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Brookings Health System Board of Trustees Minutes: 12-14-2020

Brookings Health System

Board of Trustees Meeting

December 14, 2020

 

Board of Trustees

Present via WebEx: James Morgan, Sheila Anderson, Daryl Englund, Walt Wosje, Lynn Darnall, Andrew Ellsworth, Mary Anne Krogh, Dick Peterson, Justin Sell and Ex-Officio Ryan Krogman and Leah Brink

 

Management Present: Jason Merkley, CEO, Tammy Hillestad, CNO; Melissa Wagner, CFO and Sheri Wiig, recorder 

 

President Morgan called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA 

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Wosje to approve the agenda and the following consent agenda items: October 26, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, October 21, 2020 Medical Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, Medical Staff Bylaws Annual Review and October 2020 Financials, Adjustment and Payables as follows: 

 

October 2020 Payables:

(Vendor name and amount)

Sierra Wireless America Inc, $66.43; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $605.51; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $4,875.00; Owens & Minor, $23,450.36; Performance Health Supply Inc, $747.88; Midwest Fire & Safety, $1,282.92; Stryker Sales Corp, $3,775.45; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $3,174.57; Olympus America Inc, $2,632.94; Network Services Company, $1,211.13; Interstate Office Products Inc, $178.37; McKeever Inc, $396.75; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $319.43; Owens & Minor, $42,793.83; Performance Health Supply Inc, $128.86; Midwest Fire & Safety, $577.46; Stryker Sales Corp, $1,778.87; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $3,741.15; Olympus America Inc, $1,620.83; Network Services Company, $1,632.17; Medivators, $780.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $154.26; FM Acoustical Tile Inc, $144.00; Blend Interactive Inc, $881.25; eProvider Solutions LLC, $1,621.89; Olympus America Inc, $892.00; Zimmer US Inc, $13.90; WEX Bank, $160.58; Werfen USA LLC, $6,840.10; WW Tire Service Inc, $1,276.00; Verizon Wireless, $1,053.89; Tri-Anim Health Services Inc, $700.00; TGB Brands, $200.00; Sysmex America Inc, $1,941.19; Stryker Orthopaedics, $17,783.66; Streck Inc, $582.63; Steve Timmerman, $120.00; Staywell Company LLC, $1,171.18; State Hygenic Laboratory- Accts Rec, $78.00; South Dakota Unclaimed Property Div, $794.11; Smith & Nephew Inc, $258.56; SmileMakers, $277.85; Sherwin-Williams Co, $91.99; Shamrock Labels, $122.40; Sean Sundermann, $881.50; Scott Raabe, $944.00; Sarstedt Inc, $1,862.34; Sara Schneider, $347.80; Runnings Supply Inc, $514.20; Robert Hyk, $819.00; Richard Ewing Equipment Co Inc, $6,300.00; Qiagen Inc, $1,243.83; Precision Lens, $2,265.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $9,700.00; Philips Healthcare, $165.06; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $107.80; P Misc, $482.05; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $398.53; Optisource International, $94.91; Office Peeps Inc, $413.65; Nuance Communications, $52.37; NuWest Group Holdings LLC, $3,375.00; Northwestern Energy, $19.52; Norma Wise, $2,000.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $197.50; Natalie Christina Owens-Sloan, $585.74; Minuteman Press, $1,009.88; Mimedx Group Inc, $1,641.50; Midwest Glass, $109.18; Midcontinent Communications, $1,000.00; Medtronic Inc, $794.21; Medline Industries Inc, $7,353.57; Mediacom LLC, $252.93; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,312.81; North Central Food Processing, $432.41; Katy Vanderwal, $10.00; KCI USA, $116.38; Julia Yoder, $25.00; Jill Kruse, $1,350.00; Intersect ENT, $8,250.00; Innovative Medical Products Inc, $280.60; Infusystem Inc, $150.00; Indeed Inc, $3,000.00; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $1,541.23; Health Care Logistics Inc, $40.10; Hauge Associates Inc, $33.55; Grainger Inc, $1,988.54; GIS Benefits, $10,415.95; GDI Optical LLC, $135.00; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $376.00; Fisher Healthcare, $613.24; Fidelity Security Life, $3,660.89; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $84.91; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $262.15; Draeger Inc, $395.69; DJO LLC, $179.50; D MISC, $392.00; Credit Collections Bureau, $1,702.82; CooperSurgical Inc, $271.51; Cook Medical Incorporated, $547.78; Continental Optical Imports, $303.82; Concordance Healthcare Solutions, $290.79; Chesterman Co, $272.60; Centurylink, $92.54; Century Business Products, $141.51; Cassie Roth, $280.97; Cardinal Health Pharmacy Svcs LLC, $2,747.40; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $3,447.02; Cardinal Health, $5,289.34; Business Card, $12,756.54; Brookings Health Systems, $1,200.62; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $120.00; Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, $2,500.