Kiowa County Hospital District Minutes – February 27, 2018

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Published Saturday, April 7, 2018

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

BOARD MEETING

February 27, 2018

The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on February 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bransgrove Building Meeting Room.

District Board members present were: Mary Eikner, Sylvia Shields, Cathryn Anderson, Priscilla Waggoner, and Robert Woods.

County Board members present were: Lori Shalberg, John Negley, Craig Kerfoot, and Dennis Pearson. Absent - Kim Harris (called).

Others present: Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Deb Hill, Cindy McLoud, and Beth Spady.

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Priscilla Waggoner, Chairman of the Board at 6:30 pm.

COUNTY VOTING MEMBER ELECTION

Craig Kerfoot, John Negley, and Lori Shalberg.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Sylvia Shields to approve the January 23, 2018 meeting minutes as presented and seconded by Robert Woods. All aye.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve the agenda after adding follow up communication under new business. Motion seconded by John Negley. All aye.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No one was present for public comment.

CREDENTIALING

Dr. Gregory Tomc was approved by Med Staff for courtesy privileges. Jessica Hyman, FNP was approved for active privileges by Med Staff. Dawn Back, PA was approved by Med Staff for temporary privileges as our credentialing agency is still processing the application. A motion was made by John Negley to approve privileges as designated for all providers listed above. Sylvia Shields seconded. All aye.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The Board reviewed and discussed this month's one-page summary of revisions to various forms being utilized at the rural health clinic. A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve the proposed changes as presented. Mary Eikner seconded the motion. All aye.

STANDING REPORTS

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Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Deborah Hill was introduced to the Board.

It was reported that Meghan Buck passed her CT exam.

Dr. Feinsod*'s last day coming to Kiowa County Hospital District will be February 27, 2018. Staff expressed appreciation for all his guidance and support over the years.

Staff from Kiowa County Hospital District and Athena continue to work on our upcoming transition. The plan is to transition the second week of August 2018.

Tim Richardt, Physical Therapist, will be moving from the area in June of 2018. We have a physical therapist that has expressed an interest in coming to KCHD, so he will be visiting us around the end of February 2018.

CFO

The January financials were reviewed and discussed by the Board. Our clinic visits have increased, and the ambulance, therapy, and radiology departments have all been busy.

The Hospital Appreciation Barbeque will be held on Friday, May 11.

The annual Health Fair is scheduled for Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 from 7 am - 11 am at the Eads Elementary School.

CNO

Training on the new telemetry equipment for staff was completed the first week of February. Review and revision of policies and procedures specific to infection control and safety continue. The next nursing staff meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

NSIDE CONSULTING

No report.

HOSPITAL QUALITY & SAFETY

Deborah Hill reviewed the Quality Report Scorecard with the Board. In the ECU, we had a 17% infection rate due to urinary tract infections but no falls.

OLD BUSINESS

2018 ELECTION

The appropriate notifications have been published and posted. The deadline for self-nomination is March 2, 2018. March 5, 2018 is the deadline for write in candidates. As of now, we have one candidate.

NEW BUSINESS

PHILANTHROPY DAYS

Cindy McLoud presented information on Philanthropy Days to the Board. This year it will be held in Lamar on June 13 - June 15. Additional information on the event will follow. The Board opted to table the request for donations until decisions could be made on how many employees would attend the event and how we might prioritize our requests to participating funders.

PENSION PLAN

Craig Kerfoot made a motion for Kiowa County Hospital District to transition the retirement plan to Colorado County Officials and Employees Retirement Association (CCOERA). Sylvia Shields seconded the motion. All aye.

FOLLOW UP COMMUNICATION

There were questions regarding an issue that had been brought to the Board. It was discussed that the staff at Kiowa County Hospital District had been very thorough in this situation and didn't feel that things could have been handled any different.

MEETING LOCATION

After discussion. the Board decided they would continue to hold their monthly meetings at the

Bransgrove Building Meeting Room.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm. Motion by Sylvia Shields and seconded by Lori Shalberg. All aye.

Respectfully submitted.

Kiowa County Hospital District Board

Sylvia Shields, Secretary-Treasurer