Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital recently received the Auditor of State Award from Dave Yost, Auditor of State of Ohio, based upon its recent completed financial audit.
The Auditor of State Award is given to entities that file timely financial reports in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices), as well as receive a “clean” audit report by meeting the following criteria:
- The audit report does not contain findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs
- The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to ethics referrals, questioned costs less than $10,000, lack of timely report submission, reconciliation, failure to obtain a timely Single Audit, findings for recovery less than $100, public meetings or public records
- The entity has no other concerns
“The Auditor of State’s office is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies,” a press release from the office of the Ohio Auditor of State, Dave Yost, indicates. “Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.”
“Our team has attained this significant achievement for four years in a row now which makes it even more monumental,” George Boyles, Mercer Health Senior Vice President and CFO, said. “This is truly a credit to the accounting department for their diligence and our team for their commitment to being good financial stewards for Mercer Health.”
Pictured is the Mercer Health accounting team with the Auditor of State Award. Left to right: Jackie Schmitz, Mary Ann Harting, George Boyles, Cory Albers, Kelly Dilbone and Sharon Timmerman.