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Brookings Health System Board of Trustees: 09/26/2022

Brookings Health System

Board of Trustees 

Minutes of Meeting

September 26, 2022

 

 

Members Present: Dick Peterson, Sheila Anderson, Lynn Darnall, Andrew Ellsworth Daryl Englund, Tracy Greene, Mary Ann Krogh, Jim Morgan; Ex-officio: Joey Collins & Ryan Krogman

Absent: David Meyer

 

Management Present:  Jason Merkley, CEO; Tammy Hillestad, CNO; Melissa Wagner, CFO 

and Sheri Wiig, recorder 

 

President Peterson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

 

INVITED GUEST – Police Chief, Michael Drake

Merkley welcomed and introduced Brookings new Police Chief, Michael Drake, who began his role on August 22. Members of the Board also introduced themselves and welcomed Drake to Brookings. Merkley stated Brookings Health is very appreciative of the police force and for the relationship with emergency department staff. Chief Drake highlighted details of his extensive 30-year career in law enforcement in and around New York State. Chief Drake was thanked for his time and exited the meeting at 5:20 p.m.

 

CONSENT AGENDA 

A motion was made by Ellsworth, seconded by Krogh to approve the agenda and the following consent agenda items: August 29, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, August 2022 Financials, Adjustments and Payables as follows: 

 

August 2022 Payables:

(Vendor name and amount)

