REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 13 January 2015.
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Membership Response to Board re Medical Staff Bylaw Amendments: Change to Professional Advisory Committee – Pending.
Thank You Card from Michel Bourdeau and Family re Late Yvonne Bourdeau for funeral flowers sent. – Noted by the Board.
Evaluation of Executive Director — Ms. MacLennan indicated that results for Mrs. Ruest’s performance appraisal from Board Members have been received. These will be reviewed at a meeting of the Governance Committee at the end of January.
Mrs. Ruest’s report included information on Outbreaks (now out of enteric and Influenza A outbreaks; 41 facilities in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network are currently in Influenza A outbreak); and Good News Item. Also discussed were:
Budget – Work on the 2015-16 budget is underway. The Ontario Association of Non-profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) is lobbying the Government to increase funding. OANHSS is asking member organizations to participate in a pre-budget advocacy campaign to increase Long-Term Care funding to four paid hours of care per resident per day. (St. Joseph’s Villa provides 3.89 hours per resident per day.) Other changes, such as combining the Nursing Care and Personal Support programme envelopes, and additional funding per day for accredited facilities, are also proposed. The Board of Directors approved a motion that Administration support the OANHSS campaign by sending a letter to our Member of Provincial Parliament, in support of these changes.
ADMINISTRATION REPORT (Continued)
Update on Management Goals – Mrs. Ruest reviewed the third quarter update on the status of achievements related to the Management Goals for 2014-15.
Lights of Hope Campaign – This year’s campaign has raised over $13,000 including a generous donation of $5,000 from Medical Arts Pharmacy.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Management Fiduciary Statement – Six new items of legislation have been added to this document. The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for the month of November 2014.
Update on Redevelopment Project – Demolition of the building at 27 York Street was completed during the week of December 15th. The minor variance application has been submitted to the City of Cornwall and a response is awaited. Mr. Ingram will meet with HSP Engineering regarding the design of the electrical systems for the parking lot.
Financial Statements – Mr. Desnoyers reviewed the financial statements. Additional training and orientation costs resulted in a deficit at St. Joseph’s Villa for the month of November. However, this was budgeted. For Hotel Dieu Hospital, the Centre is still awaiting confirming of the 2015-15 funding. Sick costs have risen at Hotel Dieu Hospital. The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Eight Months Ended 30 November 2014 as presented.
Snowflake Bazaar – This year’s event was very successful. Approximately 180 persons were served lunch. As a result, over $1,700 was cleared. The Snowflake Draw realized a profit of $2,440.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
Dr. Foley noted that this marked the first meeting of the PAC. There was a good exchange of information at the meeting.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for January 2015 and Governance educational opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.
Board Retreat — Mr. Ron Marr of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario (CHAO) has forwarded information regarding Mission. A strategic planning/retreat day will be held in the spring, facilitated by either a Board Member or a representative from CHAO.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 at noon in the Boardroom.