Board Meeting Highlights & Minutes February 10, 2011

Interview potential candidates for the open seat on the Board of Trustees:

Mike Tennican opened the meeting by announcing that there were three candidates for the open seat on the Board of Trustees but now there are two as Steve Spare notified him prior to the meeting that he was withdrawing his name from consideration. Sam Harrell interviewed on Monday night and Zach Hall interviewed tonight.

Mr. Hall is a retired neuroscientist now living in Wilson, Wyoming. He gave an overview of his qualifications and stated his thoughts on what he would bring to the Board and what goals he would like to accomplish if he is chosen as a Board member.

After a short question and answer session, Mr. Tennican stated that the Board members would be voting on this appointment at the regular monthly Board meeting on February 24th.

Presentation and approval of the preliminary conceptual plans for the expansion:

Jim Johnston gave an overview of the plan design options that have been discussed in several meetings this week with the architects, physicians and hospital staff. Last night at a special public meeting of the Finance and Facilities Committees, the members voted to recommend Option 1A to be presented to the Board for their approval. After a short discussion, the Board approved a motion for the architects to move forward with schematic designs for Option 1A. This design can be viewed on the website under the Expansion portal at

There was also a reminder that there will be an open house on March 2nd with the Construction Manager, RJ Griffin, for contractors to gather information so they can prepare to bid on the different pieces of this project. Details of this event will be posted on the website as they are available.

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 Thursday, February 24, 2011 with public session starting at 4:00 pm so please mark your calendars accordingly.

Thank you -
Sherry Wieters
Executive Assistant
(307) 739-7501

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