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William Mountcastle of Health Philanthropy Services Group discusses audit results at the annual meeting of The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital.
William Mountcastle of Health Philanthropy Services Group discusses audit results at the annual meeting of The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital. (Photo by Pamela Schehl) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
October 24, 2013 11:49 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — “This is an incredible organization and an incredible community,” William Mountcastle told members of The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital on Thursday.

Mountcastle, of Health Philanthropy Services Group, recently conducted a performance audit of the foundation’s operational procedures. He did four site visits, distributed questionnaires, reviewed documents and current policies and procedures and conducted interviews. The results? He “saw a lot of good as well as a lot of opportunities.”

Mountcastle told the News the foundation is a well-run organization with dedicated volunteers.

“I think there are programs you have, some events that you do, that I would compare [favorably] to best practices for community hospitals,” he continued. “They really are among the best.”

Among the positives mentioned was the 2013 capital campaign to raise funds for orthopedic equipment. The goal was $300,000 and the community —individuals, business and organizations — exceeded that goal by $91,876. There was also 100 percent participation by the Foundation board, which was another positive Mountcastle mentioned.

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