Kiowa County Hospital District & County Board Meeting February 26, 2019
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
February 26, 2019
The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on February 26, 2019 at 6:32 p.m. at the Bransgrove Building Meeting Room.
District Board members present were: Mary Eikner, Cathryn Anderson, Sylvia Shields, Dennis Pearson and Priscilla Waggoner.
County Board members present were: John Negley, Ken Flory, Whitney Barnett and Craig Kerfoot.
Others present: Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Meagan Hillman and Beth Spady.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Priscilla Waggoner, Chairman of the Board at 6:32 pm.
Whitney Barnett was introduced to the Board who has been nominated and agreed to serve on the Hospital County Board. Whitney Barnett took the oath of office and was sworn in by Priscilla Waggoner, Chairman of the Board.
COUNTY VOTING MEMBER SELECTION
John Negley, Ken Flory and Craig Kerfoot.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Sylvia Shields to approve the January minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Cathryn Anderson. All aye.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve the agenda as presented. Motion seconded by Sylvia Shields. All aye.
Meagan Hillman with Prowers County Public Health visited with the Board about the upcoming Kiowa County Health Assessment.
Dr. Amanda Bristol Swanson, Dr. Emily Rand, Dr. Nathaniel Chappelle and Dr. Kathleen Raphael were approved for active privileges by Med Staff. Dr. Craig Shapiro and Dr. Arash Momeni were approved by Med Staff for courtesy privileges. A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve all credentialing as presented above and seconded by Sylvia Shields. All aye.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Policies regarding life safety, fire, restraints, and housekeeping were reviewed. All policies have been reviewed by the providers and approved by Med Staff. A motion was made by Mary Eikner to approve all policies as presented and seconded by Craig Kerfoot. All aye.
Plans of correction for life safety and the survey had been approved by the State. We anticipate a follow up visit from the State in the upcoming weeks.
Staff have been working to determine our needs regarding the HVAC system. After discussion, the plan is to solicit bids for the process from start to finish beginning with the design/build and ending with equipment purchase and installation. We will seek grant funding to help with the associated expenses.
The January financials were reviewed. We showed a profit this month. Days cash on hand at 118, days in AR is 76, operating margin is at 28%. Clinic, laboratory, and radiology visits were up this month.
We anticipate a cost report reimbursement of approximately $300,000 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Fiscal Year 2017.
HOSPITAL QUALITY & SAFETY
The Quality Report Scorecard was reviewed. There were no med errors. There were three falls with no injuries noted. We had eight inpatients, eighteen swing beds, 14 long term swing beds and 448 clinic visits.
We continue to work with Avera eCare to establish telehealth services for the emergency room. In the next few weeks, Colorado Computer Support will be assisting with the equipment set up.
KCHD Annual Evaluation
The Board reviewed and discussed the annual evaluation for the Hospital. Sylvia Shields made a motion to accept the KCHD Annual Evaluation after correcting a typo on the last page. The motion was seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
EMC Annual Evaluation
The annual evaluation for the Eads Medical Clinic was reviewed and accepted by the Board. A motion was made by Sylvia Shields and seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
A motion was made by Sylvia Shields to go into executive session to consider legal matters and to receive legal advice and the opinion of counsel on specific legal questions, pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(b) and Mary Eikner seconded the motion. All aye.
Executive session convened at 7:14 pm and was returned to regular session at 7:54 pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm.
Kiowa County Hospital District Board Sylvia Shields, Secretary-Treasurer