The Samaritan Hospital Board of Trustees Meeting was held on Tuesday evening in the Administration Conference Room.
The first item discussed was the progression of the wound clinic. A quote for a new manifold was made which the board approved to keep the wound clinic on track. According to Samaritan Hospital CEO Berne Orman, construction is on time and a Program Director has already been hired. The parking lot project was then discussed. Fifteen companies bid for the job, but the board approved the lowest bidder pending USDA approval. The lowest bidder was T.S. Banze Construction of Foristell with a bid of $408,721.50. If the USDA does not approve this bid, the board will approve the second lowest bidder, JT Holman Construction.
Under new business, there was an update on Samaritan's MRI system. A closed MRI, which is what is being discussed for leasing or purchase, will allow for better imaging. After much discussion, the board told staff to go ahead with finding exact quotes on the closed MRI and nailing down figures for room preparation. There was also an update on McKesson Software that is being used. According to Orman, they are pleased with the software, but not with the service. The board decided to look for different software if McKesson decides not to better their services. Lastly under new business, Orman announced the resignation of Nurse Practitioner Julia Knapp. Her last day will be April 25.
The next Samaritan Hospital Board of Trustees Meeting will be on April 9 at 5:30 p.m.