MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
May 24, 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, May 24, 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 Michael Ethridge, Representative for Chairman Kevin Brady.
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 April 26, 2017.
Dr. Montgomery made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. 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.
Michael Ethridge, Field representative for US Congressman Kevin Brady stated the CBO just released a cost estimate on their American Health Care Act and Mr. Brady is also working on Tax reform.
Agenda Item#4: Receive and discuss asbestos removal report and future demolition of Ella Smither Building.
Dr. Montgomery stated he had talked to Charlsa Dearwester from the County and Attorney Joe Henderson and received conflicting stories on the demo process. Mr. Hardy stated he had talked to Atty Joe Henderson and he was waiting on a call from Austin.
Agenda Item#5: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.
Keli Molina gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $15,987.75. Mrs. Emmett made a motion to pay the indigent care bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Dr. Montgomery. 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 April 2017 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was 684,289.02 and expenditures were $ 622,258.63. Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the financial report as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hardy. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #7: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Monthly bills in the amount of $82,522.11 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 May 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 #9: Consider giving approval to Walker County Appraisal District to accept the bids received on the properties in trust owned by the taxing jurisdictions.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the bids on these properties. Dr. Montgomery made a second to the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #10:Consider approval of application for Historic Site property exemption from Samuel Walker Houston Museum and Cultural Center.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to approve the application. 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.
Shannon Brown stated the URIP Project with Jefferson County has been pushed back,but we are giving them all the info they have asked for and will continue to do so. A few of the other things Mr. Brown shared were the Department of Justice is suing United Health Care for over a billion dollars for false claims. Insurance Companies Aetna and Humana are going out and several Insurance companies who were going to merge are not now. HCA is acquiring 4 Hospitals locally. HCA will now have 2000 beds for patients in the Houston area.
Agenda Item #12: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business, Chairman Anne Woodard adjourned the meeting at 6:40 P.M.
Chairman Anne Woodard
Walker County Hospital District
Jerry Larrison, Secretary
Walker County Hospital District