Boone Memorial Hospital
Tommy Mullins is the CEO of Boone Memorial Hospital in Madison. He joined the staff as a bookkeeper in May 1964, the same year the hospital opened its doors. He is currently the only remaining original employee of Boone Memorial Hospital and the longest running CEO in West Virginia (employed at the same continuous hospital). Mullins has received state and national recognition for his role as a small rural hospital CEO, including being named a Distinguished West Virginian, the State's highest honor, two times for his community and rural health accomplishments.
Mullins has been a leader through many difficult years of health care reform yet has made every effort to maintain a solid work environment for the employees of BMH. Boone Memorial Hospital has continued to survive and prosper at a time when many rural hospitals across the State have had to close because of poor economic conditions in most cases.
During his tenure as CEO, Mullins has watched the facility triple in personnel growth and overseen numerous expansions. Just this year Mullins led the process to convert BMH to a 501-c-3 non-profit hospital and helped secure a nearly 32 million dollar loan from the USDA to build a new hospital. Construction plans are underway and Mullins has been instrumental in the overall process. Mullins may very well end up being the only CEO in the State of WV to have been a key player in opening two new hospitals at the same location within 50 years of one another.
The Radiology Department at Boone Memorial Hospital recently finished its renewal process for the mammography accreditation and was granted a 3-year certification from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Food and Drug Administration.
“Three years is the maximum certification they can grant,” explained Radiology Director, Greg Zornes. The process is actually quite involved. When they come in to do the inspection they check our equipment and the QA (Quality Assurance) program, which basically means making sure our Radiologist Technologists are following proper procedures and meeting standards. We also have to send images of actual patients to make sure our positioning is good and the quality of our pictures meets their standards. There were no deficiencies found in any of these areas. We were very pleased. The hard work and dedication of our Radiology Technologists, Lora Ballard, Angie Chafin and Lisa Pratt is the main reason we achieved this excellent rating,” Zornes added.
One of Boone Memorial Hospital’s own has received a very prestigious award from Wheeling Jesuit University. Greg Zornes who serves as the Director of Radiology was recently presented with the Gloriam Award for Leadership, Service, and Academic Excellence.
Zornes is enrolled in the BOLD program (Bachelor’s of Organizational Leadership and Development) at Wheeling Jesuit. He received the award for his leadership role at BMH, service to the community and for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average while in the program.
“We are very proud of Greg. He has been a leader at Boone Memorial Hospital for many years so I’m not surprised by this accomplishment,” said CEO of BMH, Tommy Mullins.
Zornes was one of only a handful of students selected from more than 375 who were academically eligible to receive this year’s award.
The committee commended Zornes on his willingness to assume leadership responsibilities for campus and community based activities, service activities and for his excellence in academics.
Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the recipient of the 2013 James F. Trusley Employee of the Year Award – Stuard “Stu” Haugen.
Hard-working, considerate and caring are a few of the many words used to describe Stu. He currently resides in Verdunville in Logan County and has worked as a Nurse at Boone Memorial Hospital for 7 years. Stu is an Emergency Room Nurse and evening shift supervisor.
Prior to his current role as Nurse Supervisor, Stu was an ER Staff Nurse.
He is known for his great work ethic and skill.
“Stu is a great team leader. He is a very caring person and a good nurse,” said Teresa Meade, RN BSN, Chief Clinical Officer/Executive Director of Support Services at BMH.
Stu has a Nursing Degree from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Some of his job duties at BMH include treating patients and supervising the evening shift nursing staff.
“It’s a challenge but I really enjoy it,” said Stu.
Various hospitals from across the State of West Virginia attended Hospital Day at the Legislature at the State Capitol Complex on March 13 to serve as exhibitors and meet with Legislative Representatives regarding various laws, regulations, etc that affect hospitals and healthcare State-wide. The WVHA (West Virginia Hospital Association) organized the event. Boone Memorial Hospital has attended Hospital Day the past three years.
BMH Marketing Director, Karlie Belle Price and Terri Dolin, RN/Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Boone Memorial attended on the hospital’s behalf. Dolin offered pulse oximeter readings and blood pressures, while Price gave away marketing materials and handled public relations.
The day began with breakfast and legislative remarks by Doug Bentz, CEO of Roane General Hospital and Chair of the WV Hospital Association Board of Trustees, Joe Letnaunchyn, WVHA President and CEO, Tony Gregory, VP of Legislative Affairs, Delegate Don Perdue, Chair of the House Health & Human Resources Committee and Senator Ron Stollings, Chair of the Senate Health & Human Resources.