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Brookings Health System Board of Trustees Minutes: 12/19/2022

Brookings Health System

Board of Trustees 

Minutes of Meeting

December 19, 2022



The Brookings Health System Board of Trustees held a meeting on December 19, 2022, at 5:00PM, at the Brookings Hospital in the Board Room with the following members present: Dick Peterson, Lynn Darnall, Daryl Englund, Tracy Greene, Mary Ann Krogh, David Meyer, and Jim Morgan. Ex-officio: Brianna Doran and Joey Collins

Invited Guest: Don Greiner


Members absent: Sheila Anderson, Andrew Ellsworth


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. 



A motion was made by Darnall, seconded by Krogh to approve the following consent agenda items: October 24, 2022, Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, December 14, 2022 Medical Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, and October 2022 Financials, Adjustments and Payables as follows:   


October 2022 Payables:

(Vendor name and amount)

Fisher Healthcare, $50,875.88; Focus Staff Services LP, $46,333.65; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $45,164.90; Philips Healthcare, $39,728.00; Midwest Medical Insurance Co, $31,152.00; Aegis Therapies Inc, $30,996.45; Biomerieux Inc, $30,758.26; Stryker Orthopaedics, $23,133.16; Interim Healthcare, $22,715.60; Olympus America Inc, $21,561.22; American Proficiency Institute, $16,309.04; Medical Information Technology Inc, $14,335.00; Owens & Minor, $13,773.79; Stryker Sales Corp, $12,138.39; GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, $10,458.93; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $9,222.26; Smith & Nephew Inc, $7,376.78; Boston Scientific Corporation, $6,788.16; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,770.22; Rove Staffing LLC, $6,025.00; Barrett's Flooring, $5,878.75; Stryker Endoscopy, $5,319.95; Pride Neon Inc, $5,224.45; Ascend Surgical Sales LLC, $4,995.00; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $4,960.43; Mediacom LLC, $4,762.71; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $4,500.00; Cardinal Health Pharmacy Svcs LLC, $4,267.77; Leo A Daly Company, $4,250.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,200.00; Werfen USA LLC, $4,050.41; Precision Lens, $4,039.00; State Hygenic Laboratory, $3,913.00; Avel eCare Medical Group PC, $3,749.29; Medline Industries Inc, $3,624.81; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $3,616.13; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $3,438.61; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $3,435.53; National Medical Resources Inc, $3,376.25; CR Bard Inc, $2,864.54; Omnicell Inc, $2,690.73; PharMerica, $2,470.41; Carl Zeiss Meditec USA Inc, $2,460.00; Sean Sundermann, $2,130.00; Valued Relationships Inc, $2,105.70; NAMI of South Dakota, $2,000.00; Bayer HealthCare Radiology, $1,998.42; Vocera Communications Inc, $1,937.00; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,835.22; ABB Optical Group, $1,771.82; Allergan, $1,750.00; Cardinal Health, $1,739.99; Draeger Inc, $1,583.47; Shamrock Labels, $1,579.20; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,545.35; Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Svcs, $1,444.36; Core-Mark Midcontinent Inc, $1,425.53; Tura, $1,358.90; Stryker Communications, $1,349.13; McKeever Inc, $1,272.50; Sarstedt Inc, $1,258.84; Agiliti Health Inc, $1,167.77; CooperSurgical Inc, $1,148.28; Abbott Laboratories, $1,118.51; Encompass Group LLC, $1,108.70; Xigent Solutions, $1,090.60; Laerdal Medical Corporation, $1,083.00; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $1,037.00; Nova Biomedical, $994.42; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $979.74; Building Sprinkler Company Inc, $975.00; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $902.89; Verathon Inc, $879.04; Interstate Office Products Inc, $847.03; Ban-Koe Companies Inc, $846.00; Microsurgical Technology Inc, $825.00; First Bank & Trust, $765.00; Department of Social Services, $756.01; Becton Dickinson and Company, $741.60; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $732.96; Steris Corporation, $690.00; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $650.00; Beacon Communications LLC, $623.71; NRC Health, $600.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $578.06; K&K Interiors Inc, $577.02; Eyewear Designs LTD, $569.60; Bay Medical Products LLC, $553.58; Cook Medical Incorporated, $542.02; Penner Patient Care Inc, $539.35; Thompson, $534.00; Ohio Medical LLC, $523.36; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $506.38; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $495.00; Pareto Health, LLC, $466.00; Stryker Sales Corporation, $453.15; Performance Health Supply Inc, $451.32; Arthrex Inc, $450.00; Jackrabbit Tire & Service Inc, $447.16; Buhls Drycleaning, $428.45; Optos Inc, $410.00; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $380.22; CLIA Laboratory Program, $360.00; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $340.56; Avera McKennan Hospital, $320.00; Zimmer US Inc, $320.00; AAA Collections Inc, $300.96; Oxyrase Inc, $291.02; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $289.94; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $285.00; Intrado Interactive Services Corp, $278.44; Trumpf Medical, $266.00; Aesculap Inc, $259.86; Trubridge, $250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $248.60; Steris Instrument Management, $242.53; M&S Technologies Inc, $240.00; Direct Supply, $239.94; Nonin Medical Inc, $239.00; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $230.00; Covidien Sales LLC, $218.