The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on Monday will consider a recommendation to hire a planning firm to help develop strategic plans for the hospital.
A firm, Quorum Health Resources Inc., has been recommended by a committee of the hospital board to help with long- and short-term hospital planning.
The company would be paid $62,000, under the recommendation.
Another $10,000 in reimbursement expenses and $13,000 for a community survey also would be part of the work, according to the recommendation.
The board will consider the recommendation at its meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the hospital.
Judith McFadden, community relations manager of the hospital, said the hospital has reviewed comprehensive plans on an annual basis, but that a long-term planning document had not been developed in more than 10 years.
"They do this about once every 10 years," she said.
McFadden said more details about the firm and planning that would be developed would be discussed at Monday's board meeting.
In another matter, the board will review July statistics, which revealed the lowest number of admissions to the hospital since January.
The average length of stay, also was the lowest since January at 4.5 days. The year-to-date average length of stay had been 4.8 days, according to a report.
In other action, the board will:
Hear appointment recommendations from the medical executive committee.
Receive a June financial report.
Receive a medical benefit trust report.
Receive a report from the governace committee, which made an annual review of the hospital's bylaws.
Appoint a task force to develop a formal application policy and procedure for appointment to the medical staff. McFadden said a procedure already is in place, but that the formation of a formal policy is needed.
Recieve minutes from the safety committee.