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September 24, 2020 – A regular Sullivan County Memorial Hospital (SCMH) Board of Trustees meeting was called to order on September 24, 2020, by Acting Chairperson Bill Lewis at 5:00 PM. Trustees present were Angie Curtis, Jean Page, Jo Hall and Bill Lewis. Also present were Tony Keene, Chief Executive Officer, Tina Sears-Hamilton, Director of Patient Care Services and Rae Ashby, HR Director. The meeting was held in the Business Office Building Conference Room.
MINUTES: Acting Chairperson Lewis called for a motion to approve the regular meeting minutes from the August 27, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting and minutes from the August 27, 2020 Tax Rate Hearing minutes. Trustee Page made a motion to approve the minutes. Trustee Hall seconded the motion. Trustees Hall, Curtis & Page voted yes. Motion carried.
Quality Structure is a large focus for our hospital. Projects related to quality were highlighted. Davena McKim has been transitioned to Quality Manager and has begun module training through the Missouri Hospital Association.
Karen Schoonover has returned and has accepted the assignment of Radiology Director.
Discussion of upcoming changes in our specialty clinics; Tony has looked at several potential opportunities in the future.
Business Office Building renovations should be complete by next week. All but two employees have moved to their new areas.
State inspection plan of correction has been reviewed by FMS and they have been working with Steve Hill to check off completed items from our extension request.
Senior management team met with architects and engineers for designs of Isolation Bay area, Negative Pressure room, Environmental Services, Cardiac Rehab & Therapy areas. All structural changes require approval by the state.
Medical gas system – Wyrick will begin updates in the next 3 to 4 weeks.
Servers and Information Technology equipment has been ordered from CDWG.
FINANCIAL REPORT: The August 2020 financial report was presented to the Board. The hospital had a loss of $97,288 for August and a year to date loss of $170,351.
PATIENT CARE REPORT: The Board reviewed the August hospital and clinic patient care reports.
Considering another CNA class at SCMH soon. Wound clinic is progressing with Tami Westerns leadership.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE STAFF REPORT: The Board reviewed the July & September meeting minutes.
OTHER REPORTS: The September Quality Assurance/Improvement, Infection Control, Risk Management and Safety meeting minutes were reviewed by the Board.
OLD BUSINESS: None
Trustee Hall made a motion to approve $3450 bid from Mainline Fire Protection for the installation of 6 Magnetic locks for doors to remain open unless a fire alarm has sounded. Trustee Curtis seconded the motion. Trustee Page, Hall and Curtis voted yes. Motion carried.
Trustee Hall made a motion to approve $466,747 bid from CentiMark for Roof replacement to ensure that we continue to meet ongoing regulations of infection control in our overall facility. Trustee Curtis seconded the motion. Trustee Page, Hall and Curtis voted yes. Motion carried.
Trustee Page made a motion to approve $13,000 bid for the purchase of a new washing machine from Loomis Brothers which includes a controller to keep the water at a constant temperature that will continue guaranteed proper levels of sanitation and infection control. Trustee Hall seconded the motion. Trustee Page, Hall and Curtis voted yes. Motion carried.
Being no further business, Trustee Curtis made a motion, seconded by Trustee Page to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Hall, Curtis and Page voted yes.
The meeting adjourned at 5:59 PM.
Next regular scheduled meeting will be October 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM.