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Forks Community Hospital

Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes

December 22, 2015


Present:   Commissioners Daisy Anderson, Don Lawley, and Gerry Lane; Tim Cournyer, Interim CEO and CFO; Gary Harmon, M.D. and Laura Kripinski, CNO.

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Daisy Anderson.

Medical Staff:  The Medical Staff Committee minutes from the November 18, 2015, meeting were reviewed.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the Medical Staff Committee meeting minutes from November 18, 2015, as presented.

Minutes:  Board of Commissioner’s minutes from November 24, 2015, meeting were reviewed.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the Board of Commissioners meeting minutes from November 24, 2015, as presented.

Vouchers:   The November 2015 Vouchers were reviewed.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve November 2015 General A/P vouchers numbered 087538 through 087816 in the amount of  $1,368,814.37 and the General P/R vouchers numbered 543373 through 543463 in the amount of $94,918.22.

Write-offs:   The December 2015 Write-offs were reviewed as presented.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the December 2015 Write-offs totaling $36,420.22.

District CEO Report:

Tim Cournyer, Interim CEO reported:

  • Tim introduced and welcomed Terry Megiveron, Clinic Administrator.  Terry provided a bibliography and shared his information with the Board.
  • LaRayne Ness, ARNP has begun working at the Bogachiel Clinic with temporary privileges. She will primarily see pain management patients.
  • Joe Bradick, Controller, will start on December 28, 2015. He has 25 years of Health Care experience.
  • Eugene Sine, MD, last day was to be January 31st; however, he called in and is not expected to return.
  • Shared a complimentary email with the Board regarding surgery services a patient received by Dr. Flowers.
  • Kronos has decided to give the Hospital a $10,000 credit for the required interface.  We will move forward with the process in January 2016.
  • Dr. Aurich will return to the Emergency Room schedule effective February 2016.
  • In researching the pay for area ER doctor’s it was discovered that our E.R. doctors are underpaid. They will receive a pay increase effective January 2016.
  • B.E. Smith: Craig Miller will file a Summary but will not request medical verification.
  • Tim handed the Board a summary on Deborah Dillon’s seminar in Florida and announced that he will request one from all employees that attend Hospital funded seminars/training.
  • The Clallam County Board of Health passed a resolution making fatal and non-fatal opioid overdose a notifiable condition in Clallam County starting January 1, 2016. The Doctor’s, Clinic Administrator, and CNO have been forwarded the information.

Finance:  Tim Cournyer, CFO, presented the November 2015 and year-to-date financial report, which was reviewed and discussed.

  • Total patient revenue has increased from the prior November by $41,654
  • Total patient revenue year to date is $36,677,461
  • Total revenue deductions for November are $1,322,130
  • Total revenue deductions year to date $15,912,294
  • Net patient revenue for November is $1,729,686
  • Net patient revenue year to date is $20,765,167
  • Miscellaneous income for November was $142,733
  • Miscellaneous income year to date was $2,215,803
  • A/R days are at for November 56.23
  • Net A/R days at 42.26
  • Net operating loss for November was ($281,748)
  • Total non-operating income/expense for November was $2,202
  • Total non-operating income/expense year to date is $225,783
  • Net income for November ($281,748)
  • Net income year to date is ($656,586)
  • Cash balance for November was $5,296,235 a decrease of  $724,410 from October

Additional Agenda Items:

Proposed Banking Changes for 2016:  It has been proposed to move two accounts, the General Depository and the Direct Deposit account, to Umpqua Bank and to consolidate the processing of credit card payments by the merchant services companies to Umpqua.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the proposed banking changes for 2016.

Notice of Election:  The Oath of Office was signed by Don Lawley and Daisy Anderson.

Capital Equipment Request:  Long Term Care presented a request for a Golvo 8000 full lift to replace the broken Hoyer Presence lift.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the purchase of a Golvo 800 full lift not to exceed $6,500.

The Board of Commissions made a motion to change Tim Cournyer’s status from Interim CEO to CEO effective January 2016 with a three year contact.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve Tim Cournyer as the full-time CEO effective January 1, 2016.

Executive Session:   RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee and evaluate salary and benefits. Time in:  6:11 p.m. Time out: 6:17 p.m.

There was no action taken during Executive Session.

ACTION: It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve appointment of privileges for LaRayne Ness, ARNP.

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for January 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Minutes recorded by Melissa Jones, Executive Assistant.



Don Lawley, Secretary



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