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $212.33; City of White, $208.99; Patient-Insurance Refund, $206.06; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Brookings Register, $188.00; Midwest Medical Services Inc, $188.00; UPS, $181.12; Marcolin USA Eyewear Corp, $173.21; Grainger Inc, $172.95; Pests B Dead LLC, $170.00; Caresfield LLC, $169.42; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $160.68; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $153.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $150.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $149.66; Prairie Graphics Inc, $147.50; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $143.30; Gynex, $121.40; Neotech Products LLC, $118.00; IZI Medical Products LLC, $114.64; Midwest Special Instruments Corp, $113.00; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $107.95; David Spencer Eyewear, $107.00; EMD Millipore Corp, $105.27; DEMDACO, $104.02; FM Acoustical Tile Inc, $102.90; South Dakota Association of Health, $100.00; Fedex, $84.17; Scan Sound Inc, $83.76; Modern Optical International, $78.14; Hilsinger Company Parent LLC, $78.09; Charmant USA, $76.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $74.49; Nephron 503B Outsourcing Facility, $72.00; Fagron Sterile Services, $70.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $65.73; NCS Pearson Inc, $63.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.91; Rental Depot, $59.95; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $55.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $47.49; Northwestern Energy, $45.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $45.00; Plant Extracts International Inc, $43.98; South Dakota Department of Health, $37.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $36.25; Bluestem Bicycles, $25.00; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $20.01; Accounts Management Inc, $14.75; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.09; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $65,089.20; Mako Surgical Corp, $53,000.00; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $37,685.23; Cassling, $28,865.00; Owens & Minor, $23,167.67; Amerisourcebergen, $19,725.80; NRC Health, $19,647.87; Ali Ashraf Chaudhry LLC, $19,200.00; Alex Qader, $16,800.00; Push-Pedal-Pull, $12,446.91; Acclarent Inc, $11,468.04; Focus Staff Services LP, $10,120.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $9,751.91; Rural Health Care Inc, $8,253.18; Fisher Healthcare, $7,459.99; Rove Staffing LLC, $7,276.00; Swiftel Communications, $6,195.77; Alpha Media LLC, $6,135.00; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $6,092.50; Boston Scientific Corporation, $6,087.10; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $6,024.61; ABB Optical Group, $5,307.52; Interim Healthcare, $4,725.80; Ludwig Concrete Construction Inc, $4,504.32; Estelline Nursing & Care Center, $4,134.20; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $4,089.38; Avera Health, $4,013.08; Theresa Oey-Trudeau, $4,000.00; Sara Marroquin, $4,000.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $3,995.00; Arthrex Inc, $3,986.00; Stryker Endoscopy, $3,667.01; Ascend Surgical Sales LLC, $3,495.00; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $3,486.62; Johnson Controls, $3,424.60; Covidien Sales LLC, $2,978.28; DMS Health Technologies Inc, $2,865.00; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,618.61; BG Medical LLC, $2,461.95; Debra Johnston, $2,460.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $2,341.49; Stryker Sales Corporation, $2,193.00; Bayer HealthCare Radiology, $2,152.74; Stryker Sales Corp, $2,145.68; Alcon Vision LLC, $2,110.56; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $2,094.53; BP of Brookings Inc, $2,074.11; Werfen USA LLC, $1,981.50; Fastenal Company, $1,877.52; Sleep Center Services LLC, $1,760.00; Transmed Inc, $1,755.00; PharMerica, $1,570.90; Kone Inc, $1,450.11; Stericycle Inc, $1,449.65; Shelby Eischens, $1,440.00; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,411.84; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $1,297.17; Jonathan Mochel, $1,260.00; Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration Inc, $1,224.84; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,217.34; Cyracom LLC, $1,193.07; Kayla Hannemann, $1,110.00; Cardinal Health, $1,029.71; Steris Corporation, $994.52; Agiliti Health Inc, $992.00; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $900.00; Kenric D Malmberg, $840.00; Rachel Sunne, $840.00; RR Donnelley, $828.00; Catherine Leadabrand, $813.72; FFF Enterprises Inc, $780.00; Maine Molecular Quality Controls, $773.75; Smith & Nephew Inc, $748.79; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $741.45; Cook Medical Incorporated, $652.65; State Hygenic Laboratory, $637.00; Applied Medical Resources, $600.00; CooperSurgical Inc, $591.01; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $574.88; Landauer, $558.99; Breg Inc, $554.77; Network Services Company, $504.77; Chesterman Co, $433.28; Tru-Form Optics Inc, $427.50; CR Bard Inc, $412.34; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; Jimmy R McKinney, $400.00; Caresfield LLC, $379.80; Sarstedt Inc, $369.93; Daves Window Cleaning Inc, $350.00; Draeger Inc, $349.48; Kool Beans Coffee, $333.90; Zimmer US Inc, $320.00; Silver Screen Advertising, $300.00; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $285.00; Bay Medical Products LLC, $276.79; Halo Branded Solutions Inc, $255.08; Yeager Media Center SDSU, $250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $236.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $233.28; Patient-Insurance Refund, $226.55; Flowers On Main, $200.00; Sioux Valley Cross Country, $200.00; City of Volga, $192.06; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $187.