Two new providers were added to the clinics and EPHC is planning to extend the urgent access days of operation in August. Another Emergency Department physician is set to join EPHC this month as well.
EPHC has hired nine new staff through August 19th and have another nine currently in the onboarding process. EPHC has started its summer CNA class in Loyalton with six new students enrolled. The lab has hired three new phlebotomists which eliminated the traveler staffing expense.
Construction has begun on the Loyalton clinic project with both interior and exterior concrete removal. EPHC has been advised that there are supply chain delays for the contractor with electrical equipment and the generator which may cause a delay in opening after the first of the year.
EPHC’s current mammogram unit received a final inspection last week and anticipate reinitiating mammography services after August 22nd. The 3D replacement system is being built by the vendor and EPHC expects deliver in November due to the national microchip shortage. The UPS battery backup system for the CT scanner has been received and plans were in place to be installed last week. This will prevent any equipment damage or excessive down time should EPHC have ongoing fluctuations in power.