The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 06 November 2018.  Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire offered the opening prayer, with special recognition of Jérôme le Royer de la Dauversière, founder of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, on his Feast Day.


Movie “The Last Breath” – Mr. Desnoyers noted that the film, “The Last Breath”, screened at the Port Theatre on November 1st was well attended.  The producer, Annabel Loyola, captured the human spirit.  Ms. Loyola’s first film about Jeanne Mance will also be purchased.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  Sub-acute Capacity Planning, Hospital Services Accountability Agreement (HSAA) Attestation re Parking, Resident Quality Inspection (results explained by Ms. Gillet), Critical Incident Inspection, Pharmacy Accreditation Awarded, Flu Vaccination, Good News Items (Thank You Card re Slow-paced Rehabilitation; Letter to the Editor printed today thanking Community and Pommier Jewellers for Masquerade Fundraising Gala), and Census Data.


Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Governance Education — The Champlain LHIN has taken an initiative which would bring the Ontario Hospital Association’s “Rural and Northern Health Care and Advanced Governance” full-day education programme to the Champlain region for a fraction of the price of the usual Toronto cost.  Costing would be based on the number of hospitals which agree to participate and the number of Directors per hospital would be unlimited.  A large number of hospitals have already signed on, reducing the cost substantially.  The Board of Directors endorsed participating in this project.


Balanced Scorecard (Current Format) – – In response to a question, Dr. Patel explained to the Board of Directors the Urinary Tract Infection Programme.

Membership / Nurse Practitioner – The Board of Directors agreed with the appointment of Ms. Meghan O’Brien to the Committee.


Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde presented the statements.  A surplus in each operation is forecast for year end.  The St. Joseph’s Villa operation is very close to budget.  In the Hotel Dieu Hospital operation, the increase in drug costs continues to be monitored very carefully.  One change implemented which should result in savings (i.e. when medication changes occur) is that drugs will be dispensed for three days at a time instead of the current seven.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 30 September 2018 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for September 2018.


Board Member Recruitment — A Board of Directors Skills Matrix, Board of Directors Position Responsibilities, and an advertisement seeking Board Members are being drafted for presentation to the next Governance Committee meeting.

Board and Board Committee Workplans – Theses are being drafted for the Board of Directors and each Board Committee.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for November 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, 04 December 2018 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting