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Madison County Hospital Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Corporation Dinner
September 24, 2010

Dr. Robert Casillas, Dr. Mitchell Spahn, and Rudy Denes were all elected to the Hospital Board of Trustees. Dr. Casillas and Dr. Spahn will each serve a three-year term. Denes will serve the remaining one year of an unexpired term.

 

Dr. Casillas has served as liaison between Battelle and MCH for several years and was instrumental in helping obtain a $300,000 grant for the Breast Cancer Initiative. He is currently responsible for managing a defense product line for Battelle in West Jefferson. He is also a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve where he serves as an expert on bioterrorism medical defense matters and has recently returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq.

 

Dr. Spahn is an obstetrician and gynecologist at OB/GYN of London. He is immediate past president of the MCH Medical Staff and currently serves as the medical director of the Battelle Breast Care Center. He also is involved in many other civic and professional organizations including the Medical Advisory Board for the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. He and his wife Sheri serve on the MCH Foundation Board of Trustees and co-chair the Foundation’s Keystone Society.

 

A long-time Madison County resident, Rudy Denes owns and operates Denes Tree Farm in West Jefferson. Denes is active in many organizations including the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, West Jefferson Community Association, and the County Improvement Corporation. Denes previously served as a member of the Hospital Board of Trustees for six years as an appointee of the Madison County Commissioners. He and his wife Joan are Pillar members of the MCH Foundation’s Keystone Society.

 

Also recognized at the event were outgoing board members Pat Campbell and Bill Eberle.

 

Becky Rozell, Chief Human Resources Officer at MCH, was the keynote speaker for the night. Rozell spoke about the upcoming health care reform legislation and what it will mean for hospitals, as well as what it will mean for employers and employees.

 

The evening also included special awards for hospital volunteers and employees.

 

Edie Tolley, volunteer hospital gift shop manager, was recognized for her 14,000 hours of service. Edie spends five days a week at the hospital doing everything from ordering the merchandise to balancing the checkbook.

 

Grace Feyh was the 2010 recipient of the Jean Smith Award. The award is given to the volunteer with the most hours of service in one year. Feyh accumulated 997 hours this year volunteering in the oncology clinic and delivering meals on wheels. With the help of her husband Glenn, and their friend Alvin Rings, Feyh also designed and crafted a stained glass window for the Verna Gallimore Chapel at the hospital.

 

Hospital Employee of the Year, Stacey Peters, RN, was also honored. Peters is a registered nurse who works in Ambulatory Care.

 

Other employees were recognized for their years of service to the hospital including Dee Maggied for 40 years of service; Barbara Harris for 30 years of service; and Ruth Roddy for 25 years of service.


CEO Fred Kolb concluded the evening’s event by reviewing the state of the hospital including recent accomplishments. In the past year, MCH has been recognized in areas of patient satisfaction and clinical quality. There has not been a hospital-acquired infection at MCH since December of 2008. The hospital has made technological improvements including an update to the hospital information system. In addition, in 2009 MCH provided $5 million in uncompensated charity care. Unlike any other business, MCH meets the health care needs of the community before considerations about payment.


In conclusion, Kolb said, “I am proud of our accomplishments during this time of economic instability. MCH seems to be thriving during the economic downturn while dozens of hospital across the state are struggling. It is with your support that we have been able to continue serving Madison County all these years.”

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