Trustee Meeting for April, 2020
Board Meeting Minutes
WebEx/Teleconference at Mt. Grant General Hospital
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Present: Karen Womack; Michelle Dow; Richard Schumann; Nancy Rutherford; Hugh Qualls, Administrator; Jan Kollodge, DON; Jonalee Roberts; Hunter Bolanos; Sandrae Lehman, CFO; Dr. Dofeliz, Chief of Staff
Call to Order
The meeting of the Mt. Grant General Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order at 11:30 a.m. by Clerk Michelle Dow.
General Public Comments
Michelle Dow; Laurie Isom is making blank cards for our residents and patients to be given in the hospital. We would gratefully accept them for our residents and patients.
Approval of minutes
The minutes from the Thursday, March 19, 2020, meeting were approved with a motion by Rick Schumann, seconded by Dr. Dofeliz. Motion carries.
Financial Report – Sandrae Lehman, CFO
The Balance Sheets as of December, 2019 and January, 2020 were reviewed. (Copy attached to original minutes.) March ended positive $239k in operating income, good month. Restricted cash balance is up, keep in mind that grant funds are included in this. Expenses and wages are up from last year, due to FTE’s being up as well compared to last year.
A motion was made by Rick Schumann, seconded by Nancy Rutherford, to approve the Mt. Grant General Hospital Balance Sheets as of December, 2019 and January, 2020. Motion carries.
Trustee of the month – Michelle Dow
Emergency Room – The Emergency Room report was reviewed by Jan Kollodge (copy attached to original minutes).
Pharmacy – Reviewed by Jan Kollodge. (Copy attached to original minutes.)
Patient Safety – The Patient Safety report was reviewed by Jan Kollodge (copy attached to original minutes). Jan reflected on shortage of supplies due to COVID-19
Building and Grounds –Reviewed by Hugh Qualls (copy attached to original minutes)
EMS and Employee Safety – Tabled until May, 2020.
Administrator – Hugh Qualls distributed and reviewed the Administrator’s report (copy attached to original minutes).
PT Lawsuit update: Delayed until further notice due to COVID-19.
Employee Lawsuit update: Delayed until further notice due to COVID-19
New RT, Lab Director, and Nurse. COVID-19 response. 2 positive tests at this time. SOC is still being tested through our facility and testing will continue. We anticipate more positives unfortunately. Hospital is creating test kits per CDC guidelines to help with testing needs. Supply orders are very short and PPE is being rationed. Our supply stock is fine at this time, but the supply order is very unpredictable. Unfortunately for our employees, hospital week celebration will only be celebrated internally. We still plan to order shirts and provide treats to our staff. We plan to post-pone the celebration until August at the annual picnic to show appreciation for employees.
Review, discussion and appropriate action on appointing replacement Board of Trustees member
A motion was made by Rick Schumann, seconded by Karen Womack, to appoint Paula Reed to the Board of Trustees. Motion carries.
Discuss and appropriate action on election of officers to the Board of Trustees: Chairperson, Vice-President and Clerk
After discussion the Board approved the elections of officers for the Board of Trustees. A motion was made by Michelle Dow, second by Karen Womack to elect Rick Schuman as Chairperson. Motion carries.
A motion was made by Karen Womack, second by Rick Schuman to elect Nancy Rutherford as Vice-Chairperson. Motion carries.
A motion was made by Rick Schumann, second by Karen Womack to elect Michelle Dow as Clerk. Motion carries.
Review, discussion and appropriate action on Critical Need Position Designation for Nurse position pursuit to NRS 286.523
Jonalee Roberts reviewed the PERS requirement for Critical Need Position Designation including the requirements to be considered for a position to be designated. The hospital has advertised for the Nurse position and has used a Recruiter to assist will recruiting for this position. Out of the seven openings, four nurses have been hired full-time. Three full-time openings remain. (Copy of the Critical Need Position Designation Form, information for Critical Need Position Designation, and back up information is attached to the original minutes.)
Sharon Black retired in July, 2019. She has been working per diem since October 19, 2019. Mt. Grant General Hospital would like to use Sharon to filled the critical need position.
A motion was made by Michelle Dow and seconded by Nancy Rutherford to designate the Nurse position as a Critical Need Position effective April 23, 2020. Motion carries.
Review, discussion and appropriate action on opening a new account at the Greater Nevada Credit Union
A motion was made by Michelle Dow and seconded by Karen Womack to open a new account at the Greater Nevada Credit Union. Motion carries.
Review, discussion and appropriate action on recommendation from the Medical Staff to grant privileges to Chantell Williams, FNP, active Family and Emergency Medicine
A motion was made by Michelle Dow, seconded by Karen Womack to grant privileges to Chantell Williams, FNP, active Family and Emergency Medicine appointment. Motion carries.
Trustee Comments/Future Agenda Items
Michelle Dow: Thank you to all MGGH staff for your hard work during COVID-19.
General Public Comments
Meeting was adjourned at 12:25 p.m. with a motion by Michelle Dow, seconded by Karen Womack. Motion carries.