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Brookings Health System Board of Trustees: 10/24/2022

Brookings Health System

Board of Trustees 

Minutes of Meeting

October 24, 2022

 

 

The Brookings Health System Board of Trustees held a meeting on October 24, 2022, at 5:00PM, at the Brookings Hospital in the Board Room with the following members present: Dick Peterson, Sheila Anderson, Lynn Darnall, Andrew Ellsworth Daryl Englund, Tracy Greene, Mary Ann Krogh, David Meyer, Jim Morgan; Ex-officio: Brianna Doran & Ryan Krogman; and 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. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA 

A motion was made by Morgan, seconded by Englund to approve the agenda and the following consent agenda items: September 26, 2022, Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, October 19, 2022 Medical Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, and September 2022 Financials, Adjustments and Payables as follows:   

 

September 2022 Payables:

(Vendor name and amount)

8 Second Media LLC, $2,200.00; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $5,167.01; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,628.70; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $5,167.01; AAA Collections Inc, $300.96; AAA Collections Inc, $300.96; AAA Collections Inc, $300.96; AAA Collections Inc, $22,456.81; ABB Optical Group, $801.43; ABB Optical Group, $348.60; ABB Optical Group, $521.67; Abbott Laboratories, $523.62; Abbott Laboratories, $11.00; ABC, $927.55; Ability Network Inc, $193.27; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Accounts Management Inc, $361.02; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Accounts Management Inc, $37.40; AFLAC, $5,519.52; AFLAC, $5,403.18; AFLAC, $95.20; Agiliti Health Inc, $25,736.17; Alcon Vision LLC, $4,221.12; Alcon Vision LLC, $3,165.84; Alex Qader, $29,300.00; Ali Ashraf Chaudhry LLC, $16,800.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $256.80; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $67.40; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $569.67; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $113.03; Alpha Media LLC, $2,535.00; American Medical Association, $420.00; American Proficiency Institute, $460.96; American Solutions For Business, $111.29; Andrew Ellsworth, $1,410.00; Andrew Ellsworth, $2,040.00; Andrew J Chontos, $4,718.78; Andrew J Chontos, $4,720.78; Ann Crain, $237.33; Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions LLC, $390.88; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $4,491.95; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $176.48; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $10,275.87; Applied Medical Resources, $360.00; Applied Medical Resources, $720.00; Arlington Municipal Utilities, $710.28; Arlington Prom Fundraiser, $50.00; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $110.94; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $4,756.30; AT Analytical Inc, $378.14; Avantara Arlington, $4,819.25; Avel eCare LLC, $3,749.29; Avera Distribution Center, $243.80; Avera Health, $36,947.51; Avera Health, $207,333.23; Avera Health, $1,847.16; Avera Health, $36,195.75; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $125.00; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $156.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $102.88; Avera McKennan Hospital, $290.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $958,056.30; Avera McKennan Hospital, $4,668.87; Avera Medical Group Flandreau, $50.00; Avera Medical Group Flandreau, $50.00; Awardco LLC, $500.00; Awardco LLC, $1,100.00; Bausch & Lomb Americas Inc, $529.22; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,921.84; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $185.35; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,551.39; Bay Medical Products LLC, $276.79; Bayer HealthCare Radiology, $1,998.42; Bayer HealthCare Radiology, $1,665.35; Beaver-Visitec International Inc, $623.81; Beekley Corporation, $63.50; Birds and Blooms, $20.00; Blend Interactive Inc, $862.50; Bob Anderson, $400.00; Bobcat of Brookings, $250.00; Boston Scientific Corporation, $986.52; Boston Scientific Corporation, $21,571.96; Bourgeois Eyewear Inc, $157.70; BP of Brookings Inc, $2,938.72; BP of Brookings Inc, $1,261.21; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $2,158.36; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $2,004.27; Breg Inc, $1,079.21; Brenda Spence, $70.00; Brian D Detmers, $100.00; Brock M Smith, $3,896.25; Brock M Smith, $1,065.00; Brookings Area United Way, $236.88; Brookings Area United Way, $457.56; Brookings Economic Dev Corp, $50,000.00; Brookings Gun Club, $1,248.00; Brookings Health Systems, $1,612.71; Brookings Health Systems, $1,208.42; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $58,055.00; Brookings Postmaster, $300.00; Brookings Register, $188.00; Browns Medical Imaging LLC, $11,040.00; Bruce Dysthe, $50.00; Bruce Reinhardt, $100.00; Buhls Drycleaning, $46.00; Buhls Drycleaning, $321.25; Cardinal Health, $431.56; Cardinal Health, $700.98; Cardinal Health, $402.03; Cardinal Health, $171.39; Cardinal Health, $814.56; Cardinal Health, $952.84; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,698.19; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $6,471.51; Carefusion 2200 Inc, $555.54; Caresfield LLC, $169.42; Carolyn Gutzmer, $212.33; Carquest Auto Parts, $14.81; Century Business Products, $6,238.43; Centurylink, $931.07; Charmant