Dr. Moody remembered at Fulton County Hospital Board meeting
After a rather lengthy November meeting which included a preliminary audit report by Bill Couch of Welch, Couch and Company, CPAs, the board conducted a brief December meeting on Monday, Dec. 16 in the conference room at the hospital.
The board expressed remembrance of Dr. Michael N. Moody, of Salem, who recently passed away. Dr. Moody practiced medicine in Salem for more than 45 years. Dr. Moody was a board-certified family practice physician until 2013 and provided care for multi-generational families. As a physician, Dr. Moody served in a number of leadership roles with the Arkansas Medical Society, the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians and their national affiliates. He was Medical Director of the Arkansas Foundation of Medical Care for 20 years and continued as a board member until his illness. He was well known as an advocate for rural medicine.
Chair Charles Owens called the meeting to order and in the first order of business, the minutes from the November meeting were considered and approved. Since the Fulton County Hospital Foundation Board had not met since the most recent Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors meeting, there was no foundation report.
Fulton County Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Curren Everett, then presented Financial and Statistical Report of hospital activity in November. The report was discussed and approved as presented.
It was reported that while there had been a staff meeting, there was nothing that came before the staff that required a vote so there was nothing to consider at the meeting. There was no old business or new business to consider.
Chair Owens inquired as to any need for an executive session and there was none. The board briefly discussed ongoing activities in the medical community in the area. There being no other items to consider, the chair called for an adjournment motion, and the meeting was adjourned.