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May Board Report

The Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) Board of Trustees (Board) meeting was called to order at 12:00 pm Monday, May 24th in the Alliance Room and via Zoom. Five board members were present. The abbreviated agenda included updates around Quality Management & Safety and Information Technology. April’s financial report, consent calendar and credentialing requests were approved as presented.

On April 30th BBGH participated in a three-hour state-wide disaster exercise with the University of Nebraska Medical Center- Region VII Disaster Health Response System and Panhandle Regional Response System. The subject of the exercise was to test BBGH’s capabilities and those of the local healthcare coalition. The table top exercise centered on a mass casualty incident involving burn patients. The three functional groups that participated in the exercise were Hospital Incident Command & Medical Group, First Responders & Medical Transport Group, and Emergency Management & Healthcare Coalition. 

Each year BBGH and Box Butte Health Foundation (BBHF) award up to 15 scholarships for continuing education in the healthcare field. BBGH awarded six scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in healthcare. The recipients are Jaiden Anderson of Hay Springs, Chloe Blumanthal of Alliance, Kelsy Horton of Alliance, Kaitlyn Johnson of Alliance, Regan Lambert of Alliance, and Keeley Mazanec of Alliance. BBHF awarded four scholarships to current college students pursuing a degree in healthcare. The recipients are Courtney Schnell of Alliance, Jada Jensen of Bingham, WY, Yenisey Heredia of Alliance, and Julianna Escamilla of Alliance. 

New BBGH employees introduced include Raegan Anderson, Occupational Therapist, Britny Brass, MLT, Lab Technician, Kristin Garza, Nurse Aide/Ward Clerk, Jeremy Maples-Van Dunk, Maintenance Tech, Lora Cross, EVS Technician, Blythe Boness, Nurse Aide/Ward Clerk, Kimberly Flood, RN, Staff Nurse- Dialysis, Megan Salzer, Scrub Tech/Ward Clerk, Sarah Troester, RN, Staff Nurse- GNMSS, Megan Seeley, PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant.

The next BBGH regular board meeting is Monday, June 28th at noon in the Alliance Room. In the interest of room size limitations, the public is welcome to attend via Zoom.