REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 08 January 2019.
ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Electronic Orders (will launch in January and February, starting with training), Good News (Mr. Lapierre, Financial Controller, has successfully completed one Year-end Audit cycle and the 2019-20 Budget cycle), and Census Data. Also discussed:
Sub-acute Capacity Planning (SACP) – Two Leadership Team members will join Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire and will participate on the following Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Committees:
-Ms. Gillet on the Complex Medical Management Advisory Committee; and
-Mrs. McNally on the Integrated Rehabilitation Hub Work Group.
A new phase is beginning in the LHIN SACP which promises to bring standard practices in the delivery of sub-acute care in the Champlain LHIN and build a stronger bridge between hospitals and community care.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Annual Professional Advisory Committee Workplan – 2018-19 — The Board of Directors approved the Committee’s Annual Workplan.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for January 2019 was circulated to the Board of Directors for information. There will be a Governance Education Day on April 10th in the Ottawa area for all Board Members.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT / SAFETY COMMITTEE
Balanced Scorecard 2018-19 (Q2) – The Centre is doing quite well in reaching its goals with the 22 action items.
Falls Huddles – The Board noted the introduction of falls huddles. A fall often precedes a dramatic decline in health, sometimes resulting in death. Therefore, these efforts are invaluable.
Concerns and Complaints – Moving forward, the Resident and Patient Relations Advisor will keep a log of concern and will bring these forward for review on a quarterly basis to the Leadership and Partnerships Team, along with recommendations for resolution.
Annual QI/Safety Committee Workplan – 2018-19 – The Board of Directors approved the Committee’s Annual Workplan.
Policy Review – The Board of Directors reviewed and approved its revised terms of reference, Board of Directors Policy #2-a-2.
Outreach Programme Funding — Funding has just been announced for a three-month pilot project for an Outreach Programme at our Centre. During January, February and March 2019, staff will follow up with patients after their discharge. Among other benefits, it is also hoped this will result in fewer visits to the Emergency Room post-discharge.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at noon in the Boardroom.