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FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

September 23rd, 2014

 

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

 

Guests: Debbie Perkins, Sarah Huling & Pam Brown

The meeting was called to order at 5:04 pm by Don Lawley.

Community Communications: Reviewed letter regarding Regence BlueShield and Harrison Medical Center have not come to an agreement.

Community Advisory Committee: Meeting Minutes from September 9th, 2014 were reviewed.

Medical Staff: Medical Staff Committee Minutes from September 3rd, 2014 were reviewed.

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

Medical Staff Privileges: None

 

Provider Recruiting: Dan Whitlow updated the board on provider recruitment.

 

Performance/Quality Improvement: None

Minutes:         Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for August 26th, 2014, August 29th, 2014, September 9th, 2014 and September 11th, 2014 were reviewed.

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes for August 26th, 2014, August 29th, 2014, September 9th, 2014 and September 11th, 2014

 

· Managers Forum Meeting Minutes from September 2nd, 2014 were reviewed.

· OB Committee Meeting Minutes from August 21st, 2014 were reviewed.

· Safety Committee Meeting minutes from July 15th, 2014 were reviewed.

Vouchers:

 

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the August 2014                General A/P vouchers numbered 082300through 082629 in the amount of           $1,054,140.57 and the General P/R vouchers numbered 541595 through                   541753 in the amount of $115,802.23.

Write-offs:

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to approve the Write Offs for                                                  September 2014 in the amount of $145,403.51.

Administrators Report:

Jim Chaney submitted report topics to include:

 

HARRISON HEALTH PARTNERS:           Dr. Tinker will continue seeing patients at the Bogachiel Clinic. Harrison Health Partners rescinded earlier letter moving cardiology patients to be seen at Harrison Health Partners.

 

LABOR MANAGEMENT MEETING:        The 2nd labor management meeting with Myle Dahlke and other shop stewards was help on September 10th.

 

DNV UPDATE: Received our evaluation and deficiencies on September 9th. Heidi submitted our corrective action plan on September 12th. They have accepted our corrective action plan and will return in 45 days to check our NC-1 deficiencies.

B.E. SMITH UPDATE: Jim contacted Craig and asked for an update. As of today, there has been no response.

LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR FAMILY MEDICINE OF PORT ANGELES: Eric Lewis contacted Jim and asked for a letter of support for Family Medicine’s application to develop a FQHC in Port Angeles. OMC has provided a letter and also asking us as the other hospital in Clallam County to provide a letter of support.

 

2013 TENTATIVE COST REPORT SETTLEMENT AND 2014 LUMP SUM ADJUSTMENT: We received $665,495 on September 9th for our 2013 Tentative Cost Report Settlement and 2014 Lump Sum Adjustment.

 

CRNA UPDATE:       A contract has been extended to Charles Bouis. Julie Erickson now has some concerns because of push back from Charles on scheduling. His contract would be effective January 2015. In the interim we will use locum anesthetists as needed.

EMS LEVY: Brad Berg of Foster & Pepper talked furthers and determined there was no opportunity to get the EMS Levy on the ballot. Earliest opportunity is February 10th, 2015 election with a filing resolution date of December 26th, 2014.

 

LONG TERM CARE:            Case mix accuracy review done at our facility. We input data into EMR which determines nursing facility payments. They review data to assure facility payments are correctly matched to resident care needs. Our error rate for this review was 0%.

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP PROPOSAL: Deborah Dillon approached Jim about the hospital supporting a monthly two hour support group. The hospital supported this group in the past.

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

discussed.

Planning:

 

Board Calendar:

 

Additional Agenda Items: Quality Director Discussion

ACTION: It was moved, seconded and passed to appoint Heidi Anderson as Quality                                                 Director.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:05 pm.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for October 28th, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Minutes recorded by Laci Johnson, Executive Specialist.

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Don Lawley, Secretary

 
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