BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY


Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting

September 21, 2016 – 4:00 PM


MINUTES

 


A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, September 21, 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; Jonathan Hatfield, IT Director; 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 Sigfrinius made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. Commissioner Quinn 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

Jeff Teal presented an overview of the Compliance Plan for the board’s consideration. He went through the red-lined version explaining the changes that were made as well as the reasoning. Please see a copy of the red-lined version of the Compliance Plan included in the Board book.

 

BUSINESS FROM AUDIENCE

There was no business from the audience.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

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

• Regular Meeting Minutes from August 17, 2016; and

• Accounts Payable in the amount of $676,679.68 and

• Payroll in the amount of $728,756.52; and

• Electronic Transfers in the amount of $1,032,891.25; and

• Bad Debt in the amount of $ 881.00; and

• Charity Care in the amount of $ 15,817.52.

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


CONTINUING BUSINESS

Medical Staff Report

Dr. Orozco reported that temporary privileges were granted by the Medical Staff for Dr. Rust. He noted that she seems to be doing very well and is getting busy. Additionally, Dr. Orozco reported that to be in compliance with recent Federal laws, the Medical Staff approved a revision of the Medical Staff Bylaws regarding the nondiscrimination statement to now include gender identity and sexual -stereotyping consideration. It was noted that the change to the Medical Staff Bylaws will be presented to the Board for consideration and approval.

NEW BUSINESS

• Resolution 2016-07 Renewal of Line of Credit

JJamie Eldred provided a brief overview of the line of credit renewal request. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-07 renewing the line of credit with Columbia State Bank. Commissioner Sigfrinius seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Resolution 2016-08 Surplus Property

Jamie Eldred provided a brief overview of the property listed for surplus on Resolution 2016-08. See Surplus Items list attached to the Resolution. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-07 Surplus Property as presented. Commissioner Daniel seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Medical Staff Bylaws Revision

Jeff Teal presented information to the Board regarding recent Medical Staff Bylaw revisions that were approved by the Medical Staff at their Medical Staff meeting this month. He noted that the primary change was related to changes to the nondiscrimination law language being incorporated into the Bylaws. Commissioner Sigfrinius made a motion to approve the revisions to the Medical Staff Bylaws as presented. Commissioner Pond seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Patient Nondiscrimination Policy Revision

Jeff Teal provided an overview of the revisions that were made to the Patient Nondiscrimination policy. He noted these changes were required in order to maintain compliance with federal rules and regulations. Commissioner Pond made a motion to approve the September 21, 2016 revisions to the Klickitat Valley Health Patient Nondiscrimination Policy. Commissioner Daniel seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

• Compliance Plan Revision

Commissioner Quinn reported that the Compliance and Ethics Committee recommends approval of the revised Compliance Plan as presented. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to approve the September 21, 2016 revisions to the Klickitat Valley Health District Compliance Plan. Commissioner Pond 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 Director of Risk and Quality; Charis Weis, Human Resources Director; and Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Compliance. Commissioner Pond made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Quinn seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

President Carver announced that the Board of Commissioners would go into an approximately 5 minute Executive Session beginning at 6:21 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. The Board returned to public session at 6:26 p.m.

COMMENTS OR ACTIONS RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

• There were no direct appointments or delegated credentialing put before the Board for consideration or approval.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Sigfrinius moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:35 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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