Our history—1980s highlights
- Hospital initiates $1.5 million capital campaign to renovate surgical services.
- Hospital forms medical staff development committee to enhance recruitment efforts.
- Hospital implements outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services. Laser eye surgery is introduced.
- New information system is implemented integrating an improved financial system and the addition of an on-line order communication process.
- Hospital initiates Medicare prospective payment discussions with legislators.
- Tom Kurtz becomes the hospital’s fifth administrator.
- Renovation is completed on the obstetrical unit to keep up with current trends and practices.
- Renovations are completed in the pharmacy, the emergency department, waiting rooms, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, obstetrics, 1 North and the intensive care unit.
- Hospital begins offering mobile on-site computerized tomography (CT) diagnostic scanning.
- Renovation of obstetrical unit to include first birthing room.
- Hospital drops public operating levy and begins operating with its own revenue only.
- CMH participates in county wide Vial of Life distribution.
- Annual Healthworks is initiated, an intensive health screening and education program.
- Renovations on 1 East, an updated six-bed intensive cardiac care unit, are completed.
- Meals on Wheels for area elderly is launched.
- Agreement is signed with the U.S. Department of Defense to be a civilian-military contingency hospital in case of war.
- Hospital constructs two physician office buildings on the hospital campus.
- Health Resource Center opens to support professional and patient needs.
- Chaplaincy services are initiated.
- Hospital board gives county commissioners $45,427 toward bond indebtedness, which will result in tax savings for Clinton County residents.
- Commissioners report that this is first time the county ever received money back on bond interest.
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