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $1,222.92; BioFire Diagnostics LLC, $29,013.66; Becton Dickinson and Company, $1,927.40; Bay Medical Products LLC, $227.80; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $2,247.48; Bausch Health US LLC, $3,397.21; Avera Medical Group Occupational, $1,038.75; Avera McKennan Hospital, $91,781.27; Avera Health, $4,088.00; Audio Connections, $2,118.29; Arthrex Inc, $8,808.50; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $299.30; American Academy Family Physicians, $700.00; Allergan, $1,915.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $1,287.76; Aflac, $7,170.70; Accounts Management Inc, $8,454.90; Abbott Laboratories, $448.90; ASD Healthcare, $47,985.30; AHRA, $175.00; 605 Custom Design LLC, $1,162.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $401.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $33.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.47; Patient-Insurance Refund, $130.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $36.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $74.98; Patient-Insurance Refund, $80.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $54.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $85.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $43.58; Patient-Insurance Refund, $38.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $125.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $125.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $68.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $9.52; Patient-Insurance Refund, $290.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $290.75; Patient-Insurance Refund, $18.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $64.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $80.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $190.27; Patient-Insurance Refund, $75.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $492.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6,146.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $125.00; Andrew Ellsworth, $12,060.00; Accounts Management Inc, $115.84; AAA Collections Inc, $306.20; Werfen USA LLC, $1,468.02; Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Svcs, $662.00; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $2,902.92; Walter Wosje, $300.00; Vocera Communications Inc, $1,573.20; Valued Relationships Inc, $1,706.30; United Living Community, $3,809.90; United Accounts Inc, $25.00; US Compounding Inc, $250.00; UPS, $127.16; Teleflex Funding LLC, $415.50; T Misc, $49.98; Stryker Orthopaedics, $69,998.70; Stryker Endoscopy, $5,149.88; Stephanie Hung, $4,761.81; State Hygenic Laboratory- Accts Rec, $1,950.00; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,184.22; South Dakota Retirement System, $166,928.14; South Dakota Department of Health, $111.00; Smiths Medical ASD Inc, $180.80; Sherwin-Williams Co, $116.40; Sheila Anderson, $300.00; Sarstedt Inc, $690.45; Sanford Training Center, $20.00; Sanford Laboratories, $7,459.36; Sanford Health Occupational Med, $20.00; SDN Communications, $2,611.84; SCA Pharmaceuticals, $478.50; S Misc, $235.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $4,210.50; Richard H Peterson, $300.00; Remel Inc, $15.85; Reichert Inc, $269.21; RR Donnelley, $179.60; Precision Lens, $1,496.80; PlatinumCode, $155.28; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $14,311.34; Phoenix Textile Corporation, $186.55; PharMerica, $1,012.42; Penner Patient Care Inc, $230.00; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $312.40; Pajunk Medical Systems LP, $325.00; P Misc, $1,980.00; Office Peeps Inc, $540.96; Northwestern Energy, $224.41; Nebraska Child Support Payment Ctr, $43.85; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $267.50; Mimedx Group Inc, $2,983.50; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $2,250.00; Midwest Special Instruments Corp, $55.00; Microsurgical Technology Inc, $799.00; Medical Information Technology Inc, $13,733.00; Medibadge Inc, $20.99; Lynn M Darnall, $300.00; Live Eyewear, $137.70; Kool Beans Coffee, $24.20; Kone Inc, $1,337.57; K&K Interiors Inc, $233.82; Justin G Sell, $300.00; Jessica Wingle, $62.15; James Morgan, $400.00; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $11,429.70; Infusystem Inc, $405.00; Howe Inc, $1,510.21; High Point Networks LLC, $468.75; Hemocue America, $432.00; Global Surgical Corp, $154.50; Galls Inc, $155.34; GIS Benefits, $10,348.82; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $10,905.43; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $703.60; Flowers On Main, $210.00; Fisher Healthcare, $478.92; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc, $242.15; First Bank & Trust, $665.00; Fairway Optical Products Inc, $25.98; FFF Enterprises Inc, $9,685.65; F Misc, $12.78; Encompass Group LLC, $127.00; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $496.29; Dynamic Laboratories