The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on May 22, 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 member present were: Lori Shalberg, John Negley, and Craig Kerfoot. Absent– Dennis Pearson(called). Others present: Steve Hochstetter, Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Ellen Lane, 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
Lori Shalberg, John Negley, and Craig Kerfoot.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Sylvia Shields to approve the April 24, 2018 meeting minutes as presented and seconded by Cathryn Anderson. All aye.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to approve the agenda with the addition of oath of office under new business. Motion seconded by Sylvia Shields. All aye.
No one was present for public comment.
Dr. Karin Liljestrand was approved for emergency medicine privileges by Med Staff. Dr. Mark Brinckman, Dr. Carol Browning, and Dr. Trystain Johnson were approved by Med Staff for courtesy privileges. A motion was made by Mary Eikner to approve privileges as designated for all providers listed above. Craig Kerfoot seconded. All aye.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
The Board reviewed and discussed the Antibiotic Stewardship Policy. A motion was made by Cathryn Anderson to approve the policy as presented. Sylvia Shields seconded the motion. All aye.
All members of the Board received job descriptions and governing orientation paperwork pertaining to their role on the Board. Kiowa County Hospital District completed a facility assessment for COPIC to identify potential areas of improvement and possibly qualify for a discount on our insurance premium. Kiowa County Hospital District is working with Colorado Rural Health Centr to start iCare at our facility. The iCare program is designed to improve communications with patients
while improving clinical processes and reducing readmissions.
The Board received information regarding the Hardwiring Excellence Program which KCHD would like to implement first with department Heads and then with all staff. Char Korrel reported on various staffing changes at the facility to include the physical therapy, activities, and housekeeping departments.
KCHD is looking at the possibility of offering immunizations through the clinic in conjunction with the well child visits already being offered.
Renovation of the bathrooms located near the waiting room will begin soon.
KCHD needs to purchase a cooling unit for the kitchen which is estimated at $32,000. Motion made by John Negley to approve the purchase and seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
The April financials were reviewed and discussed by the Board. We currently have 16 patients in our care. KCHD staff will continue to monitor the progress and budget of the various capital projects planned for the year.
Staff continue to work on policies and procedures to improve facility processes. Training and education opportunities are being reviewed and discussed. Options for upcoming trainings include the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) and blood education.
HOSPITAL QUALITY & SAFETY
The Quality Report Scorecard was reviewed by the Board. There was one fall with injury.
A motion was made by Craig Kerfoot to offer Char Korrell the position of Chief Executive Officer for Kiowa County Hospital
District. Motion seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
KCHD continues to have discussions with Avera eCare but is currently awaiting information related to increasing our cyber liability insurance.
KCHD will have several individuals in attendance. Our areas of focus for potential funding will be the purchase of Omnicell which is a medication dispensing unit and upgrades in the electrical and HVAC at our facilities.
Steve Hochstetter with Stockman, Kast, Ryan, and Co. presented the 2017 audit as presented. Motion seconded by Cathryn Anderson. All aye.
OATH OF OFFICE
Cathryn Anderson and Lori Shalberg were sworn in by Priscilla Waggoner to serve as District Board members for the next four years. The Board expressed its
appreciation to Robert Woods for his many years of service to the Hospital District. A motion was made by John Negley to nominate Mary Eikner as the new Vice Chairman of the Board. Motion was seconded by Lori Shalberg. All aye.
A motion was made by Sylvia Shields to go into executive session to consider matters required to be kept confidential by federal or state law or rules and regulations pursuant to and as permitted by CRS-24-6-402 (4)(c). Mary Eikner seconded the motion. Executive session convened at 8:31 pm and was returned to regular session at 8:47 pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:49pm. Motion by Sylvia Shields and seconded by Mary Eikner. All aye.
Kiowa County Hospital District
Sylvia Shields, Secretary-Treasurer