Kiowa County Hospital District Board meeting minutes March 24, 2020

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Published Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on March 24, 2020 at 6:31 p.m. in a virtual meeting via Zoom.

District Board members present were: Mary Eikner, Sylvia Shields, Dennis Pearson, and Priscilla Waggoner. Absent: Cathryn Anderson (called).

County Board members present were: Kevin Davis, Ken Flory, Craig Kerfoot, and Whitney Barnett. Absent: John Negley (called).

Others present: Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Ellen Lane, Jessica Hyman, Renay Crain, Meagan Hillman, and Beth Spady.

Call To Order

The meeting was called to order by Priscilla Waggoner, Chairman of the Board at 6:31 pm.

County Voting Member Selection

Craig Kerfoot, Ken Flory, and Kevin Davis.

Approval Of Minutes

A motion was made by Ken Flory to approve the February 25, 2020 minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Kevin Davis. All aye.

Approval Of Agenda

A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve the agenda after tabling the DOLA Grant Update and the KCEDF Land Parcel agenda items as there are no updates at this time. Motion seconded by Sylvia Shields. All aye.

There was discussion about holding a special meeting in the upcoming weeks.

Public Comment

No one was present for public comment.


Dr. Stephen George, Dr. Michael Oakes, and Michael Archer, NP were approved for temporary privileges by Med Staff. A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve all credentialing as presented above and seconded by Sylvia Shields. All aye.

Policies & Procedures

The Board reviewed and discussed the summary of revisions to the social service policies. All policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee and approved by Med Staff. A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve all policies as discussed and seconded by Sylvia Shields. All aye.

Standing Reports


Iconergy will be starting soon on the mechanical upgrades. The Board briefly reviewed what projects will be included in these upcoming upgrades.

KCHD staff are communicating primarily via phone, email, and Zoom as we comply with social distancing requirements.


The February financials were reviewed and showed a loss for the month. In February, days cash on hand was 137 and days in AR was 81. KCHD is showing a profit for the year.


KCHD staff are working diligently to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 concerns in Colorado. Policies are being developed to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and community.

Hospital Quality & Safety

The Quality Report Scorecard was reviewed. Various measures including infection rate, medication errors, and falls were reviewed by the Board.

Old Business

Department Of Local Affairs (Dola) Grant Update

No new information tabled until next month.

KCEDF Land Parcel

No new information tabled until next month.

2020 Election

KCHD will hold an election as we have five candidates for four positions. Three directors will be elected to serve a three-year term and one director will be elected to serve a two-year term. Staff is working closely with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Local Government and our local County Clerk and Recorder to ensure we are meeting all election requirements and deadlines.

New Business

COVID-19 Update

KCHD has restricted visitation and has implemented a screening process at the clinic and hospital. Staff at KCHD are working closely with local and regional partners to plan and prepare. Calls are being held on a routine basis so information can be shared, and concerns can be addressed.

Meagan Hillman, Director of Kiowa County Public Health, visited with the Board about planning, response, testing, and answered several questions concerning COVID-19.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

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