Inc, $98.09; Diagnostic Medical, $319.00; Department of Social Services, $435.70; Dedicated Investment Group, $976.50; Daryl Englund, $300.00; Culligan Water Conditioning, $306.75; Credit Collections Bureau, $165.28; Core-Mark Midcontinent Inc, $615.44; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,180.84; City of Volga, $122.91; City of Brookings, $469.88; City of Brookings, $14.08; Chesterman Co, $267.00; Change Healthcare, $473.06; Centurylink, $271.70; Century Business Products, $3,342.75; Catherine Leadabrand, $159.50; Cardinal Health, $1,022.32; CPSI, $5,499.96; C MISC, $239.00; Building Sprinkler Company Inc, $1,195.74; Buhls Drycleaning, $428.45; Brothers Pharmacy & Gifts, $806.90; Brookings Futbol Club, $100,000.00; Brookings Area United Way, $229.85; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $1,777.11; Beckman Coulter, $4,840.05; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,266.00; Bausch Health US LLC, $27.30; Bardy Diagnostics Inc, $1,000.00; Banner Associates Inc, $798.00; BP of Brookings Inc, $895.00; Avera Medical Group Brookings, $450.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $1,325,562.23; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $461.25; Avera Health, $1,375.00; Audio Connections, $930.00; Arthrex Inc, $2,462.00; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $100.00; Arlington Sun, $49.89; Andrew Ellsworth, $300.00; Amanda Trowbridge, $25.00; Allen Medical Systems Inc, $133.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $529.10; Agiliti Health Inc, $26,003.42; Accounts Management Inc, $155.00; Abbott Laboratories Inc, $22,936.04; API Healthcare Corporation, $2,019.85; AAA Collections Inc, $17,983.07; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $3,400.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $165.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.03; Patient-Insurance Refund, $125.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $182.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $95.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $95.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.42; Patient-Insurance Refund, $500.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $21.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $166.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $63.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $51.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.64; Patient-Insurance Refund, $138.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $79.08; Patient-Insurance Refund, $59.61; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $56.69; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.22; Patient-Insurance Refund, $234.75; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.24; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.20; Breg Inc, $134.28; ZeptoMetrix Corporation, $360.00; Xigent Solutions, $1,813.64; Wings Medical Inc, $297.00; Werfen USA LLC, $110.52; Vee Technologies Inc, $4,812.72; Universal Medical Inc, $89.83; Tara Rodriguez, $179.42; Surgical Specialities Corp, $102.06; Stryker Sales Corp, $9,086.29; Stryker Orthopaedics, $12,428.16; Stryker Endoscopy, $686.89; Streier Lawn Care Service, $1,000.00; Steris Corporation, $2,702.45; Stanley Halseide, $50.00; South Main Mini Storage Inc, $84.00; South Dakota State University, $5,744.26; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $245.00; Sleep Center Services LLC, $741.00; Silver Screen Advertising, $300.00; Sarstedt Inc, $383.98; Sara Gortmaker, $44.35; Samantha Drealan, $197.23; Rove Staffing LLC, $3,853.50; RFD Newspapers Inc, $30.00; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $2,265.75; Procare Medical Supplies, $520.98; Precision Lens, $1,510.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $20,500.00; Polymedco Inc, $85.49; Oxyrase Inc, $166.73; Owens & Minor, $6,624.29; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $255.63; Office Peeps Inc, $1,093.18; NuWest Group Holdings LLC, $3,217.50; Nova Biomedical, $567.21; NorthStar Surgical Inc, $93.45; Network Services Company, $2,231.03; Natural Inspirations, $64.80; Natalie Christina Owens-Sloan, $372.45; Modern Optical International, $108.80; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $135.00; Mimedx Group Inc, $6,006.00; Millennium Surgical Corp, $1,022.00; Midwest Glass, $183.41; Melby Photography, $250.95; Medtronic Inc, $3,575.05; Medline Industries Inc, $1,667.91; Mediacom LLC, $58.78; McKesson Medical Surgical, $482.83; Marsden Bldg Maintenance LLC, $9,881.55; MarketLab Inc, $126.15; Maria E Hernandez, $13.85; Madison Regional Health System, $600.00; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $177.50; MSDS Source LLC, $1,532.00; Ludwig Concrete Construction Inc, $4,217.70; Lowes Business Account, $471.49; Live Eyewear, $68.85; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; Laura