Board Meeting Highlights & Minutes, June 24, 2010

Complete minutes may be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Dr. Marty Trott gave an educational presentation to the Board on a special hearing clinic that was held last month. Many children have hearing impairments. We have a donor with a grandchild that has Cochlear implants and were traveling out of the valley for treatment. We were very fortunate they offered to bring their expert in pediatric audiology here to work with Dr. Trott, Eliza Petersen and his staff and have a clinic during which they identified over 20 children with hearing problems that required hearing aids or Cochlear implants. They visited one of the local schools to see what the issues were with hearing equipment and work with the teachers on what is needed to assist these children in the school system. On September 24th there will be a conference held here for audiologists across the intermountain west to attend. The hope is to identify more children with hearing problems that need assistance and to make sure the schools have what they need to work with these children successfully. We look forward to having this conference and another hearing clinic very soon.

Mr. Tennican announced that the Board made a decision to hire the law firm of Dray, Thomson & Dyekman from Cheyenne, Wyoming to provide representation on health care law/medical staff issues. Holland & Hart will remain general counsel to the Board of Trustees and St. John’s Medical Center.

Next was as a presentation and discussion of the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2010 – 2011. The Board approved the proposed budget as presented which included an allowance for a low price increase on certain services as well as the potential for awarding a performance bonus in an amount up to 3.5% providing our operating results are consistent with the budget, to be reviewed after the first quarter of the fiscal year.

Ms. Maples requested the Board consider sharing the cost of ambulance service for the Station on Teton Village Road with the Town and the County. She has been working with Steve Foster on this issue and will present a written proposal to the Board for their review.

Ms. Connelly noted that the hospital and the Foundation have begun working on the 2009-2010 Annual Report to be sent out later this year. She also announced that the hospital will have a float in the July 4th Parade and if anyone would like to participate please be at the fairgrounds by 8:30am. She also gave an initial overview of some of the marketing outreach plans for the next 12 months.

These are just some of the highlights – minutes from the public Board meetings as well as the monthly financial reports are available at www.tetonhospital.org.

The next monthly Board meeting will be Thursday, July 22, 2010 with public session at 4:00pm.

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