USA, $156.89; Chesterman Co, $84.00; Chesterman Co, $730.10; Chesterman Co, $209.11; City of Brookings, $4,031.23; City of Brookings, $35.40; City of Brookings, $3,238.24; Classic Acoustic Clean, $3,000.00; CLIA Laboratory Program, $180.00; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, $8,400.00; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Computer Products & Supplies Intl, $812.14; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $4,011.87; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $15,084.70; Continental Optical Imports, $24.91; Continental Optical Imports, $89.74; Converdia Health Staffing, $2,500.00; Cook Medical Incorporated, $652.65; Cook Medical Incorporated, $200.74; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,474.28; CooperSurgical Inc, $595.85; CooperSurgical Inc, $1,866.61; CooperSurgical Inc, $501.23; Core-Mark Midcontinent Inc, $2,543.52; CoreMedical Group, $7,357.76; CoreMedical Group, $22,052.45; CoreMedical Group, $6,245.81; CoreMedical Group, $3,406.50; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $1,816.40; Covidien Sales LLC, $918.72; CR Bard Inc, $2,342.50; Credit Collections Bureau, $2,504.15; Credit Collections Bureau, $2,878.48; Culligan Water Conditioning, $2,996.50; Cummins Sales and Service, $556.85; Cyracom LLC, $1,567.65; Dakota Data Shred, $214.26; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $6,486.00; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $1,046.53; Darla Strande, $233.28; Darwin E Husby, $75.00; Daryl Englund, $300.00; Dave's Collision Repair Center, $6,116.24; Daves Window Cleaning Inc, $2,500.00; David Kurtz, $240.30; David M Meyer, $300.00; David Spencer Eyewear, $1,236.63; Deborah Jacobson, $212.33; Debra Johnston, $960.00; Decision Health, $3,499.00; Dedicated Investment Group, $1,013.70; DeliverHealth Solutions LLC, $4.56; Deloris Gilbertson, $269.20; Deloris Intermill, $50.00; Demdaco, $1,421.86; DEMDACO, $197.43; Department of Social Services, $756.01; Department of Social Services, $756.01; Department of Social Services, $756.01; DM Merchandising, $65.32; DMS Health Technologies Inc, $4,180.00; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $70.84; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $1,226.28; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $795.58; Dr Jills Foot Pads Inc, $1,254.00; Dr Jills Foot Pads Inc, $251.99; Draeger Inc, $387.24; Draeger Inc, $240.40; Draeger Inc, $353.12; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $1,043.15; ECKERT & ZIEGLER ISOTOPE PRODUCTS, $882.00; Einspahr Auto Plaza Inc, $20.00; Eloise Kruse, $214.49; Encompass Group LLC, $24.48; Endeavor Management, $1,000.00; EOF Optical LP, $428.50; Estelline Ambulance Service, $752.00; Estelline Nursing & Care Center, $6,035.12; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $871.42; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $147.25; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $48.51; Experian Health Inc, $2,202.25; Fagron Sterile Services, $150.10; Fedex, $41.22; Fedex, $81.70; Fidelity Security Life, $3,606.64; Fidelity Security Life, $3,525.85; First Bank & Trust, $765.00; First Bank & Trust, $765.00; First Bank & Trust, $765.00; First Bank & Trust, $791,868.02; Fisher Healthcare, $1,678.38; Fisher Healthcare, $9,054.37; Fisher Healthcare, $1,436.53; Fisher Healthcare, $15,351.30; Fisher Healthcare, $2,331.42; Fix It Shop Locksmith, $6.00; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Flowers On Main, $168.00; Flowers On Main, $180.00; Focus Staff Services LP, $10,657.50; Focus Staff Services LP, $5,037.20; Focus Staff Services LP, $20,160.00; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $266.00; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $678.00; Gail Weber, $363.72; Galls LLC, $138.96; GDI Optical LLC, $811.00; GDI Optical LLC, $150.00; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,892.43; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,892.43; GIS Benefits, $9,687.94; GIS Benefits, $9,559.16; Grainger Inc, $122.16; Grainger Inc, $62.42; Gynex, $121.40; Health Care Logistics Inc, $20.51; Health Care Logistics Inc, $25.89; Healthcare Financial Mgmt Assoc, $860.00; High Point Networks LLC, $427.50; Hoosier OsteoTronix, $12,596.75; Hubert Company, $312.00; Huron Consulting Services LLC, $5,622.25; Huron Consulting Services LLC, $995.55; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $12,681.09; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $5,422.96; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $10,559.16; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $495.42; ICU Medical Inc, $71.66; I-Deal Optics, $43.49; Infusystem Inc, $158.00; Injoy Productions Inc, $1,575.50; Innovative Medical Products Inc, $154.70; Integra Lifesciences Sales LLC, $607.00; Interim Healthcare, $5,858.20; Interim Healthcare, $8,787.45; Interstate All Battery Center, $339.80; Interstate Batteries, $44.60; Interstate Office Products Inc, $359.85; Interstate Office Products Inc, $119.62; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $374.50; Intrado Interactive Services Corp, $268.95; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $30,395.23; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $26,495.23; James Lolling, $212.33; James Morgan, $300.00; Jan Rommereim, $1,665.00; Janice Saathoff, $210.94; Jean Temple, $233.28; Jigsaw Medical, $316.92; Jimmy Flippin, $213.95; Joanne Hasche, $186.63; John Schultz, $54.84; Johnson Controls, $3,713.56; Johnson Controls, $3,086.01; Joyce