The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 04 November 2014.
Card from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing Alumnae re Donation – In this card, the alumnae generously offer $1,400 for the purchase of an infection control cart.
Mrs. Ruest’s report included information on Flu Vaccination, Good News Item (performance of our Restorative Care Programme), Mandatory Staff Training, and Census data. Also discussed were:
Website Project – Mrs. Ruest demonstrated the proposed revised website which will be launched in January 2015. The revised site will be fully compliant with requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The required content has been submitted for French language translation.
Mock Disaster Exercise – The Centre is mandated to hold a mock disaster exercise every three years. This year’s scenario will involve a fire on Level 3 in Long-Term Care. Students from St. Lawrence College will be given assigned roles (i.e. blindness; unable to walk alone) and will portray the victims who are evacuated.
Memorial Service – This will be held on Friday, 07 November 2014 at 1400 hours in Jeanne Mance Hall.
Mission Week – November 03 to 07 is Mission Week. A tea with area religious Sisters will be held this afternoon at 1400 hours in the Gathering Space. Employees, residents, and patients will be invited to sign the Mission Board on display there.
Meetings in Wisconsin – Mrs. Ruest showed photographs of her recent trip to our sister facility in Wisconsin. Of interest were the artifacts preserved and also the history wall.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for the month of September 2014.
Financial Statements – Mr. Desnoyers reviewed the Financial Statements. He noted there were not many variances for the month. Sick costs and orientation costs remain high. We are still waiting for confirmation of funding for the hospital operation. The Financial Statements were approved by the Board of Directors.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Education Calendar for November 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, 02 December 2014 at noon in the Boardroom.