BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY
Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting
November 18, 2015 – 6:00 PM
A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., in the KVH Kafe. Commissioner Connie Pond, President of the Board of Commissioners was the presiding officer. A quorum was present including: Commissioners John Quinn, Jim Daniel, Dennis Carver and Mark Sigfrinius.
Also present were: Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Charis Weis, Director of Human Resources; Kasey Schneider, DNS; Jeff Teal, Director of Safety and Compliance, Gwen Cox, Director of Risk and Quality, 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 6:01 p.m. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented with the addition of discussion regarding a Bylaw amendment establishing a compliance and ethics committee. Commissioner Carver 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 a concerti brought forward by a community member. The Board heard the concern and will follow up.
Commissioner Daniel moved that the consent agenda be approved as follows:
• Regular Meeting Minutes from October 28, 2015; and Special Meeting Minutes from November 3, 2015 (Master Facility Plan Review) and November 3, 2015 (Budget Workshop) and November 10, 2015 (Public Budget Hearing); and
Accounts Payable $ 720,186.39 Payroll $ 35,703.08 Electronic Transfers: $ 911,110.96 Bad Debt: $ 128,883.31 Charity Care: $ 34,122.00
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carver. The motion carried unanimously.
BOARD EDUCATION / SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Coco Yackley of Columbia Gorge Health Council and Mark Thomas of Providence provided a power point presentation retrospective on the first regional community health assessment. (Please see information included in Board book) Coco Yackley expressed her desire for continued collaboration between both groups.
• Medical Staff Report
A written report was provided. Leslie Hiebert noted that Dr. Vasco will be working under contract with Providence to allow him to continue to provide Laboratory Director services for the District. Until the new contract is in place with Providence, he will continue to work under his previous independent contractor agreement.
• Bylaws Discussion - Meeting Date and Time
After discussion, the motion to approve the amendment to meeting date and time section of the bylaws will be tabled until the December regular Board of Commissioners meeting.
• Bylaws Discussion - Amendment to the Bylaws establishing a Compliance and Ethics standing committee
After discussion, Commissioner Sigfrinius made a motion to make a proposal to amend the bylaws and establish a compliance and ethics standing committee. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Quinn. The motion to approve the establishment of a compliance and ethics standing committee will occur at the December regular Board of Commissioners meeting.
• Strategic Planning Core Goals/Seven Key Strategies
Leslie reviewed an updated draft of the core goals. She noted her plan is to take the updated mission, vision and values and incorporate them into the core goals. She reported that the Senior Leaders would be meeting on December 3rd and would put together a strategic plan to present to the Board. The Board will have a special meeting on December 9th at 5:15 to review the updated plan.
• Committee Assignments
Board President Pond provided the Commissioners with a form to write down their considerations and interest in committee participation for next year. They will bring back to the December meeting for discussion and determination of 2016 committee assignments.
• Master Facility Plan
Leslie Hiebert noted that John McLean would be on site on December 2nd to provide information regarding the draft Master Facility Plan to Managers and other interested parties from 11:00 a.m. until noon, prior to the regular Building Committee meeting. She advised that if any commissioners wanted to attend the 11:00 a.m. session that they would need to be certain that there were only two of them as three would constitute a quorum and the need for special meeting notice, etc.
• Approval of Helipad Quote
Leslie Hiebert noted that the helipad quote received from Riley Bros. was $50,000 less than the next closest quote. She recommends the quote for approval by the Board. Commissioner Carver made a motion to approve the helipad quote received from Riley Bros. for construction of the helipad as presented. Commissioner Quinn Seconded the motion. Commissioner Daniel abstained from the vote. The motion carried unanimously.
• Resolution 2015-13 Surplus Property
Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-13 as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Daniel. The motion carried unanimously.
BOARD, MEDICAL STAFF, and ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Written reports were presented from Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Kasey Schneider, DNS; Charis Weis, Director of Human Resources; Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Compliance; and Anh Nguyen, MD Chief of Staff. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Sigfrinius seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
President Pond announced that the Board of Commissioners would go into an approximately 3 minute Executive Session begining at 9:02 p.m. for the purpose permitted by RCW 70.44.062(1) regarding medical staff privileges. The Board returned to public session at 9:05 p.m.
COMMENTS OR ACTIONS RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
Commissioner Daniel moved to approve the following individual(s) for re-appointment to Medical Staff:
Steven Edson, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic); and
John Maher, MD - Telemedicine Physician (Virtual Radiologic;) and
acknowledgement of notification of temporary privileges granted to:
Krishan Mondal, MD - Locum tenen; and
Joilo Barbosa, MD - Locum tenen.
Commissioner Carver seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Sigfrinius moved that the meeting be adjourned at 9:10 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Quinn. The motion carried unanimously.
Minutes Approved and Signed by President M. Connie Pond and Secretary John Quinn.
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