MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
February 24, 2016
STATE OF TEXAS X
COUNTY OF WALKER X
The Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District, Walker County, Texas met in a regular session, open to the public, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.
Members of the Board present included:
Chairman Robert R. Hardy
Vice Chairman Ron Lange
Secretary Jerry Larrison
Manager Susan Mott
Manager Judy Emmett
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant; Guy Gross, HMH CFO; Ronnie and Reba White, Walker County Commissioner Precinct #2 and guest Donna Pinon.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Chairman Hardy called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the meeting held January 27, 2016.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Lange seconded the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #3: Comments from the public. If you wish to address the Board of Managers, please register prior to the meeting being called to order.
None were made at this time.
Agenda Item #4: Consider payment of indigent care bills.
Chairman Hardy presented indigent care bills in the amount of $14,041.20. Mrs. Mott made a motion to approve the payment of the indigent care bills as presented. Mr. Lange seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #5: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
Chairman Robert Hardy reported that the Hospital District had revenues of $2,425,374.63 and expenditures of $631,981.09 for the month of January 2016. The board reviewed the line item statement of revenues and expenditures in detail. Mr. Lange made a motion to accept the financial report as prepared. Mr. Larrison made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #6: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve payment of the current monthly bills received to date totaling $28,772.31. Mrs. Mott seconded the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #7: Consider recording February 2016 indigent care expense and approve the related funding for the 1115 Waiver IGT payment.
Mrs. Mott made a motion to approve the recording of the budgeted indigent care expense for the month of February totaling $576,664. Mr. Lange seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #8: Consider giving approval to Walker County Appraisal District to accept bids received on the properties in trust owned by the taxing jurisdictions.
None at this time.
Agenda Item #9: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Mr. Hardy reported that Hilltop Securities is currently working on confidentiality agreements to present to prospective affiliation parties and a Request for Expression of Interest to be presented to potential affiliation partners.
Guy Gross, HMH CFO, stated the volumes of patient level are down now. He said the flu season is usually here by now but has not happened yet. HMH is putting up pictures of Historical sites of Huntsville and pictures of the interaction of patients, nurses and doctors around the hospital. Guy also stated that HMH is now Stroke Certified and The Offender ER is ready and open. HMH has hired additional security guards to work at night.
Agenda Item #10: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business Chairman Hardy adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m.