MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
June 22, 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, June 22, 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
Absent from meeting Manager Judy Emmett
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant and guests Shannon Brown, HMH CEO; Joe Henderson, Attorney and Judge Danny Pierce.
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 Regular Meeting held May 25, 2016.
Mr. Lange made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Larrison seconded the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #3: EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board of Managers will convene in Closed Session as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071, Consultation with the District’s Attorneys and 551.085, Governing Board of Certain Health Care Providers for review and discussion regarding a potential sale of the District’s active Hospital System Facilities and the sale of the Walker County Hospital Corporation d/b/a Huntsville Memorial Hospital, all in connection with proposals received relating to negotiations for the transaction and for the arrangement or provision of services for the operation and management of the Huntsville Memorial Hospital system, and to evaluate and provide recommendations regarding any potential affiliations or transactions between the District, Huntsville Memorial Hospital and any other healthcare providers.
No action at this time.
Agenda Item #4: RECONVENE: Open Session for action following executive session, if necessary, but no actions are contemplated.
Regular Session reconvened. There were discussions about the potential sale of the Districts active Hospital System Facilities but there were no decisions made which required public action by the board.
Agenda Item #5: 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 #6: Consider payment of indigent care bills.
WCHD Administrative Assistant Keli Molina presented indigent care bills in the amount of $13,425.42. Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the payment of the indigent care bills as presented. Mrs. Mott seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #7: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
Chairman Robert Hardy reported that the Hospital District had revenues of $503,811.10 and expenditures of $645,831.12 for the month of May 2016. Mrs. Mott made a motion to accept the financial report as prepared. Mr. Lange made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #8: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Mrs. Mott made a motion to approve payment of the monthly bills as presented in the amount of $50,304.69. Mr. Lange seconded the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #9: Approve the recording of June 2016 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the recording of the June 2016 indigent care expense. Mr. Lange seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #10: 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 #11: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Shannon Brown, HMH CEO gave a brief report on HMH and stated they now has 256 physicians, and will begin to renovate the doctor’s lounge to add more space. HMH will be hiring a Cardio doctor full time for the Cath lab and two family physicians for primary care. Shannon discussed the need for more space and growth for HMH and he stated MOB’S could be the answer for the space needed for the physicians and the patients.
Mr. Hardy stated the 1115 Waiver funds will be sent out next week on June 30, 2016 from the WCHD Office and HMH will receive the funds on July 31, 2016. Mr. Hardy discussed choosing a Special Committee to work with Chris Janning and WCHD in the final selection process of the sale of the Hospital.
Agenda Item #12: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business Chairman Robert Hardy adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.