Knofcynski, $175.00; Joyce Pickering, $233.28; Judah Gauer, $75.00; Judith Duffy, $176.41; K&K Interiors Inc, $286.97; K&K Interiors Inc, $1,071.05; Karen Jongeling, $207.03; Kari J Hargens, $1,307.70; Kari J Hargens, $2,130.00; Kayla Hannemann, $1,020.00; Kayla Hannemann, $4,080.00; KCI USA, $1,275.27; KCI USA, $999.70; Kelly Evans, $712.50; Kelly Evans, $1,050.00; Kenmark Eyewear, $2,400.83; Kenric D Malmberg, $720.00; Kleerspex Group LLC, $1,126.76; Knox Associates Inc, $512.00; Kone Inc, $1,450.11; Kool Beans Coffee, $587.90; Leland Harding III, $150.00; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; LG Everist Inc, $759.33; LG Everist Inc, $116.58; Linda Smidt, $215.94; Live Eyewear Inc, $147.90; Live Eyewear Inc, $73.95; Lois Bellows, $214.05; Lois Wiskur, $207.03; Lola Knuth, $22.96; Lynn Hawkins, $183.21; Lynn M Darnall, $300.00; Madison Regional Health System, $300.00; Madison Regional Health System, $300.00; Maine Molecular Quality Controls, $725.18; Maine Molecular Quality Controls, $385.81; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $2,861.22; Marcolin USA Eyewear Corp, $966.50; Mary Frances Ahlers, $720.00; McKesson Medical Surgical, $394.59; McKesson Medical Surgical, $2,093.97; McKesson Medical Surgical, $298.08; Mediacom LLC, $3,063.93; Mediacom LLC, $970.01; Mediacom LLC, $321.51; Mediacom LLC, $3,847.93; Medline Industries Inc, $112.00; Medline Industries Inc, $231.95; Medline Industries Inc, $5,591.00; Medtox Laboratories Inc, $35.00; Medtox Laboratories Inc, $44.45; Medtronic Inc, $165.00; Melby Photography, $59.00; Melby Photography, $50.00; Mercury Medical, $335.86; Michaels Fence & Supply Co, $128.08; Midwest Glass, $330.88; Midwest Glass, $139.80; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $8,500.00; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $386.00; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $69.50; Mitel Cloud Services, $782.28; Mitel Cloud Services, $816.20; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $180.00; Modern Optical International, $24.77; Mona Dykhouse, $150.00; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $308.00; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $111.30; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $144.00; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $144.00; Nalco Company, $1,925.00; Nancy Wiskur, $217.69; Nanosonics Inc, $574.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $12,679.58; National Medical Resources Inc, $28,500.96; Nelson Drug Inc, $79.92; Network Services Company, $1,380.64; Network Services Company, $7,056.93; Network Services Company, $2,154.56; Network Services Company, $2,794.03; Network Services Company, $2,185.53; Nonin Medical Inc, $778.00; NorthStar Surgical Inc, $260.67; Northwestern Energy, $107.36; Northwestern Energy, $12.11; Northwestern Energy, $10.08; Northwestern Energy, $1,528.73; OEC Medical Systems Inc, $2,246.34; Office Peeps Inc, $1,859.00; Office Peeps Inc, $225.00; Office Peeps Inc, $332.26; Olympus America Inc, $1,083.33; Omnicare Inc, $400.08; Omnicell Inc, $1,139.00; Omnicell Inc, $120.00; Omnicell Inc, $293,477.71; OR Specific, $428.50; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $25,369.13; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $1,297.17; OrthoSource, Inc, $68.55; Otis Elevator Company, $216.01; Otis Elevator Company, $216.01; Outlaw Graphics, $162.50; Owens & Minor, $28,320.94; Owens & Minor, $28,956.01; Owens & Minor, $14,613.05; Owens & Minor, $5,193.79; Owens & Minor, $25,103.62; Oxyrase Inc, $166.53; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $561.48; Papa John's Pizza, $261.07; Pareto Health LLC, $466.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $80.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $14.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5,534.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $281.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $59.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $124.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $214.32; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.24; Patient-Insurance Refund, $153.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $130.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $14.01; Patient-Insurance Refund, $184.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $64.96; Patient-Insurance Refund, $73.67; Patient-Insurance Refund, $18.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $139.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $3.61; Patient-Insurance Refund, $157.36; Patient-Insurance Refund, $251.69; Patient-Insurance Refund, $122.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $253.13; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $155.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $236.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $71.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $334.68; Patient-Insurance Refund, $476.21; Patient-Insurance Refund, $90.30; Patient-Insurance Refund, $135.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $198.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,868.38; Patient-Insurance Refund, $139.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $313.12; Patient-Insurance Refund, $68.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $679.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $96.71; Patient-Insurance Refund, $42.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $75.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $737.