By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

The Guthrie County Hospital Board of Trustees met in regular session on Dec. 28. The trustees reviewed quality measures and finance numbers and also heard administrative updates from the various departments.

The trustees approved spending up to $175,000 to replace cardiac telemetry equipment, which continuously monitor patient ECG, respiratory rate and/or oxygen saturation while automatically transmitting data to a central monitor.

The trustees also discussed appointing officers for the new year. After discussion, the trustees chose to retain the officers from 2023, which include Mike Underwood (chair), Doug Kent (vice chair), Dana Tews (secretary) and Cheryl Marks (treasurer).

The board’s next regular meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. Board meetings are open to the public and may be attended in person or virtually. Information about these meetings and the virtual link can be found at