Summary of the March 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 05 March 2019.

CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT

Catholic Health Association of Ontario (CHAO) – Mr. Desnoyers and Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire attended a meeting at the CHAO at which there was good discussion about the current healthcare changes in Ontario.  (See also Administration Report of this newsletter.)

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  :  Hotel Dieu Outreach Programme (update on progress to date); Good News Items (Letter of Appreciation received from former patient of Slow-paced Rehabilitation Programme, and Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Ontario Core ICS Health – completed by Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire); and Census Data.  Also discussed:

Health Minister Christine Elliott’s Announcement – On February 26, 2019, Minister Elliott announced the formation of a new Agency, Ontario Health, “to bring a consistency of approach…with a common vision with a single point of oversight”.  She also announced the formation of Ontario Health Teams (30-50) throughout Ontario which will be made up of local healthcare providers that will be organized in a way that will enable them to work as a coordinated group.  The Minister stated, “These teams will be built to guide patients and residents between providers and shepherd you and your families through transitions.”

All health organizations will be dismantled and rolled into a new “Super Health Agency” of Ontario Health Teams for most types of care.  The Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) will remain until the Hospital-Service Accountability Agreement (H-SAA) and Long-Term Care Home-Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA) are transferred to the new structure, approximately 2-5 years.  There was no mention of governance.  In this community we have good relationships and collaboration with community providers and especially with Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH).

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT / SAFETY COMMITTEE

Public Health Ontario’s Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Programme – This project continues and has resulted in reduced use of antibiotics.

Falls – These appear to be on the rise.  However, these may be due to new admissions and will be monitored very closely.

Medication Errors – These will also be carefully monitored due to the recent initiation of the new medication electronic ordering system.

Risk Management Plan 2018-19 – Noted.

Employee Survey Results 2018 – Of 340 employees, 187 responded.  Responses indicated that staff wanted to have access to communications via e-mail.  Therefore, all staff members have been set up with an e-mail account.  The results also indicated that staff members want Management to be more present on the floors.  This change will be implemented.  “Feel Good Friday Stories” have been introduced.  The Worklife Pulse Committee has been busy organizing events for staff to enjoy and will bring back the Feast of St. Joseph which was popular at the Centre in the past.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde reviewed the statements.  Both operations will end the year with surpluses.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the period ended 31 January 2019 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – Ms. Lalonde indicated that the French Language Services Act has been added to this statement.  The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for January 2019.

AUXILIARY REPORT — Ms. Payette highlighted her report.  Winner of the Genie Wish Draw on February 14th was the Food Services Department and they will be granted their wish for coloured dishware and tableware for Quinn House.  A very generous and much appreciated donation of $20,000 will be made by the Auxiliary to the Centre for the purchase of equipment needed to enhance the life of the residents.  The Auxiliary’s Annual Meeting will be held on March 21st followed by an afternoon tea.  Casino trips continue to be very successful.

Mr. Desnoyers thanked Mrs. Payette and Members of the Auxiliary for the generous donation resulting from their hard work.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Physician Recruitment – The advertisement has been placed in the February edition of the Canadian Family Physician Journal.  This included some online exposure as well.  Resident Physicians will be graduating in mid-June.  Therefore, there may be some interest and response shortly.

2019 Medical Staff Reapplications – The Board of Directors approved the reappointment of Dr. S. Patel and Dr. M. Yitemben-Tchouatieu to the medical staff for 2019 for privileges as previously held, which were reviewed and recommended by the PAC.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for March 2019 was circulated to the Board of Directors for information.  There will be a Governance Education Day on April 10th in Perth for all Board Members who have registered.  The Ontario Hospital Association and Governance Centre educational opportunities were also circulated for information.

 

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 02 April 2019 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (held 29 January 2019)

REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for February was held on 29 January 2019.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  Hotel Dieu Outreach Programme (10-week Pilot Project to follow patients post-discharge and identify and resolve gaps which may exist in the community); Ministry Inspection and Compliance (St. Joseph’s Villa is fully compliant); Good News (Alzheimer Information Presentation sponsored by the Family Council was very successful); and Census Data.  Also discussed:

Corporate Policy Review re French Language Services – The Board of Directors reviewed the Centre’s policy and suggested one revision.  The policy was approved as revised.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE

Corporate Policy Review re Death with Dignity – An amendment has been made to Appendix A of this policy.  The Board of Directors approved the policy as revised.

Annual Committee WorkplanThe Board of Directors approved the Committee’s annual workplan for 2018-19 as presented.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde reviewed the statements.  Both operations will end the year with surpluses.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the periods ended 30 November 2018 and 31 December 2018 as presented.

Annual Committee WorkplanThe Board of Directors approved the Committee’s annual workplan for 2018-19 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for November and December 2018.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Physician Recruitment – An advertisement will be placed in the February edition of the Canadian Family Physician Journal.  This will include some online exposure as well.

2019 Medical Staff Reapplications – The following physicians were reappointed by the Board to the medical staff for 2019 for the privileges previously held, as recommended by the PAC:  Dr. E. Bazile, Dr. G. Foley and Dr. M.S. Reen.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Board Member Advertisement – This year’s advertisement for new Board Members will include:  “Consideration will be given to those applicants with experience in the areas of Human Resources Management, Public Relations and Branding.”  The advertisement will be placed on the Centre’s website and in both local newspapers at the end of January, seeking a response by mid-January.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for February 2019 was circulated to the Board of Directors for information.  There will be a Governance Education Day on April 10th in the Ottawa area for all Board Members.

 

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 05 March 2019 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the 08 January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 08 January 2019.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  Electronic Orders (will launch in January and February, starting with training), Good News (Mr. Lapierre, Financial Controller, has successfully completed one Year-end Audit cycle and the 2019-20 Budget cycle), and Census Data.  Also discussed:

Sub-acute Capacity Planning (SACP) – Two Leadership Team members will join Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire and will participate on the following Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Committees:

-Ms. Gillet on the Complex Medical Management Advisory Committee; and

-Mrs. McNally on the Integrated Rehabilitation Hub Work Group.

A new phase is beginning in the LHIN SACP which promises to bring standard practices in the delivery of sub-acute care in the Champlain LHIN and build a stronger bridge between hospitals and community care.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Annual Professional Advisory Committee Workplan – 2018-19 — The Board of Directors approved the Committee’s Annual Workplan.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for January 2019 was circulated to the Board of Directors for information.  There will be a Governance Education Day on April 10th in the Ottawa area for all Board Members.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT / SAFETY COMMITTEE

Balanced Scorecard 2018-19 (Q2) – The Centre is doing quite well in reaching its goals with the 22 action items.

Falls Huddles – The Board noted the introduction of falls huddles.  A fall often precedes a dramatic decline in health, sometimes resulting in death.  Therefore, these efforts are invaluable.

Concerns and Complaints – Moving forward, the Resident and Patient Relations Advisor will keep a log of concern and will bring these forward for review on a quarterly basis to the Leadership and Partnerships Team, along with recommendations for resolution.

Annual QI/Safety Committee Workplan – 2018-19 – The Board of Directors approved the Committee’s Annual Workplan.

NEW BUSINESS

Policy Review – The Board of Directors reviewed and approved its revised terms of reference, Board of Directors Policy #2-a-2.

Outreach Programme Funding — Funding has just been announced for a three-month pilot project for an Outreach Programme at our Centre.  During January, February and March 2019, staff will follow up with patients after their discharge.  Among other benefits, it is also hoped this will result in fewer visits to the Emergency Room post-discharge.

 

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the December 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 04 December 2018.

MEMBERSHIP RESPONSE RE APPPOINTMENT

Mr. Bradley Robertson has been appointed by the Members of the Corporation to the Board of Directors and to the Comprehensive Planning, Finance and Personnel Relations Committee.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  Butterfly Model for Dementia Care Update, Successful Evacuation Exercise (conducted with Cornwall Fire Department), Annual Staff Education (completed in November for all staff), Advent Mass with Bishop Prendergast, and Census Data.  Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire noted that, sadly, an employee’s spouse passed away on November 30th:  Ms. Christine Groulx, wife of Mr. Joel Nunez (Resident Care Aide).

