LEXINGTON — The Lexington Regional Health Center board may soon be back up to full strength. A vacant position was left open after Tara Naprstek left the board to join the LRHC finance team. Now a new member may be joining soon.
During the LRHC board meeting on May 28, those present were informed Pam Trampe had been contacted about possibly joining the board. She was talked through the responsibilities and expressed her interest. She was cited as being a long time community member.
Board members voted to move forward to the next step of the process having Trampe join the board, she should be sworn in sometime in June.
A new resident will be rotating in for June and July, Dr. Francisica Acosta-Carlso said during the medical staff update. She said this resident is very interested in obstetrics and has performed many deliveries, including C-sections.
Chief Nursing Officer Nicole Thorell said many nursing students are learning at LRHC at the moment including two externships from University of Nebraska Medical Center. Glorisel Alcantar graduated in May as a registered nurse, Thorell said, she has spent 10 years working as a nurses aide at LRHC.
There were more positive stories during the service excellence update given by Chief Operating Officer Jim Hain. “I just love going there, they work so hard and are so kind and gentle, I’ve been coming in six years now, they were critical to my care,” one patient told Hain.
Hain said another woman from Dallas, Texas made a point to express how much she was impressed by the LRHC radiology department and her experience there.
The LRHC Auxiliary recently swore in new officers and is now up to 48 members, they recently donated an OBGYN stretcher frame.
CEO Leslie Marsh said Dr. Kyle Klammer is officially joining the LRHC on Aug. 16, she added they look forward to adding him to the team.
The LRHC has been busy as of late with community events, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Brenna Bartruff said.
The LRHC Bertrand Clinic is now represented at the Bertrand baseball field, they have a sign with their logo on it, she said. The hospital is also a cooperate sponsor for the KRVN vehicle give away, the promotional event will travel all around the state during the summer.
Bartruff said LRHC is also gearing up for parade season, they will participate in the Eustis parade, June 8, Lexington Alumni Parade, June 16 and Bertrand parade, June 25.
Family Medicine Specialists Clinic is doing a Pie in the face Fundraiser to raise money for Leaving a Legacy 2019. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the FMS admissions for your chance to throw a pie in the face of an FMS provider, she said.
The sports physical night which took place May 20 had “amazing turnout,” Bartruff said. There were 63 athletes in attendance compared to 19 last year. The next sports physical night is Monday, July 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Sensory Friendly Haircut nights are becoming so popular the hospital is considering having the events on a fixed schedule, said Bartruff. They had another good turnout on May 13. In addition they will also host an “Under the Sea,” themed therapeutic summer camp for children ages five to ten, this will be the week of July 29.
According to Chief Information Officer Rob Hanna, the Cerner update is going smoothly and they are currently 65 days out from going live, “everything is going as smooth as can be expected,” he said.
Reappointments for May included Eugene Herbek MD, Marion Chirayath MD, Nirmith Goel MD and Sandra Machado MD.
The next LRHC board meeting is June 25 at 12 p.m.