Board Meeting Highlights and Minutes December 9, 2010

Highlights from the Board of Trustees Meeting 12-9-10

Presentation of the Psychology Professional of the Year Award:
Dr. Knobloch, on behalf of the Board, presented the Psychology Professional of the Year Award to Dr. Michael Enright. This award was voted on by members of the hospital staff and medical staff. Psychology professionals are extremely important in this community. We are extremely grateful to have Dr. Enright on our staff to provide great leadership in his field and who provides so such wonderful care for his patients. Dr. Enright was very appreciative to receive this award. He thanked Dr. Buzz Bricca for originally putting this award together, Maxine Cameron who was an internal medicine physician at St. John’s when Dr. Enright began here, Dr. Dennis Butcher, Dr. Martha Stearn, Dr. Mike Menolascino, all the wonderful primary care physicians, Dr. Emmy Knobloch, Pam Maples, Janet Woodland and his wife Carrie Cooper for all their support.

2010 Press Ganey Summit Award:

Pam Maples was very proud to present for the 5th year in a row, the Summit Award to our ED Department for being in the 95th percentile for patient satisfaction. Our ED Department has been in the 95th percentile for 8 years and is one of only 3 hospitals in the country to achieve this high level of performance. The award was presented to Karen Petrozella, Director of the ED. She was very honored to accept the award on behalf of the department and stated that this was truly a team effort. Dr. Rick McKay, Medical Director of the ED, also stated that this is a true team effort and that all teams have issues to deal with and what makes a great team is how successfully they deal with those issues. He also thanked the Board and Administration for having the trust in
this team and gives them the flexibility needed to allow them to do the job they do.

Educational Presentation:

Kevin Harney, lead architect with ESa, gave a presentation on what it means to be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified building. Mr. Harney reviewed the benefits to staff, patient care, and the community of being a LEED Certified facility and the different levels of LEED Certification. Some of the reasons include enhanced staff and patient health and well being, operational cost savings, and increased building efficiency.

Expansion Update:

Mr. Albright reported that we have issued a Request for Proposal to hire a Construction Manager to oversee the expansion project. The proposals are due by December 20th and on that date a short list of applicants will be compiled. The short list of applicants will be invited to attend interviews held during the first week of January. After the Construction Committee completes these interviews, they will send their choice to the Board for approval at the January 27, 2011 meeting.

Chief Medical Officer:

Barbara Herz stated that the Board is considering adding a Chief Medical Officer position to the administrative team. They are in the very early stages of considering this option but it has been presented in several committee
meetings. The Board is currently reviewing job descriptions and how this position works in other hospitals that are similar in size and services offered to ours

Board Committees and Liaison Assignments:

There was a discussion regarding changes in Board Committee and Liaison Assignments with the addition of Dr. George Poore and the departure of Ms. Smokey Rhea. As Dr. Poore was not present at the meeting today, it
was decided to table this item until the next Board meeting on December 20th. This will also give Board members more time to review what committees are needed and how they should be structured.

Report from the Chairman:

Mr. Mike Tennican reported that he and Dr. Hayse met with 2 members of the Foundation Board for an exploratory meeting to look at options for how the two Boards can collaborate on hospital issues. One of the exciting items is the new fundraising efforts for the expansion project. There is a wonderful show of community support for the project and it is exciting how they are already looking for ways to help.

These are the highlights. Final approved minutes of the board meetings and monthly financial reports are available on our public website. The next Board of Trustees meeting will be Monday, December 20, 2010 with public session starting at 9:30 a.m. so please mark your calendars accordingly.

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