BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY
Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting
April 20, 2016 – 4:00 PM
A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, April 20, 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, Jim Daniel 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 4:02. Commissioner Pond made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. Commissioner Sigfrinius 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 from the Audience
Commissioner Daniel moved that the consent agenda be approved as follows:
• Regular Meeting Minutes from March 16, 2016; and
Accounts Payable $ 882,815.49 Payroll $ 35,124.65 Electronic Transfers: $ 1,081,809.10 Bad Debt: $ 140,859.21 Charity Care: $ 73,698.21
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Quinn. The motion carried unanimously.
BOARD EDUCATION / SPECIAL PRESENTATION
RHC Annual Review. Gail Garcia provided a PowerPoint presentation of the Family Medicine 2015 RHC Annual Review. Please see a copy of the PowerPoint in the Board Book.
• Medical Staff Report
Dr. Orozco reported that the tele-radiologists would no longer be going through our in-house credentialing process, instead the tele-radiology company will provide the credentialing for their providers, he noted that this should lighten the load for Marguerite Kelley, Medical Staff Coordinator.
Dr. Orozco provided a brief over-view of the recent Medical Staff meeting noting that lab has a new schedule for blood draws on the floor, they are being done earlier and the results are getting to the providers sooner. He noted that having the Radiologists in-house has been very helpful. Dr. Orozco commented that he feels that the community is seeming to have a greater sense of satisfaction and confidence in KVH services, noting that the addition of the Hospitalist program has helped improve the image of the hospital within the community.
• Strategic Plan Update
Leslie Hiebert provided a brief review of the Quarterly Strategic Plan update. A hard copy of the update is included in the Board Book. Leslie noted that managers have been working on their plans. She has been working on getting the Mission, Vision and Values out to the employees. She reported that Gail Garcia, Family Medicine Clinic Director, has been in contact with an ARNP who is interested in Pain Management and may be interested in developing a program here in the future. Leslie noted that KVH needs to begin to develop a relationship with the SW region ACH and a decision needs to be made regarding which ACH group Klickitat County will be aligned with.
• Resolution 2016-03 Surplus Property Disposal
Jamie Eldred reviewed the items listed as surplus property to be disposed of. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-03 Surplus Property Disposal as presented. Commissioner Pond seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
• Non-Bargaining Unit Compensation Policy Revision
Charis Weis provided a brief overview of the proposed policy revision regarding on-bargaining unit compensation, which primarily addresses non-bargaining unit employees who have reached the top of the pay scale. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve the non-bargaining unit Compensation Policy. Commissioner Daniel seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
• Disclosure to Patients Policy
Gwen Cox provided a brief overview of the Disclosure to Patients Policy. Commissioner Daniel asked that additional more specific information be included in the policy. This policy will be tabled until the additional information is included and will be reconsidered for approval at the May meeting of the Board.
• Adverse Event Reporting to the State of Washington Policy
Gwen Cox provided a brief overview of the Adverse Event Reporting to the State of Washington Policy as well as the Unprofessional Conduct Policy. After discussion, Commissioner Pond made a motion to approve the Adverse Event Reporting to the State of Washington Policy as presented. 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; Kasey Schneider, DNS; and Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Compliance; Gwen Cox, Director of Risk and Quality gave a brief verbal report of the recent PI meeting and a Medical Staff Committee Meeting Summary was provided by Jacinto Orozco, MD Chief of Staff. Commissioner Sigfrinius made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Pond seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
• President Carver announced that the Board of Commissioners would go into an approximately 20 minute Executive Session beginning at 6:25 p.m. for the purpose permitted by RCW 70.44.062(1) regarding medical staff privileges as well as for the purpose permitted by RCW 42.30.110 (1) (b) regarding real estate. The Board returned to public session at 6:44 p.m.
• Commissioner Daniel moved to approve the following individual(s) for initial appointment to Medical Staff:
- Amy Zheng, MD - Provisional Active Physician (ERx)
and reappointment to Medical Staff:
- William Bothamley, MD (ActivePhysician).
In addition acknowledgement was made of the notification regarding temporary privileges granted to:
- Anh Nguyen, MD;
- Rick Sexton, PAC;
- David Schlosser, CRNA;
- Vassil Kaimaktchiev, MD; and
- Nartnucha Unhanand, MD.
There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Quinn moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pond. The motion carried unanimously.
Minutes Approved and Signed by President Dennis Carver and Secretary John Quinn.
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