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE

Values Integration Appraisal (VIA) Process Follow-up – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire explained the action items recommended in the VIA process and provided a working plan (appended to the Committee minutes).  The Board of Directors accepted the plan.  It will be forwarded to Catholic Health International.

Corporate Policy re Death with Dignity – Review of this policy with regard to the framework for responding to requests for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) will continue at the next Committee meeting.  The Centre will continue efforts to increase awareness surrounding Palliative Care Services.  Moving forward, Palliative Care Week will be recognized.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Outdoor Signage – The sign near the sidewalk will be revised to include Hotel Dieu / Hôtel-Dieu and St. Joseph’s Villa / Villa St-Joseph.

Budgets – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire presented the break-even Operating Budget 2019-20 for both operations and the Capital Budget 2019-2024.  Ms. Gillet explained how the change in Complex Continuing Care Nursing on 12 January 2019 to eight-hour shifts from twelve-hour shifts will reduce employee sick costs and overtime.  Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire noted that the Centre must be fiscally responsible.

The Board of Directors recommended to the Members of the Corporation approval of the 2019/20 Operating Budget and the Capital Budget (2019-2024) as follow:

Operating Budget – 2019-20

-St. Joseph’s Villa (Long-Term Care):  $14,190,809 with a projected surplus of $2,452;

-Hotel Dieu Hospital (Complex Continuing Care):  $10,112,970 with a projected surplus of $1,251.

Capital Budget 2019-24

-the Five-year (Combined) Capital Plan (2019-2014) in the amount of $98,000 of which $50,000 is for 2019-20.

Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde presented the statements.  There has been no significant change in the last month and a surplus in each operation is forecast for year end.  Administration is closely monitoring expenses in the hospital operation, including sick days in Nursing.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 31 October 2018.

Management Fiduciary Statement — The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for October 2018.

AUXILIARY BAZAAR – The Annual Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar will be held on December 6th.  All are invited to donate items, shop, purchase a raffle ticket and stay for lunch.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE — The PAC reviewed/revised policies, completed the patient review, discussed Medical Staff Privileges for potential physicians, and discussed the difficulties encountered in physician recruitment.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Documents Approved — The Governance Committee and Board of Directors approved the following documents:  Board of Directors Skills Matrix, Board of Directors Position Responsibilities, and an advertisement seeking Board Members.  Also approved were the draft Board and Board Committee Workplans which will now be completed by the respective Board Committees.

The Board of Directors then approved the following two completed workplans for 2018-19:  Governance Committee; and the Board of Directors.

Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Self-assessment Tool for Boards — This new tool is available from the OHA at a cost of $450.  Catholic Health International (CHI) is presently developing its own tool which will be available in early 2019.  Therefore, this matter was deferred until the CHI tool is available to compare to our current paper-based tool.

FISCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Committee reviewed the budgets and recommended their approval to the Board of Directors.  (The budgets were discussed and approved under the Comprehensive Planning, Finance and Personnel Relations Committee.)

Fiscal Advisory Committee (FAC) Workplan 2018-19 – The completed workplan as appended to the FAC minutes was approved by the Board of Directors.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for December 2018 was circulated to the Board of Directors for information.

 

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 08 January 2019 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

 

REPORT FROM THE BOARD

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 06 November 2018.  Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire offered the opening prayer, with special recognition of Jérôme le Royer de la Dauversière, founder of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, on his Feast Day.

CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT

Movie “The Last Breath” – Mr. Desnoyers noted that the film, “The Last Breath”, screened at the Port Theatre on November 1st was well attended.  The producer, Annabel Loyola, captured the human spirit.  Ms. Loyola’s first film about Jeanne Mance will also be purchased.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  Sub-acute Capacity Planning, Hospital Services Accountability Agreement (HSAA) Attestation re Parking, Resident Quality Inspection (results explained by Ms. Gillet), Critical Incident Inspection, Pharmacy Accreditation Awarded, Flu Vaccination, Good News Items (Thank You Card re Slow-paced Rehabilitation; Letter to the Editor printed today thanking Community and Pommier Jewellers for Masquerade Fundraising Gala), and Census Data.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Governance Education — The Champlain LHIN has taken an initiative which would bring the Ontario Hospital Association’s “Rural and Northern Health Care and Advanced Governance” full-day education programme to the Champlain region for a fraction of the price of the usual Toronto cost.  Costing would be based on the number of hospitals which agree to participate and the number of Directors per hospital would be unlimited.  A large number of hospitals have already signed on, reducing the cost substantially.  The Board of Directors endorsed participating in this project.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT / SAFETY COMMITTEE

