"It has been a year of transitions at Pana Community Hospital and all of them have been successful. Through hard work and dedication we have transitioned to a new information technology system as well as personnel changes," stated Dave Slater, Chairmen of the Board of Directors in his opening remarks at the Pana Community Hospital Annual meeting held on Tuesday April 24th in the hospital's Community Meeting Room. Pana Community Hospital held the hospital's annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the PCH Foundation's Board of Directors.
Mike Trexler, Board Treasurer, reported that the Finance Committee had received the 2011 audit report from the auditing firm, BKD, and that the hospital has had a financially successful year and has received a very favorable report from the auditor. Copies of the audit report were available to PCH Association members.
Dr. Alan Frigy, Medical Staff President gave a report from the Medical Staff. He stated that the physicians at Pana Community Hospital have gone through changes due to the new technology at PCH including the Electronic Medical Record which will make the exchange of medical information easier and improve patient care. Personnel changes are also going to be occurring within the medical staff including the addition of Dr. Catherine Teodoro in August and Dr. Jared Kocher leaving the Community Medical Clinic in September to accept a teaching position in Evansville, Indiana.
Tom Roland, 2011 Foundation Board Chairman gave a report on the activities of the Foundation over the past year. Roland said 2012 will be the 20th year for the Pana Community Hospital Foundation and was proud of the past efforts of the Foundation and looks forward to the future. He recognized community groups that helped the Foundation raise over $62,000 in 2011 including the Bowl for Cancer which raised over $4000. The generosity of so many is what makes the Foundation successful. Roland also welcomed Kim Rodgers the new Foundation Executive Director. Kim accepted this position in January upon the retirement of Deb Stalets.
Diane Slater, 2011 President of the Auxiliary gave a report for the Auxiliary. Slater introduced the Auxiliary officers and thanked all the volunteers. The Auxiliary donated $10,000 to the Emergency Department for cardiac monitors and established two new scholarships.
Trina Casner, President and CEO of Pana Community Hospital gave a report and praised the hospital team for the successful transition to the new computer system. The hospital has been working on this transition for over three years including three years. Casner also reported on her new role as President and CEO. She said; "I am honored to have been chosen as the next CEO of Pana Community Hospital. I knew I would have big shoes to fill, but with the excellent mentoring, teaching and coaching by Roland, I was prepared to take the position upon Roland's retirement in December of 2011." Casner thanked the Hospital Board, Foundation Board, Medical Staff, Auxiliary, members of her administrative team, Department Managers, and hospital staff for their support thus far.
Two persons were re-appointed to serve another four year term as members of the hospital's Board of Directors including Joyce Morgan and MaryAnn Rhoades. Dave Slater completed his term as Chairman of the Board of Directors and was presented with a gift for his service. Joyce Morgan will be the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tom Spainhour was also presented with a gift upon his retirement from the Board of Directors. Spainhour served 6 years.
Retiring from the Foundation Board was Jim Downs, who was presented with a gift of appreciation. Kirk Woods, Craig Deere, Norman Rhoades and Dr. Terry Cunnington
were re-appointed to four year terms on the Foundation Board.
Roland Carlson, who retired after 11 ½ years as Pana Community Hospital President and CEO, was presented with a gift of appreciation. Carlson stated: "For the first time, I'm coming to the Annual Meeting with no worries. Trina Casner now holds the reins and they are in good hands." "PCH is the finest organization I have had the privilege to work for in my 45 years in hospital management," Carlson added.
The annual meeting was adjourned and guests were served refreshments from the Dietary Department.
Roland Carlson, former President& CEO of Pana Community Hospital is presented with a gift of appreciation from Chairman of the Board, Dave Slater and current President & CEO, Trina Casner.