BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY


Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting

February 25, 2015 – 6:00 PM


MINUTES

 


A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., in KVH Conference rooms A and B. Commissioner Connie Pond was the presiding officer. A quorum was present including: Commissioners John Quinn, Mark Sigfrinius, Jim Daniel and Dennis Carver.

 

Also present were: Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Charis Weis and Herb Hill, Human Resources ;Rod Krehbiel, MD; Gwen Cox, Director of Quality and Risk; Jeff Teal,
Director of Safety and Compliance; Kasey Schneider, DNS: and Barbara Bostick, Executive Administrative Assistant & Recorder.

 

CALL TO ORDER, APPROVAL OF AGENDA & CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
President Pond called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Commissioner Carver made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. Commissioner Quinn seconded, the motion carried unanimously. President Pond continued by requesting disclosure from the Commissioners of any conflict of interest with items on the Agenda. All Commissioners present noted that they had no conflict of interest.

 

BUSINESS FROM AUDIENCE

There was no business from the Audience.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Commissioner Daniel moved that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

• Regular Meeting Minutes from January 28, 2015; and Special Meeting Minutes from February 06, 2015; and

Accounts Payable   $
1,146,471.41
Payroll   $
59,902.59
Electronic Transfers:   $
870,679.75
Bad Debt:
$
116,682.16
Charity Care:
$
14,173.93

 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sigfrinius. The motion carried unanimously.


BOARD EDUCATION / Special Presentations

Board President Connie Pond reviewed the portion of the 20 Questions Every Washington Hospital Board Needs to be Able to Answer booklet regarding the "How does the board ensure that quality is truly job one?" portion of the booklet. Discussion followed. A copy of the reviewed information is included in the board book.

 

CONTINUING BUSINESS

Medical Staff Report

Dr. Krehbiel provided an overview of the Medical Staff meeting. He noted that it was a peer review meeting this month and that Dr. Mueller provided an update on the Coast-to-Coast program regarding no mid-level Hospitalist coverage on the weekends in the ED or Acute Care. Dr. Mueller also provided an update on Electronic Medical Records. Dr. Krehbiel also noted that our current Medical Lab Director, Dr. Kaimktchev will be leaving to go to Providence, but that we will have a replacement. Dr. Carver inquired as to what Dr. Krehbiel feels is the next big challenge for medical staff and Dr. Krehbiel replied that a stable base of providers is a challenge for everyone, and the need to have an ultrasound in the ED eventually.

 

• KVH Family Medicine Update
Leslie Hiebert, CEO gave a brief update on the schedule of events for the open house scheduled for February 26,2015. She noted that the punch list for the contractors has been completed and anything that is still incomplete will be done by our maintenance department.

 

• Mission, Vision and Values Update
Leslie Hiebert, CEO noted that at a recent Department Head Meeting she asked the Managers to go over the draft Mission, Vision and Values statement that the Board had developed at the special meeting on January 5, 2015. She asked the Managers to get input from their staff and to report back at the last Department Head Meeting with any comments or suggestions. There were a few suggestions for alternative wording. Leslie provided a copy of the suggestions/comments and asked the Board to review it with the hopes of being able to complete the process and approve a final Mission, Vision, and Values statement at the next Board of Commissioners meeting in March.

NEW BUSINESS

• CAH Annual Review

Gwen Cox, Director of Quality and Risk provided a PowerPoint presentation to the Board regarding the CAR Annual Review. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be filed in the Board Book. Commissioner Carver made a motion to approve the 2014 CAH Annual Review as presented. Commissioner Quinn seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Policy on Policies
Jeff Teal, Director of Safety and Compliance provided an overview ofthe draft Policy on Policies. This draft is a revision of the previous Policy on Policies, Procedures, Bylaws, Guidelines, and Handbooks (Policy 060-106 Original Date 04/27/2009). Commissioner Daniel made a motion to approve the draft of the Policy on Policies. Commissioner Quinn seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

BOARD, MEDICAL STAFF, and ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

• Written reports were presented from Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Gwen Cox, Director of Quality and Risk, Nursing verbal report was provided by Kasey Schneider, DNS; Herb Hill, Director of Human Resources; Rod Krehbiel, MD and Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Compliance. Discussion followed.

 

Of note, during the Finance/Controller Report provided by Controller Jamie Eldred, Jamie recommended to the Board that $190,000 of Meaningful Use funds be transferred from the
M&O Fund to the Board Designated Fund. Commissioner Carver made a recommendation that the Board authorize Jamie Eldred, Controller to transfer $190,000 E.H.R. (Meaningful Use) from the M&O Fund to the Board Designated Fund and the ability to transfer those funds as purchases occur. Commissioner Sigfrinius seconded the motion. The motion
carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Quinn made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Carver seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

President Pond announced that the Board of Commissioners would go into an approximately 15 minute Executive Session beginning at 8:35p.m. for the purpose permitted by RCW 70.44.062(1) regarding medical staff privileges. The Board returned to public session at 8:50 p.m.

COMMENTS OR ACTIONS RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

Commissioner Daniel moved to approve the following individual(s) for initial appointment to Medical Staff:

David Cobb, MD (Coast to Coast), Rashpal Raj, PA (Coast to Coast), Tawna Barck, PA (Family Medicine KVH)

 

and the following individuals for re-appointment to Medical Staff:

Mark Paul, MD- Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Mark Davis, MD- Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Karen Caldemeyer, MD -Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Kevin McDonnell, MD -Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Neil Staib, MD- Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Taro Aikawa, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

James Turner, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

William Springer, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Richard Sonken, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals),

Rod Krehbiel, MD - Active Physician (Emergency Medicine KVH),

and Gregory Stanley, MD - Courtesy Phy~ician (Orthopedics Cascade Orthopedics).

 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carver. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Daniel moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:53 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carver. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Minutes Approved and Signed by President M. Connie Pond and Secretary John Quinn.


Note: Printed copies are available at a charge of $.15 per page.