September 27, 2017

STATE OF TEXAS           X


The Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District, Walker County, Texas met in a regular session, open to the public, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.

Members of the Board present included:

Chairman, Anne Woodard
Secretary, Jerry Larrison
Manager, Robert Hardy
Manager, Judy Emmett

Absent from the meeting was Vice Chairman, Dr. Curtis Montgomery

Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant and numerous guest on our sign in sheet attached.

Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.

Chairman Anne Woodard called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the Special Meeting held August 9, 2017, the Regular Meeting held on August 23, 2017 and the Special Meeting held September 06, 2017.

Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the minutes for the meetings. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hardy.  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.

Ingrid Dixon, HMH Director of Perioperative Services inquired on the notification process of any special called meetings of WCHD and Brenda Ray, HMH Human Resources Director inquired on time frame of WCHD Meeting Minutes being posted.

Keli Molina WCHD Administrative Assistant answered both questions at meeting as follows:

All WCHD Regular or Special Meeting Agendas’ are posted on door of WCHD Business Office located @ 1300 11th Street Suite #515, Huntsville, TX, Walker County Courthouse and WCHD website ( walkercountyhospitaldistrict.org ) 72 hours before each meeting.

WCHD Minutes are posted at WCHD Web Site after approval at monthly WCHD Board Meetings.

Agenda Item #4: Discuss the Ella Smither Building and property.

Chairman Anne Woodard stated the WCHD has hired Don Holtkamp Real Estate Commercial Appraiser from Bryan, TX to do an appraisal on the Ella Smither Building and all property. He said he could do this in a timely manner. As soon as the WCHD receives his report we will start accepting bids on the property.

Agenda Item#5: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.

Anne Woodard gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $15,419.78. Mr. Hardy made a motion to pay the indigent care bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote. 

Agenda Item#6: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.

The Statement of Revenues & Expenditures for the month ending August 2017 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was $475,826.42 and expenditures were $627,504.06. Mr. Hardy 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 #7: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.

Monthly bills in the amount of $65,291.25 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 #8: Approve the recording of September 2017 budgeted indigent care   expense in the amount of $576,664.00.

Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the recording of the September 2017 indigent care expense.  Mrs. Emmett seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item #9: Consider giving approval to Walker County Appraisal District to accept the bids received on the properties in trust owned by the taxing jurisdictions.


Agenda Item #10: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.

Shannon Brown HMH CEO stated the volume at HMH has increased by 15 a day. He stated the additional volume is from Huntsville. He discussed the call from UHRIP and stated there seems to be a standstill with Jefferson County; it could be 2nd quarter of next year. There is an opportunity in Region 17 with additional dollars 9.3 million, the anchor Bryan College Station did put forth a proposal and a plan to everyone who was in that pool to have access to those dollars based on some type of plan to Medicare in their community and there was 5 options only 2 of them did we support as an organization the other 3 did not lend to us even being an opportunity to participate or receive funds back. We were able to dress our concerns collectively which did give us the opportunity to pull those funds down for 2 years @ $800,000 each year. Anne Woodard stated that amount is what was asked for. Mr. Hardy asked Shannon Brown for reports on the projects and Indigent Care Payments.

Agenda Item #11: Adjourn meeting.

There being no further business, Chairman Anne Woodard adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.



Chairman Anne Woodard

Walker County Hospital District


Attest: _______________________________

Jerry Larrison, Secretary

Walker County Hospital District