REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 23 June 2015.
EDUCATION SESSION: “Your Health System” – Mrs. Ruest explained that the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has re-launched their public website “Your Health System” at www.yourhealthsystem.cihi.ca which contains Quarter 4 of 2013/14 national, provincial, regional and facility data of 44 key health indicators in various domains. The database contains nine Long-Term Care indicators which Mrs. Ruest highlighted for St. Joseph’s Villa.
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT — Ms. MacLennan provided a summary of the Catholic Health International (CHI) Leadership Council which she and Mrs. Ruest attended in Montreal in April. Father Francis Morrissey spoke about Canonical Law, charism, “The Francis Effect”, and “Works of Catholics”.
CORPORATE SISTER LIAISON’S REPORT
170th Anniversary – On June 24th, Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston will honour the 170th anniversary of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph in a small ceremony at which a commemorative plaque will be dedicated.
Special Mass for Jeanne Mance — On Sunday, September 6th, a special Mass for Jeanne Mance, Foundress of Hotel Dieu Hospital in Montreal, will be held at Notre Dame Basilica.
Mrs. Ruest’s report included “Your Health System” (previously covered under section 1 of these minutes), and Census data. Also discussed were:
Accreditation – Mrs. Ruest was pleased to report that the Centre had received a three-year Accreditation Award. The full report is available electronically. A Quality Improvement Plan in response to the recommendations is due within ninety days. All areas of improvement will be implemented and can be easily achieved.
In their report, the surveyors noted the Centre’s rich history in the Catholic faith built on the dedicated service of the Sisters who founded the Centre – a culture which continues to be supported in the facility.
ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
Committee Membership – The Board of Directors appointed Ms. Amélie Gove, Resident and Patient Relations Advisor to the Ethics and Mission Committee.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Management Fiduciary Statement for the months of April and May 2015 was approved by the Board of Directors.
Analysis of Paid Sick Time – Mr. Desnoyers explained this data for the calendar year 2014 in Complex Continuing Care and Long-Term Care, with Union, Non-union and Combined totals. Many of the illnesses are long-term in nature. He noted that other institutions have experienced the same challenges and similar rates. Efforts will continue to reduce sick time.
Redevelopment of 27 York Street – The City of Cornwall is reviewing the Site Plan Control Application and has discussed a few items with HSP Engineering. ESP Engineering will confirm any required changes to the Site Plan with the City of Cornwall.
Financial Statements – Mr. Desnoyers noted there were not many variances between the April and May statements and, therefore, focussed on the May Financial Statements. Both operations forecast a surplus at year end. Sick costs continue to be in excess of budget and will be monitored on an ongoing basis. The Board of Director approved both sets of Financial Statements for the periods ended 30 April 2015 and 31 May 2015 as presented.
New Board Member – Mrs. Yollande Laperle’s appointment to the Board of Directors was recommended to the Members of the Corporation.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for June 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, 08 September 2015 at noon in Jeanne Mance Hall.