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At Monday night’s quorum court meeting, DMH CEO Scott Barrilleaux updated the county on the status of the approximately $1.5 million total aettlement, in regards to the recently discovered 4 year long Medicaid filings dealing with mis-coded billing of circumcisions between the labor/delivery/nursery departments.
They’ve recently received their Arkansas medical license, and began work at DMH over the weekend, following their move to Arkansas from Louisiana..
In what has become a local health tradition, groups of families and friends lined up at First Assembly of God Church to take part in the Drew County Health Depts, annual “Free Flue Shot Clinic,” Friday.
The 553 total is in addition to the “school clinics” where the dept. visits all local schools, providing flu shots to the students, prior to the publc event.
Saturday, the Drew Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary prepared over omelets, as a part of their anual Omelet Breakfast fundraiser project.
The Auxiliary uses the funds to purchase items for the hospital, both for operational uses, as well as many itemsfor patient comforts.
At Tuesday’s financial meeting of the Drew Memorial Hospital board, the recent $904,000 ARRA appeal reimbursement was discussed.
It was also reported that $462,000 of that amount is being held back because of the way circumcisions were entered into the Medicaid system, back in 2011.
Posted below is the most important segment of the final successful determination of Drew Memorial Hospital’s recent appeal to Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Friday afternoon, Chicot Memorial released this updated statement about a patient, which has been the topic of many area rumors.
The 3rd annual “Dancing with the Monticello Stars” was held Tuesday night by the Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation, raising $30,847 for Drew Memorial Hospitas projects.
Last year , the foundation contributed $100,000 in donations to be used in the oncology dept., and a $15,000 donation to purchase a fetal monitor, among other items.
This years winners were….
Allan Nichols, Director of Mainline Health Systems, addressed the City Council at their meeting at last week’s City Council meeting, to ask for permission to purchase property adjoining the new fIre station on North Main Street, for the purpose of building a larger clinic.
The Drew Memorial Hospital Board of Directors met in a special called meeting, Monday morning, and approved a “settlement” with “employees.”
A Watson Chapel ninth-grade defensive end, Josh Pierce, lined up for a defensive play during the first quarter of the Monticello at Watson Chapel game, Thursday night, and then collapsed as he got into position for the play.
Mark Cater was honored as Drew Memorial Hospital’s Health Hero for the Month on February for his eternal positive attitude and willingness to help anyone who is in need.
Mark consistently carries Drew Memorial’s Mission, Vision and Values with a smile and a gentle nature. We are proud to have him on our team.
A 31-year-old Monticello man, while visiting a friend or relative in Drew Memorial, allegedly took the opportunity to vandalize at least 20 restrooms in the hospital, taking several unusual items from the “facilities.”
The suspect in this case also made the news a few months ago for the early-morning theft of a forklift.
At their last meetings, both the Monticello City Council and Drew Memorial Hospital board moved their meetings to be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 PM.
Schedule conflicts of board members was the topic of discussion in both cases.
With 28 deaths, statewide because, of the flu, MLive is taking a look at the flu situation from the Drew County perspective.
Several pharmacies and clinics still offer flu shots, which you may want to consider. if you haven’t had one yet.
The Arkansas Department of Education posts on their website school absentee rates by county statewide. each week. (more…)
This year’s flu season is causing severe illness and death in adults between the ages of 25 and 50. It is highly recommended that all individuals in this age group receive a seasonal flu vaccine and promptly visit a doctor should they experience severe flu-like symptoms. Karen Brown, Drew County Health Unit Administrator said, “The flu shot is our best protection against the flu. Not only do you protect yourself from illness and lost time at work, but it is the best way to protect your own family and your community from the flu this year. We know the flu vaccine isn’t 100 percent effective, but it truly can mean the difference between a mild to moderate illness and death.”
At Monday afternoon’s monthly financial meeting, the Drew Memorial Hospital board again addressed the question of whether to build the proposed surgery center ($10,000,000), geriatric psych center ($5,000,000), power plant ($1,000,000), and allied health building doctors office completion.
Their choices are basically:
1. Build all of original projects,
2. Geri-psych unit, power plant, and offices, without surgery center; or
3. None of the above.
Judge Robert Akin introduced Mr. Ron Rooney to the Quorum Court. Rooney is the new interim administrator for Drew Memorial Hospital.
Drew Memorial Hospital would like to thank everyone who helped participate in the THV11/AR Foodbank cereal drive. DMH’s mission is to help improve the health and nutrition of the people in the community. This cereal drive helped feed many hungry Arkansans in our area, by collecting well over 200 boces of cereal for Drew County youngsters..
Pictured left to right: Brittany Sears, Quality/Public Relations Coordinator, Tom Brannon, THV11 Host, Debbie Rush, Marketing Director. DMH was featured on Channel 11 with other organizations who participated. DMH hopes to raise even more for the cereal drive next year.
Today is forecast to be Warmer than yesterday.
Tuesday 04/21 10%
High 74° / Low 55°
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 04/22 50%
High 74° / Low 58°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 74F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
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