FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
August 26th, 2014
Present: Commissioners Daisy Anderson, Gerry Lane, Don Lawley, Jim Chaney (Acting CEO/CFO), Heidi Anderson CNO/COO, Gary Harmon, MD John Shima, MD & Dan Whitlow
Guests: Debbie Perkins, Sarah Huling & Julie Erickson
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm by Daisy Anderson.
Community Communications: Reviewed letter sent from a member of the community.
Community Advisory Committee: Meeting Minutes from August 12th, 2014 were reviewed.
Medical Staff: Medical Staff Committee Minutes from August 14th, 2014 were reviewed.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Medical Staff meeting minutes.
Medical Staff Privileges: Reviewed request for privileges as presented for John Jackson, DO, Saskia Vonmichalofski, ARNP, William Aurich, DO & Shannon Trelease, MD.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve appointment of privileges for John Jackson, DO.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve appointment of privileges for Saskia Vonmichalofski, ARNP.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve appointment of privileges for William Aurich, DO.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve appointment of privileges for Shannon Trelease, MD.
Provider Recruiting: Dan Whitlow updated the board on provider recruitment.
Performance/Quality Improvement: Meeting Minutes from July 21st, 2014 were reviewed.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the PIC meeting minutes.
Minutes: Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for July 22nd, 2014, August 11th, 2014 and August 15th, 2014 were reviewed.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes for July 22nd, 2014, August 11th, 2014 and August 15th, 2014.
· Managers Forum Meeting Minutes from August 5th, 2014 were reviewed.
· OB Committee Meeting Minutes from July 17th, 2014 were reviewed.
· ED Committee Meeting Minutes from February 18th, 2014 were reviewed.
· Safety Committee Meeting minutes from June 17th, 2014 were reviewed.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the July 2014 General A/P vouchers numbered 081867 through 082299 in the amount of $1,470,909.31 and the General P/R vouchers numbered 541494 through 541594 in the amount of $80,684.08.
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Write Offs for August 2014 in the amount of $111,587.60.
Jim Chaney submitted report topics to include:
DNV ACCREDITATION SURVEY: DNV arrived this morning for their unannounced site survey. We had expected their return to be in October. This year’s site visit will be for 1 ½ days verse last year’s three days. They will be reviewing our non-conformities from last year’s October visit.
LTC ANNUAL MEDICARE MEDICAID LICENSING SURVEY: August 22nd-August 24th the Department of Health conducted our annual unannounced Long Term Care Medicaid/Medicare licensing survey. The Long Term Care unit passed with no deficiencies.
WEST END OUTREACH SERVICES: The hospital lost the arbitration with a former WEOS employee and was required to re-employ the individual and pay the difference in lost wages between the hospital and his current employer. This amount to be paid for the past year is still being negotiated between attorneys.
Another former WEOS employee filed a workers rights complaint with Labor and Industries for unpaid wages. The employee was an exempt employee versus an hourly employee. The hospital provided Labor and Industries with the requested information and the complaint has been dropped.
B.E. SMITH LAWSUIT: After last month’s commissioners meeting. Jim instructed Craig Miller to file suit against B.E. Smith regarding failure to perform as directed by the Board of Commissioners. Jim has checked with Craig twice since then and he said he would file today. Craig also forwarded Jim an email from B.E. Smith counsel, David Wing stating he has one additional interview to conduct with a B.E. Smith employee. After that interview he would correspond further with Craig next week.
PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT: Dr. Jackson arrived August 18th and spent last week in orientation. This week he is working with Dr. Matheny seeing patients and next week he will be practicing on his own.
We received one physician resume for Family Practice/OB from advertisement with the In Line Group but determined the candidate was not a good match for our needs.
CRNA RECRUITMENT: We have interviewed two candidates, one from Lewiston, Idaho area and a second candidate today from Londan, Kentucky.
EMS LEVY: Jim enclosed a 2015 Election calendar with election dates, the statutory deadline for filing resolutions and the voter approved majority required. This is considered an initial election because it was interrupted and requires 40% of voters voting in the last proceeding general election for validation.
Jim talked with Craig regarding failing to file a timely resolution for putting the EMS levy on this November ballot and he has talked to the County Prosecuting Attorney who believes there may still be an opportunity to get the levy on the ballot. Jim has contacted Brad Berg at Foster Pepper regarding language in writing Jim can provide Craig Miller and prosecuting attorney to enable this.
Finance: Jim Chaney presented the July 2014 finance report, which was reviewed and
· Revenues were up around $60,000 over budget.
· Professional fees exceeded budget, should be decreasing now that Dr. Jackson is here.
· Supplies are up due to 4 patients on blood protein products, which cost around $6,000 per person per month.
· YTD loss is $208,000 versus a budgeted loss of $378,000.
Additional Agenda Items:
Executive Session: Time In: 6:15pm Time out: 6:30pm
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.
The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for September 23rd, 2014 at 5:00pm.
Minutes recorded by Laci Johnson, Executive Specialist.
Don Lawley, Secretary