Charlie Bardall, Freeport, Ohio recently retired from the Barnesville Hospital Board of Trustees after 24 years of service. Charlie served on the Nominating Committee during his tenure on the board.
“Charlie was a tremendous asset to the Board of Trustees,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “He is one of those people you could always count on. He knows his community and has good insight. We wish him well in his retirement.
Charlie Bardall commented, “This is the best Board I ever served on. I will always remain supportive of Barnesville Hospital and I wish the hospital well.”
Charlie and his wife Marty will remain active in the community and Charlie will continue to operate his Barber Shop.
Photo: Charlie Bardall
The Barnesville Hospital Foundation will host its 3rd Annual Trap Shoot and Steel Challenge on Saturday, October 13th at the Bethesda Sportsman’s Club. Registration begins at 10 AM, followed by a safety review at 11 AM and the shoot will begin at 11:15 AM. Those 18-20 must have parental consent and those under 18 must have parental consent and a parent must be present throughout the day. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Those eighteen to twenty-one must have parental consent to participate in the Steel Challenge.
A new feature this year will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will hold a beginner orientation. If a novice would like to participate in the Trap Shoot this gives them an opportunity to become comfortable with the firearm, learn the safety features and to practice shooting.
“The Trap Shoot is open to everyone. We hope the beginner orientation will encourage more novice shooter to come out and participate and to enjoy the day,” said Dr. David Hilliard, Chief of Staff, Barnesville Hospital. “Last year’s event was a huge success. We had a diverse group of people join us, men and women, and experienced and novice shooters, teens and older adults. Everyone was supportive and everyone had a great time.”
An Early Bird Special is being offered this year. If you register prior to September 1st, the cost is $65 per person, after September 1st it is $75. The cost includes the Trap Shoot and Steel Challenge, lunch and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Ruger 10/22 Stainless Steel. Shot guns and ammunition are provided or you can bring your own shot gun for the trap shoot. The Steel Challenge, which is a speed shooting competition, will supply the 22 hand guns and ammunition. No outside 22 firearms will be allowed on the range.
Awards will be given for the top male, top female and for the top novice and experienced shooter for the Trap Shoot and Steel Challenge. The Shooting Sports 4-H Club will assist to coordinate the event. Spectators are welcome and can join us for lunch for a fee of $20.
“This event would not be possible without the support of Doug and Elaine Schafer and the Shooting Sports 4-H Club for organizing a safe and fun event,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “We also want to thank the Bethesda Sportsman’s Club for allowing us to use their beautiful facility and for making everyone feel welcome.”
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as the number of participants will be limited. Area businesses or individuals can also be event sponsors for $100, $500 or $1,000. All proceeds from this event will benefit Barnesville Hospital.
For information regarding participating in the event or being a sponsor call the Barnesville Hospital Foundation at 740-425-5789 or e-mail email@example.com
Photo- (l-r) Mike Shepherd, Tom Tacosik and Beth Brill
Valley Harley-Davidson, Belmont, Ohio is a hole in one sponsor for the upcoming Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary Golf Scramble. The golfer who hits a hole in one on the designated hole will ride off on a 2018 Harley-Davidson XL1200X-Sportster Forty-Eight 115th Anniversary.
The 16th Annual Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary Golf Scramble will be held Friday, August 3rd at Belmont Hills Country Club. Registration will begin at 8:30am with a shotgun start at 10:00am.
“We are pleased to have Valley Harley-Davidson join our Golf Scramble as a sponsor for the second year,” said Joe Jeffries, Pharmacist, Barnesville Hospital. “Their support will benefit our Hospital and the communities we serve.”
For additional information regarding the Harley-Davidson 2018 Harley-Davidson XL1200X-Sportster Forty-Eight 115th Anniversary visit www.valleyharleyshop.com and information will be under the “new inventory” tab.
This golf scramble is held each year to serve as a community outreach event for the hospital and also serve as a fundraiser for the Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary. For more information or to be part of this event, contact Joe Jeffries at 425-5108.
The final in Barnesville Hospital Foundation’s Financial Planning Series will be Estate Planning, presented by Kyle Witucky, Attorney at Law. This program will be held on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 PM in the Barnesville Hospital Classroom.
“Estate Planning is for everyone not just the wealthy or the retired,” said Jan Chambers, Barnesville Hospital Foundation Director of Development. “If you don’t have a will upon your death the state will determine how your assets are distributed. A surprising fifty-five percent of adults don’t have a will. I encourage everyone to stop out and learn the importance of estate planning. ”
Estate Planning will offer guidance on Last Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, Financial Powers of Attorney and probate avoidance techniques. Kyle will present from 7:00-8:00 PM and then there will be time allowed for questions.
