July 11, 2012 Edition

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Lambert resigns from LHS

Terry Lambert recently resigned as president of Lawrence Health Services to pursue other interests, according to information released by LHS on Monday.

Lambert had served as LHS president since January 2009.

George Fray, who is acting as interim administrator, gave the hospital report at the June 25 meeting of the board of directors.

He presented information to the board on the electronic health record conversion project and reported that the hospital is in the process of implementing the Lawson financial package with a projected completion date of January 2013.

Fray also reported on the quality and safety scores, which reflected 100 percent compliance with core measures. Lawrence Memorial continues to be the number one Critical Access Hospital in Arkansas for quality.

Customer service scores were also presented for the month of May. The customer service goal of all services for the hospital was in the 95th percentile.

Information regarding Lawrence Hall Nursing Center was given by Debbie Wheelis, director of nursing, and Linda Smith, LHNC administrator.

The report reflected compliance with quality and safety goals that are designed to assure a high quality and safe environment for the residents. The report addressed clinical and nonclinical issues.

The average daily resident census for the month of May was 154. Smith also reported to the board that incentives are being given by the Medicaid program for home care that will reduce nursing home admissions in the future.

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