Avera McKennan Hospital, $105,125.86; Rove Staffing LLC, $34,260.14; Vocera Communications Inc, $29,906.20; Owens & Minor, $25,912.32; Agiliti Health Inc, $23,618.52; Fisher Healthcare, $14,547.23; Ali Ashraf Chaudhry LLC, $14,400.00; Medical Information Technology Inc, $14,335.00; Biomerieux Inc, $13,655.61; Stryker Orthopaedics, $13,276.65; National Medical Resources Inc, $12,325.00; Avera Health, $11,873.39; CoreMedical Group, $11,460.10; Risk Administration Services Inc, $8,011.57; Precise Bioscience LLC, $6,900.00; Interim Healthcare, $6,627.45; Xigent Solutions, $5,844.88; Owens Recovery Science, $5,775.00; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $5,457.00; Estelline Nursing & Care Center, $4,979.80; Stryker Endoscopy, $4,126.12; Cardinal Health, $3,942.19; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $3,750.74; Kenric D Malmberg, $3,720.00; Cardinal Health Pharmacy Svcs LLC, $3,687.45; Allergan, $3,652.00; City of Brookings, $3,390.27; Follett LLC, $3,281.04; Stryker Sales Corp, $3,117.49; Aladtec Inc, $3,033.00; Century Business Products, $2,681.27; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $2,250.00; Mediacom LLC, $1,682.18; Olympus America Inc, $1,620.83; Alimed Inc, $1,570.90; Encompass Group LLC, $1,530.60; MSDS Source LLC, $1,408.00; Northwestern Energy, $1,396.59; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $1,394.79; Intellipro Security LLC, $1,329.00; Andrew Ellsworth, $1,320.00; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $1,191.59; Network Services Company, $1,187.69; McKeever Inc, $1,168.35; Verizon Wireless, $1,147.46; Converdia Health Staffing, $1,145.96; Melrose International LLC, $1,105.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,104.74; Dedicated Investment Group, $1,013.70; Haag-Streit USA Inc, $995.00; Nova Biomedical, $994.42; McKesson Medical Surgical, $942.30; Patient-Insurance Refund, $919.73; Steris Corporation, $901.07; Kelly Evans, $900.00; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $900.00; Draeger Inc, $887.30; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $800.00; Medline Industries Inc, $756.72; Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Svcs, $722.18; Rachel Sunne, $720.00; Shelby Eischens, $720.00; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $669.53; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $630.75; Streck Inc, $629.01; Chesterman Co, $614.91; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $604.04; Precision Lens, $604.00; Integra Lifesciences Sales LLC, $600.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $585.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $556.28; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $508.50; Knox Associates Inc, $498.00; Cook Medical Incorporated, $480.73; Dakota Data Shred, $476.24; Buhls Drycleaning, $428.45; Zimmer US Inc, $418.20; Bay Medical Products LLC, $417.68; Infusystem Inc, $414.00; CR Bard Inc, $412.34; Richard H Peterson, $400.00; North Central Food Processing, $380.67; Patient-Insurance Refund, $380.00; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $365.00; Gordon Dekkenga, $356.00; Graybar Electric Co, $346.98; Applied Medical Resources, $345.00; Werfen USA LLC, $338.28; See Better Lab, $327.50; Jigsaw Medical, $317.01; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $308.00; Daryl Englund, $300.00; David M Meyer, $300.00; James Morgan, $300.00; Lynn M Darnall, $300.00; Sheila Anderson, $300.00; Tracy Annette Greene, $300.00; Kool Beans Coffee, $297.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $296.54; Patient-Insurance Refund, $291.95; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $285.00; Ecolab Inc, $257.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $256.35; Trubridge, $250.00; Laerdal Medical Corporation, $244.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $240.00; Qiagen Inc, $234.00; Tri-City Star, $226.50; Arthrex Inc, $225.00; Fedex, $222.92; Charmant USA, $221.75; Sanford Training Center, $217.00; Typenex Medical LLC, $210.90; Sarstedt Inc, $188.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $181.47; CLIA LABORATORY PROGRAM, $180.00; CLIA Laboratory Program, $180.00; Benjamin T. Knutzen, D.D.S., PC, $175.00; Charles Zecco, $175.00; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $169.50; Caresfield LLC, $169.42; Concordance Healthcare Solutions, $168.36; Avera Distribution Center, $167.31; Innovative Medical Products Inc, $154.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $137.24; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $135.00; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc, $132.28; Abbott Laboratories, $130.00; Performance Health Supply Inc, $126.89; Ford Signs, $122.50; Grainger Inc, $112.68; Carstens Inc, $109.00; RR Donnelley, $108.72; OEC Medical Systems Inc, $107.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $106.20; Catherine Leadabrand, $103.14; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.62; Brian D Detmers, $100.00; Continental Optical Imports, $89.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.65; Live Eyewear Inc, $80.95; Infusystem Inc, $79.00; McGee Group, $75.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $75.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $75.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $73.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $63.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $62.31; Marco Technologies LLC, $61.35; Intoximeters Inc, $56.00; RR Donnelley, $55.00; Phil Carlson, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $48.88; Ramsdell F&M Ltd, $45.90; Patient-Insurance Refund, $43.31; Patient-Insurance Refund, $42.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.62; Patient-Insurance Refund, $38.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $37.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.20; Interstate Batteries, $35.00; ABB Optical Group, $26.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.68; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.18; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $18.36; Mary Schwaegerl, $8.13; Bausch & Lomb Americas Inc, $6.95; Avera McKennan Hospital, $948,365.01; Aegis Therapies Inc, $30,123.33; Restorix Health Inc, $23,782.29; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,892.43; Einspahr Auto Plaza Inc, $11,424.55; Rural Health Care Inc, $5,892.98; Alpha Media LLC, $5,670.00; Interim Healthcare, $5,319.45; Alex Qader, $4,800.00; Quadax Inc, $4,654.73; Transmed Inc, $4,478.00; Experian Health Inc, $4,382.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $3,805.00; CoreMedical Group, $3,674.82; Owens & Minor, $2,706.06; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $2,555.62; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,508.28; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,119.83; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $2,095.95; Midcontinent Communications, $2,020.78; Mediacom LLC, $1,951.58; Brookings Health Systems, $1,732.00; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,619.92; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $1,525.57; Rove Staffing LLC, $1,200.00; Core-Mark Midcontinent Inc, $1,127.85; OEC Medical Systems Inc, $1,123.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,029.27; PC Connection Sales Corp, $1,015.40; Stericycle Inc, $980.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $673.43; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $650.00; City of Volga, $613.23; Kelli's Gift Shop Suppliers, $526.31; Patient-Insurance Refund, $516.00; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $508.50; Avera Health, $500.00; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $477.24; Patient-Insurance Refund, $451.50; City of Brookings, $449.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $443.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $434.53; ABB Optical Group, $418.89; Optos Inc, $410.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $408.23; Alden Optical, $399.00; Bourgeois Eyewear Inc, $390.37; Chesterman Co, $363.47; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $358.68; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Johnson Controls, $333.54; Patient-Insurance Refund, $328.19; Patient-Insurance Refund, $322.93; K&K Interiors Inc, $289.81; Arlington Municipal Utilities, $284.93; Troy Mead, $267.16; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $187.48; Patient-Insurance Refund, $185.00; Agiliti Health Inc, $176.00; Flowers On Main, $150.00; Sanford Training Center, $148.00; Party Depot, $109.61; Buhls Drycleaning, $107.20; Nephron 503B Outsourcing Facility, $105.71; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Westgroupe USA Inc, $94.89; Patient-Insurance Refund, $87.50; Carquest Auto Parts, $86.78; Culligan Water Conditioning, $78.00; Tura, $65.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $59.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $58.61; Patient-Insurance Refund, $58.53; Patient-Insurance Refund, $58.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $56.64; Patient-Insurance Refund, $53.19; Patient-Insurance Refund, $52.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $51.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.61; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.09; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.09; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.09; Patient-Insurance Refund, $46.13; Patient-Insurance Refund, $45.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $43.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $42.50; WW Tire Service Inc, $42.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $41.58; Live Eyewear Inc, $41.45; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $32.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.50; Hospice ESRD Recoveries, $30.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Fedex, $24.69; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.41; Patient-Insurance Refund, $21.12; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Accounts Management Inc, $18.70; Continental Optical Imports, $17.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $13.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $3.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $0.58; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $70,450.81; Owens & Minor, $28,509.48; Stryker Orthopaedics, $24,439.53; AAA Collections Inc, $23,330.06; Alex Qader, $14,400.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $13,134.57; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $9,230.21; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $7,755.63; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $7,379.90; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $7,007.44; Biomerieux Inc, $6,873.59; Fisher Healthcare, $6,590.61; Swiftel Communications, $6,196.09; Xigent Solutions, $6,149.08; Estelline Nursing & Care Center, $5,862.00; Boston Scientific Corporation, $5,834.99; Huron Consulting Services LLC, $5,622.24; Aerin Medical Inc, $5,264.47; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $4,950.56; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $4,799.15; Stryker Sales Corp, $4,636.00; Carefusion 2200 Inc, $3,873.98; Avel eCare Medical Group PC, $3,749.29; Rove Staffing LLC, $3,600.00; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $3,598.79; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $3,586.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $3,548.02; Ascend Surgical Sales LLC, $3,495.00; Brock M Smith, $3,360.00; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $3,114.91; Interim Healthcare, $3,030.75; Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, $3,000.00; Indeed Inc, $3,000.00; Smith & Nephew Inc, $2,871.32; Bayer HealthCare Radiology, $2,664.56; Covidien Sales LLC, $2,581.00; Olympus America Inc, $2,501.03; Converdia Health Staffing, $2,500.00; 605 Custom Design LLC, $2,474.00; Sean Sundermann, $2,460.00; Valued Relationships Inc, $2,107.60; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $2,072.81; Cardinal Health, $2,061.68; Shelby Eischens, $1,860.00; Robert Hyk, $1,725.00; Cyracom LLC, $1,687.59; Breg Inc, $1,619.52; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,598.74; Kenric D Malmberg, $1,590.00; Draeger Inc, $1,508.96; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $1,500.71; Kone Inc, $1,450.11; Debra Johnston, $1,410.00; Kari J Hargens, $1,395.00; Medline Industries Inc, $1,359.66; CR Bard Inc, $1,239.00; Network Services Company, $1,237.08; Rachel Sunne, $1,200.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $1,179.11; Omnicell Inc, $1,139.00; Precision Lens, $1,126.00; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $1,080.00; K&K Interiors Inc, $1,042.95; Mediacom LLC, $980.54; ParetoHealth, $932.00; Stryker Endoscopy, $913.08; Medtronic Inc, $900.65; ABB Optical Group, $865.23; Cook Medical Incorporated, $802.96; Orthopedic Institute, $769.60; Telephone Systems & Service Inv, $767.67; First Bank & Trust, $765.00; Kayla Hannemann, $720.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $709.04; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $678.00; Blend Interactive Inc, $677.50; Otis Elevator Company, $659.90; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $650.00; Zimmer US Inc, $640.00; PICCGuard LLC, $632.00; Centurylink, $613.62; Brookings Health Systems, $602.71; Southwest Hospital Consultants Inc, $600.00; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $570.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $537.00; Diagnostica Stago Inc, $510.09; WW Tire Service Inc, $509.36; National Center On Shaken Baby, $489.94; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $478.90; McKeever Inc, $459.00; Arthrex Inc, $445.00; Sarstedt Inc, $442.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $434.30; i3 Verticals POS, $422.40; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; DVL Fire and Safety LLC, $403.00; Sentrixx Security, $361.44; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $343.30; Patient-Insurance Refund, $340.56; McKesson Medical Surgical, $337.62; CooperSurgical Inc, $333.69; Department of Social Services, $320.31; Decision Health, $300.00; Madison Regional Health System, $300.00; Silver Screen Advertising, $300.00; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $289.50; Walman Instruments, $286.00; TGB Brands, $274.65; Allergan, $272.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $250.00; Trubridge, $250.00; Abbott Laboratories, $241.93; Performance Health Supply Inc, $233.74; Brookings Area United Way, $226.78; Otis Elevator Company, $216.01; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Oxyrase Inc, $193.53; DeBeer Small Engine Repair Inc, $187.02; Grainger Inc, $186.92; Concordance Healthcare Solutions, $178.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $169.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $169.92; Step Saver Inc, $168.00; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $150.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $148.40; American Association of Nurse, $146.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $135.00; State Theatre Co Inc, $135.00; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $95.95; City of White, $95.32; Patient-Insurance Refund, $85.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $83.90; Judah Gauer, $75.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $72.90; Patient-Insurance Refund, $72.10; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $70.00; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $69.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $63.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $63.77; Steris Corporation, $61.00; Sanford Training Center, $60.00; Marco Ophthalmic Inc, $51.30; Midwest Special Instruments Corp, $48.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.70; Melby Photography, $40.00; Papa John's Pizza, $23.98; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $22.35; Brookings Engraving, $20.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.70; Northwestern Energy, $16.12; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $3.44; Avera McKennan Hospital, $876,640.86; Skywalker Roofing LLC, $80,928.00; Avera Health, $36,122.25; Aegis Therapies Inc, $27,344.95; Owens & Minor, $24,846.64; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,892.43; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $3,865.48; Rove Staffing LLC, $3,625.00; Sean Sundermann, $3,277.50; Madison Regional Health System, $3,100.00; Brock M Smith, $2,995.00; Converdia Health Staffing, $2,840.00; Kari J Hargens, $2,460.00; Rachel Sunne, $2,040.00; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $1,942.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,906.30; Kool Beans Coffee, $1,737.90; Mary Frances Ahlers, $1,650.00; Steris Corporation, $1,643.73; Cardinal Health, $1,338.14; Suzanne Hoffman, $1,230.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,119.09; Kenric D Malmberg, $1,110.00; Debra Johnston, $1,080.00; Kayla Hannemann, $840.00; Kelly Evans, $840.00; Shelby Eischens, $720.00; Partners In Recognition Inc, $541.43; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $463.42; Optos Inc, $410.00; SDSU Cheer, $350.00; Kati Merkley, $325.16; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $300.92; Chesterman Co, $300.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $291.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $264.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $258.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $255.90; Patient-Insurance Refund, $253.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $245.07; Dr Jills Foot Pads Inc, $227.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $211.54; Patient-Insurance Refund, $193.32; Flowers On Main, $184.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $182.68; Charmant USA, $174.10; Fedex, $170.93; Patient-Insurance Refund, $161.51; Office Peeps Inc, $147.09; Patient-Insurance Refund, $146.41; Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic Inc, $144.00; Northwestern Energy, $137.79; Patient-Insurance Refund, $124.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $116.98; Patient-Insurance Refund, $114.00; Brian D Detmers, $100.00; Newcomer Supply Inc, $93.90; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.09; Live Eyewear Inc, $73.95; Alden Optical, $69.00; Tura, $65.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $65.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $59.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $56.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $53.08; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $50.52; Phil Carlson, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.03; Buhls Drycleaning, $46.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $41.46; UPS, $40.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $32.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $31.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $31.08; Patient-Insurance Refund, $31.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $29.19; Centurylink, $27.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.00; Sierra Wireless America Inc, $23.52; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $22.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.93; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.64; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.53; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.73; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.33; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $13.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.49; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.01; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.67; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $9.81; Continental Optical Imports, $7.72; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.01; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.12

