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Bloemer named interim CEO at hospital by board of trustees

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Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:00 pm

As the search process continues for the next CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital, the board of trustees unanimously named Brad Bloemer as interim CEO effective Oct. 22.

Bloemer, current vice-president of financial services, said he’ll do the best he can for MCCH while serving as interim CEO. Current CEO Keith Bailey will stay at the hospital until Nov. 3.

The board is also looking to fill a seat vacated recently by board member Kim Griffo.

Bloemer updated the board on a better month financially for the hospital, reporting a $120,000 operational income and $24,000 net income for August. MCCH has pulled in $1,012,000 for the year in operational income, but is still short $1,789,000 of the year-to-date budgeted amount.

“It’s not near where we want to be, but better than July,” Bloemer said.

Looking ahead to 2011, the board approved a $6 million total budget proposed by the finance committee that would net a $500,000 cash flow if met. The budget assumes a growth projection of seven percent, Bloemer said.

MCCH employees are eligible for a gainshare bonus of up to one percent after two goals were met, according to Lisa Ray, vice president of patient care services. Ray said everyone will be getting a half percent gainshare after a teamwork goal was met. Some departments also met a special question goal and will be eligible for an additional half percent.

The board adjourned into two executive sessions at the end of the meeting, one for potential litigation and one for personnel.

Upon returning to regular session, the board voted in separate business to take $24,000 in unrestricted funds from the endowment to purchase a ventilator for the hospital.

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