Crooks, $193.78; Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc, $210.00; Landauer, $219.00; Kenmark Eyewear, $2,992.33; Katy Vanderwal, $245.00; KCI USA, $2,119.95; Jennifer Klinkhammer, $39.10; Jaymar, $646.61; James Valley Landscape Solutions, $151.23; Intrado Interactive Services Corp, $712.39; Interstate Office Products Inc, $373.32; ISI LLC, $45.00; Hauge Associates Inc, $165.58; Hamlin County Publishing Inc, $114.75; Goodcare LLC, $11,911.95; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $2,728.67; Flowers On Main, $64.00; Fisher Healthcare, $483.50; FDA-MQSA Program, $2,400.00; Experian Health Inc, $2,287.20; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $1,421.52; Encompass Group LLC, $311.04; Einspahr Auto Plaza Inc, $226.93; Dr Jills Foot Pads Inc, $41.80; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $2,529.96; DMS Health Technologies Inc, $675.00; D MISC, $2,999.60; D MISC, $150.00; Culligan Water Conditioning, $129.50; CooperSurgical Inc, $662.17; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $665.21; Conmed Corp, $255.00; Cassling, $28,865.00; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $3,091.84; Cardinal Health, $896.12; CR Bard Inc, $431.00; CCS Presentation Systems, $5,364.10; Buhls Drycleaning, $89.25; Brothers Pharmacy & Gifts, $3,954.67; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $65,558.33; Brookings Health Systems, $400.00; Brookings Engraving, $5.75; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $350.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $611.46; Boston Scientific Corporation, $24,117.31; Bobcat of Brookings, $579.04; BioMarkinetics LLC, $3,944.00; BioFire Diagnostics LLC, $14,506.83; Beckman Coulter, $1,386.56; Beaver-Visitec International Inc, $33.45; Bayer Healthcare LLC, $1,487.31; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,808.42; Ban-Koe Companies Inc, $1,319.00; Avera Medical Group Occupational, $1,243.52; Avera Medical Group Flandreau, $50.00; Avera Health, $3,713.15; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $3,907.51; Arthrex Inc, $4,021.00; Arlington School District 38-1, $500.00; Arlington Municipal Utilities, $258.41; Applied Medical Resources, $800.00; Alpha Media LLC, $3,335.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $403.15; Alcon Vision LLC, $144.80; Aesculap Inc, $161.94; Aegis Therapies Inc, $46,034.74; Acclarent Inc, $1,718.04; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $4,728.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $80.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $125.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.75; Patient-Insurance Refund, $106.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $74.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $111.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6,330.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.24; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.14; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $211.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $32.27; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.49; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $55.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $73.86; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $181.86; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $341.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $48.31; Patient-Insurance Refund, $162.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $172.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,193.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $267.04; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.40; Z Misc, $948.70; Young Door Service, $141.38; Xigent Solutions, $1,275.84; Wilson Ophthalmic Corp, $124.53; WEX Bank, $110.65; Werfen USA LLC, $29.29; Water Works LLC, $23.50; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $905.87; Walman Instruments, $6,635.59; WW Tire Service Inc, $341.66; Vocera Communications Inc, $1,092.00; Verathon Inc, $536.23; United Accounts Inc, $25.00; UPS, $107.53; TruGreen Processing Center, $733.81; Town & Country Shopper Inc, $480.00; Titan Machinery Inc, $34.67; Swiftel Communications, $8,009.79; Sullivans Inc, $240.58; Stryker Sales Corp, $272.21; Stryker Orthopaedics, $8,897.80; Stryker Endoscopy, $1,775.95; Steris Corporation, $653.16; Stericycle Inc, $1,528.95; Step Saver Inc, $92.30; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,184.22; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,081.44; South Dakota Department of Revenue, $10.00; Society For Human Resource Manageme, $219.00; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $530.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $5,413.62; Sherwin-Williams Co, $160.55; Shelly Deknikker, $469.08; Shari Kleinjan, $848.58; Sarstedt Inc, $1,099.39; Sanford Training Center, $24.00; Sanford Health, $6,008.80; Runnings Supply Inc, $619.65; Randi Bauman, $681.84; RR Donnelley, $47.96; Quill Corporation, $14.49; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $2,811.56; Premier Specialty Vehicles Inc, $67.02; Precision Lens, $604.