$n$ In the minutes - Garfield County Public Hospital District

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Garfield County Public Hospital District commissioners are Roger Dumbeck, Jenness Evanson, Jim Maves, Pat Richardson and Vonni Mulroney. With all present Wednesday the board:

  • QUALITY: Heard presentation on new online continuing education tools available to staff, and a presentation summarizing the results of the financial strategic planning assessment exercise.
  • HUGS AUXILIARY: Learned the auxiliary's recent activities included shopping at Walmart, an in-home birthday party and touring Christmas lights. Approved $89.88 reimbursement for gift shopping. Unanimous.
  • RESIDENT COUNCIL: Learned some nursing home residents had voiced concerns about their meat not being cut before their meals were delivered. Also learned the new tub room project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
  • MEDICAL STAFF: Discussed electronic signatures. Learned lab and X-ray will no longer take routine call. Also learned the medical staff has expressed some interest in holding a retreat.
  • CLINIC: Learned the disease management cohorts and tool kits to clinic staff and providers. Performance measures are showing movement in a favorable direction. The clinic is meeting with the providers to work on ways to embed the health home principles into the clinic practice.
  • FINANCE: Learned the current cash flow is $98,000, and Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements have resumed after delays in prior months. Also learned the year to date net income as of the end of November 2010 is $1.7 million.
  • HAZARD MITIGATION: Passed a resolution to support and adopt the Southeast Washington Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Unanimous.
  • CAPITAL PROJECTS: Learned work continues on the nurse call system, but presently the system is functioning correctly. Learned the electrical systems for the server room cooling system and the lab/X-ray room are considered in compliance with the state Department of Labor and Industries requirements. Also learned the chiller has been replaced but the fine tuning of the system has to wait for warm weather.

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