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $105.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7,828.31; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $132.69; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $81.28; Patient-Insurance Refund, $16.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $32.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $14.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $106.58; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,920.33; Patient-Insurance Refund, $186.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,347.73; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,388.01; Patient-Insurance Refund, $746.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $235.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $645.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $589.37; Patient-Insurance Refund, $474.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $59.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $394.45; Patient-Insurance Refund, $614.81; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.30; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $57.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $142.33; Performance Health Supply Inc, $222.36; Performance Health Supply Inc, $393.82; PeriGen, $14,841.84; Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic Inc, $214.00; Phil Carlson, $50.00; Philips Healthcare, $6,281.08; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $12,634.20; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $6,575.19; Prakash R Shah, $18,664.37; Prakash R Shah, $13,624.43; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,200.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,900.00; Precision Lens, $1,252.00; Precision Lens, $1,208.00; Premier Specialty Vehicles Inc, $218.40; Quadax Inc, $5,054.73; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $150.00; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $4,236.64; Rachel Sunne, $1,740.00; Rachel Sunne, $720.00; Ramsdell F&M Ltd, $35.00; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $720.00; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $870.00; Reichert Inc, $388.77; Rental Depot, $59.95; Restorix Health Inc, $11,435.42; Restorix Health Inc, $18,784.15; Richard Ewing Equipment Co Inc, $518.13; Richard H Peterson, $400.00; Roger Simmons, $26.88; Rove Staffing LLC, $13,420.96; Rove Staffing LLC, $3,675.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $72,318.19; Rural Health Care Inc, $6,403.25; Sanford Health, $441.40; Sanford Health Occupational Med, $10.00; Sanford Training Center, $222.00; Sanford Training Center, $542.00; Sara Marroquin, $4,000.00; Sarah Doom, $440.00; Sarstedt Inc, $93.69; Sarstedt Inc, $819.82; Sarstedt Inc, $261.32; Scott Raabe, $1,312.50; Scott Raabe, $1,230.00; Scott Raabe, $1,312.50; Sean Sundermann, $1,065.00; Sean Sundermann, $1,147.50; See Better Lab, $327.50; Shar Quam, $1,891.00; Sheila Anderson, $300.00; Sheila Grieme, $3.82; Shelby Eischens, $1,710.00; Sherlyn Karber, $214.05; Sherwin-Williams Co, $141.25; Sherwin-Williams Co, $141.25; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $1,043.82; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $1,043.82; Sigma-Aldrich Inc, $31.73; Silver Screen Advertising, $300.00; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $285.00; Sleep Center Services LLC, $1,251.00; Smith & Nephew Inc, $450.90; SMT Health Systems Inc, $898.01; South Dakota Association of Health, $2,650.00; South Dakota Association of Health, $450.00; South Dakota Department of Health, $111.00; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $169.50; South Dakota Retirement System, $178,581.77; South Dakota Retirement System, $180,998.21; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,945.22; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,960.84; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,945.22; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,770.22; Southwest Hospital Consultants Inc, $300.00; Staywell Company LLC, $534.95; Staywell Company LLC, $1,257.74; Step Saver Inc, $247.10; Step Saver Inc, $256.90; Stephanie Hung, $10,448.64; Stericycle Inc, $1,125.88; Steris Corporation, $2,486.00; Steris Corporation, $2,588.90; Steris Corporation, $640.95; Steris Corporation, $76.98; Steris Corporation, $2,376.00; Steris Instrument Management, $1,623.02; Stryker Communications, $1,349.13; Stryker Endoscopy, $1,348.31; Stryker Endoscopy, $1,745.71; Stryker Orthopaedics, $6,598.50; Stryker Sales Corporation, $797.43; Stryker Sales Corporation, $323.00; Suzanne Hoffman, $1,147.50; Swiftel Communications, $6,195.94; Telephone Systems & Service Inv, $325.00; Theresa Oey-Trudeau, $4,000.00; Town & Country Shopper Inc, $891.00; Tracy Annette Greene, $300.00; Transmed Inc, $4,213.00; TruForm Optics Inc, $208.50; United Living Community, $2,898.90; UPS, $191.30; Valero Renewable Fuels, $1,440.41; Valued Relationships Inc, $2,081.70; Verizon Wireless, $1,131.14; Vision Brookings Foundation, $25,000.00; Volga Fire Department, $200.00; Walman Instruments, $150.72; Walman Instruments, $22,713.69; Walman Instruments, $1,000.79; Walman Instruments, $325.82; Walmart Community, $20.90; Wanda Tyler, $141.08; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $4,191.25; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $8,555.01; Warren Wilson, $32.98; WW Tire Service Inc, $42.25; WW Tire Service Inc, $171.12; Xigent Solutions, $122.22; Young Door Service, $2,355.10

TOTAL: $4,104,251.79

 

Action: All present voted in favor; motion carried. 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Articles of interest included: "Sanford Health reducing staff to "streamline leadership", Becker's Hospital Review; "Sanford to hire more than 700 foreign nurses by 2025", Becker's Hospital Review; "Working with younger generations - 7 thoughts", Becker's Hospital Review; and "Hospitals feel the brain drain", Becker's Hospital Review.

 

Merkley commented on the article related to “brain drain”. This year, Brookings Health also lost some long-time dedicated staff to early retirement and with that came the loss of their knowledge from an historical perspective. Team tenure is a significant determinate of the cost and quality of healthcare and leadership is working hard to replace those who retired within Brookings Health System. 

 

REPORTS

Executive Reports

CEO Report 

Merkley noted the Employee Giving Campaign for United Way and Brookings Health System Foundation has been taking place during the month of October. The rate of participation appears it will be similar to past years. Open enrollment for benefits also kicked off this month for all benefit eligible employees. New this year, our self-funded health plan will be administered under the Wellmark network. 

 

 

 

CFO Report

Wagner shared insight on CDI (Clinical Documentation Improvement). The quality initiative started in April 2020 to perform concurrent review of physician documentation prior to inpatient discharge. The goal of the review is to allow coding of the account to accurately represent the care that was provided to the patient based on the patient’s diagnosis and complicating factors. CDI has proven to positively impact reimbursements. Wagner also provided an update on the FY23 Operating Budget which will be finalized in December. 

