The Kiowa Qounty 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 preserit: Shannon Dixon, Jeanette Filpi, Rachel Bletzacker, Donald Oswald, Jeni Black, Raina Lucerq, Morgan King, Chris King, Abby Huff, and Beth Spady.
The meeting was called to order by Matt Prince, Chairman of the Board at 6:32 pm.
A motion wa 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.
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.
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 fo 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 fl,ttended 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 r ceived 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 cent r on June 21 and 22.
Many hospit l 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 techriiques.
Conversatio s with UC Health on options regarding telehealth services continue.
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 amv . Id .
The clinic mpck survey is pending at this time.
The project i still on track to be completed by November of 2022. Equipment was dropped off at the housing s;ite today.
There are no new updates regarding the CDS request.
Jason McCoI1µlick of the McCormick, Chase, and May Advisory Group provided a proposal for continuing e4ucation and orientation to include consultation and policy review at a cost of $8,500. After discussjon, 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 CEO.
No new business 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 seJsion 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 nd 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