BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY


Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting

March 16, 2016 – 4:00 PM


MINUTES

 


A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., in the KVH Conference Rooms A&B. Commissioner Dennis Carver, President of the Board of Commissioners was the presiding officer. A quorum was present including: Commissioners Connie Pond, John Quinn and Mark Sigfrinius.

 

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

 

CALL TO ORDER, APPROVAL OF AGENDA & CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
President Carver called the meeting to order at 4:03. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. Commissioner Pond seconded, the motion carried unanimously. President Carver requested 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

No business.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

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

• Regular Meeting Minutes from February 17, 2016; and

Accounts Payable   $
613,566.96
Payroll   $
30,456.06
Electronic Transfers:   $
848,693.02
Bad Debt:
$
44,382.99
Charity Care:
$
63,971.05

 

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


BOARD EDUCATION / SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Commissioners Carver and Pond gave an overview of the recent Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference they attended. Please see informational outline included in the Board Packet.

 

CONTINUING BUSINESS

Rocky Mountain ACO

Leslie Hiebert reported that the Rocky Mountain ACO Regional Council met recently to refine the organizational structure of the Washington hospitals that are participating in the ACO. She noted that a higher number of lives have been attributed than what is noted in her written report that had been previously provided. She reported that the AIM grant funding will provide $50,000 - $75,000 for the Care Coordinator position. She noted that Janie Dyment has been hired as the Care Coordinator for KVH and that she will begin on March 21, 2016. She reported that Medicare waivers for transportation and medication may be possible through the ACO. Leslie reported that she has been to many departments to discuss the ACO and the District's Strategic goals and that she hopes to get to the remaining departments soon. Leslie noted that a new van was recently purchased to be used for multiple purposes including delivery of labs and linens as well as transporting patients when necessary.

 

• Final District 2016 Performance Improvement Plan and Goals

Gwen Cox provided an overview of the final 2016 District Performance Improvement Plan and goals. She also reviewed the 2015 Quality Improvement Plan. Please see handouts provided in Board book. Commissioner Pond made a motion to accept the Final District 2016 Performance Improvement Plan and Goals as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Quinn. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Final CAH Annual Review

Gwen Cox provided an overview of the final Annual CAH review. Please see handouts provided in Board book. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to accept the annual CAH review as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sigfrinius. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

• Property Tax Policy

Jamie Eldred provided an overview of the Property Tax Policy. She noted that if approved by the Board it will become effective April 1, 2016. After discussion, the Board determined this would be a positive benefit for tax payers within the District. Commissioner Sigfrinius made a motion to approve the Property Tax Policy as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pond. The motion carried unanimously.

BOARD, MEDICAL STAFF, and ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Written reports were presented from Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Kasey Schneider, DNS; and Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Complianc. Gwen Cox, Director of Risk and Quality had no additional report and as there was no Medical Staff Committee meeting in March there was no written summary provided by Jacinto Orozco, MD Chief of Staff. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Pond seconded the motion. 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 6:48 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sigfrinius. The motion carried unanimously.


 

Minutes Approved and Signed by President Dennis Carver and Secretary John Quinn.


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