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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Four things you missed at the Samaritan Hospital Board meeting

  • Here are four things you missed at the Samaritan Hospital Board meeting.
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  • 340B
    The 340B program with Millers and Red Cross Pharmacy started Wednesday, October 9. Qualified individuals—those who are treated at Samaritan Hospital outpatient or at Total Family Health Care—will be given a card allowing eligibility for discounted drugs for one year. "It should be a good benefit to self-pay individuals, us and pharmacies," said Samaritan Hospital Financial Executive Susan Spencer. "I'm excited about it."
    The financials
    Samaritan Hospital Financial Executive Susan Spencer went over the financial report for August 2013. For August, there was a loss of $128,562. Year to date, that is totaling $320,142.
    Wound clinic
    The wound clinic had 95 encounters for August. "I'd say we are on target for the one-year point at this point," said Spencer. "So I think we are ahead of goal, definitely."
    Survey results
    The Community Health Needs Assessment Survey, which takes place every three years as a tax exempt requirement, has been completed. "There were some surprising things on the survey," said Hospital Administrator Bern Orman. "The survey was driven by the 55 or older population, but there are some areas that we need to be aware of." The full survey will be published on the hospital website on a later date for public viewing.
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