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $183.39; Medline Industries Inc, $179.73; Patient-Insurance Refund, $179.19; Pictura Inc, $175.01; Patient-Insurance Refund, $174.99; Sullivans Inc, $173.75; Dakota Data Shred, $163.90; Leland Harding III, $150.00; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $143.64; Symmetry Surgical, $140.20; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $137.44; Party Depot, $133.45; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $110.94; Buhls Drycleaning, $107.20; Marsh & McLennan Agency, $100.00; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $95.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $86.31; Patient-Insurance Refund, $85.49; Salter Labs LLC, $80.37; Sanford Training Center, $66.00; Kenmark Eyewear, $61.52; Accounts Management Inc, $56.10; Culligan Water Conditioning, $56.00; Olympus America Inc, $55.54; Arlington Sun, $54.98; The Volga Tribune, $54.98; Optisource International, $54.04; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $53.56; Precision Dynamics Corporation, $44.13; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $42.50; Bobcat of Brookings, $40.00; Hilsinger Company Parent LLC, $39.79; RFD Newspapers Inc, $35.00; Northwestern Energy, $14.90; Flowers by Betsy, $12.00; Fix It Shop Locksmith, $10.00; Auto Parts of Yankton, $6.49; AAA Collections Inc, $36,479.21; Aegis Therapies Inc, $28,454.06; Owens & Minor, $26,021.78; Philips Healthcare, $24,999.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $19,060.20; Stryker Orthopaedics, $18,982.28; Interim Healthcare, $14,967.25; Focus Staff Services LP, $10,338.75; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $9,696.63; Network Services Company, $8,030.98; Ali Ashraf Chaudhry LLC, $7,200.00; CoreMedical Group, $6,802.48; Boys & Girls Club of Brookings, $5,000.00; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $3,958.67; Avel eCare LLC, $3,749.29; Bausch & Lomb Americas Inc, $3,570.69; Precise Bioscience LLC, $3,200.00; Precision Lens, $2,636.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,602.35; Vocera Communications Inc, $2,558.00; Experian Health Inc, $2,399.68; Allergan, $2,174.00; Valued Relationships Inc, $2,033.70; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,821.39; Xigent Solutions, $1,723.02; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,719.34; Stryker Sales Corp, $1,652.04; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $1,641.08; Fisher Healthcare, $1,512.06; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $1,276.06; Brookings Futbol Club, $1,250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,163.31; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,080.50; Shelby Eischens, $1,080.00; Debra Johnston, $1,080.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,069.18; Kayla Hannemann, $1,050.00; Qiagen Inc, $1,034.00; Andrew Ellsworth, $1,020.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $1,016.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $984.31; Runnings Supply Inc, $969.13; David Spencer Eyewear, $939.00; Mary Frances Ahlers, $930.00; Kelly Evans, $900.00; Converdia Health Staffing, $829.84; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $814.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $812.36; CR Bard Inc, $765.00; Credit Collections Bureau, $739.31; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $720.00; American College Of Emergency, $655.00; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $650.00; Nanosonics Inc, $574.00; Draeger Inc, $550.05; Blend Interactive Inc, $538.75; Select Biomedical, $530.00; Arlington School District 38-1, $500.00; McKeever Inc, $476.30; American Medical Association, $420.00; Richard H Peterson, $400.00; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $383.00; Medline Industries Inc, $375.09; Caresfield LLC, $338.84; Omnicare Inc, $326.94; Cardinal Health, $319.32; Hill Rom Co, $311.04; Steris Corporation, $302.09; 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; CR Bard Inc, $298.48; Cook Medical Incorporated, $271.29; Diagnostica Stago Inc, $251.66; Alcon Vision LLC, $234.24; Sarstedt Inc, $216.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $215.00; Chesterman Co, $210.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $198.49; Patient-Insurance Refund, $193.84; CME, $193.80; Fedex, $187.22; Patient-Insurance Refund, $186.63; Patient-Insurance Refund, $169.53; Patient-Insurance Refund, $169.53; Patient-Insurance Refund, $156.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $153.39; Mona Dykhouse, $150.00; Nova Biomedical, $150.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $146.27; Patient-Insurance Refund, $136.72; Patient-Insurance Refund, $130.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $129.72; Patient-Insurance Refund, $124.22; Patient-Insurance Refund, $122.11; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $120.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $105.60; Brian D Detmers, $100.00; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $95.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $94.73; Patient-Insurance Refund, $84.72; Abbott Laboratories, $75.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $74.40; Mediacom LLC, $65.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $63.