BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY


Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting

May 26, 2015 – 6:00 PM


MINUTES

 


A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, May 26, 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, Director of Human Resources; Gwen Cox, Director of Quality and Risk; Jeff Teal, Director of Safety and Compliance; Kasey Schneider, DNS, Tom Dingus from DZA, and Kristin Harris from the State Auditor's Office (via Conference Call) 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 6:00 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 April 22, 2015; and

Accounts Payable   $
744,446.09
Payroll   $
27,388.45
Electronic Transfers:   $
850,460.43
Bad Debt:
$
81,967.32
Charity Care:
$
32,875.97

 

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


BOARD EDUCATION / Special Presentations

Tom Dingus of Dingus, Zarecor and Associates, provided an overview of the completed 2014 audited financial statements for the Board of Commissioners. A copy of the audited financial statements and accompanying information is included in the Board Book.

 

CONTINUING BUSINESS

Medical Staff Report

Dr. Krehbiel noted that there were several things that were deferred at the recent Medical Staff meeting so not a lot new to report. He also commented that one concern that was discussed was the space issue for the PA's that will be arriving to work at the Clinic soon. Leslie reported that they have been working on shuffling office spaces around and have come up with a plan that will allow space for the PA's as well as an additional MD.

 

• Rural ACO

Leslie Hiebert reported that our letter of intent to apply for the MSSP through the National Rural ACO has been submitted. She noted that she is in the process of reviewing the agreements that were part of the application as well as getting together the information that is required to complete it.

NEW BUSINESS

• Resolution 2015-06. Surplus Property

See Surplus Items list attached to the Resolution. Commissioner Carver made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-06 Surplus Property as presented. Commissioner Quinn seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Conflict of Interest Policy and A nnual Disclosure

Commissioners reviewed the Conflict of Interest Policy. All of the Commissioners completed the disclosure form. The forms will be filed in the Board of Commissioners meeting record book.

 

• Allevant, Swing Bed and Tele-health

Leslie provided an overview of the Allevant Program, which is a part of the Mayo Clinic Program. She noted that name recognition would be beneficial when working with other hospitals regarding swing bed patients. She noted that Allevant may be doing a presentation at the upcoming Chelan conference to provide additional information. She explained that Allevant will include a tele-health program for free, would still have to purchase the equipment, but there would be a network of providers and specialties available through their tele-health program. Commissioner Carver inquired as to whether the providers would need to be licensed in Washington State. Leslie affirmed that they would need to be licensed in Washington State. Jeff Teal noted that Medical Staff is considering revising current bylaws to assist in the processing of tele-health provider credentialing.

 

• In Touch - Tele-health

Leslie Hiebert provided a brief overview of the information included in the Board Packet regarding In Touch Tele-health. She noted that this is the system that MCMC is using along with OHSU. She said it is a good system, but expensive. The cost being $5,500 per month for the robot and service. Please see copy of the In Touch Tele-health system information filed in Board Book.

BOARD, MEDICAL STAFF, and ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

• Written reports were presented from Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Gwen Cox, Director of Quality and Risk; Kasey Schneider, DNS; Charis Weis, Director of Human Resources; Rod Krehbiel, MD and Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Compliance. Commissioner Carver made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Daniel seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

President Pond announced that the Board of Commissioners would go into an approximately 10 minute Executive Session beginning at 8:25p.m. for the purpose permitted by RCW 70.44.062(1) regarding medical staff privileges. The Board returned to public session at 8:35 p.m.

COMMENTS OR ACTIONS RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

Commissioner Quinn moved to approve the following individual(s) for re-appointment to Medical Staff:

Anh Tran, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals);

Lisa Finch, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals);

Cristina Cavazos, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals);

Richard Rossin, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic Professionals);

Samir Bishai, MD - Courtesy Physician (Independent Contractor).

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Carver moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:36 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sigfrinius. The motion carried unanimously.

 

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


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