MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
April 26, 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, April 26, 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 and Shannon Brown, CEO, HMH.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Chairman Woodard called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on March 22, 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.
Agenda Item#4: Receive and discuss asbestos removal report and future demolition of Ella Smither Building.
Dr. Montgomery stated he learned no other bids were necessary and he suggested we move forward with Servpro’s bid. There was also some discussion regarding the property’s heirs and the previous research done on this matter. Chairman Woodard said to table this for now until we go over previous information on the heirs and property.
Agenda Item#5: Executive Session: The Board of Managers will convene in closed session pursuant to Government Code Sections 551.071 and 551.072 to consult with the District’s financial advisors and legal counsel for an update on progress and issues concerning the pending sale or lease of real estate including, but not limited to, operations and transactional matters on the proposed sale and lease of the Huntsville Memorial Hospital facilities.
No action contemplated.
The board did not go into Executive Session.
Agenda Item#6: Reconvene: Open Session for remainder of agenda items
There was no Executive Session.
Agenda Item#7: Discuss and Approve Director’s & Officer’s Insurance for WCHD Board Members from Rollo Insurance.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve recording the Director’s & Officer’s Insurance for the WCHD Board Members. The motion was seconded by Dr. Montgomery. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item#8: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.
Keli Molina gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $9,194.00. Dr. Montgomery made a motion to pay the indigent care bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hardy. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item#9: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
The Statement of Revenues & Expenditures for the month ending March 2017 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was 534,547.80 and expenditures were $ 820,985.81. Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the financial report as presented. The motion was seconded by Dr. Montgomery. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #10: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Monthly bills in the amount of $12,838.74 were presented by Keli Molina.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to pay the monthly bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Dr. Montgomery. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #11: Approve the recording of April 2017 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve recording the monthly indigent care expense. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Emmett. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #12: Consider giving approval to Walker County Appraisal District to accept the bids received on the properties in trust owned by the taxing jurisdictions.
None at this time.
Agenda Item #13: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Shannon Brown stated HMH’s average census is 75 daily. HMH is working to improve their operations and flow. Shannon stated that additional nurses and more staffing have been added to the emergency department & admissions. Shannon also discussed the New URIP Program coming up for HMH and WCHD.
Agenda Item #14: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business, Chairman Anne Woodard adjourned the meeting at 7:10 P.M.
Chairman Anne Woodard
Walker County Hospital District
Jerry Larrison, Secretary
Walker County Hospital District