Balanced Scorecard (Current Format) – – In response to a question, Dr. Patel explained to the Board of Directors the Urinary Tract Infection Programme.

Membership / Nurse Practitioner – The Board of Directors agreed with the appointment of Ms. Meghan O’Brien to the Committee.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde presented the statements.  A surplus in each operation is forecast for year end.  The St. Joseph’s Villa operation is very close to budget.  In the Hotel Dieu Hospital operation, the increase in drug costs continues to be monitored very carefully.  One change implemented which should result in savings (i.e. when medication changes occur) is that drugs will be dispensed for three days at a time instead of the current seven.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 30 September 2018 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for September 2018.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Board Member Recruitment — A Board of Directors Skills Matrix, Board of Directors Position Responsibilities, and an advertisement seeking Board Members are being drafted for presentation to the next Governance Committee meeting.

Board and Board Committee Workplans – Theses are being drafted for the Board of Directors and each Board Committee.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for November 2018 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 December 2018 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 02 October 2018.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT — Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included Butterfly Care Model (progress continues; tours for Board Members will be provided), Alliance of Hotel Dieu Hospitals (approved by all three Ontario hospital Boards; a teleconference call will be held next week), Management Goals 2018-19 (update provided), Good News Items (Masquerade Ball on September 22nd was very successful, earning $15,000; and the Centre will host the Mayoral Candidates Debate on October 3rd), and Census Data.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE

Values Integration Appraisal (VIA) – Work on identified areas is underway.  A suggestion will be forwarded to Catholic Health International to explore requiring the appraised facility to create a plan in response to the recommendations of the appraisal.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)

Financial Statements – A surplus in each operation is forecast for year end.  The St. Joseph’s Villa budget is very close to budget.  Drug costs are being monitored on the Hotel Dieu Hospital side.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 31 August 2018 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for August 2018.

 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for October 2018 and Governance Educational Opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 06 November 2018 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the September 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 04 September 2018.

PRESENTATION

Masquerade Ball — Mr. André Pommier explained this fundraising event organized by Pommier Jewellers in support of our Centre which will be held on September 22nd, 2018 at the Ramada Inn.  The Masquerade Ball will be an event to be remembered where guests are spoiled and pampered.  Masks will be available at the doors.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

Membership Response re 2018-19 Budgets – Approved by the Members of the Corporation.

 Membership Response re Annual Meeting Recommendations – All recommendations from the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors were approved by the Members of the Corporation.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT — Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included PointClickCare® (PCC) including the following advancements 1) completion of implementation of the electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR); 2) the Centre being the second pilot site in Canada for the Installation of PCC’s Practitioner Engagement Module; 3) PCC’s Secure Conversation Module has been launched; and 4) PCC’s Skin and Wound Module has been initiated.

Also covered were:  eConsult, gaining a Pharmacy Technician on Site; the Butterfly Care Model (being implemented in Quinn House); Good News Items (notes from bursary winners of 2017-18, feature article of our Residents’ Council in the magazine OARC–Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils–regarding the New Crosswalk); and Census Data.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)

Financial Statements – A surplus in each operation is forecast for year end.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 31 July 2018 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for June and July 2018.

 Financial Controller – Mr. Troy Lapierre has been promoted to Financial Controller.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Executive Compensation Program – Mr. Desnoyers noted that just recently this program was rescinded by the new Provincial Government.  Compensation of executives who earn more than $100,000 in hospitals has been frozen for the time being while the Government researches the matter.

Executive Director’s Performance Evaluation – The Board of Directors has completed the online evaluation initiated by Catholic Health International and the results, which were very favourable, have been reviewed by Mr. Desnoyers with Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for September 2018 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 October 2018 at noon in the Boardroom.

