Thursday, February 11, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
Found: Basset Hound, Hwy. 97 W./Hospital Blvd., Floresville. Call 830-391-2153 between 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

VideoMissing: Male Boxer, since evening of Jan. 4, Hwy. 97 West, rear of Promised Land Creamery, $500 REWARD. Call 830-391-2240 with information.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Wilson Community Health Center, Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer, Floresville, Texas. The following full-time positions are available: Clinic Supervisor (LVN license required), LVN, and Client Support Representative - Medical Front Office. View qualifications at http://atascosahealthcenter.weebly.com/index.html. Send resume to: Human Resources at hr.achc@tachc.org or fax to 830-569-8320.
Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRE/MAX homeRichardson Chevrolet home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Reporting error accounts for hospital’s near $1M loss




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
March 27, 2013 | 1,723 views | 6 comments

The February 2013 financial statistical report for the Connally Memorial Medical Center indicates a net loss of $994,280. But according to the hospital’s management, this is related to a mistake in reporting a meaningful use payment received late last year.

Connally’s Finance Director Officer Patricia Solis told the Wilson Memorial Hospital District board at its March 21 meeting that the hospital actually made $269,575 in net income for the month. An approximately $1.2 million decrease in “Other Receivables,” she said, is because of a recent recommendation by the hospital’s auditors that the payment should have been applied to September 2012, instead of October. As a result, an adjustment was made.

Karl Hittle of Endeavor Healthcare, the hospital’s management company, said Connally is on course to receive another $750,000 payment in September 2013 and that continued adjustments will be made to offset the effects of the previous error.

In other business, the board engaged in a lengthy discussion about the hospital’s ongoing search for a successor for outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jerome Brooks. Hittle said that after the board recently interviewed three candidates, it selected a finalist and an alternate, both of whom have since declined.

Hittle said Endeavor’s recruiter indicated that the finalist commented that he was not interested in coming to Connally because “the community is not what he expected.”

The alternate, Hittle said, “is pursuing another opportunity and he told the recruiter that he didn’t get a good vibe from the board.”

Endeavor has scheduled 10 new candidates for interviews this week, Hittle said. The management firm has since increased the proposed salary and it plans to whittle the field down to two or three that will be introduced to the board.

“We will find the best candidate for us,” he said. “We’re not going to settle. We’re going to keep working.”

Board member Tommy Soriero suggested that the board ought to focus its efforts on selling the hospital and the community, leaving the vetting of the applicants to Hittle and to board President Ronnie Eckel.

“It’s very cold, and it’s a real turnoff to these people to have them sit down in the hot chair and for the board to come grill them,” Soriero said.

He added, “All we’re going to do is turn them off. We’ve had three and we’ve turned off three.”

Board member Monica Flores disagreed, saying that a potential CEO should get a feel for the board and that he or she should be able to handle pressure. Despite this, the rest of the board reached a consensus to have Hittle, Eckel, and Chief of Staff Emily Frye vet the candidates before they are introduced to the board.

The board also:

•Approved offering $17,500 per month to Dr. Leonardo Profenna to serve as the medical director of the hospital’s wound care and hyperbaric center. The agreement is pending Profenna’s approval.

•Voted to direct attorney Donna McElroy of Cox Smith to prepare a lawsuit against Davis & Wright, P.C. -- formerly Davis & Wilkerson -- related to its representation of the hospital in the execution of a 2009 physician recruitment agreement with doctors Jerome D. Kizzart and Roy S. Fisher. The agreement has since failed and Connally alleges that it continues to suffer damages because of Davis & Wilkerson’s advice. The suit is set for review at the board’s next meeting.

•Received a presentation from Dane Bonecutter, director of human resources and risk management, related to how the upcoming implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 -- commonly called “ObamaCare” -- will affect Connally.

In attendance: Board members Amy Clark, Sue Coats, Monica Flores, Keith Johanson, Sam Carter, Tommy Soriero, Ronny Eckel, Jimmy Fietsam, and Sandy Yow; Chief of Staff Emily Frye, Administrative Assistant Shirley Bienek, Finance Director Pat Solis, Marketing Director Nancy Preyor-Johnson, Chief of Nursing Celeste Brizzee, Chief Executive Officer Jerome Brooks; and Karl Hittle of Endeavor Healthcare.

