8 BIRD CITY TIMES
Claim lost or forgotten cash
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Questions asked at meeting
By Karen Krien
tinue to build their staff by training
locally. One key for the future of Hospital statistics for
at the county courthouse
Two questions were asked of Cheyenne County, he said, is jobs. Kansas State Treasurer Dennis eryone could use a little help and new boxes are turned over to the
the Cheyenne County Hospital At the present time, the hospital’s Total Patient days: 156 –
This would be an average of McKinney’s ofﬁce is currently we feel it’s important to be sure treasurer’s ofﬁce each year.
Board when they met on Thursday: coding is being outsourced. Mr. safeguarding over $200 million that these resources get back to “It is my job to reunite Kan-
1) “What do you think Cheyenne Lacy said that he would prefer this 5.5 patients per day.
Lab tests: 1,892 worth of unclaimed property the rightful owners. The Un- sans with their unclaimed ﬁ-
County’s demographics will be in kind of work be done locally and for their rightful owners or claimed Property Returns tour nancial assets,” McKinney ex-
10 years?” and 2) “Are there things suggested coding training could be Outpatient specialty clinic
visits: 108 their heirs. is a wonderful opportunity for plained. “Reaching out to peo-
we can or should do to improve offered to people in the county. An As a part of the treasurer’s us to connect Kansans with ple in their hometowns is a great
this?” idea related to this aimed at eco- Emergency room visits: 35
Outpatient services: 1,930 “Unclaimed Property Returns” cash and property currently way to give back to Kansans
The board and staff were to meet nomic development was that a cen- tour, Mr. McKinney and staff being held by our office.” what is rightfully theirs.”
with Kent Carmichael, architect, tral coding ofﬁce might be devel- members will be traveling Unclaimed property includes Making a claim is free and
the next day to see the facility im- oped to serve local needs as well as the company which leases the throughout the area talking inactive savings and checking easy. There are no fees in-
provement plan he had developed other hospitals and medical ofﬁces hospital, reported on the new about and searching for Kan- accounts, uncashed checks, volved in searching for or
for remodeling and renovations in the region. Health Care Plan, noting that, at sans unclaimed property. They stock shares and bonds, divi- claiming cash and property. To
to meet the needs of the hospital, Erika Zimbelman, clinic manag- this time, there are still a lot of will be in St. Francis at the dend checks, insurance pro- search, a last name is required
staff and patients. Les Lacy, hospi- er, said she thought assisted living unknowns. As she knows more, Cheyenne County Courthouse ceeds, mineral royalties, and and a first name is recom-
tal administrator, said he wanted to was needed. The board discussed Jerry Toler, board member, at 212 Washington Street in utility deposits. mended.
make sure that any planning would the need and that the Village had asked that either she or Mr. Lacy the commissioners room from In addition to cash, stocks Kansans who can’t make it
still ﬁt the community’s needs in apartments and a nursing home but give updates. 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. and bonds, safe deposit boxes to the county courthouse on
10 to 15 years. When the last reno- no assisted living. However, it was She then turned to the opening “We encourage everyone in are also turned over to the State Tuesday may call the State
vations had been made, there was noted that there may be plans to of the hospital in Kiowa Coun- the area to stop by and check Treasurer’s ofﬁce on an annual Treasurer’s office at 1-800-
still room lacking for the specialty add assisted living on the nursing ty. The hospital was destroyed their name and the names of basis. There are currently over 432-0386 or log onto www.
doctors and their patients as well as home campus. when a tornado wiped out al- family and friends,” Mr. McK- 15,718 safe deposit box proper- kansascash.com to search for
an obstetrics room and the kitchen/ The conference room at the hos- most everything in Greensburg. inney said “In this economy ev- ties on ﬁle. Approximately 600 unclaimed property.
dining room. The last facility im- pital is being used more and more She told about how they had
Program deadline set for June 1
provement plan began in 1996. but the staff agreed that it needed been able to survive and care
Some of the key issues the fa- some remodeling. They will be ap- for people, first in huge tents,
cility improvement plan is to deal plying for a grant. Mrs. Gilliland then modular units, and, finally,
with are crowding of patients on said a lot of people see the room on March 12, they had an open
surgery day, conﬁdentiality, lack and it needs to be seen in a profes- house in the new facility.
of space for outpatient services, the sional light. June 1 is the deadline for the tality caused by adverse weather must submit multiple forms.
