Regular Monthly Meeting: December 20, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting: December 20, 2018





Regular Monthly Meeting

December 20, 2018

5:00 PM

TRUSTEES:                             Marybeth Cunningham           Karen Deigl

Ann Marie McCrystal             Allen Jones

Tracey Zudans                            Barb Bodnar


ABSENT:                                  Dr. Michael Weiss


STAFF:                                    Ann Marie Suriano                 Jennifer Frederick

Kate Voss                                Jennifer Peshke, Esq.



Convene Meeting – Marybeth Cunningham, Chairwoman IRCHD


Mrs. Cunningham convened the regular monthly meeting of the Indian River County Hospital District (“IRCHD”) at 5:00 p.m.


The Invocation was given by Tracey Zudans and she then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Mrs. Cunningham asked for approval of the Chairman’s meeting minutes dated November 15 and the regular monthly meeting minutes dated November 15. Mrs. Cunningham stated that the monthly disbursement will be approved under the treasurer’s report. Mrs. McCrystal made a motion to approve which was seconded by Ms. Deigl.


District Chairwoman – Marybeth Cunningham

Mrs. Cunningham provided her Chairman’s report and stated that the board has had an incredible year and thanked the Trustees for their efforts.


District Counsel Report – Jennifer D. Peshke, Esq.

Mrs. Peshke provided her counsel report and stated that she continues to work with transactional counsel on the closing documents with Cleveland Clinic. She has also attended and participated in the Partners Program and Gifford Health Council meeting this past month.


Financial Statement Review – Allen Jones, Treasurer


Mr. Jones stated that District has received more than half of their tax revenues for the current fiscal year. The bank accounts hold approximately $9 million, which leaves the District is sound finical condition. Mr. Jones made a motion to approve the December disbursement of $1,314,796.35, which includes the regular program and administrative expenses. Additionally, this amount includes a special payment to IRMC for $189,839, which would complete the reimbursement process to the hospital for indigent care services in 2018. Further included is a $75,000 incentive payment to the Partner’s program, for meeting various quality metrics as reviewed by the Partners collaborative group. Mrs. McCrystal seconded the motion which was approved unanimously.


Executive Director Report- Ann Marie Suriano, Executive Director


Mrs. Suriano stated that the renovations at the VNA HSB will be completed tomorrow and the project was completed $8,000 under budget. The District staff is working on the Audit for FY 17-18. They further continue to work with Mr. Felix on the District’s Strategic plan and there will be a subsequent special Trustee meeting on the same, next month.


Unfinished Business-


Mrs. Cunningham stated that on December 31, 2018 at 9:00 am, representatives for the District, Cleveland Clinic and transactional legal counsel will hold a telephone conference and release the closing documents. The Cleveland Clinic logo at the hospital will be displayed later in the month of January.


Mr. Jones publicly thanked interim CEO Karen Davis for her work over the last year at IRMC. He stated that she personally took on the task of better outcomes at the emergency department and Patient satisfaction scores, which she was successful in improving. Additionally, she recruited a nationally recognized team of stroke interventional physicians. Mr. Jones recommends sending a message of gratitude to her on behalf of the District. All Trustees were in agreement and echoed Mr. Jones sentiments regarding Ms. Davis’ progress while employed with IRMC.


            Public Comment- There was no public comment.


            Adjournment- The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 PM.