CARROLLTON, MO – At a meeting of the Carrollton City Council Monday night, the CEO of Carroll County Memorial Hospital was given the opportunity to tout the recent expansions at the hospital.
In a presentation to the council, Jeff Tindle said, roughly 23,000 outpatient visits this year can be compared to 15,000, five years ago. Tindle also mentioned the excellent health information technology utilized by CCMH, which comes from Cerner. Cerner is now the choice of the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs as they replace their outdated electronic health records. Tindle said CCMH has the largest Cerna reference site in the world.
CEO Jeff Tindle speaking to Carrollton Council members about various points of recent CCMH expansion:
Much needed roadwork underway in Carrollton was also discussed at the meeting. Street crews were facing a time crunch as they assisted the company that was hired to do the work. According to Mayor Mathis, they also faced a few insults as they worked on Mason street. Police Chief Turner said several tickets were issued regarding the incidents. Council members were of the opinion a majority of residents were happy about the repairs. Work on Main and Jefferson streets was also somewhat of an inconvenience according to council member Bartlett, however, the city was working around the company’s tight schedule. Mayor Mathis indicated, the august tax issue could pay for more frequent road maintenance over longer periods.
Carrollton Municipal Utilities informed council of the results of an audit, in which they reportedly received “good marks.” However, the audit did find large amounts of money were spent on the water system. It was noted, the town’s current involvement in a water system improvement plan should negate the need for such spending in the future.
The Carrollton Police Department reported the recent resignation of Sgt. Murdock who has joined the Police Department in Chillicothe. Carrollton will also be utilizing interns shortly. Chief Turner mentioned the department is still waiting for a response from Livingston County regarding Carrollton’s potential use of inmates for street cleanup crews.