Dr. Gene Bourgasser Joins Greene County Health

Greene County Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Gene Bourgasser to its staff.

Dr. Bourgasser, who is board certified in family practice, joined Greene County Health-Linton on September 3.

“I am looking forward to working with the employees and medical staff of Greene County Health. In the past, I have provided care to a good number of people from Greene, Clay and Sullivan counties and I am looking forward to seeing both new and prior patients,” Dr. Bourgasser said.

He received a bachelor’s degree in math and pre-med at the University of Illinois. He also received his medical degree from the University of Illinois.

“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Bourgasser. We’re excited to have him as a part of the Greene County Health Family,” said Randy Padgett, who serves as Director of Operations for Greene County Health.

Dr. Bourgasser is currently accepting new patients at Greene County Health-Linton. The clinic is located at 1210 North 1000 West in Linton. To schedule an appointment, please call 812-847-7005.

Hospital Recognized for Providing Smoke-free Campus

Eight Indiana health care providers, including Greene County General Hospital, received statewide recognition for their adoption and enforcement of a comprehensive tobacco-free grounds policy at their facilities.

Greene County General Hospital was recently awarded with a Rural Indiana Smoke-free Environment (R.I.S.E.) award from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Respiratory Therapy Department Manager Racheall Lengacher, Chief Nursing Officer Lea Ann Camp, and Smoking Cessation Instructor Chris Sparks pose with the award.

Greene County General Hospital was recently awarded with a Rural Indiana Smoke-free Environment (R.I.S.E.) award from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Respiratory Therapy Department Manager Racheall Lengacher, Chief Nursing Officer Lea Ann Camp, and Smoking Cessation Instructor Chris Sparks pose with the award.

In conjunction with the Great American Smokeout last November, Greene County General Hospital’s campus transitioned to a smoke-free campus.

“We are honored to have been selected to receive this award,” said Brenda Reetz, Greene County General Hospital’s CEO. “We are committed to providing quality healthcare, which includes prevention of disease. With this commitment comes the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy environment for all people who enter our hospital and our campus.”

In conjunction with a grant from the Greene County Health Department, free smoking/chew cessation classes will be offered Mondays (Sept. 9 through Oct. 28) from 6-8 p.m. in the Violet Newton Conference Room, located on the hospital’s ground level. Free nicotine replacement therapy is provided by the Greene County Health Department. To register, please call 812-847-9502.

Other recipients of the 2013 R.I.S.E. awards include:

    • Bowen Center Angola (Steuben County)
    • Bowen Center Auburn (DeKalb County)
    • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital (Steuben County)
    • Centerstone
    • Hamilton Center, Inc. (Counties include: Vigo–corporate office, Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Marion, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, and Vermillion)
    • Monticello Medical Center (White County)
    • St. Vincent Jennings Hospital (Jennings County)

“The Indiana Rural Health Association is proud to recognize all of the state RISE award winners for 2013. As children, we were told that good habits start at home. The leadership shown by the RISE award winners demonstrates that good health habits can start at the workplace. These winners are showing their communities that they are leaders in the effort to help everyone adopt healthy habits. Congratulations!” said Don Kelso, Executive Director of IRHA.

The honor represents a collaborative effort involving IRHA and the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission (TPC). Intended to recognize tobacco-free health care facilities serving all rural areas of the state, the award signifies a commitment from ownership, management and staff to take the necessary steps leading to a healthier Indiana.

In order to qualify for the award, the applying facility must show evidence of a comprehensive tobacco-free policy in all buildings, on all grounds and in all organization-operated vehicles. The facility must also submit an explanation of the process through which the policy was achieved and documentation of signage or other forms of enforcement. The awards honor facilities in Indiana that serve primarily rural populations.

“These facilities represent the individuals on the frontlines in the battle for healthier lives. One of the fundamental steps we must take is to protect all Hoosiers from the harmful effects of tobacco use,” said Miranda Spitznagle, Director, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission of the Indiana State Department of Health.

Strategic Planning Survey

At Greene County General Hospital, we’re committed to meeting the needs of those in the communities we serve. To help meet those needs, we need your help. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. The responses will help us develop a strategic plan to better serve you.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1332715/Focus-Group-Survey-copy-August-12-2013

Settles Named CFO of Greene County General Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is pleased to announce April Settles has been promoted to serve as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.

She’ll assume her new role June 1. Settles, a CPA, currently serves as CFO for Greene County General Hospital, LLC – who oversees the hospital’s physician group, Greene County Health. She assumed that role in October 2012.

April Settles

April Settles, CFO

She replaces Tim Norris who announced his retirement earlier this year. Norris has served as Greene County General Hospital’s CFO since 1992.

