The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 07 November 2017.


Catholic Health Association of Ontario (CHAO) Convention and Annual Meeting – Mr. Desnoyers summarized the above which he attended on September 28 and 29 in Toronto.  In one workshop on integration the speaker noted that the best indicator of wellness was how much a person felt loved.  Another speaker spoke about a Mission Award, similar to our Sister Rosalia Cobey Award.


Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included Sub-acute Capacity Planning (SACP) (re Complex Continuing Care Work Group Meeting #5 scenarios for bed changes), PointClickCare® Resident/Patient Incident Reporting (all incidents have been addressed), Values Integration Appraisal (on 10-11 April 2018), Privacy Training (every member of the clinical staff will receive 3.5 hours of training for the cNEO initiative), Trip to Rome, Smoke-free Facility (as of 01 January 2018), and three Good News Items (1-Donation by St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumnae, 2-Tea With the Sisters and donation of charcoal drawing; and 3-Silver Status received for the Healthy Foods Initiative), and Census Data.


Balanced Scorecard – The Centre is currently meeting or exceeding the provincial average for the items being monitored.

Quality Improvement Initiatives – Data is being gathered to address “Avoidable Emergency Department Visits”.


Lifts – All of the new lifts for Long-Term Care (LTC) have been installed ahead of schedule.  As well, upgrades to the LTC personal care centres have been completed.  With the completion of this project, every bed at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre now has an overhead lift.

Financial Statements – Mr. Desnoyers reviewed the highlights of the statements and responded to questions.  The Centre is in a surplus position.  The hospital operation is now classified as a Small Hospital.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 30 September 2017 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for September 2017.


Photo Contest – Our Auxiliary has won a photo contest for “Our Volunteers at Work”.  The photo was taken while seven volunteers helped clean strawberries for the Strawberry Festival.  A plaque will be presented to our Auxiliary at the Spring Conference in April 2018.

Snowflake Bazaar – This fun event will be on December 7th in Jeanne Mance Hall.  Crafts, Christmas articles, baked goods and gently-used white elephant items will be available for purchase.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for November 2017 and Governance Educational Opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 05 December 2017 at noon in the Boardroom.


Summary of the November 2017 Board of Directors Meeting