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,900.00; Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic Inc, $95.00; Pests B Dead LLC, $202.35; Performance Health Supply Inc, $788.01; Peggy Morris Ferkul, $308.79; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $111.86; Owens & Minor, $16,152.55; Olympus America Inc, $3,056.83; Office Peeps Inc, $544.23; NuWest Group Holdings LLC, $3,172.50; Northwestern Energy, $12.15; Network Services Company, $3,261.16; Nephron 503B Outsourcing Facility, $480.00; Nebraska Child Support Payment Ctr, $43.85; National Elevator Inspection, $654.50; Mood Media, $127.07; Modern Optical International, $32.11; Mitel Cloud Services, $1,766.74; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $66.00; Mimedx Group Inc, $4,355.00; Midcontinent Communications, $585.75; Medtronic Inc, $5,974.62; Medline Industries Inc, $1,324.30; Medivators, $1,290.00; Medical Information Technology Inc, $3,000.00; Mediacom LLC, $3,546.82; McKesson Medical Surgical, $709.14; McKeever Inc, $453.04; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $2,094.78; Madison Regional Health System, $3,687.50; MVMD Prof LLC, $25,920.00; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $177.50; Lynette Richarz, $209.30; Lowes Business Account, $1,052.17; Landauer, $574.50; Laerdal Medical Corp, $273.00; Kyla Huntimer, $659.98; Kristen Zobel, $296.58; Kelly Evans, $375.00; Katelyn Lovre, $44.85; KCI USA, $58.19; Julie Henry, $27.60; Jill Schuman, $180.00; Jason Hanssen, $154.90; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $187.87; Interstate Office Products Inc, $408.44; I-Deal Optics Holdings Inc, $65.97; High Point Networks LLC, $43.75; Healing Words Foundation, $1,250.00; Hailey Milton, $377.78; Gynex, $187.77; Gross Construction Inc, $244.95; Gregg Tebeest, $42.55; Graybar Electric Co, $41.26; Grainger Inc, $595.42; Global Surgical Corp, $552.00; Galls Inc, $119.98; Gabrielle Deml, $50.60; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $79.15; G Misc, $40.00; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $574.60; Fisher Healthcare, $1,360.07; First Bank & Trust, $665.00; Federal Express Corporation, $541.70; Fastenal Company, $45.01; FFF Enterprises Inc, $3,058.63; F Misc, $13.85; Emily Vanderwal, $438.61; Einspahr Auto Plaza Inc, $1,299.60; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $232.90; EMD Millipore Corp, $162.00; Donna Bumann, $100.50; Direct Supply, $441.98; Diagnostica Stago Inc, $3,554.77; Department of Social Services, $435.70; Debra Miller, $230.00; Deb Aalderks, $248.85; Daves Window Cleaning Inc, $2,300.00; Dakota Data Shred, $203.50; D MISC, $150.00; Cyracom LLC, $308.38; Credit Collections Bureau, $165.28; Cook Medical Incorporated, $908.95; City of White, $94.44; City of Brookings, $117.00; Chesterman Co, $301.17; Centurylink, $190.40; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,407.61; Cardinal Health, $1,570.50; CLIA Laboratory Program, $180.00; Building Sprinkler Company Inc, $932.44; Brylee Hennrich, $204.14; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $5,006.61; Brookings Area United Way, $229.85; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $296.68; Boston Scientific Corporation, $6,034.28; Beth Nemmers, $314.41; Becton Dickinson and Company, $851.52; Beckman Coulter, $1,896.91; Bayer Healthcare LLC, $1,251.48; Bay Medical Products LLC, $227.80; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,817.04; ABC, $894.00; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $89.99; Ashley Engelstad, $473.11; Ashley A Brown, $49.91; Ann Overby, $35.53; Angela Shoup, $62.10; Andrew J Chontos, $4,686.08; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $56.12; American Solutions For Business, $57.43; Allergan, $2,526.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $1,290.96; Accounts Management Inc, $255.00; Access Storage, $79.00; AT Analytical Inc, $241.50; ABB Optical Group, $1,728.95; AAA Collections Inc, $306.20; A&B Service Garage LLC, $457.00; A&A Optical Company, $77.41; A Misc, $655.00; 605 Custom Design LLC, $89.46; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,058.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $35.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $86.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $323.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $396.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $37.21; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $27.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $69.30; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $48.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $73.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $119.49; Patient-Insurance Refund, $213.38; Patient-Insurance Refund, $190.