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|Public Notices Published Wednesday, November 21st, 2007Board of Commissioners|
Franklin Parish Hospital
Service District No. 1, d/b/a
Franklin Medical Center
September 27, 2007
Members Present: Nick Poulos; Chairman, Madge Wilson; Vice Chairman, Paul Price, Jan Hicks, and Michael Wright.
Others Present: Leon Belila, Sheila Mason, Robert Boullion, Blake Kramer, Sam Wiggins, Debi Elrod, Sue Jarrette, Sheila Veuleman, and Katie Norwood.
1. Call to order and invocation: Nick Poulos called the meeting to order and Madge Wilson gave the invocation.
2. At this time Nick Poulos took a few moments to honor the Joe Gravelle family and Mr. Gravelle’s many years of service on the Board of Commissioners for Franklin Parish Hospital.
3. Blake Kramer made a request of the Board to add to the agenda under item number five, a resolution granting the new Board Members check signing authority for Franklin Parish Hospital Service District No. 1. The motion was made by Michael Wright for the resolution to be added to the agenda under item five, seconded by Madge Wilson and carried by a unanimous vote to approve the amendment of the agenda.
4. Mr. Leon Belila gave the introduction of FMC’s new CFO, Mr. Robert Boullion. Mr. Boullion has twenty five years of experience being as a hospital CFO and is a CPA. FMC will benefit greatly from his experience.
5. At this time, Sheila Veuleman with LAHCR gave a presentation which explained how the Board Members could be more involved with the quality improvement of the hospital. The demonstration expounded on pay for performance. Mrs. Veuleman also elaborated on evidence based standards and the steps that can be implemented in order to improve the overall quality of care in the hospital.
6. Approval of Minutes from the August 23, 2007 meeting: Michael Wright made the motion to approve the August 23, 2007 minutes with two corrections being made, seconded by Paul Price and unanimously approved.
7. Financial Report:
• Robert Boullion reported that as of August 31, 2007 FMC showed a $301,688.87 net loss for the year. For the month of August, 2007 alone FMC showed a profit of $4,106.02 due primarily to a reduction in revenue. Mr. Boullion then explained that due to payroll accruing liability in July, there is a $377,685.73 difference between July, 2007 and August, 2007 Cash Investments. This factors in to the reduction of Total Assets of $430,431.85 upon comparison of the two months. Accrued Payroll and Vacation is down $182,920.47 from July. Unearned Revenue is at $800,000.00 for the month of August, 2007 versus July, 2007 which is part of the overall reduction of current liabilities. Deductions From Revenue are affected by the collections of past due debts. Steps are being taken to recover these monies and in the near future a substantial difference will be noticed. Patient days for the month of August, 2007 were up 83 as compared to July, 2007. Health Clinic visits were also up 87 for August, 2007 versus July, 2007. Mr. Bullion also gave an explanation of several general ledger accounts for clarification purposes to the Board. Jan Hicks made the motion to approve the financial report as stated; a second was made by Paul Price, and the motion carried by a unanimous vote to approval.
• Blake Kramer presented the resolution to add Jan Hicks, Paul Price, and Robert Bullion to the hospitalís bank accounts and remove Mrs. Singleton. The motion to accept was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Madge Wilson, and approved by a unanimous vote.
8. Medical Staff Report: Sheila Mason stated that Dr. Mindy Robinson has been reviewed by the Medical Staff. The Medical Staff at this time would like to request continuing ER privileges on behalf of Dr. Robinson. A motion was made by Paul Price, seconded by Jan Hicks and carried to approval by a unanimous vote to continue Dr. Robinson’s ER privileges.
9. Chief Nursing Officer Report: Sheila Mason, CNO, presented the following reports:
• Quality care:
A. The Patient Liaison Committee: Kim Mathews will be taking over the function of the Patient Liaison Committee. Mrs. Mathews’ outgoing and friendly attitude will be beneficial to this program.
B. Debi Elrod gave the Hospital Performance Improvement Committee Report: Mrs. Elrod explained to the new members that this is a monthly monitoring of a certain set of indicators/problem prone areas within each department of the hospital that are reported to the PI committee quarterly. The committee then decides on the best course of action to resolve any problems. Mrs. Elrod then reported the last quarterís findings and the manner in which the committee will resolve any issues.
• Departmental Activities Report: This will be given in October’s meeting.
• Education Department: Franklin Health Forum Meeting was September 13, 2007. The Forum is made up of the CEOs and DONs from the local nursing homes. They are working to extend the Forum to include Hospice Agencies, Home Health, and the Office of Public Health. This committee will gather quarterly to discuss patient issues.
