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August 7, 2019 Page 7B J orter / By Richard Dumas move will go into effect in August. The newest member of the Hospital Authority, Dr. Stan Hickman, attended his first board meeting on Tuesday, July 23. Hickman replaced longtime member Kate Cotton, who stepped down from the board at the beginning of the month. Monroe County Hospital staffers saw 34 patients on the first day that the freshly renovated emergency room re-opened on Friday, July 19, according to MCH patient care services direc- tor Casey Fleckenstein. MCH interim director of ancillary services Megan Randall said the hospital's total ER renovation is pro- jected to be completed by mid-October. In other Hospital Board notes: New Hospital Author- ity of Monroe County chairman Mac Brown an- nounced on Tuesday, July 23 that the hospital board will move its monthly meetings from 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month to 7:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Brown said the Monroe County Hospital had another slow financial month in June, reporting a $188,000 total loss. MCH chief financial officer Judy Ware said on Tuesday, July 23 the hos- pital earned $1.6 million in gross revenue in June, representing an average daily patient census of 9.3 with 733 ER visits. Ware said June is traditionally a difficult financial month for hospitals nationwide. On the positive side, Ware said MCH has experienced a 5 percent MCH's renovated emergency room iincludes a brand-new hallway with glistening floors. ' i, growth in emergency room volume in 2019 compared with 2018. Ware said, "We're headed in theright direction down there (in the ER), and I'm confident that when all the renovations are complete and we have all of our beds open and in service that we're going to see that in-patient census go up as well: For the first nine months of the fiscal 2019 year, Ware said MCH has incurred a total loss of $171,000 This new ER patient room was on dis- play one day prior to 34 patients visiting MCH on the debut of the first stage of its large- scale renova - tion. (Photos/ Richard Dumas) Your Heart Our Hands CENTRAL GEORGIA HEART & VEIN CENTER Physicians You Trust Byerly Vaughn Ham, NP Byerly Vaughn Ham, NP, a lifetime Monroe County resident is seeing ! patients in our Forsyth Office located at 120 N. Lee St. Suite C. ! *Ask your pnmary- care doctor. !i ] Front row: Brandon Elmore, MD, Carter Tharpe, MD, ' j Jonathan Hoffman, MD, Zoe Jones, MD i ] Back row: Amy Kingman, MD, Wendell Ellis, MD, WWW.CENTRALGAHEART.COM Carmine Odd]s, MD j Providing outstanding Heart & Vein services to the [ communities of Central Georgia for over 30 Years! I Ii / THE PUBLICATION CANTHE DOGS NIN2017? FOR ALL MARY PERSO i' FOOTBALL FANS AND SUP RTERS!: - =- ~:=~. . ~-,~ - ' ['; i: Call Car@ Ma 1478-960. 9 0r email ds@mymcr, net ;270 a your family can enjoy unlimited cart and green fees on two championship courses, use Of driving range, balls and practice facilities. Plus, access 16 tennis courts, dining, swimming, junior programming and year-round fun at both clubs. for current promotions plus additional monthly savings FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BRITTANY MONTGOMERY AT 478o508 2596 OR EMAIL AT BR TTANYoMONTGON, ER Y, i::C UBCOR P,CO