October 25, 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, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.

Members of the Board present included:

Vice Chairman, Dr. Curtis Montgomery
Secretary, Jerry Larrison
Manager, Robert Hardy
Manager, Judy Emmett

Absent from the meeting was Chairman, Anne Woodard.

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.

Vice Chairman Montgomery called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on September 27, 2017 and the Special Meeting held October 05, 2017.

Mrs. Emmett made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting on September 27 2017 and to consider approving the minutes on the October 5, meeting at next month’s business meeting. 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.

Jana Endicott, RN, BSN of HMH asked when WCHD & HMH would receive the results of the independent auditor’s reports and would they be published in the paper for the public to view. Vice Chairman Montgomery asked Mr. Hardy to give a statement. Mr. Hardy stated that both parties are still under discussion in this matter.

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

Judy Emmett stated the commercial appraiser is still working on the appraisal at this time.

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

Vice Chairman Montgomery gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $14,393.95. 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 September 2017 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was $468,475.85 and expenditures were $1,381,671.30. Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the financial report as presented.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Emmett The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item #7: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.

Monthly bills in the amount of $39,258.54 were presented by Keli Molina.

Mr. Larrison made a motion to pay the monthly bills as presented.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Hardy.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item #8: Approve the recording of October 2017 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.

Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the recording of the September 2017 indigent care expense.  Mr. Larrison 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.

Max Owens CFO of HMH gave a report on HMH. He stated for the month of September admissions were up and here to date HMH is doing better overall from last year. Mr. Owens also stated as of September HMH will be back on budget and HMH is working to increase the financials of the hospital and move forward. Judy Emmett asked Mr. Owens what they have been doing to move forward. Mr. Owens stated they had already started on performance improvement projects before Stroudwater and HMP came on site, now we are working on productivity and revenue cycle as well. Mr. Hardy asked if the September results that have improved were a result of the studies done on HMH. Mr. Owens said it’s a result of similar things we have implemented, staffing is down and the other thing is having more patients in admissions. Mr. Hardy asked Mr. Owens for reports on the new 1115 waiver and also quarterly reports on Indigent care. Mr. Owens agreed to sending reports to WCHD.

Agenda Item #11: Adjourn meeting.

There being no further business, Vice Chairman Montgomery adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.



Chairman Anne Woodard

Walker County Hospital District


Attest: _______________________________

Jerry Larrison, Secretary

Walker County Hospital District