BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY


Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting

August 17, 2016 – 4:00 PM


MINUTES

 


A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, August 17,2016 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 Jim Daniel, John Quinn, Connie Pond and Mark Sigfrinius.

 

Also present were: Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Charis Weis, Director of Human Resources; Kasey Schneider, DNS and 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 4:01 p.m. Commissioner Daniel made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented with the addition of an additional item to be discussed during Executive Session, allowable by RCW 42.30.140 (g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee. 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.

 

BOARD EDUCATION / SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Leslie Hiebert provided an overview of the WRHC Annual report. Please see copy of WRHC Annual report filed in Board Book.

 

BUSINESS FROM AUDIENCE

No Business from the Audience.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

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

• Regular Meeting Minutes from July 20, 2016; and Special Meeting Minutes from August 4, 2016; and

Accounts Payable   $
825,729.97
Payroll   $
74,466.62
Electronic Transfers:   $
1,050,612.47
Bad Debt:
$
73,059.79
Charity Care:
$
3,472.07

 

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


CONTINUING BUSINESS

Medical Staff Report

Dr. Orozco noted that the Medical Staff discussed a clinical decision support tool system called Visual Diagnosis to improve accuracy in establishing patient diagnosis. He noted that most ofthe providers were very interested in it as it will enhance their ability to consider other conditions based on symptoms provided. Jamie Eldred noted this is a free service provided by our liability insurance carrier. Dr. Orozco reported that he, Kasey Schneider and Jeff Teal will be meeting to work on bylaw changes. Dr. Orozco also reported that Dr. Donohoe was very complimentary to the KVH Administration, Board and employees from the top to the bottom. He felt that they are all involved in the hospital and in providing care for the community.

 

• Pain Management Clinic Update

Leslie reported that she, Dr. Bothamley, Gail Garcia and Jeff Teal traveled to the Pinnacle Pain Center in the Tri-Cities last week and that they are excited to set up a clinic in the Family Medicine Building. They have signed their Clinical Space lease agreement with an effective date of September 1, 2016 and are hoping to begin providing services at the Family Medicine location in mid to late September.

NEW BUSINESS

• Resolution 2016-06 Surplus Property

Surplus Property. See Surplus Items list attached to the Resolution. Commissioner Sigfrinius made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-06 Surplus Property as presented. Commissioner Pond seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously

 

• Employee Engagement Survey

Charis Weis provided information regarding the Employee Engagement Survey that will be sent to employees this week. She explained the importance of Employee Engagement Surveys and how they are different than satisfaction surveys. A PowerPoint presentation was given regarding the Employment Engagement Survey. Please see print out of the PowerPoint filed in Board Book.

BOARD, MEDICAL STAFF, and ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

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

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

President Carver announced that the Board of Commissioners would go into an approximately 15 minute Executive Session beginning at 6.22 p.m. for the purpose permitted by RCW 42.30.110 (1 ) (b) regarding real estate as well as RCW 70.44.062 (1) regarding Medical Staff. At 6:38 p.m. President Carver announced that they would need an additional 10 minutes in Executive Session. The Board returned to public session at 6:50 p.m..

COMMENTS OR ACTIONS RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

Nathan Armerding, DO - Provisional Active Physician;

Kevin Ochoa, MD - Provisional Active Physician;

 

and reappointment to Medical Staff:

Nartnucha Unhanand, MD - Courtesy Physician- Diagnostic Imaging;

 

as well as approval of the activation of delegated privileges for Virtual Radiologic Professionals regarding:

Christopher Morgan, MD;
Pavel Sergeyev, MD;

Jeremy Weiss, MD; ages and acknowledgement of notification of
temporary privileges granted to Peter Viavant, MD.

 

Commissioner Pond seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Quinn moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:55 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pond.


 

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


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