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $49.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $13.86; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.47; Patient-Insurance Refund, $29.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $366.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $198.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $131.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $437.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $224.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $75.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $119.73; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.38; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.83; Patient-Insurance Refund, $172.50; ZeptoMetrix Corporation, $700.00; Walman Instruments, $666.50; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, $2,422.71; Verizon Wireless, $1,053.42; Thompson Electric Co, $667.29; Stryker Sales Corporation, $87.99; Stryker Sales Corp, $1,483.72; Stryker Orthopaedics, $5,426.60; Step Saver Inc, $114.40; Standard Textile, $190.80; SmileMakers, $241.57; Sigma-Aldrich Inc, $30.10; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $930.06; Sarstedt Inc, $1,613.63; Sanford Training Center, $48.00; SMT Health Systems Inc, $370.26; SDN Communications, $4,457.76; SCA Pharmaceuticals, $478.50; Runnings Supply Inc, $2,297.45; Rove Staffing LLC, $2,523.75; Remel Inc, $58.67; Reichert Inc, $304.76; RR Donnelley, $683.60; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $2,964.04; Precision Lens, $1,057.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $3,200.00; Prairie Graphics Inc, $681.00; Perkins Storage & Transfer Co Inc, $357.50; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $76.87; Owens & Minor, $15,013.93; Otis Elevator Company, $199.72; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $398.53; Olympus America Inc, $1,597.32; Office Peeps Inc, $317.55; Northwestern Energy, $105.81; NorthStar Surgical Inc, $109.45; Network Services Company, $3,253.92; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $233.00; Midwest Glass, $326.04; Medtronic Inc, $447.00; Medibadge Inc, $20.99; McKesson Medical Surgical, $122.65; MarketLab Inc, $268.63; M&S Technologies Inc, $240.00; Lowes Business Account, $166.92; Kool Beans Coffee, $429.40; Joerns Healthcare LLC, $1,516.74; Intrado Interactive Services Corp, $851.61; Interstate Office Products Inc, $1,810.01; Integra Lifesciences Sales LLC, $1,128.22; Industrial Machine & Engineering, $60.00; Healthstream Inc, $681.25; Decision Health, $4,394.00; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $10,611.08; Freestar Healthcare Staffing Inc, $1,972.10; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $648.20; Fisher Healthcare, $4,351.72; Exhaust Pros, $362.96; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $291.37; Delasco LLC, $227.19; Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates, $272.76; Dakota Splash Inc, $155.00; DJO LLC, $232.61; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $74.00; CooperSurgical Inc, $1,327.17; Cook Medical Incorporated, $369.30; Chesterman Co, $119.50; Centurylink, $87.80; Century Business Products, $180.30; Carquest Auto Parts, $21.58; Cardinal Health, $1,229.17; Brookings Area CPR CTC, $19.00; Briggs Healthcare, $263.25; Breg Inc, $1,289.60; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $2,088.17; Bowes Construction Inc, $48,562.72; Boston Scientific Corporation, $387.04; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $1,197.22; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,428.01; Avera Medical Group Occupational, $331.50; Arthrex Inc, $3,899.00; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $115.82; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $130.16; Abbott Laboratories, $1,373.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2.35; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.08; Patient-Insurance Refund, $52.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $45.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.96; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $18.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,050.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.32; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $178.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $12.09; Patient-Insurance Refund, $26.52; Patient-Insurance Refund, $16.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $26.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $26.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $994.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $33.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $121.68; Patient-Insurance Refund, $22.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $36.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $21.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,184.25

