The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 02 September 2014. New Board Member, Mr. Ted Naugler, was welcomed to the meeting.


Membership Response to Board Requests re Budget, Auditor, Annual Meeting Recommendations, and Appointment of Mr. Naugler – Circulated was the correspondence from Dr. Stewart, President of the Corporation, informing that all of the above matters had been approved by the Members of the Corporation.


Thank You Card from Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph (RHSJ) re Sister Leonard – The card received from the RHSJ Community in appreciation of the flowers sent for Sister Leonard’s funeral was noted by the Board of Directors.


Mrs. Ruest’s report included information on the Resident Quality Inspection (RQI) Follow-up, Partnership Agreements (with Nipissing University – for RPN to BScN Programme; and with the University of Ottawa – for Nurse Practitioner Programme), Enteric Outbreak concluded 23 August 2014, the French Language Services Team’s June 2014 minutes, and Census data. Also discussed were:

Policy Review – Four policies have been reviewed and were appended to the Administration Report. No changes are recommended at this time. The following policies were approved by the Board as presented (no changes):

-*Introduction and Organization Policy #1-a-10 re Mission and Vision Statements; -Introduction and Organization Policy #1-a-15 re Values;

-Introduction and Organization Policy #1-a-35 re Organization Chart – Areas of Responsibility; and

-Introduction and Organization Policy #1-a-36 re Organization Chart – Personnel.


Annual Report – Mrs. Ruest revealed the 2013-14 Annual Report of the Centre. The format will be very similar to last year’s. The document will be translated into French and posted on our website and circulated electronically to our community partners soon.


Management Fiduciary StatementThe Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for the months of May, June and July 2014.

Update on Redevelopment of 27 York Street – The application process with the City of Cornwall is in process.

Resident Quality Inspection (RQI) – An inspector was on-site for a follow-up visit and concluded that St. Joseph’s Villa is now in compliance with respect of the Inspectors’ Order. Mattresses have been purchased and the Dining Room furniture purchase is in process. There are savings in the capital items which will allow sufficient funding to purchase an additional overhead lift.

Financial Statements – Both operations are on budget. The Board of Directors approved the financial statements for the four months ended 31 July 2014.

Mrs. Ruest noted that during a recent visit by Mr. Cal Martell, Senior Director, Health System Integration for the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), he discussed Transitional Complex Continuing Care.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Education Calendar for September 2014 and Governance educational opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.

GOOD NEWS ITEM – Mrs. Ruest explained that, upon admission, every new resident receives an SJCCC pen, a writing pad, and a quilt or blanket made by volunteer quilters and knitters. As a result, the President of the Residents’ Council has received a thank you card from a newly-admitted resident for the above efforts to welcome her to her new home.

Report from the Board (September 2014)