Video A:


Video B:
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
Floresville  
April 1, 2013 3:03pm
 
The March 27 article, “Reporting error accounts for hospital’s near $1M loss,” incorrectly referred to an “error in accounting.” In fact, as will be explained in the April 3 print edition, the appearance of a $1.2 million loss ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
April 1, 2013 2:36pm
 
Muse: A net loss of $994,280 is really making a difference, how do you say "You're fired!" Can't wait until next year's report

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 1, 2013 12:23pm
 
Facts did the Tea Party rain on your parade somewhere in the past? Every problem that arises you ask "where is the Tea Party on this issue?". Some of them are on the hospital board and they are making a difference. ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
March 31, 2013 10:13pm
 
Where is the TEA party on this issue?

 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
March 28, 2013 11:54am
 
Videos posted

 
One Voice  
Floresville  
March 27, 2013 12:36pm
 
Maybe the vibe Hittle was getting - this hospital - this county and this town is through with back room deals. People like Tannenberger almost brought the whole hospital down. ... That guy needs to be investigated! Why ... More ›

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Agencies nab 7 in human-trafficking sting (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Apply now for Miss La Vernia Pageant (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Behind the lens: Hitting the trail (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. BPA students advance to state (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Bud Box ends two-decade career at alternative school (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Chamber to hold monthly luncheon (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. China Grove mayor, police chief clash (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Commissioners amend Kicaster-area fire coverage plan (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dating and the budget (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Donate blood to save lives (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: It’s about ‘We the People’ … what will ‘we’ do? (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: National election: Iowa down, New Hampshire to go (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Firefighters plan Pancake Breakfast (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville mayor to councilman: Sit down or else (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville park’s erosion problems prompt action (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free heart health screenings (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B ice cream recall (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia trustees consider $33.2M bond, approve new finance chief (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Lean meat still part of a heart-healthy diet (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: House fire victim extends gratitude (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Pastors should keep out of politics, stay in church (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Unruly government needs discipline (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Writer says it’s okay to ignore the charter (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Floresville Planning & Zoning Commission (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: St. Hedwig City Council (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Oil, gas leasing workshop Feb. 22 (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. One-stop tax shop? (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Petition supporters plan protest rally (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Presidents’ Day office closures (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Register for Great American Cleanup (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save the date for ‘Hope in High Cotton’ (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Should Christians support sanctuary for illegal aliens? (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale supports apartment venture (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Things are looking up in downtown Stockdale (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Official oppression’ or ‘criminal trespass’? (February 10, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Agencies uncover $400K in stolen vehicles, parts (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. China Grove begins vote on tax rollback (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Clock running out for Floresville recall issue (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Connally expands high-tech health care (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Council action changes boards (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies charge Floresville spurned lover with arson (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies investigate recent thefts (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: The demand for villains (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: What’s in a city charter? Is it like a … Constitution? (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Eight-liner opponents face deadline (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS pools tornado damage claim with city, Floresville ISD (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville USDA accountant resigns (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free CERT disaster course (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Get a free heart health screening in Kenedy Feb. 12 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Greater LV Chamber to meet (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B recalls cookware (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hold on for now (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s all happening at Nixon-Smiley Elementary (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kicaster area will have fire coverage (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Landfill welcomes China Grove junk (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Apple Pie author extends thanks (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Gonzales differs with writer’s conclusion (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Talamantez truly a man of the people (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Life Line Screening event set in Floresville Feb. 28 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mock Republican Debate Feb. 20 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon-Smiley livestock show set for March (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. One dead in game-room robbery (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pioneer Award honors Burnside (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pirates Cove in Poth offers after-school care service (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save the date for Lincoln Dinner (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. School district cops ink deal with city, county (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Second responders to meet (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale, La Vernia units respond to back-to-back fires (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanneberger is top agent (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Weigh in on Loop 410 changes (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wilson County Hermann Sons lodges meet new-member goal (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Loving’ heart-shaped treats are for the birds (February 3, 2016)