 

GRAND TOTAL: $3,173,874.95

 

Action: All present voted aye; motion carried. 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Articles of interest included: CMS approves Nebraska's Medicaid expansion waiver, Modern Healthcare; Rule watch: Trump administration could tie up some loose ends before Jan. 20, Modern Healthcare; and, High deductibles squeeze rural providers' margins, Modern Healthcare

 

Merkley noted there has been more press recently regarding South Dakota Medicaid Expansion. A couple of groups are pursuing support for ballot measures (Dakotans for Health and South Dakotans Decide Healthcare). Brookings Health System is supporting the South Dakotans Decide Healthcare Coalition as they begin to circulate petitions and work towards passing a ballot measure in 2022 to reform South Dakota Medicaid which will help an estimated 55,000 South Dakotans currently uninsured and it will also benefit the rural healthcare system. 

 

REPORTS

Executive Reports

CEO Report

Merkley noted we are working with the Environmental Health & Safety department at SDSU to assist us in N95 mask decontamination utilizing their UV light. The UV light decontamination will extend the use of the masks and help conserve our PPE. A leading manufacturer and distributor of gloves and isolations gowns closed down production and shortages are impacting supply chain at Brookings Health and across the country. Due to the shortage, conservation strategies have been implemented at Brookings Health. 

 

CFO Report

Wagner stated as part of the CARES act, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) will pay COVID-19 related expenses for uninsured patients and between the Hospital and Avera Medical Group Brookings, 346 patients have been submitted for reimbursement. Wagner also provided a broad budget overview comparing 2021 to 2020. 

 

October New Hires

Carlson, Regan $10.50; Okpa, Chindo $10.50; Wood, Julie $10.50; Smidt, Gretchen $12.25; Hellmann, Riley $10.50; Ness, Jody $34.50; Johnson, Avery E $13.50; Begalka, Mackenzie $11.50; Fischer,Arlys A $20.00; Sternhagen, Katelyn $12.75; Rechtenbaugh, Sydney $47.02; Culpeper, Laura J $12.65; Womack, Emily R $13.00; Kubal, Vicki $15.00; Schafnitz, Taneil $13.25; Cummins, Hanna $12.00

 

October Status Changes:

Nygaard, Hailey $12.00; Jennen, Sheena $13.25; Achen, Roxann $22.78; Neilsen, Jaclyn $29.42; Sanderson, Erica $27.79; Bauer, Tammie $16.81; Chapman, Alexa $10.30; Knox, Amber $14.42; Bertrand Graeb, Katie $27.30; Rauen, Jaclyn $28.40; Anderson, Brenna $10.30; Martinez Rivera, Ignerys $12.67; Vanderwal, Emily $26.41; Veenstra, Heidi $25.49; Ripley, Vaughn $11.56; Scheer, Jessica $11.66; Kc, Bikash $24.67; Steineke, Carlee $12.36; Gortmaker, Sara $15.61; Halvorson, Jamie $32.78; Schneider, Sara $31.08; Schultz, Heidi $30.60; List, Juliana $16.08; Landmark, Riley Jo $12.24; Cooley, Katie $18.38; Hegdahl, Marla $30.91; Holm, Joanie $35.71; Lebeda, Mark $16.28; Clearwater, Dawn $33.48; Engel, Ashley $13.65; Larson, Denise $29.45; Zamow-Laney, Vicki $31.30; Laframboise, Mindy $31.80; Gross, Missy $26.79; Blankenfeld, Deniz $29.94; Deutsch, Misti $34.03; Lack, Mitchell $11.59; Bolaji-Oyenekan, Oluwatunmise $12.30; Bierman, Peyton $12.88; Odegard, Megan $24.72; Reaye, Ashley $14.14; Trebesch, Mackenzie $13.26

 

CNO Report

Hillestad noted the Wound Care/HBO center go live dates have been set. The newly renovated wound care area will be ready to provide services on January 15, 2021 and Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is targeted to begin February 1, 2021. Brookings Health is ramping up classes for staff and the community at the Ambulance/Education Center by providing small group sessions. 

 

Board Committee Reports

Administrative Committee Meeting

Committee member Wosje provided a report; the Administrative Committee met on December 8, 2020. Topics of discussion included Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (introductory presentation), City Appointment – David Meyer, Hyperbaric Oxygen/Wound Care Program, 2021 Operational Budget, CEO Evaluation, Board Self-Evaluation, CEO Compensation – Data Gathering, Board Succession, 2021 Board Officer Elections, 2021 Committee Assignments/Succession and Board/Committee Meeting Dates. 

 

Building Committee

Committee Chair Englund provided a report; the Building Committee met on December 8, 2020. Topics of discussion included Equipment/Loader Garage, Wound Care/HBO – RestorixHealth, Fall Clean Up/Winter Readiness Electrical Updates and Facility Condition Assessment. 

 

Finance Committee:  

Committee Chair Peterson provided a report; the Finance Committee met on December 10, 2020. The committee reviewed and approved the payables, financials and adjustments for October.  Members also reviewed the proposed 2021 Operational Budget. Operating margins are budgeted at 2.26% for Enterprise and 5.90% for Legacy.

