The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 03 March 2015.

PRESENTATION OF 2015-16 BUDGET – Mrs. Ruest explained to the Board of Directors the budget and highlighted the Budget Notes and Assumptions for both Long-Term Care and Complex Continuing Care. The Board of Directors recommended to the Members of the Corporation approval of the 2015/16 Operating and Capital Budgets as follows:
-Hotel Dieu Hospital (Complex Continuing Care): $8,951,919 with a surplus of $37,252;
-St. Joseph’s Villa (Long-Term Care): $12,535,138 with a surplus of $27,490;
Capital Budget
– Combined for Hotel Dieu Hospital and St. Joseph’s Villa: $366,000.

Membership Response to Board re Medical Staff Bylaw Amendments: Change to Professional Advisory Committee – Pending.

Strategic Planning Session / Missioning Day – This day was confirmed for 29 May 2015.

Mrs. Ruest’s report included information on Supreme Court of Canada Decision (Physician-assisted Suicide/Dying), Respiratory Outbreak in Kane House (09 to 20 February 2015), Good News Item (City Planning Advisory Committee approved our application for a zoning bylaw amendment), and Census data. Also discussed was:

Accreditation Update – We have been advised by CARF International that our accreditation survey will take place on 27-28 April 2015. The survey will be conducted by Judith V. Braun from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and Darla Matheson from Toronto. Information on the survey will be posted internally for persons served and other internal stakeholders. In addition, we will contact key external stakeholders, service providers and community partners in order for all to be informed and prepared. The Leadership Team has been holding additional meetings in order to prepare.

Genie Wish – On Thursday, 12 February 2015, the Genie Wish was drawn. This year’s winner was the Education and Infection Control Department. The funds will be used to purchase portable isolation storage containers which will hold items such as personal protective equipment (gloves, gowns, and faceshields), hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

Spring Conference – Cornwall Community Hospital will host this event at the Best Western Parkway Inn on 15 April 2015.

Medical Staff Reapplications – The Board of Directors approved the reappointment of Drs. Gatien, Bazile, Faizer, Reen and Mr. Michael Turcotte to the Medical Staff for 2015, as was recommended by the Professional Advisory Committee.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for March 2015 and Governance educational opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 07 April 2015 at noon in the Boardroom.

Board of Directors (March 2015)