Kiowa County Hospital District meeting minutes – September 28, 2021

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RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

BOARD MEETING

September 28, 2021

The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on September 28, 2021 at 5:01 p.m. at Cobblestone Inn Meeting Room.

District Board members present were: Mary Eikner, Sylvia Shields, Meghan Buck, Craig Kerfoot and Ken Flory.

County Board members present were: Kevin Davis, Karl Eikenberg, Claire Prince and Pam Cole. Others present: Stephanie Sewell, Morgan King, Char Korrell, Ellen Lane, Betsy Barnett, Shannon Dixon, Brenda Smith and Beth Spady.

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Megan Buck, Vice Chairman of the Board at 5:01 pm.

COUNTY VOTING MEMBER SELECTION

Karl Eikenberg, Kevin Davis, and Pam Cole.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Sylvia Shields to approve the August 24, 2021 and September 10, 2021 minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Craig Kerfoot. All aye.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion was made by Ken Flory to approve the agenda as presented. Motion seconded by Kevin Davis. All aye.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Brenda Smith expressed her appreciation for the opportunity to meet with Pathway Designs.

CREDENTIALING

Dr. Lauren Thomas, Dr. Sean Buck, Tim Kynion, PA, Dr. Allison Edwards and Dr. James Bowie were approved for active privileges by Med Staff. Dr. Eric Lyders and Morgan King, PA were approved for temporary privileges by Med Staff. Motion to approve as presented by Sylvia Shields. Seconded by Ken Flory. All aye.

Med Staff Bylaws Section 7.3 was amended to update the list of current providers that can perform medical screening examinations. Motion made by Sylvia Shields and seconded by Ken Flory. All aye.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The Board reviewed and discussed the revisions to the COVID 19 Vaccine Mandate policy. The only change to the policy which was the addition of section 4.c to address EMS personnel was emailed to the Board. All policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee and approved by Med Staff. Motion was made by Pam Cole to approve the COVID 19 Vaccine Mandate policy as discussed and seconded by Sylvia Shields. Ken Flory was recused from the vote. All aye.

STANDING REPORTS

CEO

The Board received a written report from the CEO. There were no additional questions.

CFO

The Board received a written report from the CFO. Year end for KCHD is December 31.

CNO

The Board received a written report from the CNO. It was noted that there seems to be an increase in COVID cases over the past week.

HOSPITAL QUALITY, SAFETY, & COMPLIANCE

The Quality Report Scorecard was reviewed. Various measures including infection rate, medication 

 errors, and falls were reviewed by the Board.

CLINIC

The Board received a written report from the Clinic Manager. Referrals to other facilities may be slower than usual as some facilities are reporting staffing issues that are limiting their ability to see as many patients as usual.

OLD BUSINESS

BOARD BYLAW REVIEW

There are no updates at this time. Legal counsel for KCHD and the County are scheduled to visit to discuss next steps.

BOARD OFFICER ELECTIONS

Kevin Davis made a motion for Craig Kerfoot to be the Board Chairperson. Seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.

KCHD accounts will be revised to add Craig Kerfoot as an authorized signer. The Board also opted to leave Sylvia Shields on the account as an authorized signer. Motion by Mary Eikner, second by Pam Cole. All aye.

NEW BUSINESS

BUDGET 2022

The Board received a draft of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. This document will change many times over the next few months as we receive additional information from each department.

There was discussion about forming a financial committee for KCHD. This will be tabled and discussed at our next meeting.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Ken Flory to go into executive session for purposes of negotiations pursuant to and as permitted by CRS 24-6-402(4)(e). Craig Kerfoot seconded the motion. All aye.

Executive session convened at 6:08 pm and was returned to regular session at 8: 19 pm.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:21 pm.

Board Meeting 09.28.2021

Respectfully submitted,

Kiowa County Hospital District Board

Mary Eikner, Secretary-Treasurer

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