 

GRAND TOTAL: $3,076,768.50

 

Action: All present voted in favor; motion carried. 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Articles of interest included: "Challenge Accepted: USD Stands Ready to Meet Growing Healthcare Workforce Demands", Midwest Medical Edition; "The Current State of Hospital Finances: Fall 2022 Update", KaufmanHall; "The 340B program is at a crossroads", Managed Healthcare Executive; and "True Intelligence, Where AI is Working Today", Healthcare Executive

 

Merkley commented on workforce challenges for healthcare across the state and country. According to the Midwest Medical Edition Article, South Dakota is short 1200 to 1600 nurses to staff facilities today. Brookings Health is thankful USD and SDSU are working hard to address the problem with new and accelerated nursing slots and programs. Shortages are also being seen in many other ancillary services such as laboratory, radiology/imaging, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.  

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS

Executive Reports

CEO Report 

Merkley noted a fall social is being planned in conjunction with the First Chance Bonanza PRCA Rodeo in November for Brookings Health System’s Foundation Prairie Nightingale members. The event will provide an opportunity to reconnect and network with donors. Merkley also shared Karlee Manding was selected by SDSU’s Athletic Department as this year’s recipient of the Brookings Health System Health Professions Scholarship in SDSU Athletics. Manding is majoring in Nursing. 

 

CFO Report

Wagner shared an update on Net Days in AR; the spike which began in May was mainly attributed to a payer issue. This payer recently provided funding for all payments due which reduced Net Days in AR by seven (7) days. Wagner also noted, effective October 6, the 21st Century Cures Act (2016) will expand the scope of what data must be shared immediately with patients via the portal. This change to the online portal promotes transparency but may have some unintended consequences due to sensitive patient/provider confidential health information that should have additional follow up associated with the transfer of information.

 

CNO Report

Hillestad noted August was a very busy month and inpatient admissions continue to be high with an inability to transfer due to Sioux Falls and surrounding tertiary facilities being at capacity due to volume and/or lack of workforce. As we head into the fall season, which is historically some of our busiest times, our overall staffing level seems to be adequate and nursing staff are preparing for a continued influx of higher acuity patients.

 

Board Committee Reports

Administrative Committee

Committee member Englund provided a report; the Administrative Committee met on September 20, 2022. Topics of discussion included Yorkshire Medical Building, Board Member Appointments, Travelers Insurance/FEMA, SDAHO Salary Survey & Benefit Review, Current State of Healthcare, Vision Brookings 2027, Medicaid Expansion/Constitutional Amendment D, Air Handling Units, and SDSU Gift Agreement. 

 

Finance Committee   

Committee Chair Anderson provided a report; the Finance Committee met on September 20, 2022. The committee reviewed and approved the payables, adjustments, and financials for August. The timeline for FY23 Capital and Operational budgets was also provided. 

 

Quality Committee

Committee member Ellsworth provided a report; the Quality Committee met on September 20, 2022. Topics of discussion included Q1 & Q2 2022 Patient and Resident Safety, Q1 & Q2 2022 Patient Experience Report and Pay for Performance Program Summary.

 

 

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

Board Nominee

According to the ordinance of Chapter 42-92, a formal letter recommending an appointee to replace Englund’s City seat on the board as well as recommended reappointments was provided to Mayor Niemeyer. City Council will be voting on board appointments at their meeting tomorrow evening, September 27th. County Commission Chairperson Boersma was also provided a letter regarding the reappointment recommendation of Anderson. Merkley and Peterson are planning to attend the City Council meeting in support of the Board recommendation. 

 

 

Upon motion by Anderson, second by Morgan the meeting adjourned at 5:47p.m. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

__________________________________________

Lynn Darnall, Secretary   

 

(Addendum to the September 26, 2022, Board of Trustees minutes)

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

August New Hires: 

Abregana, Jaime $17.53; Adolph, Jessica $17.28; Andera, Rylee $15.15; Anderson, Megan $32.08; Brandsrud, Sue $22.20; Brenden, Ashley $34.00; 

Buysse, Jodi $16.39; Even, Hannah $14.26; Heiderscheidt, Trey $15.00; Henglefelt, Ashley $26.94; Hennrich, Brylee $29.63; Howe, Dillon $19.00; Hulstein, Katelyn $14.98; Johnson, Derick $30.28; Keller, Devyn $14.44; Kirsch, Tessa $27.10; Mayotte, Kierra $15.57; Mokhonwana, Ramokone $38.89; Mutziger, Sydney $13.81; Telgren, Abbigail $13.45; Thomsen, Faith $14.25

 

August Wage Changes: 

Froiland, Nicole $33.79; Gortmaker, Sara $20.74; Larson, Nicole $28.50; Zupko, Chloe $15.00; Jerstad, John $200.00; Wangness, Christopher $180.00; Friedrich, Cayleah $19.59

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