Special Meeting- Strategic Planning: June 28, 2022

Special Meeting- Strategic Planning: June 28, 2022

Indian River County Hospital District Conference Room/ Zoom
June 28, 2022
1:00 PM

TRUSTEES: Marybeth Cunningham Barbara Bodnar
Karen Deigl Allen Jones
Ann Marie McCrystal Kerry Bartlett

ABSENT: Jennifer Peshke

STAFF: Jennifer Frederick Kate Voss
Dawn Carboni Ann Marie Suriano

ZOOM: Jad Shalhoub

ATTENDEES: Michael Kint

Convene Meeting – Marybeth Cunningham, Chair

Mrs. Cunningham convened the special meeting of the IRCHD Board of Trustees at 1:00 PM by welcoming those participating via Zoom and in person. She explained that today’s discussion would be concerning the District Strategic Plan and turned the meeting over to Ms. Suriano.

Strategic Planning Discussion- Ann Marie Suriano, Executive Director

Ms. Suriano stated that she asked for the Trustees to provide feedback concerning each priority actions step within the Strategic Plan and further defining those items. She provided the Trustees with a few suggestions and asked for their input on those before today’s discussion, however she only received feedback from two Trustees. The Trustees began discussions on the benchmark data relative to the % of adults who stated their overall health was good or excellent. Many of the Trustees noted the decrease in percentage in 2016, and there was discussion as to the accuracy of the reporting. Next there was discussion on what their benchmark goals should be and it was decided that maintaining better than the Florida State average and not going below the county average year over year, would be sufficient. Mr. Jones stated that he would also like to see the gap lessen between those with an annual income of $25,000 or less, and those at $25,000- $49,000.

Next, the group discussed strategic priority one, which was focusing effort and investments on programs that strengthen primary care, behavioral/mental health and prevention. There was lengthy discussion surrounding the group defining primary care and which services are considered primary care services. It was agreed by the Trustee that their KPI would be devoting a minimum 90% of District program funds strictly to primary care, behavioral/mental health and prevention, and that District administrative operating funds would be excluded from this total. Next there was discussion surrounding strategic priority two which was improving access to healthcare services by reducing financial barriers. There was discussion relative to defining access and financial barriers. Additionally, the Trustees questioned the operations of the current financial assistance database and how it could better track and measure the impact the District is making on reducing financial barriers.

Lastly there was discussion surrounding the third strategic priority which was concerning convening the community to strengthen the continuum of care of Indian River County. Some Trustees were not supportive of using the word convening and felt it was too broad. They also felt the definition should be action oriented. It was also discussed that there are already many groups who “convene” in the community for discussion, but no meaningful action happens after the discussions. Ms. Bartlett indicated that she would prepare definitions of these action items for the Trustees to review and consider. It was decided that there would be follow up discussion on the same at the next Chairman’s meeting on July 20th.

Public Comment & Adjourn

Mr. Kint addressed the board and stated that the first KPI is quantitative and he does not feel it is really measurable. Mr. Shalhoub addressed the board and stated that he has prepared his own research data based off the latest CCIRH Community Health Needs Assessment and would be happy to share that information with Ms. Suriano to discuss further and provide any additional support to this process. There was no further discussion and the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 PM.