Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital

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I would like to thank the ER staff and the nurses on the 2nd floor for the excellent care I recieved. Thanks
A very special thank you to the staff in the emergency room and on the third floor for the excellent care that was given to my mother, Martha McKay, this week! What an amazing experience! Not too many employees will sing Amazing Grace to a patient in the emergency room! Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
I had the most amazing experience while in the hospital. Thank you to all the staff I came in contact with during my stay!!!
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Who really benefits here? The employees that give up every other weekend who will gain an increase of less than $5/pay period or Jim Kirkbride, CEO who will make 32 times more than that at $160 even after a historical loss of $11.6 million in 2017.

Yesterday in the state of the hospital meetings at Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital, the CEO made the announcement that through some creative math, he has figured out a way to save 68 employees from being laid off. One of the hospital's recent posts advertises several open positions, not sure how stable that environment actually is. But I digress, here is the math that Kirkbride speaketh of. Beginning with the pay period that starts this Sunday, everyone is getting a 1.5% raise, sounds awesome, but wait, he's taking away 5% from the weekend differential.

Here's the math per pay period (If you need help calculating your individual amount, just let me know and I will help you)

Full time employee working dayshift with every other weekend:
10÷10×1.6=$1.60 gain to the employee

To calculate the impact on your pay, simply replace the first 10 with your current base pay, For example, if you make $15 per hour your calculation would be 15÷10x1.6=$2.40

Full time employee working dayshift only weekdays, no weekends:
10x1.2=$12

To calculate the impact on your pay, simply divide your current base pay by 10 and multiply by 12. For example, if you make $15 per hour your calculation would be 15÷10x12=$18

For Jim Kirkbride, CEO, based only on his base salary of $277,109 obtained from the 2017 990, his increase per pay period is $160.

So I ask again, who really benefits here? The employees that give up every other weekend who will gain an increase of less than $5/pay period or Jim Kirkbride, CEO who will make 32 times more than that at $160?

(Disclaimer: I am not perfect but I have double, triple checked the numbers, if you don't agree with my math, please feel free to contact/correct me, I'll show you my indepth calculations if you show me yours lol)
Wow, that it is a lot of positions to fill. That is what happens when you lay off entire departments, fire long-term employees, mis-manage the hospital, reduce hours of full time employees, etc. Those that can, find other jobs, current employees protect their friends and would never let them come into such a toxic environment. Now you have a shortage of staff. When you treat people right, they stick it out in the down times (unfortunately since Kirkbride took over the budget the losses have been tens of millions.) Good luck on your recruitment, you can't treat people bad in a small community and word not get around.
Can you direct me to where I can access the hospital's prices online per the Price Transparency requirement effective Jan 1, 2019? Asking for a friend.
I worked here for 20 years, Jim Kirkbride, CEO, appears to be on a mission to destroy the hospital from within. Since he was hired in March 2016, the employees have had almost all benefits reduced or eliminated, business office department was outsourced, employee morale is lower than I've ever seen it, and the hospital lost over $10 million in 2017, and on pace to lose just under that in 2018. The hospital foundation board announced this month that it is providing $15 gift cards to employees this year, this is because the hospital couldn't afford the annual $15 turkey/ham gift certificates. The foundation's mission isn't to provide gifts to employees. The foundation "accepts charitable gifts to be used for maintaining and improving the programs and services at the Hospital that will have a positive impact on the health of our communities." Chase Locke, executive director of the foundation answers directly to Jim Kirkbride, CEO. Suzie Locke, Board of Trustees member is Chase Locke's sister-in-law.
Please help me get the word out to Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital employees. I started with 7 certificates yesterday and now we have 50. I need employees to know that the hospital isn't giving out the certificates this year but we have them covered.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2173754145991302&id=100000702138410
A huge thank you to all the staff that came out to support USD 490’s Kansas Kids Fitness Day. Thank you for being a community partner with our district and supporting the students. The kids really enjoyed learning some basic first aid among many other things. This community is blessed with SBA and the caring staff that work there!
Had the pleasure of staying here after I had spinal surgery. I want to say that I have never been made to feel so at home and at peace as I did while there. The Nursing and CNA staff are top notch. Everyone who took part in my care were amazing. Thank you Amy,Amy, Amber, Ashley, YJ, Amanda, Ravyn, Ella, Heather. And anyone else who had a part of my care. Thank you Dr. Labrodo for your expert care in my case and thank you Cody for checking on me regularly I make sure I was well. Thank you Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital!!!
I want to thank the nurses on the 3rd floor, Dr. McKesey and his surgery team. I was transferred from Greenwwod County Hospital for emergency surgery on June 3rd. We were out of town and my husband was in the DK200 race. My kids and I were his support team. Everyone was so kind and patient with us knowing we were in a bind as far as transportation between all these towns as my kids were helping their mom and dad. Thank you so much for making a unbearable weekend bearable. I am feeling much better. Thank you again from the Prince family.

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is a 48-bed, not-for-profit general acute-care medical facility, serving residents in Butler and surrounding counties.

In the late 1920's, the community of El Dorado recognized the need for a modern hospital. Frank S. Allen, a prominent businessman in the community, contributed land and $100,000 for a hospital named in honor of his mother, Susan B. Allen. In the spirit of community pride and care, the balance of the funds needed to build and equip the hospital was contributed by local citizens. The hospital opened its doors on September 19, 1931. In 1934, the F.S. Allen School of Nursing began educating and training nurses, which continued until 1961. Throughout the years, a number of additions have taken place, making the facility unique in the range of services offered for its size. In recent years, the Hospital has made significant investments to upgrade patient rooms (to all private rooms) and technology. Health care, however advanced, is intensely personal. Allen surrounds you with a sense of warmth and care that can only be found close to home. Today, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, general acute-care medical facility, licensed for 74 beds, including Medical/Surgical and Skilled Care, SBA Family Birth Center, SBA Dialysis Center, and the SBA Cancer Center. The Emergency Department provides 24/7 emergency medicine and physician coverage, and is a stroke-ready facility. With over 400 staff members, we’ve established, and live up to the reputation of providing personal care from healthcare professionals you trust. The medical staff which cares for El Dorado and the surrounding areas is a tight-knit medical community providing patients and visitors with easy access between physician’s offices and Hospital facilities and services. Medical staff specialties include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Radiology, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Dermatology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Urology, Pediatrics, and Ophthalmology. Allen is governed by a local board of citizens, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Operating as usual

[03/27/21]   Our El Dorado Urgent Care Clinic will be closed today, Saturday, March 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our emergency department at our hospital remains open 24 hours for all your immediate needs.

03/26/2021

According to Hearing Loss Association of America (Official Page). Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. People with hearing loss wait an
average of 7 years before seeking help. Hearing loss has been shown to negatively impact nearly every dimension of the human experience, including physical health, emotional
and mental health, perceptions of mental acuity, social skills, family relationships, and self-esteem, as well as work
and school performance.
Schedule an appointment with Carly Sturm, AuD, to assist you in hearing better. Sturm will determine the best possible options available to correct the problem, please call to hear better.
(316) 321-8762. #oursba http://www.sbamh.com/services_departments/ear_nose_and_throat

03/25/2021

We are hiring for a full-time, ICU Nurse to join our night shift team! We want you to be a part of a driven team where there is compassion and strong initiative to provide the best patient care. To apply for this position and to review other positions at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital visit: www.sbamh.com/careers

03/24/2021

When facing an unexpected minor illness or injury, Susan B. Allen offers two locations for medical attention to ensure you get appropriate and timely care.

Urgent Care in El Dorado, located at 2710 W. Central Ave. in El Dorado, or our Immediate Care Clinic in Augusta, located at 401 W. 7th St. Clinics are open; 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday and 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
http://www.sbamh.com/services_departments/urgent_care_clinic

No appointment necessary. On-site x-ray and lab testing is also available to provide fast diagnosis needs that fall somewhere between an emergency room visit and scheduling an appointment with your doctor. #oursba

03/23/2021

Our Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has brought in Garbero Gifts, a new vendor for our employees and the community to check out! Personalize almost anything for the perfect gift or Easter basket! They are located in the Wiedemann HEC tomorrow 3/24 from 10AM to 4PM!

03/23/2021

Women's health is a priority at Susan B. Allen, where specialists in obstetrics and gynecology are available to provide care for women at all stages of life. From maternal/fetal care to female reconstructive surgery, our physicians are trusted for their teamwork and caring attitude.
Dr. Okonkwo, D.O. may be reached by calling 316-452-5455 or schedule with Dr. McKesey, M.D. by calling 316-320-0501.
We are fortunate to have these two amazing doctors leading our obstetrics and gynecology. http://www.sbamh.com/providers/ob_gyn #oursba

03/22/2021

Denise Schmidt, DPT, OCS, ATC, is dual licensed as a physical therapist and athletic trainer with 21 years of experience. Schmidt earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Geriatrics, at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in1995. Going on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, from Slippery Rock University in 1999.

Denise continues to further her skills and knowledge with continuing education courses each year. She utilizes a hands-on approach while treating patients, paying attention to the entire individual and the body’s function as a whole to attain the patient’s goals.

Schmidt's clinical interest are, Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Kinesiotaping and Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

She is a former collegiate runner who continues to compete in various triathlons, road races and is a USA swimming Stroke and Turn official. Denise enjoys treating orthopedic and sports patients. She and her husband Rob have two teenage boys and are involved in Augusta Wyldlife.

For more information about the services provided by the please call (316) 322-4580. #oursba

03/21/2021

We are currently hiring for a full-time, Registration/Communication Clerk. In this position you will register all patients, obtain all pre-certification information prior to registration and additional duties.
To review additional information and apply, please click this link: http://www.sbamh.com/careers/careers_main
#oursba

03/20/2021

DID YOU KNOW????? We conduct sleep study test? YES we do.
We monitor you overnight while you sleep to see what’s happening in your brain and body. While you sleep, an EEG monitors your sleep stages and the cycles of REM and nonREM or NREM sleep you go through during the night, to identify possible disruptions in the pattern of your sleep.

The data from your sleep study will usually be taken by a technologist, and later evaluated by your doctor. A sleep study is used to diagnose many sleep disorders, including:
-Insomnia
-Sleep Apnea
-Restless Leg Syndrome
-Narcolepsy
-Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
-Sleepwalking
-Sleep Talking (Somniloquy)
-REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

SBA's sleep disorder specialists will help you diagnose these problems, and will work with your physician to treat the condition, and improve your health.
SBA consists of board certified pulmonologists, Medical Directors, registered respiratory therapists, and technologists. You can sleep well, knowing that our staff of highly trained specialists is there for you. Call (316) 321-3300 to find out more. #oursba

03/18/2021

🍀What’s a Limerick?! 🍀 It’s a fun rhyme (and ours just had an SBA twist!)! Our SBA employees had a Limerick contest - brought in by our very own Employee Appreciation Committee and supported by Parks Motors of Augusta through our Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation! First place winner, Johnna Barker, one of our talented Laboratory employees won first place - see her Limerick in the pics below! Second and third place winners received oil changes and the we had so many honorable mentions who received some serious bragging rights! So much fun celebrating shamrock spirit ☘️

03/18/2021

Check out this shamrock ☘️ crew! Our Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation board met today in full GREEN spirit to plan for more ways they can help support our Hometown Hospital! We are so thankful for all of you who support our hospital through gifts through our Foundation 💚 #OurSBA

03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May your troubles be less, and your blessing be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door. #oursba

03/16/2021

Thank to the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation for providing an Abbott ID Analyzer for our Augusta Immediate Care Clinic (AICC). You can now have same day testing and results for COVID-19, influenza, RSV and strep throat. #oursba

03/15/2021

Get a Cardiac Calcium CT Scoring today! It is a great way to get a baseline look at your heart and have peace of mind for only $99. This is a screening and not a diagnostic test, it is not covered by insurance plans.

A coronary calcium scan is a non-invasive way to obtain information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries – the vessels that support oxygen-containing blood to the heart.

More Americans die of Heart Disease than all forms of cancer combined. According to the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 836,546 deaths in the US and 43.8% of these deaths are specifically attributable to Coronary Heart Disease.

Call 316.322.4510 to schedule your preventative appointment. #oursba

03/14/2021

A quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet so if they’re not happy nothing else will be. If you’re not looking after your feet then it can affect the foot itself, ankles, and hips. It can cause Achilles and plantar fasciitis pain.

If you stop and think about what your feet actually have to do, it is pretty amazing. They are responsible for keeping you upright when you are standing and walking. They have to support your entire weight, while also performing rigorous tasks.

As we close out National Feet Week we hope you do not ignore your foot problems. Dr. Posge, SBA Podiatrist, is the expert in all things knee down to the tips of the toes. Get in touch with Dr. Posge by calling 316-321-8757. http://www.sbamh.com/providers/podiatry #oursba

03/13/2021

We are looking to hire a full time Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse. SBA nurses are proud of their hometown hosptial and looking to recruit other great team members. To apply for this position, visit our SBA website careeer page at:
https://portal.sbamh.org/mig/sua/EMPJOB/5355412E4C495645/50502E535541/CAT/4E555253/JOBCAT.xml

03/13/2021

We are excited to announce a modified visitor policy for Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, effective Friday, March 12, 2021. The only entrance will continue to be the Emergency Department at the front of the building where ALL patients will be screened and required to wear a mask upon entry. Please carefully read our full minor restriction visitor policy at:
http://www.sbamh.com/patients_info/patient_main

Inpatient:
Each patient may welcome one visitor per day between 7am-7pm.
No children under 18 or visitors for COVID-19 patients.
Two parents/guardians for pediatric patients.
Two support persons for laboring and postpartum patients.
One person as needed to support patients with communication or transport.

Outpatient:
No visitors due to the limited space in waiting room areas.
One parent/guardian for pediatric patients.
One person as needed to support patients with communication or transport.
One support person for OB exams.

ER-Urgent Care-Immediate Care:
One visitor per patient.

SBA Clinics & Cancer Center:
One visitor per patient.

Gift Shop:
April 6th - SBAMH Auxiliary is excited to welcome guests and staff back in the SBA Gift Shop from 9am – 3pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, with proper hand sanitizing. A limited number in the Gift Shop.

Thank you for helping us flatten the curve. We are looking forward to the day we have no restrictions. Until then please continue to wear your mask, wash your hands and stay six feet apart. This applies to those who have had their second shot as well. #oursba

03/12/2021

Watch our social pages for an exciting announcement at 1:30pm. #oursba

03/12/2021

New lung cancer screening guidelines double the number of smokers eligible for annual scans. Anyone between ages 50 and 80 who has smoked at least 20 “pack-years” and still smokes or quit within the last 15 years is eligible for annual lung scans. Call 316-322-8795 to schedule your appointment.
#oursba
To read more about the guidelines click: www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-lung-cancer-screening-guidelines-include-more-black-smokers-women-n1260229

03/11/2021

We recently recognized our Employee of the Quarter as well as those employees who have reached milestone anniversaries with SBA!

Stephanie Osborne, Home Health Aide was named Employee of the Quarter on Wednesday, March 3rd during the SBA Service Awards.

Stephanie is known for being flexible with her schedule, never missing a day, asking others if they need help, and even picked up groceries for a patient during the recent horrendous snow storms when they were afraid to drive.

In the last three months, Stephanie performed 302 home health visits all by herself. To put that in perspective, the previous 3 months had 297 aide visits that were divided between TWO aides! Despite being so busy and having so many patients, co-workers say that all her patients love her and speak very highly about her.

Stephanie embodies the type of caring and passionate people that are drawn to health care for all the best reasons and is an inspiration to those of us here at SBA. Stephanie, thank you for all you do and for being one of the best reasons SBA is a hometown hospital with a hometown feel!

Others honored for their service were Keneil Chilcott (Obstetrics) 5 years, Tracy Hackett (Pharmacy) 5 years, Scott Strickler (Environmental Services) 5 years, Sheila Harden (Medical/Surgical) 5 years, Thomas Moore (Environment of Care) 10 years, Jennifer Corkill (Medical/Surgical) 15 years, Steve Hubeli (IS) 15 years, Nena Kaster (Ultrasound) 15 years, Emily Brenton (Surgery) 15 years, and Jackie Bowlin (Obstetrics) with 25 years of Service!

Congratulations on achieving this anniversary with us! We know you have worked hard for this accomplishment we applaud the determination and effort you have demonstrated during your time at SBA.

03/11/2021

Dr. Iram Sirajuddin is an Allergist and Immunologist at SBA, she is trained to see adults and children with seasonal and food allergies,
Dr. Sirajuddin offers specialty care so our community children and adutls do not have to travel. Call 316-558-8668 to schedule your appointment. More information may be reviewed by clicking: www.sbamh.com/providers/allergy_immunology

03/11/2021

Amy Long Hall suffered scary news upon arrival to our ER. We are so proud of Amy for listening to her body. Thank you for choosing SBA. #hometownhospital #oursba

03/10/2021

NEW Low Dose Lung Screening Recommendations mean more patients are eligible for screening! The nationally recognized protocol used for screening was developed to minimize radiation dose, decrease false positives and unnecessary procedures, and increase early detection.

Upon a definitive diagnosis, patients will also have the benefit of staying closer to home for treatment. Recent upgrades to the Radiation Therapy equipment, including stereotactic capabilities, which dramatically decrease treatment days, as well as onsite chemotherapy services, allow patients to be cared for without having to leave the comforts of our community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Shelly Muhlig at 316-321-8795 or [email protected]

03/09/2021

SBA is looking for compassionate and dedicated nurses to join our Emergency Department. SBA ER nurses are proud of our hometown hospital and are looking to recruit other great ER RN's to help provide quality care to our patients, families and community. If you are interested in days or nights you are in luck as we currently have one of each available. SBA is offering a $10,000 signing bonus to qualified hires. To apply for this position, visit our SBA website career page at http://www.sbamh.com/careers/careers_main.

03/08/2021

Countries around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. The day not only recognizes the achievements made by women but also brings awareness to the obstacles that still stand in their way. We are a proud employer of women. Two of them of CFO & CNO!

03/07/2021

Our hospital Board of Trustees and members of our Senior Leadership gathered this weekend for a retreat and strategic planning session. We are very thankful for the dedication, hard work and countless volunteer hours our board puts in to ensure the right decisions are being made for our future! #OurSBA #HometownHospitalHometownFeel

03/05/2021

Please join us in wishing our SBA CFO Cindi Strack a very Happy Milestone Birthday today! We hope you have the best day and weekend celebrating you! #OurSBA

03/04/2021

March is Women's History Month. We want to pay tribute to Elizabeth Blackwell who was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States (1849) and the first woman to have her name on the British medical register (1859). She opened the Woman's Medical College in New York (1868). #oursba

03/03/2021
03/02/2021

Today kicks off Women's History Month! We want to recognize Cecilia Goebel our Chief Nursing Officer! From RN to CNO!
We are foruntate to have a dedicate employee whose passion it is to share our mission and enchance our community.
Cecilia, you have allowed us to continue to function at a high level of care and service no matter what. You show up everyday, you care, you listen. We appreciate you. #oursba

[02/28/21]   Our Augusta Immediate Care Clinic (AICC) is closed for Sunday, February 28th. Please proceed to our SBA Emergency Department at 720 W Central, El Dorado, for any immediate needs. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

02/27/2021

After a cardiac event, learning to rebuild cardiovascular strength is vital. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Susan B. Allen offers outpatient prescribed exercise sessions and cardiac risk factor modification through education. The program is designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of cardiac illness and to control cardiac symptoms. Call 316.322.4517 to learn more.
http://www.sbamh.com/services_departments/cardiac_rehab
#oursba

02/25/2021

We are so thankful for Greg Hiebert and all the volunteers who allow Meals on Wheels America to continue! Thank you Greg! #oursba

[02/20/21]   Our El Dorado Urgent Care Clinic will continue to be closed through the weekend 2/20-2/21. Please go to our Emergency Department at 720 W Central for immediate healthcare needs this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay safe everyone 💙 #OurSBA

02/19/2021

Join the Susan B. Allen Auxiliary on Tuesday, February 23 from 11:00AM-5:00PM at the First Christian Church located at 300 W Central to give life saving blood! #OurSBA #SBAAuxiliary

Our Story

In the late 1920's, the community of El Dorado recognized the need for a modern hospital. Frank S. Allen, a prominent businessman in the community, contributed land and $100,000 for a hospital named in honor of his mother, Susan B. Allen.

In the spirit of community pride and care, the balance of the funds needed to build and equip the hospital was contributed by local citizens. The hospital opened its doors on September 19, 1931. In 1934, the F.S. Allen School of Nursing began educating and training nurses, which continued until 1961.

Throughout the years, a number of additions have taken place, making the facility unique in the range of services offered for its size. In recent years, the Hospital has made significant investments to upgrade patient rooms (to all private rooms) and technology. Health care, however advanced, is intensely personal. Susan B. Allen surrounds you with a sense of warmth and care that can only be found close to home.

Today, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, general acute-care medical facility, licensed for 48 beds, including Medical/Surgical and Skilled Care, SBA Family Birth Center, SBA Dialysis Center, and the SBA Cancer Center. The Emergency Department provides 24/7 emergency medicine and physician coverage, and is a stroke-ready facility. With over 400 staff members, we’ve established, and live up to the reputation of providing personal care from healthcare professionals you trust.

The medical staff which cares for El Dorado and the surrounding areas is a tight-knit medical community providing patients and visitors with easy access between physician’s offices and Hospital facilities and services. Medical staff specialties include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Radiology, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Dermatology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Urology, Pediatrics, and Ophthalmology.

Susan B. Allen is governed by a local board of citizens, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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