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» Milfors Monitor APRIL 14, 1995 beautification. ~ Milford Valley Memorial Healthcare Services Board Of Trustee’s Meeting March 22, 1995 Hospital The regular meeting was called to order by Chairperson Loretta Forman at 7:00 p.m. Those present were Chairperson Loretta Forman, Vice-Chairperson Jerry Mayer, Board Members Tammy Pearson, Gladys Whittaker, Larry Barnes, Craig Davie,’ Arlan Mayer, Shanna Carter and Steve Administrator John Austin, Gledhill, Director of Nursing Reha Gray, Service District Chairperson Russel Mayer and Member Howard Pryor. The minutes of the "previous meeting were read and approved. The financial statement was discussed in detail, both for the clinic and the hospital. It was moved by Larry, seconded by Gladys, that the financial statement be accepted. Motion carried. John reported that the new computer system had provided an excellent tool for tracking accounts receivable, providing an opportunity to work with the patients for the best solution for both them and the hospital to collect the accounts. He also reported that. with the detail provided with the new financial « statements, it is much easier for him and the department heads to identify where the opportunities for . costs savings are. Reha reported for the nursing department. We now have 31 people registered for classes for the LPN course. A defibrillator was purchased with part of the grant money received. Quality assurance reports are being done monthly; a quarterly summary will . be provided the Board of Trustees. Changes made in the nursing home Arlene Malchus applied for the grant and will chair _ this activity. May. Work should begin . 1 and will involve several | organizations - within the community. 2. The Policy and Procedures Manual was presented and tentatively approved by the Board. 3. The oxygen system had been installed; cost effectiveness has improved. 4. We are advertising for a part time grounds keeper, approximately 20 hours/week; position will qualify for part-time benefits. 5. Reported that Tony Prodzinski is doing an excellent job as head of Maintenance. 6. Plan to use matching grant funds to assist with employee training. 7. Working on writing a grant with Three-County Wellness Consortium. The focus will be on nutrition, diet and exercise. 8. Draft personnel policy manuals were passed out and reviewed. It was moved by Craig and seconded by Larry that the manuals be approved for 60 days to provide and opportunity for board members to study them in depth prior to unconditional approval. Motion carried. The first order of business under new business was election of officers. Loretta Forman was nominated by Tammy Pearson for Chairperson and was elected by Acclamation. Jerry Whittaker for Vice-Chairperson and was elected by acclamation. It was moved by Craig Davie and seconded by Larry Barnes that nominations cease; motion carried. John reported that the hospital was awarded a grant for a partial payments on a new radio system, defibrillators, and dinner schedule have been met purchase of gurney. Pearson to go into Tammy executive session at 7:45; motion carried. It was moved by Craig Davie and seconded by Larry Barnes to come out of executive session at 8:15 p,m.; motion, carried. Rofin Mott, Director of Home Health, presented the evaluation for Home Health completed by the Professional Advisory Committee. - This committee will meet biannually or as warranted to review and advise the Home Health Agency functions. Robin also reported that the Communi-Call system has been very successful. John reported on the following in the Administrator’s’ report to the Board: 1. The Hospital has received a grant from PacifiCorp (Utah Power), through their Green Corps program, for grounds , Letter To The Editor motion It. was moved by Craig Editor, Milford Monitor: Your front-page article, “How Many Pigs” (April 7) compels me to write. We in the Midwest have been . Standing our ground against these large hog operations-particularly those trying to come in from the outside like Nurphy Farms. Your “Circle 4" must have sounded like an “economic opportunity to your county commissioners early on. Sounds like a nightmare tome. Do your citizens really want this much water diverted to hog watering and slaughtering? Is an operation with Dr. Phillips for radiology services; motion carried. It was moved by Larry and seconded by Arlan that we offer Dr. Puen-a contract; motion carried. Chairperson _ Forman reminded everyone that the meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. from now until October. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:21 p.m. . Milford Valley Memorial Healthcare Services Board Of Trustee’s Meeting March 22, 1995 Clinic The regular meeting was called to order by Chairperson Loretta Forman at 7:00 p.m. Those present were Chairperson of this scale in the interest of public health? 2 We in Rice Loretta Forman, Vice-Chairperson Jerry Mayer, Board Tammy Pearson, Minnesota, have a moratorium Members Gladys on permits for operations larger than 500 animal units (a hog over 55 pounds is 4, so 1250 cows is our limit for example). Our county commissioners have up to one year, ending in September, to research the situation. I den’t know what your Whittaker, Larry Barnes, Shanna Carter and Steve Austin, Administrator John Gledhill, Director of Nursing Reha Gray, Service District Chairperson Russel Mayer and Howard Pryor. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and. approved. The financial statement was discussed and will be reviewed in detail during the meeting for the hospital. Under old business, John reported that the liquid oxygen base tank is in place. There was no new business. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m. was County, commissioners can do, now that circle four is in place, but — I urge everyone in the Milford area to attend the public hearing Monday night in Minersville. The so-called “experts” coming to put down your concerns--do not be intimidated. This is big business coming in to take over our land; “farming”. — There are good sources of information in our states: Center for Rural Affairs in Nebraska, Prairie fire in Iowa, Land Stewardship in Minnesota. Anyone can call 1-800-FARM AID, ask for Harry. He’ll tell you about the rally on April 1 in Lincoln Township, Missouri. Reach out for help, it’s out there! Sincerely, Stephanie Henriksen RI 1866 130th St. E. Dundas, MN 55019 (507) 645-7086 Views expressed in Letters To The Editor do not necessarily represent those of The Milford Monitor. Equal space has been and will be provided for opposing views. That !274%*! — Printer Notice that your water bill was a little late in arriving? Missed the city council minutes for the past few weeks? No, Susan and Rachelle haven't slowed down; it’s the printer, and before that, the computer. If that in itself wasn’t enough, a supplier sent forms for the water bill that were just a little too thick for the printer, which is marginal at best. They had to be hand fed. And, it’s almost time to read water meters again! The new ambulance for It was moved by Craig by 10:16-p.m.; an with the positive reactions so far. seconded at and seconded by Steve to contract Mayer was nominated by Gladys ambulance by EMS. $3500 was donated by Untied Way for the Davie, session carried, IPAGE 8 this is not Minersville was discussed. John will meet with the Service District and Jerry will check with RC&D for funds received. to match the grant The computer system installation is now complete; the final bill will be submitted to the Service District for payment. John requested the hospital pay for jackets for the EMT’s and pay for the cost of their . recertification. A motion was made by Tammy and seconded by Jerry to the effect, motion carried. The secretary was asked to send a thank-you card to Arlene Malchus for her service on the Board. At 9:37 p.m. it was: moved by Arlan and seconded by Larry that we go into executive session; motion carried. It was moved by Craig and seconded by Gladys that we go out of executive Beverly Bealer receives March “Employee of the Month” honors from Brenda Seifers and John Gledhill. Beverly is a registered nurse, and has been with Milford Valley Health Care Services since 1967. Employees are chosen for this award by a panel of their peers.