• ER Nurses-TNCC & ENPC: All of FMC’s ER nurses are trauma certified and pediatric core certified. This is a rare occurrence in emergency rooms. Our nursing staff is to be commended.
• Updates on Nursing/Allied Health Scholarships: This is an outstanding scholarship program that is benefiting the recipients and the hospital greatly. Unfortunately we had one nurse that resigned from their courses.
• Grant Updates:
a. FMC received $20,000.13 from HRSA Emergency Preparedness Grant this month. This money will be used to better equip the hospital for an influx of patients whether it is due to a national disaster or illness.
b. HRSA Mental Health Outreach Grant: The sliding scale has been implemented and the response has been outstanding. There were many needy patients in the community that were not able to afford this type of treatment and are benefiting from this program.
c. Prescription Assistance Program 2007: Kasey Odgen has assisted patients in saving $68,000.00 on their prescriptions since June 2007. This program has been implemented in Winnsboro, St. Joseph, and Newellton.
d. Susan G. Komen Grant: Belinda Morgan oversees the Susan G. Komen Grant. This grant provides a free service for women that can not afford to have a mammogram. We transport them to a facility in which they can have a mammogram and follow up with them after the results are given. Mr. Belila stated that we are looking into the possibility of having a mobile mammogram unit come to Winnsboro periodically for this service.
• Other Projects/Updates: FMC Employee Wellness Profiling- Starting this month FMC employees will have the opportunity to have various diagnostic tests run free of charge. This service will be provided by Delhi Hospital. The employee will have a preliminary profile performed. Once all of the results are received the employee will be informed of their risk and be given steps on improving their overall health. The employee will then come back in several months and have their diagnostics ran again in order to see the amount of progress they are making. This is a program Mrs. Mason is researching and is hoping to be able to offer to the community soon.
The motion was made by Paul Price to accept the Performance Improvement Report as presented by Debi Elrod, seconded by Jan Hicks, and approved by a unanimous vote.
The motion was made by Madge Wilson to approve Chief Nursing Officer Report given by Sheila Mason, seconded by Michael Wright, and unanimously approved.
Ms. Mason explained the need for an Emergency Room Paramedic. A motion was made by Jan Hicks, seconded by Madge Wilson, and carried to approval for a new job category of Emergency Room Paramedic.
10. Legal Report: Blake Kramer:
• Approval of Allied Health scholarship for Kim Boyte: The motion was made by Paul Price, seconded by Michael Wright, and carried by a unanimous vote to grant Kim Boyte an Allied Health scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 to pursue an associates degree in H.I.M.
• Approval of new and revised HR policies.
a. Dress Code-The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Paul Price and unanimously approve by the board as presented with the exception of amending the following:
• Proper attire for security from a blue uniform to a standard uniform.
• Rewording of “one pair of earrings per ear” to “The limiting of one piercing per ear”.
b. Clock In/Out Procedures-The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Paul Price, and unanimously approved.
c. Resolution relating to AIG/Valic benefit plan: At the January 30, 2007 Board Meeting the members voted to approve FMC’s benefit plan to be managed by AIG/Valic. In March, 2007 the change over was completed. Valic has requested a formal resolution to complete their records. The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Madge Wilson, and unanimously approved to accept this resolution as presented.
11. Administrative Report: Leon Belila
a. Gift Shop Renovations: The motion was made by Jan Hicks, seconded by Michael Wright and carried by a unanimous vote to approve the relocation of the gift shop at an estimated cost of $20,000.00
b. Chapel Renovation: The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Madge Wilson, and carried by a unanimous vote to relocate the Chapel at an estimated/maximum cost of $20,000.00.
c. Patient room Renovations: This project has been put on hold in lieu of receiving a Legislative Appropriation Grant in the amount of 100,000.00 in addition to a $150,000.00 in Dispro funds.
d. Update on Information Technology System: The dates for receiving the R.F.P.ís has been extended to Nov. 15, 2007 due to revisions in requirements and more in-depth research into each system’s ability to effectively provide technical support and fulfill all of FMC’s needs various departmental needs.
12. Executive Session: The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Paul Price, and carried authorizing the Board to enter into Executive session.
13. Motions were made as follows:
• The motion to approve project renovation and expansion as presented by Blake Kramer was made by Jan Hick, seconded by Paul Price, and unanimously approved.
• The motion for the Board to approve the hospital gift shop management contract with the stipulation that the Ladies Auxiliary approve of the decision was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Jan Hicks, and unanimously approved.
• The motion was made to pursue a contract with the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Department for evening security for the hospital at a stated rate of $13.00 per hour for each hour worked was made by Paul Price, seconded by Jan Hicks, and unanimously approved.
