MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
June 28, 2017
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, June 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.
Members of the Board present included:
Chairman, Anne Woodard
Vice Chairman, Dr. Curtis Montgomery
Secretary, Jerry Larrison
Manager, Robert Hardy
Manager, Judy Emmett
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant; Shannon Brown, CEO HMH and Wade Thibodeaux, Walker County Press.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Vice-Chairman Dr. Montgomery called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on May 24, 2017.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Emmett. 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.
Wade Thibodeaux from the Walker County Press attended meeting and stated he would be attending our future meetings for his newspaper.
Agenda Item #4: Holle Knight will give a presentation on WCHD Indigent Care Patients and Program.
Holle Knight was unable to attend meeting.
Agenda Item#5: Receive and discuss asbestos removal report and future demolition of Ella Smither Building.
No reports on Ella Smither. The Board discussed obtaining a copy of the deed from the Courthouse.
Agenda Item#6: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.
Keli Molina gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $ 12,853.31. Chairman Anne Woodard made a motion to pay the indigent care bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Emmett. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item#7: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
The Statement of Revenues & Expenditures for the month ending May 2017 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was $498,649.65 and expenditures were $703,753.96. Chairman Anne Woodard made a motion to approve the financial report as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #8: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Monthly bills in the amount of $44,077.27 were presented by Keli Molina.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to pay the monthly bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #9: Approve the recording of June 2017 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve recording the monthly indigent care expense. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #10: Consider giving approval to Walker County Appraisal District to accept the bids received on the properties in trust owned by the taxing jurisdictions.
Chairman Ann Woodard made a motion to approve the bids on these properties. Mrs. Emmett made a second to the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #11: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Robert Hardy made a statement that the Little River Healthcare has announced that it will be ending its affiliation with the Houston County Hospital District at the end of June 2017. Shannon Brown added that the Houston County Hospital in Crockett, Texas will be closing on June 30, 2017 and also stated they currently have 200 employees and that HMH attended a job fair they had. Shannon mentioned that Trinity Hospital will be closing their doors July 31, 2017 as well. Shannon Brown gave a Power Point presentation on the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), this report is done once every three years. The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CBP/CHNA and CHNA. This assessment and implementation plan was presented to and approved by the Hospital Board on June 27, 2017. Huntsville Memorial Hospital will utilize its 2017 plan as a guide over the next few years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.
Agenda Item #12: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business, Vice-Chairman Dr. Montgomery adjourned the meeting at 7:20 P.M.
Chairman Anne Woodard
Walker County Hospital District
Jerry Larrison, Secretary
Walker County Hospital District