RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
BOARD MEETING June 28, 2022
The Kiowa County Hospital District Board met in regular session on June 28, 2022, at 6:32 p.m. at Cobblestone Inn Meeting Room.
District Board members present were Pam Cole, Doug Uhland, Mary Eikner, Karl Eikenberg, and Matt Prince.
Others present: Shannon Dixon, Jeanette Filpi, Rachel Bletzacker, Donald Oswald, Jeni Black, Raina Lucero, Morgan King, Chris King, Abby Huff, 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 May 24, 2022, June 15, 2022, and June 23, 2022, minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
APPROVAL, OF AGENDA
A motion was made by Mary Eikner to approve the agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Karl Eikenberg. All aye.
There was no public comment.
Dr. Jeremy De Wall and Dr. Andrew Halpern were approved for temporary privileges by Med Staff. Dr. Viral Patel and Dr. Christopher Pettis were approved for telemedicine privileges by Med Staff. Motion to approve as presented by Pam Cole. Seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
The Board received a summary reflecting which department policies would be reviewed each
monthly and their status. Going forward, policies more specific to governance will be presented to the Board for approval.
KCHD received a visit from the State to inspect the pharmacy department. This was the first visit since the pharmacy transitioned upstairs. The site visit went well.
Staff attended the Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting on June 9 to provide a hospital update.
KCHD staff attended the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting on June 21.
The ambulance service has an interim director. Staff are reviewing regulations to ensure compliance. KCHD plans to utilize the ambulance building as a training center.
A generous donation allowed KCHD to update some of the landscaping around the facility.
The Board received a written report from the CFO.
The May financials were reviewed and showed a profit for the month and year to date. In May, days cash on hand was 223 and days in AR was 107.
The finance committee meeting was postponed until next month.
UC Health offered Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training to nursing staff at the KCHD training center on June 21 and 22.
Many hospital supplies are now on backorder.
Eastern Plains Healthcare Consortium (EPHC) is working to provide financial assistance for individuals that are interested in pursuing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification.
Several members of the ambulance crew participated in a two-day training on emergency vehicle driving techniques.
Conversations with UC Health on options regarding telehealth services continue.
HOSPITAL QUALITY, SAFETY, & COMPLIANCE
The Quality Report Scorecard was reviewed. Various measures including infection rate, medication errors, and falls were reviewed by the Board.
A new qualify program, Strategic Quality Support System (SQSS) is being implemented with all staff effective July 1, 2022.
The clinic renovations continue. The new fridge/freezer has been received. The exam tables have not yet arrived.
The clinic mock survey is pending at this time.
The project is still on track to be completed by November of 2022. Equipment was dropped off at
the housing site today.
CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING (CDS) REQUEST
There are no pew updates regarding the CDS request.
Jason McCormick of the McCormick, Chase, and May Advisory Group provided a proposal for continuing education and orientation to include consultation and policy review at a cost of $8,500. After discussion, a motion was made by Pam Cole to accept the proposal as presented. Motion was seconded by Doug Uhland. All aye. All additional orientation/education will be scheduled around the start date of our new
No new business I to discuss.
A motion was made by Doug Uhland to go into executive session for the purpose of contract negotiations pursuant to and as permitted by CRS 24-6-402(4)(e) and for the purpose of personnel matters regarding the CEO position pursuant to and as permitted by CRS 24-6-402(4)(t). Pam Cole seconded the motion. All aye.
Executive session convened at 7:34 pm and was returned to regular session at 9:32 pm.
After returning to regular session, a motion was made by Pam Cole to sign the agreement as presented to extend the contract with Jeanette Filpi. Doug Uhland seconded the motion. All aye.
There was no public comment.
The meeting \vas adjourned at 9:34 pm. Pam Cole made the motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Karl Eikenberg. All aye.
Kiowa County Hospital District Board Pam Cole, Secretary-Treasurer