BHC Auxilliary - July, 2017 Minutes


July 18, 2017

The meeting was called to order by President, Donna Harper, at 1:00 p.m. In the BHC Conference Room. Those in attendance besides Donna and me were Laura Obert, Jay Kitt, Bonnie Berglind, Nancy Marks, Trish Dana, Hugh vanSwearingen, Bill Hubber, Jan Hubber, Maria Bieber, Dorothy Hahn, and Kyle Hopstad.

The minutes were approved as read. Jan Hubber, Treasurer, reported that there was no change from last month's treasurer's report.

Kyle Hopstad introduced Dr. Scott Kenny who is now on staff full-time at BHC. Dr. Scott told us a bit about himself and said that he is very excited to be working here.

BBQ:  Buns have been ordered and must be picked up Friday, Aug 4. We will borrow two large tents and one small one from Rotary. We will be making potato salad on Thursday and Friday in the school kitchen beginning both days at 9:00. Those working on Sunday should be at the park at 9:00. We decided not to make coffee, but will provide sun tea, bottled water and assorted soft drinks. Jan will bring a table for the cashiers. We have purchased six new tables from Costco for the food and seating for guests.

Flyers will be distributed by Marcia, Dorothy, Bonnie and Jeanne. They should go up two weeks prior to the event.

Nancy has contacted Graymont and expects to receive a donation soon. She will continue to try to reach RY Timber to ask for a donation. To date we have received donations from Northwestern Energy, Williams Plumbing & Heating, Bruce Seed, and Food Services of America. There will be an article in the Broadwater Reporter next week and an ad the week of the BBQ.  Nancy and Donna went to the Firemen's meeting and recruited two men to help with serving. They also went to the Rotary meeting and asked for their help.

Kyle Hopstad reported on his meeting with Commissioner Mike Delger. The hospital is asking the county for a $1,000,000 loan to help them right size the building. The proposed plan is to ask for 25 beds for critical access hospital (intermediate skilled care) and 18-20 nursing home beds. The current residents will remain. There will be a lag time from the time of service to the time we receive payment, therefore, the county will be asked to bridge the gap. The facility is owned by the county. Kyle reported that BHC has paid back $2.6 million in loans over the past five years on a $5 million budget.

Next meeting is August 15.

Meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Randolph, Secretary

c:  Donna Harper, Shienne Spatzierath, Jaque Swenson