“I am truly blessed to have been the given the opportunity of succeeding Tim Norris as the CFO of Greene County General Hospital,” Settles said.  “During my career I have had the opportunity to work for successful, employee-focused organizations and the hospital is no different.  Our leadership team is committed to the future success of the hospital and its employees.”

In May, Settles along with other hospital employees traveled to Florida for a conference geared toward community, rural, and critical access hospitals.

“The knowledge and materials that we gained at this conference will assist the hospital as we make changes that are necessary in order to remain in compliance with regulations.  Additionally, we are looking forward to implementing other programs that will benefit the Hospital and our patients, including on-line bill pay,” Settles said.

Settles is a 2001 graduate of White River Valley High School, and a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. Before joining the staff at Greene County General Hospital, LLC, Settles worked for BKD, a public accounting firm in Evansville. She also worked for German American Bank, where in 2012, she became a vice-president in the trust department in Jasper.

“My previous professional experiences in accounting, auditing, and investments have provided me with a unique skill-set and have prepared me well for my role as CFO.  Further, the individuals that I will be working with daily are long-time, knowledgeable hospital employees that are focused on the success of our organization,” Settles said. “I am looking forward to working with them all as we commit ourselves to providing quality, compassionate care in an environment that values excellence and integrity.  In addition, I hope to foster a culture of lifelong learning in the finance department that embraces education, training, and career development.”

Settles Named CFO of Greene County General Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is pleased to announce April Settles has been promoted to serve as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.

She’ll assume her new role June 1. Settles, a CPA, currently serves as CFO for Greene County General Hospital, LLC – who oversees the hospital’s physician group, Greene County Health. She assumed that role in October 2012.

April Settles

April Settles, CFO

She replaces Tim Norris who announced his retirement earlier this year. Norris has served as Greene County General Hospital’s CFO since 1992.

“I am truly blessed to have been the given the opportunity of succeeding Tim Norris as the CFO of Greene County General Hospital,” Settles said.  “During my career I have had the opportunity to work for successful, employee-focused organizations and the hospital is no different.  Our leadership team is committed to the future success of the hospital and its employees.”

In May, Settles along with other hospital employees traveled to Florida for a conference geared toward community, rural, and critical access hospitals.

“The knowledge and materials that we gained at this conference will assist the hospital as we make changes that are necessary in order to remain in compliance with regulations.  Additionally, we are looking forward to implementing other programs that will benefit the Hospital and our patients, including on-line bill pay,” Settles said.

Settles is a 2001 graduate of White River Valley High School, and a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. Before joining the staff at Greene County General Hospital, LLC, Settles worked for BKD, a public accounting firm in Evansville. She also worked for German American Bank, where in 2012, she became a vice-president in the trust department in Jasper.

“My previous professional experiences in accounting, auditing, and investments have provided me with a unique skill-set and have prepared me well for my role as CFO.  Further, the individuals that I will be working with daily are long-time, knowledgeable hospital employees that are focused on the success of our organization,” Settles said. “I am looking forward to working with them all as we commit ourselves to providing quality, compassionate care in an environment that values excellence and integrity.  In addition, I hope to foster a culture of lifelong learning in the finance department that embraces education, training, and career development.”

Member Event

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 Farmers and Mechanics Federal will be hosting a fundraiser for their Relay for Life team. Details are below:

Shred and Recycle Day 2013

News and Notes

The Bloomfield Chamber is putting plans together for the new year. We look forward to providing even more support to the Bloomfield community and its businesses. As part of that we have joined with the Main Street Program through OCRA. We will be utilizing the chamber as the executive committee for this larger Community Revitalization program. This summer we will be doing our first major project. Contact one of the chamber board members for more information.

Also, we have received notice of an annual meeting for the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation. Their flier can be found HERE

The Chamber will meet February 7, 2012 at the Pepperoni Grill at noon. Join us for our meeting!

 

BLOOMFIELD HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Bloomfield Hometown Christmas Flier

See the flier for details regarding our BIG event this Sunday, December 2, 2012. Everyone is invited downtown for food, fun, festivities, singing, and shopping.

Harvey Hannah Award Winner

Congratulations to Dianne Langer, and the whole Family Life Center family, for receiving the 2012 Harvey Hannah Award. See our Award page for a list of distinguished honorees who have received this award since its inception in 1999.

The Chamber appreciates the efforts Dianne and FLC put forth in helping to make our community a better place to live.

ANNUAL DINNER on NOV 1

See our Events Calendar for details about our annual dinner on November 1.

 

I-69 Community Day

We are very excited to be a part of the I-69 Community Day just South of Bloomfield. See the article attached for more Details. Come join the fun on October 20.

I-69 Community Day Article

APPLICATION FOR I-69 COMMUNITY DAY 5K

Chamber Meeting July 5

Our monthly meeting has been cancelled for this month. The members will meet again the first Thursday in August.