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MENA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM TO HOST 3RD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS

Following the June financial report of the Mena Regional Health System, CEO Jay Quebedeaux stated July was shaping up to be another strong financial month.

According to the operating indicators, Mena Regional Health System is at or above budget in most critical areas.

There were 120 admissions during the month of June. There have been a total of 816 admissions this year, which is up 110 for the same period last year.

There were 22 births in June. The hospital performed 113 surgeries in June. Last year, the hospital performed 138 surgeries, but it was pointed out that there were three surgeons last year and only two surgeons this year.   

According to the operating indicators report, the clinic saw 1,373 people in June, which is down from last year. However, the hospital’s Average Daily Census is up to 25. The ADC was 19.7, last year.

Commissioners were informed the hospital staff is also cutting cost where they can and improving the hospitals bottom line.

Commissioners approved the purchase of new software for the clinic’s laboratory information system. Quebedeaux recommended purchasing the software from Orchard Software Corporation for $43,000.

During the CEOs report, Quebedeaux reported the staff was still evaluating the T-System. He explained it’s an electronic medical records system that would be used in the emergency room.

Quebedeaux announced two 3rd year medical students are observing at the hospital. He said they would be working six to eight-week department rotations.

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