BHC Auxilliary - April 2019 Minutes

Broadwater Health Center Auxilliary

April 16, 2019: The meeting was called to order by Donna Harper at 6:05 p.m. There were ten persons in attendance (list attached). The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report showed a balance of $15,482.94. The Leprechaun Festival showed a net income of $3,725.55. Treasurer's report was approved.

Leprechaun Festival: Donna thanked all those who worked on the festival and congratulated the group on a job well done. Suggestions for next year included specified handicapped parking. The school parking lot was in bad condition this year due to heavy snowfall. It was also questioned why there should be such a short time limit on the Fairmont package since we purchase it at full price.

NEW BUSINESS: The matching funds drive deadline has been extended. The pledges received thus far are between $40,000 and $50,000 of which $18-20,000 has been collected. After much discussion, Jan Hubber moved that we donate $10,000 immediately and pledge another $5,000 to be paid later. Seconded by Kathy Toombs. The $10,000 will go towards the purchase of a video laryngoscope.

Kyle Hopstad reported that both the long-term and the hospital side are full. He also stated that the volumes went down 25% over the last 18 months. The county commissioners told us there will be no more loans made to the hospital. There has been a lot of discussion with St. Peter's regarding affiliating with them. These talks are still in progress. St. Peter's is very solid financially and they are impressed with the quality of services at Broadwater Health. Dr. Kenney has not renewed his contract and will be leaving on June 1, 2019. Lisa Zimmerman, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Dr. Carol Bridges will be working together to maintain the continuity of care and services in the Clinic. Jill LeBlanc and Greg Sayers will continue the care in the emergency room and hospital.

It was decided to start our meetings at 6:00 pm In the future. The next meeting will be June 18 at 6:00.

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jeanne Randolph, Secretary

 

c: Donna Harper, Jaque Swenson, Vic Sample, Nancy Marks