The hospital has 15 patient
above mentioned specialty consult It was noted that 12 members of 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical must ﬁle a Notice of Loss within This form will allow Internal
beds, emergency services, full
area, obstetrics, and kitchen/dining the hospital staff has been deliv- Program (DCP), according to 30 days of when loss is apparent. Revenue Service to notify the
diagnostic services, rural health
room improvements. In addition, ering meals on wheels for the St. Adrian J. Polansky, state executive Proper documentation of loss Farm Service Agency whether the
clinic, and area for specialty
diagnostic imaging is somewhat Francis Senior Center. director of the U.S. Department of must be provided. producer’s tax records indicate
physicians, dental suite as well
cramped and has been scattered Administrator’s report Agriculture’s Kansas Farm Service To remain eligible for 2009 and Average Adjusted Gross Income
as a daycare center for children
through the facility in its’ current In the administrator’s report, Mr. Agency. This is a mandatory dead- 2010 payments, producers must (AGI) compliance. The forms
of staff members. It cost $25
conﬁguration. Lacy said the hospital has used line for all participants and depart- properly complete the Commod- must be received by Internal Rev-
million and employs approxi-
There was good board participa- $150,000 in funded depreciation ment will not accept any late-ﬁle ity Credit Corporation-927 (CCC- enue Service no later than June
mately 90 staff members.
tion and a through discussion of the dollars so far in March. The money applications. 297) for individuals and Com- 15. You can obtain the form at the
In other business
topic. is used to cover the cash ﬂow. “It is critical for producers to modity Credit Corporation-928 local Farm Service Agency county
In other business:
Traci Neitzel, board member, “We expect this to slow down begin their enrollment process as (CCC-298) for entities, including ofﬁce or on-line at www.fsa.usda.
• Teri Morris, who will be
was concerned that there may not shortly,” he said. “We are making soon as possible.,” Mr. Polansky partners, stockholders, and mem- gov.
taking classes at Colby Com-
be the need for additional space in plans to repay some portion of this said. bers to the fourth level of the en- May 31 is the final date to re-
munity College, asked the board
10 years. before cost report.” Over 99,566 farms in Kansas tity. These forms must be mailed port small grain acreages.
to support her in applying to the
Kari Gilliland, board member, The replacement of the ﬂoor and were enrolled in Direct and Coun- to Internal Revenue Service-Unit- Signup for Supplemental Rev-
Kansas Nursing Scholarship Loan
disagreed, saying that she thought counter surfaces in the kitchen has ter-cyclical Program/Average ed States Department of Agricul- enue Assistance is continuing
Program to help pay for her edu-
that economic development and been completed. Crop Revenue Election (DCP/ ture, P.O. Box 24033, Fresno, CA for 2008-crop losses.
cation. She is currently working
the hospital needed to continue to A Primary Care Clinic grant ACRE) during 2009. All required 93779. Other on-going programs in-
at the hospital and is an emergen-
move forward. The hospital, she for $156,550 was applied for on signatures must be obtained by Do not submit the form to Farm clude Direct and Guaranteed
cy medical technician. In 5 years,
said, has grown in services. Chey- March 15. the June 1 deadline. Service Agency. For Internal Rev- Farm Operating and Farm Own-
she said she plans to still be work-
enne County is an area where grain The county health department Mr. Polansky also reminds pro- enue Service to accept the form, ership Loans, Farm Storage Fa-
ing at the hospital.
and land prices are good and peo- nurse is the health nurse in the ducers that March 31 is the ﬁnal the following must be completed: cility Loans, Milk Income Loss
• Ryan Murray, radiology man-
ple are making it. Cheylin School. Mr. Lacy said he date to request a marketing assis- producer’s name and address used Contract Program, and Continu-
ager, and Darrel Reed, lab man-
We need forward thinking in- had talked to the superintendent of tance loan on 2009-crop wheat, on tax return, tax identiﬁcation ous Conservation Reserve Pro-
ager/ultrasound, told about what
stead of living in fear and woe, she the St. Francis schools and is work- oats and barley. May 31 is the number, mark the boxes for 2009 gram.
is happening in their departments.
said. ing to provide some beneﬁt from ﬁnal date for 2009-crop cotton, and 2010, signature of person that For more information please
It appeared to be the consensus the Primary Care Clinic Grant to feed grains, soybeans, and minor belongs to tax identiﬁcation (ID), contact the Farm Service Agency
The next meeting of the hospital
of the board to proceed with the fa- both school districts in the county. oilseeds. and date the form with the cur- county ofﬁce at 785-332-2183
board is planned to start at 3 p.m.
cility improvement plans. Great Plains report Producers with livestock rent date. Only one person or one to make an appointment or visit
on Thursday, April 22, in the base-
To improve the future, Mr. Lacy Jackie John, area director for deaths in excess of normal mor- entity per form...multiple persons www.fsa.usda.gov.
ment of the clinic in St. Francis.
suggested that the hospital con- Great Plains Health Alliance,
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