Oct 19 Regular Monthly Meeting: September 27, 2018
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes
September 27, 2018
Immediately following the Final Budget Hearing
TRUSTEES: Marybeth Cunningham Allen Jones
Barbara Bodnar Ann Marie McCrystal
Tracey Zudans Michael Weiss
EXCUSED: Karen Deigl
STAFF: Jennifer Frederick Kate Voss
Ann Marie Suriano Jennifer Peshke, Esq.
OTHER ATTENDEES: Dan Bach Vicki Soule
Lundy Fields Pat Knipper
Jeanne Shepherd Miranda Hawker
Liz Bruner Bob Brugnoli
Ginger King Michelle Genz
Convene Meeting – Marybeth Cunningham, Chairwoman IRCHD
Mrs. Cunningham convened the regular monthly meeting of the IRCHD at 5:00 PM by welcoming those in attendance.
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
Mrs. Zudans, provided the invocation for the meeting and Dr. Weiss led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Consent Agenda- Marybeth Cunningham, Chairwoman IRCHD
Mrs. Cunningham asked for approval of the Chairman’s Meeting Minutes dated August 15; Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes dated August 16; Budget Discussion Minutes dated August 29 and a September disbursement of $909,564.84. Mrs. Zudans made the motion which was seconded by Dr. Weiss. The motion carried unanimously.
Chairman’s Report- Marybeth Cunningham, Chair
Mrs. Cunningham stated that the District Trustees and IRMC Board of Directors attended a joint meeting on Tuesday, to hear a presentation from the attorneys and consultants regarding the documents associated with the Cleveland Clinic partnership. All of the documents are available on the District website for review by the public. On October 3, both boards will meet separately to discuss and vote on the agreements. That meeting is also open to the public, with time for public comment.
District Counsel Report- Jennifer Peshke, Esq.
Mrs. Peshke stated that she continues to work with the consultants and outside special legal counsel on the Cleveland Clinic Partnership. Additionally, she is working with District staff to update and complete the agencies funding agreements which will reflect the 2018-2019 fiscal year budgeted amounts for the agencies.
Financial Statement Review- Allen Jones, Treasurer
Mr. Jones provided the financial statement review. After the disbursements approved at this evenings meeting are processed, the District will have approximately $3.9 million in its bank account. This is inclusive of the $1.5 million in reserves. However, IRMC has experienced an increase in indigent volumes and they have run over their budget by $1.1 million. This is why he recommended keeping the millage rate at the proposed .9122, which would allow the District to adequately reimburse the hospital for the indigent care services they provided. Historically, the District has always funded any deficits in indigent care at the hospital, even though they are not obligated to do so.
Executive Director Report- Ann Marie Suriano
Mrs. Suriano stated that she has worked mainly on the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget and matters concerning the Cleveland Clinic partnership. She informed the Trustees that most of the renovations to the VNA Human Services building have been completed and she has received positive feedback from leadership concerning the improvements. Additionally, Mr. Michael Felix, the District’s strategic planning consultant will be contacting the Trustee individually to discuss their views on the District’s future moving forward.
Mr. Jones stated that the upcoming meeting of the Gifford Health Council will take place on Tuesday, October 9th at 5:30 PM. He encouraged the Trustees to attend
Public Comment- There was no additional public comment.
Adjourn- The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM