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FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

June 18th, 2014

 

Present: Commissioners Daisy Anderson, Gerry Lane, Don Lawley, Jim Chaney (Acting CEO/CFO), Heidi Anderson CNO/COO, Gary Harmon, MD & Dan Whitlow

 

Guests: Debbie Perkins, Stephanie Bechtold, Mary Wright, Matthew Stopa, Eric Nicholson, Audrey Graftstom, Rod Fleck, Rush Commercial, Integrity Structures, LLC, Hoch Construction & Rognlin’s, Inc.

 

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

 

· Additional Agenda Items:

o Bid Opening:

· Hoch Construction $1,180,340.81

· Integrity Structures $1,461,232.00

· Rognlin’s Inc. $1,492,668.00

· Rush Commercial $1,353,916.00

o 2013 Audited Financial Statement Presentation- Moss Adams

Community Communications:

Community Advisory Board: Meeting Minutes from June 10th, 2014 were reviewed.

 

 

Medical Staff: Medical Staff Committee Minutes from June 11th, 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 Mary Larson, MD.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve appointment of privileges for Mark Larson, MD.

Provider Recruiting: Dan presented an update regarding FP/OB Physician Recruitment.

Performance/Quality Improvement: Meeting Minutes from March 17th, 2014 were reviewed.

 

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

Minutes: Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for May 20th, 2014, May 27th, 2014 and June 5th, 2014 were reviewed with two corrections.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes for May 20th, 2014, May 27th, 2014 and June 5th, 2014.

· Managers Forum Meeting Minutes from June 3rd, 2014 were reviewed.

· Mid-level Meeting Minutes from June 3rd, 2014 were reviewed.

Vouchers:

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the May 2014 General A/P vouchers numbered 081051through 081500 in the amount of $1,417,031.89 and the General P/R vouchers numbered 541289 through  541388 in the amount of $66,513.65.

Write-offs:

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Write Offs for June 2014 in the amount of $137,733.20.

Administrators Report:

Jim Chaney submitted report topics to include:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT UPDATE: First Federal rates have changed and also their loan fee increased. First Federal may also require that we do all of our banking with them.

 

B.E. SMITH CEO RECRUITMENT AGREEMENT: Craig continues to work with David Wing at Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP, counsel for BE Smith and believes they may agree to repayment of $30,000 of the total without going to court.

 

PROVIDER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION: Dr. Jackson license is still pending with the Department of Health. Dr. Stewart has agreed to work the month of August. Laci is investigating getting a temporary license for Dr. Jackson. Tracy is going to advertise in the WSHA Digital Newsletter for a Family Practice/Family Practice and OB and ER physicians. Advertised in Gas Works publication for CRNA. We pulled the ad due to some errors. Brian has indicated some interest in continuing to work if compensation increased to 160K range. Concerns around, availability because he still plans to spend time in Columbia.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER POSITION: Jim has a draft agreement that he is working on completing and sending to Dr. Shima. Dr. Shima wanted a separate agreement versus an amendment to an existing agreement.

MEDICARE COST REPORT: The cost report was filed June 2nd, 2014 with a receivable to the Hospital of $487,492 compared to the prior year receivable of $160,263.

 

E.R. PHYSICIAN PAYMENT RATES: We raised ER physician compensation by 20% effective June 1st, 2014 to become market competitive with what is paid by other providers of similar size (ie Morton). We have had difficulty filling shifts recently with short notice cancellations.

 

ARBITRATION HEARING FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION: Second meeting held June 12th. Dan will provide additional information in executive session. Same individual has filed a Notice of Charge of Discrimination with the Seattle office of the EEOC.

 

LABOR MANAGEMENT MEETING: Heidi and Jim met with Mylie Dahlke of UFCW Local 21 Friday for the first Labor/Management meeting since the new agreement was ratified. Discussions went well and covered recently resolved issues (call in time) and moving forward working together.

 

Finance: Jim Chaney presented the May 2014 finance report, which was reviewed and

discussed.

 

Planning:

Board Calendar:

· Additional Agenda Items:

Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) (f) Time in 6:55pm       Time Out 7:20pm

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for July 22nd, 2014 at 5:00pm.

 

Minutes recorded by Laci Johnson, Executive Specialist.

 

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Don Lawley, Secretary

 
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