Summary of the June 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 26 June 2018.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

Report from Catholic Health Alliance of Canada Annual Convention (CHAC) – Dr. Grant circulated a summary of this conference which she attended on May 9-11, 2018.  The theme was “Toward Formation:  Creating the path to strong lay leadership of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ in Canada”.  She also circulated, for Board Members to review, the “Awaken Proof Points” which are the supporting facts, figures, points of historical context, stories, and e-links that demonstrate the national and local relevance of the position statement and pillars.

CORRESPONDENCE – The Board of Directors noted the following cards of appreciation:

-Thank You Card from Ms. Carol Penpeck for retirement flowers;

-Thank You Card from the Bryan Family re death of Mrs. Fran Bryan; and

-Thank You Card from Ms. Valérie Doré re Bouquet (retiring Vice-chairperson).

ADMINISTRATION REPORT — Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included Values Integration Appraisal Report (recognizes excellent work done at SJCCC), Centre for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation Letter and Report (full three-year accreditation award, Leadership Team addressing areas for improvement), Good News Item (Financial Controller), and; and Census Data.  Also discussed:

Attestation – In accordance with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, an Attestation Form and supporting schedules must be filed with the Champlain LHIN.  The Board of Directors approved “Appendix C – Attestation (re Consultants) for 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018” and “Schedule A to Attestation” as presented.

French Language Services (FLS) – The Centre has received a French Language Designation Certificate issued on 01 May 2018, recognizing that it is an official provider of FLS.  Also attached was a congratulatory letter from the Minister of Francophone Affairs, recognizing our Centre’s devotion to improving the quality of care offered.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) / SAFETY COMMITTEE

Balanced Scorecard (New Format)A sample of the new format was introduced.  This new format highlights the four key areas:  Customer; Financial; People; and Internal Processes.  These areas are in line with our Vision and 2018-19 Goals.  The new version will commence once the first quarter data results are available at the end of June.  We will continue to monitor metrics as outlined by the Province using the former version now called the Quality Assurance Scorecard to keep track of indicators that require interventions and to ensure that we maintain the indicators in which we excel.

Balanced Scorecard (Current Format) – The current Balanced Scorecard was reviewed.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE

Movie:  The Last BreathA tentative date of November 1st which is during Mission Week has been set for the viewing of this film.  Filmmaker Annabelle Loyola has confirmed that she would be available on that date.  Appropriate marketing and publicity of the movie will be done.

Values Integration Appraisal (VIA) Process Final Report – This document was discussed at length by the Committee.  The VIA Process Final Report will be followed-up and recommendations implemented.  It was noted that the assessors were very complimentary of our Centre.

Framework for Responding to Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – There have been changes in this document from the Catholic Health Association of Ontario (CHAO) surrounding “exceptional circumstances” in providing assessment on site.  The Centre’s policies will be revised accordingly.

Standing Agenda Item for Committee Members:  Any Other Ethical Issues for Discussion – This will become a stand-alone item on the Ethics and Mission Committee agenda.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)

Financial Statements – A surplus in each operation is forecast for year end.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Periods Ending 30 April 2018 and 31 May 2018 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for April and May 2018.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for June 2018 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 September 2018 at noon in the Boardroom.

CARF ACCREDITATION 2018 – SUCCESS!

On April 17 and 18, 2018, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre underwent the accreditation survey process with CARF International.  Surveyors Lynne Anne Gallaway and Wendy Harris met with staff and stakeholders, and reviewed and observed our processes and documentation in accordance with the CARF Person-centred Long-Term Care Community Standards.  In their exit interview, the surveyors commended our Centre’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons we serve.

We received the good news today that we have achieved a full three-year accreditation!  In a letter dated June 11th, the Centre for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) President, Brian Boon, states, “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.  Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.”

Thank you to all staff members, physicians, volunteers, Board Members, residents, family members and our community partners for taking part in this valuable quality improvement process!  The Leadership Team will now delve into the few recommendations to make the suggested improvements.

Gizanne Lafrance-Allaire

Executive Director