Kiowa County Hospital District Meeting July 26, 2022
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
July 26, 2022
The Kiowa County Hospital District Board met in regular session on July 26, 2022, at 6:32 p.m. at Cobblestone Inn Meeting Room.
District Board members present were Pam Cole, Doug Uhland, and Matt Prince. Absent - Mary Eikner and Karl Eikenberg.
Others present: Shannon Dixon, Jeanette Filpi, Donald Oswald, Cindy McLoud and Beth Spady.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Matt Prince, Chairman of the Board at 6:32 pm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Pam Cole to approve the July 7, 2022 and June 28, 2022 minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Doug Uhland. All aye.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion was made by Doug Uhland to approve the agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Pam Cole. All aye.
There was no public comment.
Dr. Jeremy De Wall and Dr. Anibal Martinez were approved for active privileges. Dr. Chelsea Jeranko and Dr. Mahesh Atluri were approved for telemedicine privileges. Motion to approve as presented by Pam Cole pending approval from Med Staff. Seconded by Doug Uhland. All aye.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
The Board received a summary reflecting which department policies would be reviewed each month and their status. Going forward, policies more specific to governance will be presented to the Board for approval.
KCHD has open positions and continues to offer incentives including premium pay shifts along with a referral bonus.
Most staff received a wage adjustment this last month.
The Board received a written report from the CFO.
The June financials were reviewed and showed a loss for the month but a profit for the year. In June, days cash on hand was 227 and days in AR was 104.
The dietary department needs to replace a three door freezer as it is struggling to maintain appropriate temperatures. A motion was made by Doug Uhland to purchase a new freezer for dietary not to exceed $6,000. Pam Cole seconded the motion. All aye.
The Ambulance Manager position has been filled. The EMS office will be moved to the hospital.
The Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council (RET AC) grant is in progress and will be submitted in the next few weeks.
HOSPITAL QUALITY, SAFETY, & COMPLIANCE
The Quality Report Scorecard was reviewed. Various measures including infection rate, medication errors, and falls were reviewed by the Board.
The clinic renovations continue. The new fridge/freezer is scheduled to be inspected by the State in the next few days.
School physicals and well child exams have been going well.
KCHD providers will be attending training later this week.
The new generator at the clinic is in place. The final step is the installation of the gas line.
The project is still progressing. Pipes and plumbing are in place. Maintenance will measure to verify dimensions of the duplex.
CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING (CDS) REQUEST
There are no new updates regarding the CDS request.
The two CEO candidates are scheduled to visit with the Board of Directors and KCHD employees the last week of July.
No new business to discuss.
A motion was made by Pam Cole to go into executive session for the purpose of personnel matters regarding the CEO position pursuant to and as permitted by CRS 24-6-402(4)(£). Doug Uhland seconded the motion. All aye.
Executive session convened at 7:16 pm and was returned to regular session at 7:43 pm.
There was no public comment.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 pm. Pam Cole made the motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Doug Uhland. All aye.
Kiowa County Hospital District Board Pam Cole, Secretary-Treasurer