 

Wagner provided a summary of both the 2021 Legacy and Enterprise Operating budgets. She also presented data on the impact to the Enterprise budget due to the transition of the Avera Medical Group Brookings primary clinic to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

 

            A motion was brought forward from the Finance Committee recommending approval of the FY21 Operational Budget as presented. The motion was seconded by Wosje. 

 

            Action: All present voted aye; motion carried.  

 

Quality Committee

Committee Chair Ellsworth provided a report; the Quality Committee met on December 8, 2020. Jennifer Chandler, Supply Chain Director and Rural Health Clinic Manager provided an overview of the Rural Health Clinic annual review process. Other topics of discussion included Q3 2020 Patient Experience Dashboard, Sleep Lab Accreditation and Q3 2020 Patient and Resident Safety. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

2021 Board and Committee Meeting Dates

Members agreed to finalize the 2021 Board and Committee meeting schedule. The proposed schedule mirrors the current schedule with no meetings being held in the months of May, July and November.  

 

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Krogh to approve the 2021 meeting schedule.

            

Action: All present voted aye; motion carried.

 

Annual Board Self Evaluation 

The Administrative Committee reviewed all responses from Board members and compiled results from evaluation forms. The evaluation questions are laid out according to the Board bylaws and core values. Anderson thanked members for participating and stated, overall, responses were very positive and the comments provided good feedback. 

 

Members thanked Anderson for her work on managing the evaluation process. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Medical Staff Credentialing

A motion was made by Ellsworth, seconded by Peterson to approve the credentialing and re-credentialing for November and December as recommended by the Medical Executive Committee. 

 

Action:  All present voted aye; motion carried.  

 

2021 Board Officer Elections

Discussion took place regarding Board Officer Positions/Elections. Based on the discussion and proposed slate of officers, members were in agreement to elect Daryl Englund as President, Dick Peterson as Vice President and Sheila Anderson as Secretary.

 

A motion was made by Darnall, seconded by Wosje to approve the 2021 nomination of Board Officers as proposed.    

 

Action: All present voted aye; motion carried.

 

2021 Board Committee Assignments

Incoming President Englund, pursuant to individual discussions he has had with members, gave the committee assignments for 2021.  All members have indicated their interest in serving on the respective committees and in leadership positions as follows: 

 

  • Administrative Committee - Daryl Englund, President, Dick Peterson, Vice President, Sheila Anderson, Secretary, Jim Morgan, Past President
  • Building Committee - Jim Morgan, Chair, Daryl Englund, Justin Sell
  • Finance Committee - Dick Peterson, Chair, Sheila Anderson, David Meyer
  • Quality Committee - Andrew Ellsworth, MD, Chair, Lynn Darnall, Mary Anne Krogh

 

Farewell and Thank You to Walter Wosje

Merkley thanked Wosje for nine (9) years of service, leadership and dedication to Brookings Health System. Wosje has been very dependable, steadfast and unwavering in his commitment and was involved in many major accomplishments during his tenure since 2012. 

 

Wosje gave special appreciation to Morgan for his leadership as Board President during such an unusual year and wished the best of success to Brookings Health System.  All members thanked Wosje for his leadership and expressed appreciation for his time serving on the board as a model board member. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Darnall to enter into Executive Session at 6:19 p.m. pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2.(1), discussing personnel. Members present: Morgan, Anderson Darnall, Ellsworth, Englund, Krogh, Peterson, Sell and Wosje; Merkley was also present; motion carried. 

 

While in executive session, Anderson presented CEO performance evaluations from the board and medical Staff. The board discussed the results and thanked Merkley for his service during this difficult year.  Merkley was excused. 

 

Anderson presented an overview of the components of compensation, regional comparables, SDAHO CEO compensation comparable metrics, Merkley’s compensation history, and the 2020 preliminary incentive program.  The board discussed Merkley’s positive and talented leadership, especially during this difficult year of COVID-19.  A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Krogh, to exit the executive session at 6:41 p.m. and continue in regular session.  

 

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Wosje that the 2021 base pay for Merkley be set at $183.89 per hour.  

 

Action: All members present voted aye; motion carried. 

 

The Board discussed the positive outlook for COVID-19 vaccines and next steps for Brookings Health. 

  

Upon motion by Wosje second, by Anderson the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.    

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

__________________________________________

Sheila Anderson, Secretary   

 

 

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