“My job is to help people solve problems. Not all problems are bad; many problems are good,” said Kyle Witucky. “I want to help the successful family farm or business transition their farm or business to the next generation. And when working with clients who own land or minerals I want to see how I can protect them.”
Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about Estate Planning. There is no charge. RSVP’s are encouraged for planning purposes, but not required. For information or to RSVP contact Jan Chambers, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-425-5789.
Photo: Kyle Witucky
Bill Frank was recently recognized by the Barnesville Hospital Board of Trustees for his twenty years of service to Barnesville Hospital. A resolution of commendation was presented to Bill for his leadership on the Board of Trustees.
“Bill is one of the Board members who you can always count on. He is always extremely supportive of our Hospital and of our staff,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “He is always upbeat and looks for the positive. Bill is also extremely eloquent and manages to find the perfect words for any occasion. We are grateful for his devotion and his years of service.”
Bill has served as chairman of the Executive Committee, chairman of CEO & Leadership Compensation and Evaluation Committee, member of the Joint Conference Committee, and he is a member of the board of directors for Belmont County Health Services and Belmont Professional Associates.
Bill is a resident of Monroe County and works as an attorney for the Monroe County Child Support Enforcement Agency.
Officials from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently made a site visit to the Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio. This visit was conducted because in September, 2017, Barnesville Hospital was awarded a three year grant through the Rural Health Opioid Program, HRSA, in support of Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio (ASEO) an outpatient withdrawal management program. Services provided through ASEO include withdrawal management, behavioral counseling and medication assisted treatment.
Michael Blodgett, Public Health Analyst, Rural Health Opioid Program, HRSA, and Shane Ford, Rural Health Administrator, ODH visited to learn more about ASEO, the resources provided, the positive impact this program is having on the community and the challenges we continue to face.
“It was wonderful to have Michael and Shane visit so they could see our program firsthand,” said Joseph Jeffries, R.Ph, Pharmacy Director. “They were able to share information about other successful programs and they also shared information about possible funding which could help our region to garner more resources to fight addiction. They recognized how important it is to have a program to combat addiction located within our community.”
Over 100 area residents have benefitted from the withdrawal management services provided through ASEO. ASEO is located in the lower level of the Barnesville Medical Center. If you need a speaker regarding opioid addiction or need additional information regarding ASEO please call 740-425-5780.
Photo- (l-r) Shannon Watson, Executive Director, Crossroads Counseling; Chanda Paczewski, ASEO Project Director; Shane Ford, Rural Health Administrator, ODH; Michael Blodgett, Public Health Analyst, Program Coordinator, Rural Health Opioid Program, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA; Joseph Jeffries, R.Ph., Pharmacist, Barnesville Hospital and Dr. Patrick Dunster, Emergency Medicine.
The Ohio Hospital Association recognized 62 health care workers on June 5, 2018 during its 103rd Annual Meeting Recognition Dinner event in Columbus.
Joseph Jeffries, RPh., Pharmacy Director, Barnesville Hospital Association Inc. (Barnesville) received the Association’s annual Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year award. The award is given each year to one Ohio hospital caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond the call of duty.
Joe received this award for his work in establishing the Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio an outpatient drug treatment center offering withdrawal management, behavioral counseling and medication assisted treatment to area residents.
“This is such an incredible and deserving honor for Joe,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “Joe’s tireless efforts, vision and passion to provide drug treatment options for area residents has made a difference in the lives of many individuals, their families and for our community. Barnesville Hospital is extremely proud of Joe for winning this award.”
Joe collaborated with community partners, hospital staff and other addiction programs in order to make the Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio a reality. He recognized the opioid crisis was devastating families and the community and he was motivated to be part of the solution. In the past year approximately 100 area residents have received help with their addiction by utilizing the services of Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio.
Photo: Bruce White, president and CEO, Knox Community Hospital, OHA Board Chair (left) and Mike Abrams, president and CEO, OHA (right) present Joseph Jeffries, Barnesville Hospital with the 2018 Health Care Worker of the Year Award at the OHA Annual Recognition Dinner.
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The second in Barnesville Hospital Foundation’s Financial Planning Series will be Financial Planning Basics, presented by Nikki V. Baker-Lude, CFP®, ChFC® of Heritage Financial and Investment Services in Woodsfield. This program will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 PM in the Barnesville Hospital Classroom.
