REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 06 March 2018.
Thank You Card from Ms. Petersen – This card was received for an In Memoriam donation made for her father, Kenneth Boose.
Overcrowding in Hospitals – Mr. Desnoyers recently attended a meeting of Board Chairpersons at the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at which overcrowding in hospitals was discussed. Most hospitals are currently overcrowded. Some hospitals in Ottawa have declared a Code Orange in order to stop patients from going to their hospital.
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included PointClickCare® Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) Implementation, French Language Services Testing, Good News Items, and Census Data. Also discussed:
Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA) Schedule E re Declaration of Compliance — Schedule E re Form of Compliance Declaration is an annual requirement under the L-SAA with the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire declared that St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is in compliance with the requirements. The Board of Directors approved Schedule E.
Organizational Accountability Report – Catholic Health International (CHI) has requested that all Boards complete by consensus on a yearly basis the Organizational Accountability Report. This survey document was pre-circulated. The Board completed it together. Ms. Surch recorded the responses and will submit the completed report to CHI.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT / SAFETY COMMITTEE
Balanced Scorecard – A Quality Team will develop new metrics for Complex Continuing Care (CCC). As well, this Quality Team will analyze the Long-Term Care (LTC) Nursing data for “Pressure Ulcers”, “Antipsychotic Use”, “Worsened Depressive Mood”, and “Worsening Pain” in order to take appropriate action.
Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) – Both LTC and CCC are required to file a QIP annually. Some of the indicators are mandatory and chosen by the Government, and others can be chosen by the facilities. Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire highlighted the results from last year and presented targets for next year. The deadline for submitting the Board-approved QIPs to Health Quality Ontario and posting on our website is 01 April 2018. The Board of Directors approved the Balanced Scorecard and QIPs for CCC and LTC for 2018-19 as presented.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – A surplus in each operation is forecast for year end. The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 31 January 2018 as presented.
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for January 2018.
Winner of the Genie Wish Draw on February 14th was the Housekeeping Department and they will be granted their wish for a new vacuum. A very generous and much appreciated donation of $25,000 was made by the Auxiliary to the Centre for the purchase of equipment needed to enhance the life of the residents. The Spring Conference will be on April 25th in Winchester. The Auxiliary’s next fundraiser will be their Garage Sale on May 5th at Ste-Thérèse Parish Hall. All were pleased that Rachelle Lamond, the Auxiliary’s Casino Trip Convenor and former President, recently received the “Citizen of the Year” Award for her extensive volunteering in the community.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for March 2018 and Governance Educational Opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 03 April 2018 at noon in the Boardroom.