The volunteers of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary had their annual re-orientation and lunch provided by the hospital under the direction of Nancy Troutman, the auxiliary advisor.
Pam Melvin gave flu shots to those who had not had them. Stephanie Campbell, marketing coordinator, explained the mission, vision and values of FCMH and also the fact that the hospital was governed by the board of trustees chosen by the Fayette County Commissioners. Doug Boedeker, safety director, discussed safety. Pam Melvin, RN, Infection Control, reminded the group of infection control, injury and back safety. Carla Melvin, human resources, explained the interpreter services and Lori Taylor, human services, explained diversity and workplace violence.
At this point the group took a lunch break to enjoy the wonderful lunch provided by chef Jim Vassar and his crew. Everyone voted chef Jim into the auxiliary picture because he is so good to the auxiliary with wonderful food and desserts.
The next speaker was Tiffany Hollar, RN, Quality/Pt. Safety Leader, who explained the performance improvement and customer service. Jane Bissel, CFO/compliance officer and Stacey Baldwin, RN, risk manager, discussed HIPAA and compliance. Ms. Bissel gave the auxiliary a quick quiz concerning hospital dos and don’ts. Luckily everyone passed. Chief Executive Officer Mike Diener spoke to the group concerning changes coming to the hospital. The remodeled Outpatient Surgery wing should be finished by December. The next target is the emergency room.
The meeting was completed by a Bingo/FCMH puzzle testing the members’ knowledge of hospital protocol. The meeting changed to the hospital auxiliary.