented a medical staff affairs report, indicating 445 surgeries were performed in May, compared to 402 in June. He also said there was a recent drop in the volume of dialysis patients.

 

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