“Everybody wants to have a solid financial plan, but over 40% of Americans don’t have one,” said Jan Chambers, Barnesville Hospital Foundation Director of Development. “Setting financial goals and then trying to achieve them can seem overwhelming. We are looking forward to receiving input from Nikki Baker-Lude on how to set and reach our financial goals.”
Financial Planning Basics will include information on how to choose a financial planner, creating an emergency fund, savings goals and how to reach them, and tracking your cash flow and net worth. Nikki will present from 7:00-8:00 PM and then there will be time allowed for questions.
“Often the hardest part for people is to know how to begin,” said Nikki Baker-Lude. “During my presentation I will break down financial planning into smaller and manageable steps which will help to get people started with their financial plan and assist them to set goals which are meaningful.”
Other upcoming programs include Investing and Planning for Retirement to be held on July 19th and Estate Planning which will be held on August 16th.
Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about Basic Financial Planning. There is no charge. RSVP’s are encouraged for planning purposes, but not required. For information or to RSVP contact Jan Chambers, Director of Development at email@example.com or 740-425-5789.
Photo: Nikki Baker-Lude
Barnesville Hospital has been given a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the highest rating given. Hospitals report data about common conditions like heart attacks or pneumonia to CMS. Medicare summarizes up to 57 quality measures in determining the rating. This overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other U.S. hospitals.
“This ranking reflects a real commitment on the part of our entire staff to provide our patients with quality care that meets and exceeds expectations,” says David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “I am proud of our dedicated team — from our nurses and doctors to our housekeeping staff, infection control, and every single staff member and department that provides excellent patient care. We put our patients first. They are the reason we’re here.”
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers compare healthcare facilities. The most common rating is 3 stars. The more stars, the better. Consumers can go on the Hospital Compare website, where there is also information about infection rates and patient satisfaction. Nationally, only 7.36 percent of eligible Medicare-certified hospitals have earned this distinction.
“This recognition means our patients can know that they are receiving the highest quality care from Barnesville Hospital,” said Cynthia Touvelle, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer. “We are committed to providing all of our patients and their families outstanding care and service.”
CMS analyzes hospitals using data on outcomes, patient experience and other factors for its Hospital Compare online database to give patients and their families another tool to make informed health care choices. CMS began providing star ratings for hospitals in 2016 to help consumers make more informed decisions about where to access health care. The ratings use broad categories of information, including outcomes, patient experience, access and process to determine how well hospitals perform.
Photo: (l-r) Members of Barnesville Hospital’s Quality Caring Team- Missy Brownfield, RN, Staff Nurse; Donna Inherst, Critical Care Tech, and Kim Young, RN, Infection Control/Employee Health, Nursing Supervisor.
The Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy & Sustainability Program this wek announced the 2018 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award recipients. The Melvin Creeley Award honorees are:
• Atrium Medical Center (Middletown)*
• Barnesville Hospital*
• Cleveland Clinic*
• Fairfield Medical Center (Lancaster)
• Henry County Hospital*
• Mercy Health – Youngstown*
• Springfield Regional Medical Center
• St. Rita’s Medical Center (Lima)
• Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (Toledo)
• Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton)*
• Mount Carmel Health System (Columbus)*
• The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center*
• St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
• Summa Health System (Akron)
• TriHealth System (Cincinnati)*
• University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center
• Wright-Patterson Medical Center*
Named after OHA Hall of Fame inductee, Melvin Creeley, former CEO from East Liverpool City Hospital and past chair of OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council, the award recognizes hospitals for promoting sound practices through environmental stewardship.
“Barnesville Hospital is extremely pleased to be recognized by the Ohio Hospital Association for our environmental stewardship,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “It is truly a team effort. We pride ourselves on taking care of our patients, our community and our environment.”
Of the 17 recipients, 10 hospitals—denoted above with an asterisk—were considered for OHA’s John Chapman Award, which recognizes a hospital or health system for demonstrating excellence in initiating or supporting pollution prevention programs. The award is named after John Chapman or “Johnny Appleseed,” who planted thousands of apple trees across the Midwest during the 19th century.
The health care sector is the second most energy-intensive industry in the United States. Hospitals alone spend $8 billion on energy every year and use more than 10 percent of our nation’s energy. Beginning with a partnership with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the 1990s, OHA embarked in a campaign to assist hospitals with pollution prevention and waste reduction in Ohio. OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council provides support and technical resources to Ohio hospitals in their efforts to reduce waste, prevent pollution and comply with environmental regulations.
Photo: (l-r) Theresa May, Environmental Services and 2017 CAREgiver of the month, Tina Milligan, Environmental Services and 2017 CAREgiver of the Month with John Puterbaugh, Facilities Director