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Morgan-Memorial earns awards for care and collaboration

Sarah Wibell News

Morgan-Memorial Hospital recently earned two awards for its care and collaboration. MMH was recognized as the number one critical access hospital in the state for reducing readmissions by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with zero readmissions between July and September 2017.

The Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network lauded MMH for achievements such as having zero incidents of opioid control, infection prevention measures, falls, or pressure ulcers in the last year and a half. MMH was also awarded a plaque from the Georgia Health Information Management Association of Athens Technical College for their partnership enabling medical training opportunities for students at MMH.

For fiscal year ending June 30, CFO Kyle Wilkinson informed the Hospital Authority that even though operating expenses were $37K more than anticipated, “The fiscal year is ending on a high note. I do think we’ll have a net income going into the audit.”

The gross patient revenue was $103,987 over budget and the total net revenue was $81,830 over budget.

MMH has called a budget review for the 2019 fiscal year, July 9 at 5:30 p.m., in which the new budget should be approved.

The Morgan Medical Center is currently ahead of schedule in its construction. Transition planning is underway to move all of the equipment, patients, and staff to MMC.

MMH’s Festival of Friends annual fundraiser will be different from years past in celebration of the new hospital on August 18 at 7 p.m. at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Hall. Music, food, cocktails, dancing, and a silent and live auction can be enjoyed by those who attend. Tickets are $50.

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