Administrator’s Bi-Week in Review – March 19th – Plus “COVID Update #53”

Continued Dedicated Service to Our Community
Administrator’s Bi-Week in Review
Pay Period Ending March 19th – Plus “COVID UPDATE #53”  

What a difference the decline of a pandemic makes! Our volumes are not inflated with all the testing and treatment protocols we have been challenged with for two years (off and on), and we are zeroing in on the old open door routines we had two years ago…although not quite there yet. I am late getting this report out due to lots of meetings last week, completing (almost) an audit for the Assisted Living Center, and with several interviews for some key openings we currently have…more on that soon. Our MTD positive COVID tests in Morris County are only 7 through the 23rd, so that is as low a monthly total as we have seen since June of last year! We will hope that level persists.

As you can see below, the number of green metrics are nearly doubled by the number in red, but cash is one of those in green, so we can always take solace with that mix. We look to have some celebrations this week: first is National Doctors Day on the 30th, from 9:00AM to 10:00AM in Eberle, to be followed with the retirement celebration for Caroline VonFeldt: that will take two days: the first with staff on the afternoon of the 30th, and then with a more of an outsider focus on the 31st at 5:00PM! Caroline has been such a factor in the growth and expansion of this organization over the past thirty years that we will more than miss her and her contributions. But she will be embarking on a very well deserved retirement!

If you haven’t heard, last week marked an important completion for our Community, as we heard from a consultant hired by the GMEDC to conduct a formal housing study for the County. It has been obvious to most that we have a housing shortage in our area, but this official study opens up some doors for some infrastructure development and some renovation grants that can soften the risks of new and /or upgraded construction! In the near term, we can hope to see some new activity in the planning, design, and actual work towards improving our options for new living spaces. This is desperately needed by most of our local businesses, including MCH.

Thanks to all of you who assist in encouraging area our residents turn to MCH for their healthcare needs. Have a great next two weeks!!

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