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $41.00; RR Donnelley, $34.97; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.98; Patient-Insurance Refund, $18.36; DeliverHealth Solutions LLC, $4.93; Avera McKennan Hospital, $777,974.58; South Dakota Retirement System, $182,608.08; Restorix Health Inc, $29,493.20; Agiliti Health Inc, $26,885.38; Avera Health, $23,302.09; Owens & Minor, $19,374.76; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $15,129.63; Prakash R Shah, $14,255.51; Eide Bailly LLP, $14,250.00; CoreMedical Group, $13,155.69; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $12,572.38; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $12,368.14; Interim Healthcare, $11,986.23; Fisher Healthcare, $11,234.68; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $10,225.80; GIS Benefits, $9,699.45; Estelline Nursing & Care Center, $9,295.58; National Medical Resources Inc, $7,858.94; Motorola Communications, $7,320.02; Rove Staffing LLC, $6,969.04; Strategic Healthcare Programs LLC, $6,920.00; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,770.22; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $6,365.12; Quadax Inc, $5,904.73; Arthrex Inc, $5,508.00; AFLAC, $5,197.48; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $5,167.01; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $4,400.85; Network Services Company, $4,309.99; Boston Scientific Corporation, $4,283.16; Stryker Sales Corp, $4,148.18; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $3,808.75; Fidelity Security Life, $3,525.85; Follett LLC, $3,284.67; State Hygenic Laboratory, $3,283.00; Alcon Vision LLC, $3,165.84; Stryker Communications, $2,986.30; Steris Corporation, $2,984.33; South Dakota State Treasurer of, $2,951.69; Xigent Solutions, $2,876.75; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $2,826.54; Brock M Smith, $2,582.50; NRC Health, $2,460.00; RR Donnelley, $1,833.42; Northwestern Energy, $1,824.43; Bayer HealthCare Radiology, $1,665.35; Stryker Endoscopy, $1,652.94; Organogenesis Inc, $1,500.00; Medline Industries Inc, $1,426.34; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,409.41; American Proficiency Institute, $1,272.80; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $1,234.35; Suzanne Hoffman, $1,230.00; Brookings Health Systems, $1,213.42; United Technologies, $1,203.70; Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration Inc, $1,140.92; Medtronic Inc, $1,134.22; Olympus America Inc, $1,117.27; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $1,105.25; Precision Lens, $1,058.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $1,043.82; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,037.38; Dedicated Investment Group, $1,013.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,000.00; South Dakota State University, $1,000.00; Steris Instrument Management, $959.01; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $944.00; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $877.16; Mondottica USA LLC, $871.66; Flowers On Main, $785.00; First Bank & Trust, $765.00; Department of Social Services, $756.01; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $746.66; National Elevator Inspection, $693.00; ABB Optical Group, $671.10; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $669.62; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $664.05; Nova Biomedical, $597.21; Staywell Company LLC, $534.95; Cardinal Health, $525.42; Kleerspex Group LLC, $508.71; K&K Interiors Inc, $507.55; Stryker Orthopaedics, $478.00; Encompass Group LLC, $468.39; Pareto Health LLC, $466.00; Denise's Chocolates, $462.00; Step Saver Inc, $455.00; Brookings Area United Way, $451.56; Sanford Health, $451.32; Accounts Management Inc, $431.12; Infusystem Inc, $414.00; Optos Inc, $410.00; Melrose International LLC, $403.45; Patient-Insurance Refund, $387.09; McKeever Inc, $361.08; Buhls Drycleaning, $321.25; AAA Collections Inc, $300.96; Lactation Education Resources Inc, $296.00; Bay Medical Products LLC, $276.79; Oxyrase Inc, $263.67; Sarstedt Inc, $249.96; Patient-Insurance Refund, $239.00; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $214.20; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $211.86; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $205.93; CVS Caremark, $202.68; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Interstate Office Products Inc, $198.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $190.75; Gordon Dekkenga, $187.00; South Dakota Department of Health, $185.00; Avera Distribution Center, $184.05; Brookings Engraving, $180.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $179.54; Covidien Sales LLC, $174.00; Merit Medical Systems Inc, $161.90; Jigsaw Medical, $156.64; Ryan Company Inc, $150.24; Dennis Post, $150.00; Madison Regional Health System, $150.00; Sherwin-Williams Co, $141.25; Direct Supply, $135.99; Plant Extracts International Inc, $129.62; Modern Optical International, $127.68; Otis Elevator Company, $125.00; SDSLHA, $125.00; GE Healthcare, $124.66; Fedex, $122.36; Hilsinger Company Parent LLC, $120.72; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $111.30; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; David Spencer Eyewear, $106.00; Dynamic Laboratories Inc, $105.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $105.46; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Sanford Training Center, $98.00; AFLAC, $95.20; Live Eyewear Inc, $91.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $81.10; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $80.00; Bourgeois Eyewear Inc, $78.85; Chesterman Co, $77.00; Rental Depot, $69.95; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $67.76; Precision Dynamics Corporation, $44.13; Patient-Insurance Refund, $43.00; Medtox Laboratories Inc, $37.45; Cook Medical Incorporated, $37.15; Grainger Inc, $33.22; Carstens Inc, $22.98; Abbott Laboratories, $22.00; Carquest Auto Parts, $8.69; Continental Optical Imports, $7.27       Total: $2,778,311.41


