FCH has fully functional ER

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Fulton County Hospital Board meeting was held on Monday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. The meeting had been rescheduled from the prior week because there wasnít enough for a quorum. The financial report and minutes were presented to the board, and approved unanimously.

Griffin Arnold noted the radiology department is doing phenomenal job. The department can compile a report in approximately 30 minutes. That helps doctors know what they are looking at so that they can properly assess a patient.

The emergency department is fully operational. Charles Willett was proud to inform the board that Fulton County Hospital has an emergency room that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Willett noted that the lab analyzer that was ordered would be delivered by Monday, Nov. 6, at the latest.

Willett noted that the wound center is in need a physician. Dr. Anthony Anston has agreed to come on board to the hospitalís staff. Wednesday, Nov. 15, will be Anstonís first day at the wound clinic. Anston works at other hospitals, but has a contract signed with Fulton County Hospital. Willett added that Anston turned down other opportunities in order to be the on-staff wound doctor at the clinic.

There is a disaster plan that had to be approved during the meeting, otherwise there would be a penalty through Medicare. Charles Owens approved the disaster plan and Arnold seconded the motion. Willett noted that there may be a few corrections to the plan, however; it had to be passed by the board at the current meeting.

The board went into executive session and upon returning there was no executive actions taken.

With nothing further on the agenda, the board adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. at the hospital board room.

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