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FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

May 26, 2015

 

Present: Commissioners Daisy Anderson, Gerry Lane, Don Lawley, David Selman (CEO), Tim Cournyer (CFO), Laura Kripinski, CNO & Gary Harmon, MD

Guests: Sarah Huling, Pam Brown & Cindy Paget

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm by Don Lawley.

Additional Agenda Items:

Pam Brown gave a WEOS update.

· WEOS had their Washington State Review which they passed and had minimal findings. One area of concern is with physicians prescribing which is happening all over the state due to a shortage of psychiatrists.

 

Community Communications: David presented the District Community Communications submitted to the Forks Forum.

 

Medical Staff: Medical Staff Committee Minutes from May 13, 2015 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 Kirk Cole, MD and Peter Merrill, RN.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve re-appointment of privileges for Kirk Cole, MD.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve re-appointment of privileges for Peter Merrill, RN.


Provider Recruiting: David Selman updated the board on provider recruitment.

 

· David presented the Merritt Hawkins mailers being sent out to thousands of Washington licensed physicians.

· In addition, Cindy Paget has an extensive background with provider recruiting.

Performance/Quality Improvement: Meeting Minutes from April 20th, 2015 were reviewed.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the PIC meeting minutes.

 

Minutes:         Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for April 28, 2015 were reviewed.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes for April 28, 2015.

· Managers Forum Meeting minutes from May 5th, 2015 were reviewed.

· Safety Committee Meeting Minutes from April 21, 2015 were reviewed.

Vouchers:

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the April 2015 General A/P vouchers numbered 085046 through 085473 in the amount of $1,291,982.24 and the General P/R vouchers numbered 542608 through 542711 in the amount of $90,710.25.

Write-offs:

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Write Offs for  May 2015 in the amount of $140,328.67.

Administrators Report:

David Selman submitted report topics to include:

 

· David welcomed Laura Kripinski, Chief Nursing Officer.

· David welcomed Cindy Paget, Chief Human Resources Officer.

· Hosted a meet and greet for Cindy today and had root beer floats for employees.

· Received a donation from West Jefferson Hospital District. $20,000 was donated for a new EKG machine for the hospital. The old EKG machine will go to the Bogachiel Clinic. $7,000 was donated for the Ambulance to purchase new radios and uniforms. Hand written thank  you cards will be sent to their board.

· The Clinic EHR is still scheduled to go live on June 1st.

· Tina Shoemaker, from Washington Rural Health Collaborative, will be at the hospital on May 27th, to do a Hospital Quality Assessment.

· National Hospital Week was May 17th – May 23rd and we held an employee BBQ. We had a great turn out and everyone enjoyed it.

· Working on a Carelink contract with Swedish Medical Center which will allow our physicians to have read only access to Swedish’ s EHR of the patients our physicians transfer to Swedish. Also, working with Swedish on Tele-health with tele-EEG’s being our initial project. We currently don’t provide that service.

· WIPFLI our Cost Report preparer, will be doing a full charge master review.

 

Finance: Tim Cournyer presented the March 2015 financial report, which was reviewed and

discussed.

· March was a good patient volumes month which provided solid financials.

· Acute, Outpatient and Clinic revenue were all above budget. ER was below budget.

· Property taxes revenues are starting to come in.

 

Capital Equipment requests for purchase of new EKG Machine and new bedside tables for acute were presented.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the purchase of new EKG Machine not to exceed $28,000.

 

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve new bedside tables for acute not to exceed $7,000.

Planning:

Additional Agenda Items:

 

Board Calendar:

Executive Session: Time In: 5:45pm             Time out: 6:03pm

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:03 pm.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Minutes recorded by Laci Johnson, Executive Specialist.

 

 

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Don Lawley, Secretary

 

 
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