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					8 BIRD CITY TIMES
                                                                                                                                              Claim lost or forgotten cash
                                                   Thursday, April 1, 2010


Questions asked at meeting
           By Karen Krien
       karen.k@nwkansas.com
                                             tinue to build their staff by training
                                             locally. One key for the future of                        Hospital statistics for
                                                                                                              February
                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                            Next meeting
   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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