Administrator’s Bi-Week in Review – Week Ending October 16th – Plus “COVID UPDATE #42”

The signs of a lingering pandemic were manifested today with the addition of many yards of permanent counter to ceiling protective glass being constructed onto our nurse stations and other patient contact areas. This effort is intended to meet the recent OSHA guidelines, and hopefully will help us get through an expected OSHA inspection. The timing is a bit late considering our more vulnerable exposure times were many months ago, but at that time we didn’t have the more rigorous guidelines in which to adhere. The glass does amount to a nice additional measure of protection for our valuable nursing staff! And the better news is that the exposure risks do seem to be subsiding some as our County-wide vaccination rate is up to 56%, the fourth best rate of all Kansas Counties! Way to go Morris County residents.

We are continuing to see robust patient traffic on the business side of our operations. Flu shot administrations are busy and people seem more poised to have their annual checkups than in previous years…a very probable sign of heightened personal health awareness, driven by the COVID experience. I am looking for a strong fourth quarter as we soon will be closing out 2021.

The Chiefs are back in the winner’s circle and Jayhawk basketball is around the corner for some of you…as well as Wildcat basketball for the majority of us…I do hope all of you have a great next couple of weeks. Enjoy the pre-raking fall days and great weather.

CEO, Kevin Leeper

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