Action: All present voted in favor; motion carried. 



Articles of interest included: “Health care's mixed-message math problem”, Sioux Falls Business with Jodi Schwan; “The U.S. Nursing Shortage: A State-by-State Breakdown”, NurseJournal; “Council OKs senior living project changes”, The Brookings Register; “Breaking ground on the future of orthopedic and surgical care”, Midwest Medical Edition; and Becker's Hospital Review Articles.


Merkley commented articles provided both positive yet challenging times. Workforce and nursing shortages continue to be in the spotlight. The Nurse Journal article rates South Dakota as having one of the best nurse to patient ratios in the country. 



Executive Reports

CEO Report 

Merkley shared South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) launched a campaign and is producing a monthly video series called Hometown Healthcare Heroes Spotlight that focuses on healthcare workforce and local community amenities and job opportunities. The goal of the campaign is to recognize and celebrate SDAHO’s member facilities and the people that work there while showing off what each community has to offer to future workforce (recruitment). Board members viewed Brookings Health’s video which also highlighted the business environment and other amenities in Brookings and the surrounding area. It was also noted, Merkley will become SDAHO’s Board President in 2023. 


CFO Report

Wagner shared information regarding the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. CMS recently updated rules that outline criteria for conditions of participation which may make it possible for Brookings Health System to potentially become a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the future. Options and feasibility will continue to be explored by Wagner in FY23. Wagner also shared a brief review of the Investment Authority since its inception in 2018. 


CNO Report

Hillestad provided an update on the Community Health Worker (CHW) program which continues to have a positive impact on the health of patients by connecting them with community resources.  


