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Washington County Hospital
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Conference Rooms A and B

 

Members Present:
J. W. Metcalf, Chair
Matt Bierman
Greg Engele
Audrey Finke
Victor Lopez
Bill Manier

 

Member(s) Not Present:
Dan Bronke, excused

 

Others Present:
Elaine Matzenbacher, CFO
Dave Davenport, HR Director
Ruth Kellerman, QA Coord.; Safety/Disaster Coord. (exited 7:30 p.m.)

 

Other(s) Not Present:
Nancy Newby, CEO, excused
Candice Hawley, CNE, excused
Kim Larkin, CIO, excused
Alfonso Urdaneta, M.D., absent

 

Called to Order:         7:00 p.m.
Adjourned:                 8:16 p.m.

 

Meeting Agenda
The agenda of the July 22, 2014, meeting of the Washington County Hospital Board of Directors was presented for review and approval. 

The following amendment was made:

  • Add:          VI. E. Golf Tournament Report

On a motion by Greg Engele and second by Audrey Finke, the Board unanimously voted to approve the July 22, 2014, meeting agenda with the aforementioned amendment.

 

Board Chair Resignation, Appointments

  • J. W. Metcalf announced Diane Nottmeyer’s Board resignation.
  • As first vice chair, J. W. Metcalf assumed the office of Board Chair.
  • J. W. made the following Board officers appointments:
    • Victor Lopez, First Vice Chair.
    • Matt Bierman, Second Vice Chair.
    • Audrey Finke, Secretary.
    • Greg Engele, continues as Treasurer.
  • Board Committees appointments will be reviewed at a later date.
  • J. W. noted that Nancy Newby would not be present due to her mother’s death.

 

Community Comments
Over 35 community members were present and some spoke on various topics related to WCH as follows.

Rose Ann Kujawa:

  • Repeated previously cited grievances regarding staff relationships, hiring process, WCH image in community, decreased cardiac rehab volume and related lost income.
  • Stated that the goal of Concerned Supporters of WCH is to save the Hospital, and they want to help solve issues. 

Phyllis Shubert:

  • Again, cited nepotism and doesn’t understand why Nancy Newby, CEO (mother), and Megan Stanley, RHC Manager (daughter), are still at WCH.

Charles Braly:

  • WCH Board confirmed that the “unsigned” letter of response to WCH Concerned Supporters’ petition was WCH Board’s “official” response.
  • Requested a copy of the July 8 special Board meeting minutes pertaining to the group’s petition.  He was directed to make a FOIA (Freedom of Information ACT) request.
  • Stated he was not satisfied with WCH’s response denying access to results of WCH’s Employee Satisfaction Survey conducted in October 2013.
  • Further expressed his dissatisfaction with the Board’s lack of cooperation regarding the group’s requests.

Elaine Brammeier:

  • Subsequent to a recent ruling on her unemployment hearing which she feels was in her favor, Elaine appealed to WCH Board to review her personnel file as she believes she was wrongly terminated by Administration.

WCH Board:

  • Thanked all for their attendance and active involvement in community matters. 
  • Topics presented will be reviewed.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Special Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
The following meeting(s) minutes were presented for review and approval:

  • Board of Directors, July 1, 2014.
  • Special Board of Directors, July 8, 2014.
  • Finance Committee, May 27, 2014.

On a motion by Bill Manier and second by Audrey Finke, the Board unanimously voted to approve the aforementioned meetings minutes.

 

Financial and Statistical Report
Elaine Matzenbacher, CFO, presented the Financial and Statistical Report for June 2014.  Highlights of the report were as follows:

Total Patient Revenue was $2,009,321.  Total Provisions were $979,008.  Total Net Operating Revenue was $1,087,118.  Total Operating Expenses were $1,042,008.  Income from Operations was $45,110, with YTD Income $33,518.  Total Non-Operating Revenue was $44,747, with YTD Total Non-Operating Revenue of $78,589.  Total Income was $89,857, with YTD Income $112,107.

In response to J. W.’s inquiry, Elaine confirmed that June was another good month financially and statistically.  July numbers are on target with budget, also.

On a motion by Matt Bierman and second by Victor Lopez, the Board unanimously voted to approve the June 2014 Financial and Statistical Report.

 

Ordinance No. 152
In compliance with Illinois Compiled Statutes, Elaine presented for approval Ordinance No. 152, “An Ordinance making appropriations to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of Washington County Hospital District, of Washington County, Illinois, for the fiscal year commencing May 1, 2014 and ending April 30, 2015.”

On a motion by Matt Bierman and second by Bill Manier, the Board unanimously voted to approve Ordinance No. 152 for fiscal year 2014-2015 as presented.

 

Ordinance No. 153
In compliance with Illinois Compiled Statutes, Elaine presented for approval Ordinance No. 153, “An Ordinance amending the levy and assessment of taxes for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2014 and ending April 30, 2015.”

On a motion by Greg Engele and second by Audrey Finke, the Board unanimously voted to approve Ordinance No. 153 for fiscal year 2014-2015 as presented.

 

Telepsych Services
The completion of paperwork continues with various entities related to this new outpatient service.  WCH has conferenced with the new physician’s office regarding IT processes and related preparations.

 

New Physician
New WCH Medical Group physician Ginger Fewell, M.D., specializing in family medicine, started seeing patients today and had a full schedule. 

 

Golf Tournament Report

  • The annual WCH Golf Tournament is Friday, September 26.  Several responses have been received from our “Save the Date” mailing last month.
  • The first Golf Committee meeting will be Friday, July 25, at noon with lunch provided.  Board members are welcome to attend.

Community Questions/Answers
There were no questions.

 

Closed Meeting
At 7:30 p.m. on a motion by Bill Manier and second by Matt Bierman, the Board unanimously approved to enter closed session under Open Meetings Public Act 88-621 Sections 2(C)(21).  Bierman, AYE, Engele AYE, Finke AYE, Lopez AYE, Manier AYE, Metcalf AYE.  Motion carried.

At 8:15 p.m., on a motion by Greg Engele and second by Audrey Finke, the Board unanimously approved to leave closed session and re-enter open session Bierman, AYE, Engele AYE, Finke AYE, Lopez AYE, Manier AYE, Metcalf AYE.  Motion carried.

 

Board of Directors Closed Meeting Minutes
Special Board of Directors Closed Meeting Minutes
The following meeting(s) minutes were presented for review and approval:

  • Board of Directors closed, July 1, 2014.
  • Special Board of Directors closed, July 8, 2014.

On a motion by Matt Bierman and second by Victor Lopez, the Board unanimously voted to approve the aforementioned meetings minutes.

 

Adjournment
On a motion by Greg Engele and second by Audrey Finke, the Board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,


Audrey Finke, Secretary
Board of Directors
Washington County Hospital

WCH Board

J. W. Metcalf, Chair

Victor Lopez, 1st Vice Chair

Matt Bierman, 2nd Vice Chair

Audrey Finke, Secretary

Greg Engele, Treasurer

Dan Bronke, Member

Bill Manier, Member

 





Administrative Team

Nancy Newby, Chief Executive Officer
Kim Larkin, Chief Information Officer
Elaine Matzenbacher, Chief Financial Officer

Dave Davenport, Human Resources Director
Ruth Kellerman, Quality Coordinator

Candice Hawley, Chief Nurse Executive


 

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