The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 01 February 2022.

Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Our Centre Re-opens Safely Post COVID-19 (Sister Rosalia Cobey Awards, Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph (RHSJ) 125th anniversary), Vaccination LTC Pandemic Response (the Ministry imposed mandatory third booster vaccination date has been postponed to 14 March 2022), Crisis Communication Management, HIROC – 21 Questions about risk and Census Data. Also discussed:

Management Goals – Update Q3 – The Management Goals (Q3) were reviewed.

A special thank you –  A beautiful thank you card from a family was shared with the Board of Directors. Thank you cards are now shared and displayed at the appropriate nursing stations for everyone to see. 

Miscellaneous Policy Approval
-Corporate Policy 3-a-21 re Research Proposals DEFERRED.

The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed:

-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-6 re Orientation Programme for Board Members and Members of Board Committees;
-Corporate Policy#3-a-50 re French Language Services;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-91 re Corporate Procurement Policy; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-92 re Procurement Code of Ethics.

Chief of Staff Transition – The transition from Dr. Foley to Dr. Ménard has been made. Patients have now been transferred to Dr. S. Isaac and Dr. H. Panesar. 

Annual Workplan – The Workplan was revised to remove “Reviews information collected through the annual Employee Survey and any quality improvement initiatives proposed by Administration in response to survey findings”. This item will be added to the Comprehensive, Planning, Finance and Personnel Relations Committee Workplan. 

The Board of Directors approved the Quality Improvement / Safety Committee Workplan as revised.

Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Periods Ended 30 November 2021 and 31 December 2021 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for November and December 2021.

Closure of the gift shop in January due to the pandemic. The Auxiliary is planning for an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May. A meeting will be scheduled to discuss the reopening of the gift shop. 

Policy for Review
The Board of Directors approved Board of Directors policy #2-a-26 re
Professional Advisory Committee as reviewed.

Physician Reapplications 2022 – The Medical Staff reapplications have been reviewed by the PAC and were recommended for approval.

The Board of Directors approved the reappointment of the following physicians to the Medical Staff for 2022 with the privileges previously held with the exception of Dr. Ménard who is now Active Staff:  Dr. Bazile, Dr. Patel and Dr. Ménard (Active Staff).

Applications for Appointment to the Medical Staff – The applications of Dr. Sandhya Isaac and Dr. Harpreet Panesar for medical staff privileges have been completed and have been reviewed by the PAC.  The PAC recommends their appointments to the Medical Staff.

The Board of Directors approved the appointment of Dr. Isaac and Dr. Panesar to the Associate Staff.

Standing Item: Annual Workplan The workplan for the month of February was reviewed.

Standing Item: Policies to be Reviewed by the Board of Directors – Reviewed. 

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 01 March 2022 at 1200 hours via video conference due to COVID-19.

Summary of the February 2022 Board of Directors Meeting