Board Committee Reports

Administrative Committee

Committee member Englund provided a report; the Administrative Committee met on December 13, 2022. Topics of discussion included the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, SD Department of Health Survey, Legislative Session/Governors Address, FY23 Operating Budget, 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates, Officer Elections, Committee Structure, and the Board Self Evaluation. Committee members also reviewed options for Year-end Employee Recognition. A recommendation was brought forward from the Committee to reward staff at the highest tier level. A motion to approve the recommendation was made by Englund, seconded by Morgan. 


Action: All present voted in favor. Motion carried.


Merkley noted, Brookings Health had a phenomenal year compared to many other organizations and we are very fortunate and pleased to be able to reward our staff with this significant bonus. The bonus will be paid to staff on December 30, 2022.  


Finance Committee   

Committee member Morgan provided a report; the Finance Committee met on December 13, 2022. The committee reviewed and approved the payables, adjustments, and financials for October. Members also reviewed the proposed 2023 Operating Budget. Wagner provided a review of the highlights of both the 2023 Legacy and Enterprise Operating budgets. Operating margins are budgeted at 2.51% for Enterprise and 4.06% for Legacy. 


A motion was brought forward from the Finance Committee recommending approval of the FY23 Operating 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 December 13, 2022.  Director of Obstetrics, Michelle Sand, presented information on an OB Performance Improvement Project focusing on identifying hypertension in pregnancy and postpartum. Other topics of discussion included 2022 System Wide PI Projects, Blood Utilization Program, Influenza Vaccination Update, SD Department of Health Survey and Quality Awards attained in 2022.




2023 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference 

Merkley noted, members planning to attend the American Hospital Association (AHA) Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in February are Morgan, Meyer, and new city appointee Greiner. Merkley is also planning to attend. 


2023 Board Calendar

Proposed board and committee meeting dates for 2023 were reviewed and finalized. 



Medical Staff Credentialing

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


Action:  All present voted in favor; motion carried.   


2023 Board Officer Elections

Discussion took place regarding Board Officer Positions/Elections. Based on the discussion and proposed slate of officers, members agreed to re-elect Dick Peterson as President, Sheila Anderson as Vice President, and Lynn Darnall as Secretary. A motion was made by Englund, seconded by Meyer to approve the 2023 nomination of Board Officers as proposed.    


Action: All present voted in favor; motion carried.


2023 Board Committee Assignments

President Peterson proposed committee assignments for 2023:

  • Administrative Committee - Dick Peterson, Sheila Anderson, Lynn Darnall 
  • Finance Committee - Sheila Anderson, Chair; Jim Morgan, Tracy Greene, Don Greiner
  • Quality Committee – Mary Anne Krogh, Chair; Andrew Ellsworth, David Meyer

Annual Board Self Evaluation

Discussion took place on the results from the Annual Board Self-Evaluation. The evaluation questions are laid out according to the Board bylaws and core values. Self-development and strategic planning for the future are areas to focus on going forward. Members were thanked for participating and stated, overall, responses were very positive, and the comments provided good feedback. It was suggested to address results throughout the year.  


Farewell and Thank You to Daryl Englund

President Peterson thanked Englund for his expertise and leadership and expressed sincere appreciation for nine (9) years of service and dedication to Brookings Health System. Englund was an integral part of the Building Committee and decision making process for the expansion and renovation project. 


Englund noted, the Hospital Board of Trustees is one of the best boards he has served on and thanked fellow board members for their involvement and support. 





Upon motion by Englund, second by Morgan, the meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m. Motion carried unanimously. 


Respectfully submitted, 



Lynn Darnall, Secretary   


(Addendum to the December 19, 2022, Board of Trustees minutes)


October New Hires: 

Carr, April $11.50; Cole, Aubree $15.00; Crawford, Hunter $19.10; Curtis, Lakisha $15.68; Doering, Nathan $15.69; Gruber, Savannah $15.18; Hanson, Kelsey $30.50; Lukken, Megan $15.79; Mosley, Logan $17.57; Repp, Veronica $19.74; Taylor, Jaylin $11.50; Wentzel, Faith; $15.88; Wilson, Haleigh $33.90 


October Wage Changes: 

Melchorsolano, Damaris,$17.46; Dotson, Heather,$18.46; Bloker, Jeremy,$17.15; Ishmael, Pamela,$16.51; Lovejoy, Daizy,$17.01; Crowl, Kallie,$15.14; Doyle, Lauren,$15.38; Andera, Rylee,$15.45; Anderson, April,$21.38; Avis, Nicolette,$17.35; Bangs, Brenda,$22.51; Bednarek, Maddison,$17.39; Bedow, Maggie,$16.78; Berhow, Jennifer,$17.51; Black, Javene,$20.75; Brandsrud, Sue,$22.50; Bunkers, Aidan,$17.12; Buysse, Jodi,$16.69; Chiolis, Haley,$15.60; Croeni, Allysen,$15.75; Deknikker, Crystal,$18.49; Derouin, Olivia,$16.65; Devries, Damien,$15.30; Draper, Kelsie,$16.83; Dunn, Kyliee,$16.05; Foley, Alexia,$15.60; Gilbertson, Piper,$15.30; Gortmaker, Sara,$21.04; Hallan, Madilynn,$15.60; Heiderscheidt, Trey,$15.30; Henderschiedt, Heidi,$22.51; Hilbrands, Emilee,$15.30; Hornick, Annica,$21.21; Johnson, Shae,$16.36; Jorgenson, Olivia,$15.60; Lehman, Jeffrey,$15.30; Mbularoe, Irene,$20.29; Miller, Donna,$22.51; Odhiambo, Lwizar,$15.30; Ontiri, Patricia,$15.60; Petersen, Dillon,$16.79; Pond, Bronson,$15.75; Poppen, Tracy,$21.36; Prouty, Dustin,$15.62; Reyes, Ashlee,$18.32; Richmond, Chloe,$15.60; Richter, Rachel,$17.58; Sanchez, Angelica,$19.87; Sobczak, Emily,$15.30; Solomon, Hailey,$16.30; Steineke, Carlee,$17.49; Stevens, Sierra,$16.30; Thompson, Lillian,$15.56; Tiger, Darian,$17.05; Way, Lyndsey,$16.04; Williams, Mona,$22.51; Ziegeldorf, Jorie,$16.09; Uecker, Amanda,$21.93; Kubal, Vicki,$19.28; Oines, Emelia,$19.04; Crawford, Shannan,$17.06; Jones, Gary,$14.72; Larsen, Shawna,$20.69; Richarz, Lynette,$19.42; Nemmers, Beth,$16.47; Bjerke, Jacqueline,$15.86; Mayotte, Kierra,$15.93; Deknikker, Darlene,$15.40; Hillestad, Lindsay,$15.06; Morrisferkul, Peggy,$15.19; Wissink, Hallie,$14.75; Buck, Laci,$36.09; Anderson, Ashley,$11.50; Dvorak, Gabriel,$11.50; Greyer, Nicole,$11.50; Holzer, Tucker,$11.50; Kumari, Samridhi,$11.50; Halseide, Alyssa,$19.62; Hanson, Marisa,$27.25; Long, Wendy,$27.25; Mead, Corinna,$27.25; Hanson, Michael,$25.44; Deitschman, Mike,$24.51; Olson, Lauren,$24.13; Papiernik, Thomas,$24.20; Sinner, Megan,$24.61; Hartung, Steven,$21.81; Babich, Jaselle,$20.94; Beckman, Andrea,$20.86; Spadaroii, Victor,$20.86; Tiedeman, Lydia,$19.11; Price, Nicholle,$17.14; Jensen, Jeff,$16.87; Knutson, Katherine,$15.11; Juhnke, Carol,$20.30; Knox, Amber,$17.23; Stafford, Megan,$20.98; Roth, Shane,$19.46; Sinner, Darin,$17.17; Weaver, Sydney,$16.92; Hemish, Nikole,$16.48; Miskinis, Agne,$16.47; Morris, Lucas,$16.19; Jones, Piper,$15.64; Weiland, Faith,$15.21; Saunders, Alexis,$15.00; Blankenfeld, Deniz,$33.13; Laframboise, Mindy,$33.93; Sebertbortnem, Kathy,$33.93; Stevenson, Erin,$33.93; Ries, Jerad,$32.52; Gross, Melissa,$29.78; Erickson, Kassandra,$27.23; Tschetter, Erin,$27.30; Fritz, Kristin,$26.42; Topete, Angelica,$25.85; Kroger, Michael,$25.19; Kasak, Kenneth,$23.28; Chapin, Dana,$22.30; Norgaard, Dezarae,$18.95; Foster, Mary,$38.61; Knapp, Brittany,$32.64; Ammann, Madison,$31.61; Vandam, Holli,$32.02; Henglefelt, Ashley,$27.74; Nelson, Breanne,$27.86; Nordmeyer, Marquette,$27.10; Walz, Josie,$27.72; Bierman, Peyton,$16.77; Bortnem, Taylor,$15.71; Burkhaltersweeney, Stacy,$16.18; Crawford, Madison,$15.61; Eischens, Jenna,$15.18; Even, Hannah,$15.19; Keller, Devyn,$15.37; Kriese, Jori,$16.73; Lang, Abygail,$15.41; Larson, Sydney,$15.47; Singh, Kushagra,$15.87; Vermeulen, Kadee,$15.18; Westerman, Drew,$15.36; Moe, Laurie,$20.14; Norton, Amber,$19.04; Hamilton, Morgann,$16.33; Hansen, Elizabeth,$16.51; Kurtz, Bobbi,$16.44; Pappas, Shannon,$16.56; Holm, Mackenzie,$16.06; Severini, Daniela,$16.08; Gilk, Megan,$16.00; Dirks, Dhalten,$15.61; Faehnrich, Kaylee,$15.71; Schultz, Rachel,$15.71; Thomsen, Faith,$15.18; Cooley, Katie,$21.14; Hauffe, Penny,$19.68; Allhiser, Sicely,$16.92; Pauley, Melissa,$17.30; Bunker, Shelace,$16.65; Telkamp, Emily,$19.91; Perry, Joyce,$19.66; Pappas, Sheryl,$45.81; Brown, Sandra,$33.20; Meyer, Meredith,$32.71; Wesdorp, Sarah,$31.88; Groos, Lyle,$32.20; Johnson, Derick,$31.28; Vanderpol, Ashley,$27.98; Handegard, Meghan,$27.57; Farnsworthgehl, Alexandra,$23.00; Ludwig, Samantha,$22.65; Richarz, Tristan,$21.72; Wingle, Deborah,$20.39; Tvedt, Michelle,$27.61; Bolzer, Catherine,$22.90; Carsrud, Brooke,$21.45; Hagen, Olive,$20.98; Janssen, Ashley,$21.10; Kirsch, Tessa,$28.26; Barrientos, Whitney,$14.78; Deknikker, Audrey,$19.24; Wambeke, Cindy,$19.57; Johnson, Theresia,$18.17; Kelzer, Penny,$18.04; Teal, Kristen,$17.91; Betlach, Alexandra,$17.72; Bogota, Luz,$17.56; Cepeda, Ma,$17.43; Ernst, Mary,$17.29; Bipula, Youyou,$17.07; Schirmacher, Kasandra,$16.02; Schulte, Britney,$15.95; Mcbride, Heather,$15.87; Buckman, Meghan,$15.66; Buckman, Sarah,$15.66; Oberembt, Katherine,$15.28; Sarmientobogota, Michael,$15.28; Westlund, Elizabeth,$15.20; Simet, Aria,$15.03; Daubert, Hayley,$14.94; Himley, Jadyn,$14.78; Howell, Madalee,$14.78; Roiger, Anna,$14.84; Kroger, Kristen,$19.35; Miller, Emily,$16.85; Wiig, Sheri,$27.72; Vanvoorst, Jessica,$36.11; Olson, Sandy,$23.77; Jacobson, Lanna,$21.06; Arends, Bryce,$18.81; Hodgdon, Madison,$18.85; Enga, Olivia,$25.59; Hay, Allison,$18.58; Bosch, Sherilyn,$17.86; Paulsencooley, Judy,$16.64; Deniger, Janet,$15.22; Fischer, Arlys,$23.44; Stevens, Stacey,$21.95; Kampmann, Paige,$20.73; Ball, David,$19.36; Herold, Chantel,$19.05; Velasquezeberhart, Jacob,$18.63; Cates, Sierra,$28.08; Granum, Chelsey,$27.31; Chavez, Lori,$22.35; Gries, Lynanne,$25.94; Harkema, Wade,$27.13; Olauson, Melissa,$25.22; Roth, Cassie,$24.45; Stockman, Tiffini,$22.36; Hemmestad, Courtney,$63.34; Prussman, Jennifer,$56.08; Koob, Samuel,$52.78; Feucht, Jody,$26.76; Christensen, Jessyn,$24.07; Becker, Tony,$23.70; Kucker, Dana,$22.62; Howe, Dillon,$21.00; Kelly, Jason,$21.05; Arzdorf, Tori,$27.15; Bloch, Jayme,$27.00; Wagner, Melissa,$69.70; Zinniel, Sara, $23.57; Osmanski, Michelle, $23.74; Reed, Sandra, $20.18; Coull, Kelly, $25.50

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