?Commentary . . . Reflections, Observations, and Expectations PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    I have to say up front that I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t have anything against them but the practice of making such promises to myself simply because an arbitrary calendar date rolls around seems wrought with potential for me to disappoint myself.  I would prefer to set goals for myself rather than make promises to myself.
      I know that may be a distinction without a difference; in my twisted way of thinking a goal involves strategies whereas a resolution can lead to all sorts of self imposed guilt and disappointment as well as shortsighted rationalization.
    I do, however, see benefit in assessing progress toward goals and the setting of new goals at this time of year based on every changing conditions.  Some of these changed conditions have been of my own making while others have been totally out of my control.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:08
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?WCMH continues to bleed red ink PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    In an abbreviated public meeting following an extended executive session, the Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) Board of Directors received still more disappointing financial information.  According to Chief Financial Officer, Patricia Ellison, WCMH lost over $228,000 in the month of November and a total of $1.6 million, year-to-date.  The financial report was accepted and approved by the Board without question or discussion.
    In other business, the Board heard from WCMH Chief Executive Officer, Randy Lindauer, about efforts and progress in recruiting Family Practice Physicians and Pediatrics Physicians.  According to Lindauer, negotiations are going well with several doctors and it is expected that some sort of formal announcements are forthcoming after the first of the year.
    The Board also appoint three of its own members as representatives to a committee charged with negotiating a binding affiliation agreement with Saint Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis.  In addition to members of the WCMH Board, members of the Washington County Council and the Washington County Board of Commissioners will also serve on the negotiating committee.  Formal negotiations between the two hospitals are set to begin in January.
    With no further business to discuss, the Board adjourned until its next regularly scheduled meeting on January 29.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:10
 
?Support the community at Mamma Rosa’s PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    Mamma Rosa’s will help support the community by offering 15 percent of nights sales to a guest nonprofit organization.
    To become a guest charity you can organize any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night to promote for organization.
    On your particular night get family, friends, associates and neighbors to come and enjoy a meal at Mama Rosa’s and they will in turn donate 15 percent of the night sales to your organization. What a win-win situation for all. The more people who come the more money you can make.
    Mamma Rosa’s owners, Bill and Yvonne Green believe strongly in supporting the community in which they live and work.
    If you are interested in this true win-win situation call Mamma Rosa’s at 883-6296.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:12
 
?Commissioners encumber funds for horse arena improvements PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session for the last time in 2008 on Wednesday, December 17.  All members were present, unanimously approving minutes of previous meetings, all claims, and payroll.
    Stating that the fairgrounds horse arena generates more revenue for the county than most people realize, Commissioner Byron Green, along with Commissioners Mike Goering and Lana Sullivan agreed to encumber $11,448 from the 2008 Fairgrounds Fund to be used in 2009 for the construction of a new building at the arena.
    According to advocates for the project, the estimated cost for the new building will be in excess of the encumbered amount.  However, both the Commissioners and the project proponents agreed that the final decision should be made by the new Board of Commissioners taking office in 2009.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:46
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?New medical facility to open in Spring PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    A former doctor in Washington County, Mark Manship and Schneck Medical Center in Seymour will be opening Convenient Care in the Spring of 2009.
    Seven years ago Manship and Associates and Schneck opened the North Vernon Convenient Care and five years ago opened Convenient Care in Scottsburg.
    “Both of these offices have been real successful so we decided to open one here in Salem.” stated Manship.
    “We need quality care to this area. Medicine is always changing. We are getting away from doctors who do everything, now patients are taken care of by specialists. So we are going to try to be as convenient to everyone. When you need to be seen, we will be there.” said Manship.
    Convenient Care will open in March and will be staffed by Manship and Associates along with Dr. Manship, other physicians will be available.
    One of the convenience of this facility will be the hours of operation, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Convenient Care will be able to perform laboratory tests with pick up twice daily and delivered to Schneck and also x-rays will be performed.
    Convenient Care will be just like your doctors office, we will treat the flu, sprains, strains and any other medical problem one might have.”stated Stephanie Furlow, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with Schneck Medical Center.
    “I hope this is well accepted and I look forward to opening in Spring,” stated Manship.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:42
 
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