The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 07 October 2014.
Thank You Card from Sister Cuddihy – In this card, Sister Cuddihy thanked the Board of Directors and Staff for the flowers sent during her illness.
Mrs. Ruest’s report included information on the Ministers’ Mandate Letters, Good News Items (thank you letters from two summer students), and Census data. Also discussed were:
Policy Review – The Board of Directors Annual Evaluation policy has been revised to better reflect our operation. The Board approved the revisions.
French Language Services — We have received feedback from our FLS Planning Officer of the FLS Network of Eastern Ontario. In order to submit our request for FLS designation, there remains one criterion for designation that is unmet: “that provisions for effective representation of Francophones on the Board of Directors and its Committees are included in the Administrative Bylaws and must reflect the proportion of the Francophone population within the community served.”
Therefore, the Board of Directors recommended to the Members of the Corporation two Bylaw revisions to this effect. The Board also recommended that that St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre request designation under the French Language Services Act for the four additional services to be added to the Centre’s existing partial designation, specifically: Complex Continuing Care Therapy, Long-Term Care Therapy, Environmental Services, and Spiritual Care.
Catholic Health Association of Ontario (CHAO) Conference – Mrs. Ruest, Mrs. Konink and Ms. Gillet will attend the CHAO Conference as alumnae of the Catholic Health International (CHI) Leadership Course. CHI will cover their expenses.
Quarterly Catholic Health International (CHI) Meetings – Mrs. Ruest will travel to Antigo, Wisconsin in two weeks to attend quarterly Catholic Health International (CHI) meetings and also to visit the newly-developed Langley Hospital and St. Joseph’s Residence.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) / SAFETY COMMITTEE
QI Collaborative to Reduce Antipsychotic Medication Use in Long-Term Care – The Centre applied to participate but was not selected to be a member of the collaborative. However, we will continue this initiative independently.
Risk Management Plan 2014 – This was accepted by the Committee.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for the month of August 2014.
Financial Statements – Mr. Desnoyers reviewed the financial position of the Centre. The statements reflect the recently-announced 2014-15 Long-Term Care funding. The forecasts to year end for both operations remain on budget. The Board approved the statements.
MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) – Dr. Foley explained that other professions can participate on the PAC (i.e. Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dietitian, Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner). Some disciplines attend every three months. This structure is working well at other facilities.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Education Calendar for October 2014 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 November 2014 at noon in the Boardroom.