Members of the NeoHealth board of directors held their regular meeting Thursday in a brief session lasting about 20 minutes at the executive office in Hulbert.

CEO Scott Rosenthal briefly discussed the blood drive sponsored in Tahlequah with the American Red Cross, the “Kiss Goodbye” program, wherein departing patients are thanked with a Hershey’s Kiss, and the addition of Dr. Shandra Johnson as an OB-GYN.

Rosenthal said 2,490 patients visited NeoHealth facilities in January, and Dr. Kenneth Gibson said the figure was an increase of 21.8 percent over January 2014.

Unanimous approval was given to adopt a new 403b retirement plan. The board also approved an asset write-off of $72,345, in which art pieces in the clinic of a former NeoHealth doctor will be sold.

“We plan to have a local gallery appraise it,” board member Jim Wilson said. “Whatever money we make from selling it, we want to set up a fund to help some of our needy patients pay for their medications. The figure of $72,345 is just what we’ve been carrying as its worth.”

Wilson also informed the board that the annual auditor’s report is expected either in April or May.

The board entered executive session for about 15 minutes to discuss personnel matters, but took no actions after emerging.

Members Bobbie Davis, JoAnn Bradley, Tim Booth and Beverly Runnels were absent, but quorum was achieved with the attendance of Dr. Breanna Batey, chair; Joan Foster, vice chair; and Jim Wilson, Luka Madison and Josh Stafford.

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