 

CNO Report

Hillestad provided additional information on the new pain clinic opening on November 2 in the Health System Outreach Clinic. Brian Kvamme, CRNA, completed additional training at the University of Florida in acute and chronic pain management. Kvamme is one of the few providers across the Midwest with certification in Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM-C). The pain clinic will be held once per week on a referral basis only. Hillestad also elaborated on current patient experience initiatives which will focus on two important tactics: physician rounding and employee rounding. Karen Weber, Emergency Department and Wound Center Director, will lead the initiative. 

 

Board Committee Reports

Administrative Committee

Committee member Englund provided a report; the Administrative Committee met on October 18, 2022. Topics of discussion included Yorkshire Medical Building, Medicaid Expansion, Travelers Insurance/FEMA, Vision Brookings 2027/BEDC, BHS Market Adjustments, FY23 Capital Budget, AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, SDSU Recognition/Investment, Physician Appreciation Event, 2023 Meeting Dates, and CEO/Board Evaluations. 

 

Finance Committee   

Committee Chair Anderson provided a report; the Finance Committee met on October 18, 2022. The committee reviewed and approved the payables, adjustments, and financials for September. Other topics of discussion included a Cash Flow Update and FY23 Capital Budget. Members reviewed the proposed 2023 Capital Budget; total capital requests are set at $1.8M and Contingency Items identified for equipment that may need to be replaced total $187k. 

 

            A motion was brought forward from the Finance Committee recommending approval of the FY23 Capital Budget as presented. The motion was seconded by Englund. 

 

            Action: All present voted in favor; motion carried.   

 

Quality Committee

Committee Chair Krogh provided a report; the Quality Committee met on October 18, 2022. Revenue Cycle Director, Mellissa Heermann provided an overview on Performance Improvement Projects taking place in the Revenue Cycle department. Other topics of discussion included Promoting Interoperability and Clinical Enrichment Program and Inspiring Health Sponsorship recruitment efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Medical Staff Credentialing

A motion was made by Ellsworth, seconded by Meyer to approve all credentialing as recommended by the Medical Executive Committee. 

 

Action:  All present voted in favor; motion carried.   

 

2023 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference 

Merkley shared the American Hospital Association (AHA) Rural Health Care Leadership Conference will be held February 19–22, 2023, in San Antonio and encouraged board members to attend if schedules allow. Registration is now open with the early bird discount deadline of December 9. Please contact Wiig if you are interested in attending.  

 

2023 Board Calendar

Proposed board and committee meeting dates for 2023 were reviewed. As in the past, the proposed calendar reflects meetings will not be held in the months of May, July, and November. 

 

CEO/Board Evaluations

Anderson informed members information will be shared soon on the annual Board and CEO evaluations. Timely return of forms will be necessary to compile information for the December 13 Administrative Committee meeting and report out at the December 19 Board meeting. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Ellsworth, seconded by Englund to enter Executive Session at 5:50 p.m. pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2.1. Members present were Peterson, Anderson, Darnall, Englund, Ellsworth, Greene, Krogh, Meyer and Morgan.   Motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Ellsworth, seconded by Englund, to exit Executive Session at 6:10 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.   

 

Upon motion by Englund, second by Anderson the meeting adjourned at 6:11 p.m. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

__________________________________________

Lynn Darnall, Secretary   

 

(Addendum to the October 24, 2022, Board of Trustees minutes)

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

September New Hires: 

Barrientos, Whitney $13.61; Daubert, Hayley $13.77; Dvorak, Gabriel $11.00; Enga, Olivia $24.02; Gebhart, Zachary $31.77; Holzer, Tucker $11.00; Kumari, Samridhi $11.00; Miller, Olyn $15.45; Naone, Nina-Marie $22.01; Naone, Solomon $18.16; Richmond, Chloe $15.30; Sievers, Austin $13.61; Thompson, Lillian $15.26; Vermeulen, Kadee $14.25; Weber, William $15.20; Weinrich, Tara $23.08; Ziegeldorf, Jorie $15.79; Zinniel, Sara $20.06; Gerdes, Melanie $32.92

September Wage Changes: 

Winseman, Nicole $46.66; Bixler, Hailey $15.00; Chapin, Dana $21.55; Helms, Sheila $35.13; Hilbrands, Emilee $15.00; Yoder, Julia $41.53

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