• The motion was made by Madge Wilson that the Board seek legal counsel concerning possible legal action legal action against KMA Recruiting, seconded by Michael Wright, and unanimously approved. Let the record state that Blake Kramer was not present in Executive Session for this discussion.
14. Open Session: The motion was made for the topic of future board meeting dates to be added to the agenda by Michael Wright, seconded by Paul Price, and unanimously approved.
• Tentative dates were decided upon as follows:
a. November 15, 2007
b. December 20, 2007
15. The motion to adjourn the September 27, 2007 meeting of the Board of Commissioners was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Paul Price, and unanimously carried.
Nick Poulos, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Board of Commissioners
Franklin Parish Hospital
Service District No. 1, d/b/a
Franklin Medical Center
October 10, 2007
Members Present: Madge Wilson; Vice Chairman, Paul Price, Jan Hicks, and Michael Wright.
Members Absent: Nick Poulos; Chairman
Others Present: Leon Belila; CEO, Blake Kramer, Robert Boullion, and Sam Wiggins.
Call to order and invocation: The call to order was given by Madge Wilson followed by Michael Wright delivering the invocation.
Executive Session: Motion as made by Paul Price, seconded by Michael Wright and by a unanimous vote the Board entered into Executive Session.
1. The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Jan Hicks, then carried by unanimous vote to continue in Open Session.
Blake Kramer stated at this time for the record that he was not present for the discussion of items number 2 on the agenda involving hospital collections. This statement was acknowledged by the board to be true.
2. Motions were made as follows:
The motion was made by Jan Hicks, seconded by Made Wilson, and with a unanimous vote approval was given to sign a contract with the Franklin Parish Sheriffs Office to oversee night security of the hospital.
The motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Jan Hicks and carried to approval by a unanimous vote to contract an agreement with Financial Corporation of America to collect Franklin Medical Center’s outstanding debts.
The motion was made by Paul Price, seconded by Jan Hicks and carried to approval by a unanimous vote to invest the previously received UCC Funds.
3. Motion was made by Michael Wright, seconded by Jan Hicks and carried to approval for the October 10th, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners to be adjourned.
Madge Wilson, Vice Chairman
Board of Commissioners
TOWN OF WISNER
PARISH OF FRANKLIN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 11, 2007
The Mayor and Town Council of Wisner met in regular session on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wisner Town Hall.
Present: Mayor Allyn Jean Luckett, Bobby Blount, Nettie B. Brown, Marc McCarty and Thomas Moore.
Also present: Town Clerk, Chief of Police, and guest.
There being a quorum the meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Luckett. The invocation was led by Thomas Moore and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Marc McCarty.
Motion by Nettie Brown to accept minutes from previous month.
Seconded by Marc McCarty. Motion carried.
The financial reports and expenditures were provided for the month of September. Thomas Moore made a motion to pay bills. Seconded by Nettie Brown. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS: There was a brief discussion about the purchase of a John Deere riding mower that was needed for maintenance and upkeep.
DEPARTMENT REPORTS: There was no report given for the police department.
MAINT. DEPT. Eddie Pete reported that the grass had been cut and trash picked up along Hwy. 15.
Mayor Luckett announced that the Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 10:0 a.m. and the Christmas dinner. will be held for the town officials and their family after the council meeting on December 10, 2007.
OLD BUSINESS: Melissa Herrington a representative from McManus Engineering gave an update on the progress of the Water System Project and asked council to consider applying for an infrastructure grant.
Kendal Magee gave an update on the Community Center project.
With no further business Marc McCarty made a motion to adjourn.
Clarice Collins, CMC
Allyn Jean Luckett, Mayor
FRANKLIN PARISH POLICE JURY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Franklin Parish Police Jury will hold a Public Hearing during their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 6:00 P.M. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Courthouse building, Winnsboro, Louisiana for the following purpose:
Closing of Haskins Road
The public is invited to attend should you have any protests and/or comments concerning this matter.
Johnnie Wesley, Parish Secretary
11/21 & 11/28
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
2005 John Deere Trail Buck 650-Ext., ATV 4-wheeler.
ATV doesn’t run due to engine problems-needs repairs.
ATV can be viewed at Northeast Soil & Water Conservation Office, 616 Riser Road, Winnsboro, LA, during work hours - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This ATV will be sold through sealed bids with Northeast SWCD, sealed bids can be hand delivered to the District Secretary or mailed to PO Box 57, Winnsboro, LA.
Sealed bids will need to be received by COB on December 7, 2007. Bids will be opened at the December District Board Meeting.
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