REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 06 September 2022.
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Membership Response re Annual Meeting Recommendations – APPROVED (verbal).
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:
Management Goals Year 2022-2023 – Managements Goals Year 2022-2023 (Q1) were prepared by the Leadership Team and reviewed by the Board of Directors. Additional goals will be added after the Strategic Planning Session.
Strategic Planning Session – Reminder – The Strategic Planning Session will take place 22 September 2022 at the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre.
Good News: HDH Program – Thank you – Thank you letter from a former patient at HDH.
-Corporate Policy #3-a-21 re Research Proposals –DEFERRED.
Census as at September 1, 2022 – Reviewed.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Appointment of Auditors 2022-2023 – KPMG
Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Periods Ended 30 June and 31 July 2022 as presented.
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for June and July 2022.
The Finance Committee had the chance to meet Mr. Dominic Bonucchi-Bilow, the new HR Generalist. The committee is looking forward to seeing how this role will develop.
Ms. Amy Scheiderman, BoardEffect Implementation Specialist, presented the BoardEffect software to the Board Members. Board Members were taught how to navigate through the system. The session was recorded. Mrs. Robertson will be sending the account information to all the Board Members to give them access to their BoardEffect account.
ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
It was requested that Ms. Katie Payette, Wellness and Spiritual Health Coordinator, sit on the Ethics and Mission Committee. This will be brought forward at the next Governance Committee meeting to review.
Policies to Review/Revise – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed/revised:
-Board of Directors policy 3-a-26 re Guidelines for Use of Advance Directives for Healthcare Decisions
-Board of Directors policy 3-a-28 re Guidelines for Care at End of Life
The Auxiliary Woods Gift shop is now closed. Items that did not sell have been donated to the Cornwall Community Hospital gift shop. There are four boxes of HELPP lottery tickets left. The Auxiliary is looking to see how to handle the sale of the rest of the tickets. The decision is pending. RSHJ 125 year Anniversary hoodies have been received for the Auxiliary Members. A social tea event will be held for the Auxiliary Members in the upcoming months.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Physician Reapplications 2022 – A Medical Staff reapplication has been reviewed by the PAC and was recommended for approval. The Board of Directors approved the reappointment of the following physician to the Medical Staff for 2022 with the privileges previously held: Dr. Martial Yitemben Tchouatieu.
Policies to Review – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed:
-Board of Directors policy 2-a-2 re Board of Directors
-Board of Directors policy 2-a-3 re Directors’ / Board Committee Members’ Code of Conduct
Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The workplan for the month of September was reviewed.
Standing Item: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – The Senior Team is participating in a DEI training session on 09 September 2022.
Standing Item: Policies to be Reviewed by the Board of Directors – Reviewed.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 04 October 2022 at 1200 hours via video conference due to COVID-19.