MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
July 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, July 26, 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 meeting: Vice Chairman, Dr. Curtis Montgomery
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant; Shannon Brown, CEO HMH; Holle Knight Hill, HMH Indigent Care; Anna Smith, Rev Cycle Director HMH; Jana Endicott, Dir of Case Mgmt, HMH; Liz Haecker, Dir of Staff Dev. HMH; Jennifer Quinn, Dir of Clinical Effectiveness HMH; Patricia Rocheford, Clinical Coordinator OR HMH; R. K. Mahaffey, M.D.; Ingrid Dixon, Dir of Perioperative Services HMH; Dr. Antwi, ER doctor HMH. Judge Danny Pierce, Walker County; Wade Thibodeaux, Walker County Press; Larry Crippey, KSAM News and Mary & Jimmy Henry, guest.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Chairman Anne Woodard called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.
Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on June 28, 2017 and WCHD Special Board Meeting for July 10, 2017.
Mr. Hardy 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.
Agenda Item #4: Holle Knight will give a presentation on WCHD Indigent Care Patients and Program.
Holle Knight and Anna Smith handed out a packet and gave a report on 2017 Indigent Care Expenses and also FY/17 Uncompensated Care.
Agenda Item #5: Approve the recording of July 2017 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.
Mrs. Emmett made a motion to approve recording the monthly indigent care expense. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item#6: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.
Keli Molina gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $12,857.33. Mr. Larrison 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#7: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
The Statement of Revenues & Expenditures for the month ending June 2017 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was $491,070.14 and expenditures were $ 635,818.32. Mrs. Emmett 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 #8: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Monthly bills in the amount of $41,616.48 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#9: Report on Ella Smither Building and discuss future property use and property demolition.
Chairman Anne Woodard stated on the Ella Smither Building the board is looking at asbestos removal, demolition and appraising, then will be open to receive bids. Mr. Hardy stated a possibility of selling as is and not doing the asbestos removal or demolition. Chairman Anne Woodard agreed with Mr. Hardy and said either way would be fine. The City is currently interested in this property.
Agenda Item #10: 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 #11: Approve Order Calling for Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers’ General Election to be held November 7, 2017, for two (2) Managers to serve two (2) year terms each: and also, appoint election judges, designate polling places and detailing provisions relating to Early Voting.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the order calling the election as presented.
Mr. Larrison made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #12: Authorize Joint Election Agreement between County of Walker, City of Huntsville, City of New Waverly, City of Riverside, Huntsville Independent School District, New Waverly Independent School District, Walker County Emergency Services District No.1 and Walker County Hospital District for the November 7, 2017 General Election.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve this agreement. Mr. Larrison made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #13: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Chairman Ann Woodard stated she met with the Special Board appointed by Mac Woodward to discuss finances at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Anne said the meeting went well and all parties are working towards the best interest of Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Shannon Brown HMH CEO discussed the IGT coming up soon.
Agenda Item #14: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business, Chairman Anne Woodard adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Chairman Anne Woodard
Walker County Hospital District
Jerry Larrison, Secretary
Walker County Hospital District