Board Meeting Highlights & Minutes, October 28, 2010

Minutes are available for download at the bottom of the page
Highlights from the Board of Trustees Meeting 10-28-10

Educational Presentation:

Dr. Gus Goetz gave a very detailed presentation on the Center of Excellence in Orthopaedics. He introduced members of the team including Dr. Jeremiah Clinton as Co-Chairperson, Vickie Lund, Maggie Land, Terri Conger, Jaime Jackson, Betty Zernick, Erin Downey, Chris Allen, Diane Bircher and Jill Walsh representing
Becca Wartig. He explained what defines a “Center of Excellence,” what the benefits are of becoming one. Members of his team explained their roles in providing this type of patient care and how this system provides maximum patient safety and quality of care. They have already implemented pieces of the program and are on track for a full launching in early 2011

Approval of Fiscal Year 2010 Audit Report:

Ann King White from BKD presented the 2010 Audit Report. She expressed her appreciation to the Accounting team for their hard work and to all the departments for providing detailed information in a timely manner. She
reported that as a result they found no material weaknesses and did not need to make any adjustments to the financial statements. We ended the year with 171 days cash on hand and Total Liabilities and Net Assets of $102,882,066. Pam Maples congratulated John Kren and his team for an outstanding job and noted that to have no audit adjustments and no significant sufficiencies is a remarkable achievement.

Lead Expansion Project Architects:

It was announced that pending final contract approval, ESa has been chosen as the lead architects for the hospital expansion project. Significant differentiating factors were their commitment to the inclusion of staff,
medical staff, and community, and the structure of their team which includes a nurse to assist in design meetings.

Volunteer Massage Program Policy:

Karen Connelly introduced Emily Kritzler, Wellness and CHI Center Coordinator, who presented the Volunteer Massage Program Policy for approval by the Board. Emily reviewed the purpose, policy, and procedures of the program. She also explained how it will be determined if a patient is eligible to receive massage therapy, if interested, in relation to their medical condition. This type of program has been very successful in hospitals across the country. The Board approved implementation of this policy beginning January 2011 with a review by
the end of March 2011.

Proposed Mandatory Influenza Immunization Policy:

Lynn Campbell presented the written policy for Employee Communicable Disease Management – Prevention and Reporting. The policy is to establish guidelines for the prevention of seasonal flu and other communicable diseases. The Board approved the policy with modifications as noted.

Alzheimer’s Initiative:

The Board approved a show of support by the hospital for the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a national office to expand efforts to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Report from the Chair:

Mike Tennican took this opportunity to say thank you to Smokey Rhea for her excellent service on the Board. Dr. Hayse also noted that through all her work in the community she brought a unique perspective to the hospital board of what the community really needs and she will be greatly missed. Pam Maples also expressed her gratitude on behalf of all administration and St. John’s for her support and guidance.

County EMS Request for Support:

Pam Maples presented a request from the County for support to JH Fire/EMS Ambulance Services. The Board approved payment of $100,000 for these services for this year.

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, November 18, 2010 with public session starting at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held a week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday so please mark your calendars accordingly.

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