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Guitar players, teachers invited to second Northwest College Guitar Summit Guitar teachers and players alike are invited to the second annual North- west Guitar Summit Fri- day night and all day Sat- urday, Nov. 13-14, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center at Northwest Col- lege. Registrations are due by Monday, Nov. 2. The event kicks off Fri- day, Nov. 13, with a 7 p.m. concert featuring Corey Christiansen of Utah, rec- ognized as one of the pre- eminent jazz guitarists in the world, and Michael Vid- eon, director of the guitar program at Montana State University in Bozeman. Saturday, the two re- spected instrumentalists will join Jeff Troxel, a mu- sic instructor at NWC, to present a full day of work— shops, with teachers and students learning in sepa— rate clinics. The Northwest Guitar Summit is open to all gui- tar educators and players of all leVels, middle school age and older. Troxel said the goal of the summit is to beguile participants into a deeper familiarity and comfort lev- e1 with their instruments, not unlike the relationship platinum artist Joan Jett described, “My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.” The $25 cost covers the Friday evening concert, all workshops and activities, as well as lunch on Satur- day. Recertification cred- it is available for teachers who attend the workshops. For more information, contact Troxel at 307—754- 6199 or Jeff.Troxel@nwc. edu. . Schroeder brings favorable news to hospital board meeting BY PATTI CARPENTER CEO Rick Schroeder re- ported that the walls are go- ing up on the new clinic ad- dition at North Big Horn Hospital, a new orthopedic surgeon is beginning to see patients, a top-notch candi- date has accepted a position as cardiopulmonary depart- ment director and the gover- nor is again making a move to expand Medicaid, in his regular report to the board of trustees on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Schroeder also advised the board that a nearby property adjacent to the clin- ic could become available to purchase in the near future, which would allow for more expansion of the existing parking lot. The construc- tion company working on the clinic addition is current- ly leasing the lot. The board gave Schroeder permission to gather more information regarding the size and cost of the property and to report back on his findings. He also reported that the hospital has made a num- ber of upgrades in its sur- gical suite to accommodate Dr. Jared Lee, an orthope- dic surgeon from Cody, and his physician assistants, who just started perform- ing surgeries at the hospital this month. Initially the doc- tor and his staff were slated to begin using the hospital in July. Schroeder also gave the board an update on the con— struction, which finally re- ceived full approval from the state and is in full swing. Trustee Bruce Wacker vol- unteered to represent the board and the community at regular weekly construction meetings, and many mem- bers expressed that they felt it was good to have a board member involved at that lev- el of the project. Schroed- er reported that the entire north wall is up and he ex- pects all walls to be up be- fore winter sets in. Once the walls and roof are in place, work on the addition can con- tinue throughout the winter months. Schroeder discussed Gov. Matt Mead’s plan to in- clude Medicaid expansion in the upcoming state budget during the upcoming legis- lative session that will take place in February. “Governor Mead has pre- pared two budgets for next year,” Schroeder explained in his report. “One of them con— tains a provision for expand- ing Medicaid. It calls for the elimination of several state funded health care provi- sions, such as mental health services, that Medicaid ex- pansion already covers. The reason he can remove this line item from the budget is because Medicaid expan- sion has a provision for this type of coverage. From a pre- liminary report I saw, it has been projected that hespitals in the state would benefit by nearly $50 million over sev- en years. There was also an opt out clause if the federal government ever decided to stop funding the expansion provision at 90 percent.” The board discussed briefly their need for a po- sition (as a board) on Med- icaid expansion. Schroed- er said he thought it would be a good idea for the board to have a formal position on the matter. Many board members agreed and chair- man Brett Crosby said he thought each member should think about it for a while be- fore the board formulated its position as a whole. Cros— by suggested that it might be appropriate to discuss it further at a meeting after the holidays. Human resources direc- tor Barb Shumway reported that a top-notch candidate has accepted the position as cardiopulmonary depart- ment director and will be ar— riving around mid-Novem- ber to begin the job. The new director will be taking over those duties from Tracy Walker, who has now added the responsibility as clinic di- rector in addition to her du- ties as quality director. Shumway also reported that there are currently po- sitions open for EMT, para- medic, CAN/Elder Assistant, RN/LPN, Dietary Aide, Ra- diologic Technologist and LPN/RN scrub tech. Chief Financial Officer Lori Smith reported that in- patient revenue and out- patient revenue were both under budget this month. Admissions for acute care in- creased to 18 for the month, up from 13 the previous month. She said there were eight admissions for swing beds during the month. She said the revenue was affected by a delay in the start date for orthopedic surgeries. She said the sur- geries were budgeted to start in July but in reality began in October. She said clinic services were up by $12,319 with the main driver being the vis- iting nurse program, which had 99 visits in the month of September compared to 76 the previous month. She noted that long-term care revenue met and actual- ly exceeded budget with four new admissions in Septem- ber and five discharges. ‘ Smith said bad debt, charity care and contractual adjustments came in under budget also due, in part, to the delay in start of orthope— dic surgeries. She reported expens- es under budget by more than $50,000 for the year to date. She expressed concern that accounts receivable in- creased in aging by one day and said she is monitoring that carefully. 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Meal Prices: S2.50 suggested donation for SAMS registered people over 60 and accompanying spouses, $5 for all others. Menu is subject to change due to availability of items. LOVELL DRUG 164 E. Main 307-548-7231 Hospital District 30764875200 - www.nbhh.tom North Horn Hardware 70 E. Main 307-548-7120 October 29, 2015 l The Lovell Chronicle l 7 RHHS 8 LHS VQLLETDALL SENIQR HTHLETJ HQKED PATTI CARPENTER Two members of the Lady Grizz volleyball team were honored on their last day as seniors on the court during their final home game of the season in Cowley on Saturday. Pictured are (l-r) Trisha Hayes, her daughter Kaitlyn Hayes, David Hayes, Ashlei Carroll and her mother Tanya Willis. .gp PA'I'I'I CARPENTER Lovell High School honored Lady Bulldog seniors (l-r) Charri McArthur, Savanna Savage, Madison Harper, Ashleigh Chambers (manager), Karlie Keller and Mykelle Nichols during their final home game of the season on Friday night in Lovell. Death Native Steven Leroy Muller Oct. 28, 2015 Steven Leroy Muller of Lovell died Viewing will be held Sunday evening, Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Funeral ser— Nov. 1, 2015, from 6 8 p.m. at Haskell Fu- vices will be held Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at neral Home and one hour prior to service at. 10 am. in the Lovell LDS Stake Center. the Stake Center. ' r u NEED! =‘*reeds its .. id, internal“ to m" iSlthUghout '. Support more digiiql devices at home with TCT lniernet ‘afed bandwidth for