Annual Report to Our Community

September 10, 2008

As a not-for-profit hospital, Floyd Memorial’s sole purpose is to meet the growing and constantly changing needs of the communities we’re privileged to serve. Each day we put that promise into action, with a dedication to investing in the latest and most advanced technology, staying ahead of patient safety protocols and striving to offer you a continually growing range of services to meet you and your loved ones’ healthcare needs.

Dedication to Need-Based Growth

Recognizing a need for particular healthcare services in our community and fulfilling that need for our patients is one of our top priorities. In the past 12 months, Floyd Memorial has opened or expanded the following services for our patients:

  • A dedicated Wound Healing Center offering accelerated healing of acute and chronic wounds under the care of a team of physicians and certified wound ostomy nurses. Over the past 10 months, the Center has witnessed a 210 percent increase in patients. In late fall, the Center will expand to offer hyperbaric oxygen treatment, which utilizes high levels of oxygen to increase wound healing.
  • A Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic, aimed at helping patients get their heart failure issues under control, and better manage their condition.
  • A newly renovated, state-of-the art labor and delivery unit, with a new nursery and postpartum unit to come in late 2008/early 2009.
  • A newly remodeled pediatric unit, made to accommodate parents so they can comfortably stay with their children during their hospitalization.
  • A brand new, expanded Surgical Inpatient Unit, with dedicated areas for bariatric, orthopedic and telemetry for patients who require constant monitoring.
  • A new Weight Management Center, located just down the street from the hospital at 2125 State Street, Suite #1, offering our HMR medically monitored weight loss program and a revolutionary new personalized gastric banding device, along with a comprehensive support team for each patient’s journey through weight loss.

Providing Care and Compassion Our mission each day is to provide our community with “Expert Medicine. Exceptional Care.” We provide the same level of care, dedication and service to all of our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. In 2007, Floyd Memorial donated over $3.9 million in charity care to the un- and underinsured.

In addition to this, the Floyd Memorial Foundation’s Healthier Community Initiative (HCI) provided free PSA blood tests and digital rectal exams to 820 men and detected 17 cases of cancer in its early and most treatable stages at the annual prostate cancer screening in September. One survivor grateful for his early detection was Bob Beck, a retired LAN Network Manager with the Army Corps of Engineers. “The prostate cancer screening at Floyd Memorial saved my life. I’ve been coming to the screening for years. My digital rectal exam was normal, and my PSA level was also within the normal range, but had gone up one point in a year, which can be an indicator of cancer. Because I’d been coming for so long and Floyd Memorial had kept my records from previous screenings, they were able to see that my levels had gone up and alert me to the potential problem. Had it not been for the screening and the records they keep, I may not have found out until it was too late. I am in good health today because of the Healthier Community Initiative.“

HCI also provides regular free screenings to the community both at the hospital, and in the heart of the community with our Health Express mobile screening vehicle, as well as free car seat safety training and a prenatal class for parents, along with many other educational grants and activities.