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Brookings Health System Board of Trustees Minutes:08/30/2021

Brookings Health System

Board of Trustees

August 30, 2021

 

Board of Trustees

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

Absent: Ex Officio Patty Bacon

 

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

 

President Englund called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.

 

Consent Agenda 

A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by Ellsworth to approve the agenda and the following consent agenda items: June 28, 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, June 16, 2021 Medical Executive Committee Minutes, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program, Board of Trustees Bylaws, Medical Staff Bylaws, June and July 2021 Financials, Adjustments and Payables as follows:  

 

June & July 2021 Payables:

June - Blend Interactive Inc, $2,500.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $3,138.00; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $150.76; Owens & Minor, $17,334.07; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $176.94; CooperSurgical Inc, $257.28; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,410.93; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $1,495.94; Interstate Office Products Inc, $43.61; Chesterman Co, $118.72; Sierra Wireless America Inc, $99.39; Valued Relationships Inc, $1,818.45; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,538.68; Rove Staffing LLC, $2,728.50; Owens & Minor, $32,642.02; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $4,589.08; Kone Inc, $1,388.81; Allergan, $2,526.00; Stryker Sales Corp, $9,235.41; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $3,936.85; Olympus America Inc, $1,233.33; Network Services Company, $4,133.16; Medivators, $930.00; Medline Industries Inc, $1,088.21; Interstate Office Products Inc, $809.57; Fisher Healthcare, $101.20; Bay Medical Products LLC, $231.80; Restorix Health Inc, $11,334.05; Charmant USA, $45.08; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $191.58; Owens & Minor, $1,779.23; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $9,006.22; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $607.27; Arthrex Inc, $4,247.00; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $141.20; Allergan, $2,732.50; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,467.13; Applied Medical Resources, $800.00; Stryker Sales Corp, $761.36; Network Services Company, $2,400.62; Medline Industries Inc, $1,149.39; Johnson Controls, $2,523.55; Interstate Office Products Inc, $680.12; Cook Medical Incorporated, $261.06; Chesterman Co, $441.18; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $320.20; Rove Staffing LLC, $6,656.25; Mimedx Group Inc, $2,956.50; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $245.96; Owens & Minor, $13,804.87; CDW Government Inc, $30.69; CooperSurgical Inc, $257.28; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $22,983.58; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,924.57; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $842.31; Boston Scientific Corporation, $2,120.92; Medline Industries Inc, $10,068.01; Interstate Office Products Inc, $509.36; Hill Rom Co, $570.00; Fisher Healthcare, $18,190.45; Chesterman Co, $117.30; Business Card, $12,017.95; Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Svcs, $662.00; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $1,569.05; John Steffensen, $100.00; South Dakota Department of Health, $900.00; Sleep Center Services LLC, $858.00; Sheila Anderson, $300.00; Sanford Training Center, $40.00; Sanford Health, $201.72; SDN Communications, $932.80; Runnings Supply Inc, $479.64; Richard H Peterson, $300.00; Qiagen Inc, $1,030.00; Premier Specialty Vehicles Inc, $169.76; Precision Lens, $1,661.00; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $953.32; Paragard Direct, $15,921.00; Papa John's Pizza, $584.50; Optos Inc, $208.33; Office Peeps Inc, $63.97; Northwestern Energy, $1,763.62; National Medical Resources Inc, $13,029.60; Mud Pie LLC, $314.19; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $233.00; Midwest Medical Insurance Co, $26,517.00; Melby Photography, $118.00; Mediacom LLC, $8.47; Medary Acres Greenhouses Inc, $1,344.72; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,749.30; Masimo Americas Inc, $121.00; MJ Dalsin, $577.50; Lynn M Darnall, $300.00; Lindsey Bothwell, $97.00; L'Amy Inc, $481.62; Justin G Sell, $300.00; Johnson Controls, $2,908.53; Jennifer Chandler, $34.72; James Morgan, $300.00; Intrado Interactive Services Corp, $87.98; Interim Healthcare, $2,780.38; Intellipro Security LLC, $965.00; Infusystem Inc, $395.00; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $1,106.85; Hill Refrigeration, $3,350.00; Helsper McCarty, $500.00; H Misc, $595.00; H Misc, $20.00; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $487.20; First Bank & Trust, $15,000.00; Fedex, $109.42; Farner-Bocken Company, $783.39; Experian Health Inc, $2,548.49; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $300.55; Dedicated Investment Group, $982.80; De Rigo REM, $106.52; David M Meyer, $300.00; Daryl Englund, $400.00; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $5,789.00; Culligan Water Conditioning, $155.00; Colliers Securities LLC, $20,000.00; Clinical Innovations LLC, $162.05; Centurylink, $374.17; Century Business Products, $3,536.60; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $3,167.75; Cardinal Health, $697.68; Brookings Register, $585.00; Brookings Health Systems, $1,379.62; Brookings Engraving, $182.00; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $160.00; Bayer Healthcare LLC, $1,275.16; Avera McKennan Hospital Emergency, $310.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $813,124.34; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $4,333.25; Avera Health, $1,320.00; Andrew Ellsworth, $300.00; Alpha Media LLC, $2,335.00; All Magazines Subscription Agency, $500.66; Agiliti Health Inc, $1,742.50; Aflac Group Insurance, $6,451.42; Aegis Therapies Inc, $43,484.41; A Misc, $165.00; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $3,487.99; Patient-Insurance Refund, $144.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $347.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $129.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,584.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,274.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $78.86; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $688.32; Patient-Insurance Refund, $156.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $303.28; Patient-Insurance Refund, $577.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.24; Patient-Insurance Refund, $183.73; Patient-Insurance Refund, $28.04; Patient-Insurance Refund, $313.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $104.37; Patient-Insurance Refund, $385.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $37.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $257.04; Patient-Insurance Refund, $915.21; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.08; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,433.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.33; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $656.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.53; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.90; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.79; South Dakota Retirement System, $208,041.64; First Bank & Trust, $524,802.43; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00; US Compounding Inc, $160.00; Tyra Johnson, $15.02; Telephone Systems & Service Inv, $2,124.00; T Misc, $100.00; Swiftel Communications, $6,193.77; Suntrac Services Inc, $70.00; Stryker Orthopaedics, $10,000.00; Stryker Endoscopy, $3,967.42; Steris Corporation, $252.29; Step Saver Inc, $69.55; State Hygenic Laboratory- Accts Rec, $2,106.00; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $7,694.91; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $1,599.30; South Dakota Magazine, $59.00; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $169.50; South Dakota Electrical Commission, $40.00; South Dakota Department of Health, $111.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $391.11; Sean Sundermann, $1,067.20; Sarstedt Inc, $327.06; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; Robert Hyk, $817.20; Precision Lens, $1,881.00; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $2,268.08; Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic Inc, $133.00; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $399.11; Optisource International, $56.78; Ohio Medical LLC, $249.14; Office Peeps Inc, $628.68; Northwestern Energy, $529.95; Nazir Delawar, $1,288.00; Mizuho Orthopedic Systems Inc, $351.00; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $470.50; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $2,250.00; Microline Surgical Inc, $611.80; Medtronic Inc, $1,459.93; Medical Information Technology Inc, $497.00; Mediacom LLC, $61.54; Mary Meyer Corporation, $107.10; Loretta Simonet, $100.00; Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc, $210.00; Karla Hanson, $595.28; Kari J Hargens, $817.20; KCI USA, $2,984.56; John Jerstad, $7,867.22; Jill Kruse, $10,800.00; Jackrabbit Sports Properties LLC, $23,500.00; Grainger Inc, $33.92; Flowers On Main, $180.00; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Fairway Optical Products Inc, $59.89; F Misc, $20.24; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $119.92; Einspahr Auto Plaza Inc, $6,768.88; Direct Supply, $40.94; Diagnostica Stago Inc, $387.00; Department of Social Services, $435.70; Cyracom LLC, $864.21; Culinex, $184.25; Credit Collections Bureau, $1,319.14; Credit Collections Bureau, $50.95; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $135.00; Conmed Corp, $2,172.96; Collection Services Center, $201.69; City of Volga, $148.66; City of Brookings, $67.32; Centurylink, $9.03; Catherine Leadabrand, $127.80; Cardinal Health, $1,163.43; CLIA Laboratory Program, $2,448.00; Brookings Area United Way, $226.78; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $1,000.00; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $954.76; Becton Dickinson and Company, $1,927.40; Beaver-Visitec International Inc, $619.80; BP of Brookings Inc, $1,187.42; Avera McKennan Hospital, $58,921.28; Avera Health, $2,363.58; Avel eCare LLC, $3,622.50; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $139.98; Andrew J Chontos, $4,548.20; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $61.22; Amanda Trowbridge, $25.00; Alcon Vision LLC, $5,981.04; Aesculap Inc, $161.94; Accounts Management Inc, $245.00; Acclarent Inc, $460.70; Abbott Laboratories, $1,470.59; ABB Optical Group, $439.05; AAA Collections Inc, $18,825.72; A&A Optical Company, $77.91; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,252.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $103.29; Patient-Insurance Refund, $16.21; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,297.81; Patient-Insurance Refund, $176.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $9.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $19.75; Patient-Insurance Refund, $102.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,551.62; Patient-Insurance Refund, $428.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $462.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $388.71; Patient-Insurance Refund, $450.54; Patient-Insurance Refund, $149.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $149.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $181.62; Patient-Insurance Refund, $118.11; Patient-Insurance Refund, $292.33; Patient-Insurance Refund, $338.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $126.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $259.18; Patient-Insurance Refund, $235.46; Patient-Insurance Refund, $140.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $67.48; Patient-Insurance Refund, $208.79; Patient-Insurance Refund, $117.15; Patient-Insurance Refund, $203.56; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, $2,628.47; McKesson Medical Surgical, $256.32; Walman Instruments, $7,834.28; Vocera Communications Inc, $717.60; UPS Store, $4.00; UPS, $153.52; Town & Country Shopper Inc, $682.00; Thompson Electric Co, $24,398.01; Stryker Orthopaedics, $2,834.20; Stericycle Inc, $588.50; Southwest Hospital Consultants Inc, $6,891.86; Smith & Nephew Inc, $2,528.46; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $550.00; Silver Screen Advertising, $150.00; Sherwin-Williams Co, $29.10; Shelly Deknikker, $503.76; Shari Kleinjan, $813.44; Sanford Training Center, $95.00; Sanford Health, $567.99; Runnings Supply Inc, $160.92; Randi Bauman, $502.64; RFD Newspapers Inc, $184.25; Qiagen Inc, $230.00; Precision Lens, $2,007.00; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $4,995.78; Peggy Morris Ferkul, $392.56; Outlaw Graphics, $105.00; Office Peeps Inc, $824.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $18,377.26; National Center On Shaken Baby, $252.23; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $110.00; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $66.00; Mediacom LLC, $2,955.00; McKesson Medical Surgical, $484.02; Mary Meyer Corporation, $60.75; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $111.44; Madison Regional Health System, $5,350.00; M Misc, $10,000.00; Lynette Richarz, $160.72; Lowes Business Account, $2,753.54; Lindsay Hillestad, $153.76; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; Laura Crooks, $122.64; Language Line LLC, $7.50; Kyla Huntimer, $651.04; Kristen Zobel, $262.96; Kool Beans Coffee, $143.00; Key Surgical LLC, $2,343.86; Kenmark Eyewear, $66.55; Katy Vanderwal, $65.00; Karen Weber, $44.08; Julie Henry, $182.56; Joerns Healthcare LLC, $799.72; Jill Merriam, $307.20; J Misc, $150.00; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $186.51; Interim Healthcare, $4,508.00; Integra Lifesciences Sales LLC, $314.00; Hill Refrigeration, $415.00; Healthstream Inc, $1,228.75; Health Care Logistics Inc, $48.72; Hailey Milton, $304.64; Gregg Tebeest, $73.92; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $525.00; Flowers On Main, $208.00; Fedex, $363.46; Emily Zenner, $195.20; Emily Vanderwal, $362.64; Emily Sobczak, $63.84; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $612.57; Draeger Inc, $111.65; Donna Bumann, $195.20; Deb Aalderks, $272.48; Darlene Deknikker, $88.48; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $2,964.83; Dakota Data Shred, $259.36; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $725.68; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,918.96; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, $5,250.00; Clearvision Optical Co Inc, $602.53; City of Brookings, $800.44; Carquest Auto Parts, $60.64; Cardinal Health Pharmacy Svcs LLC, $2,519.40; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $2,055.54; Cardinal Health, $1,991.01; Buhls Drycleaning, $477.45; Brylee Hennrich, $53.20; Brothers Pharmacy & Gifts, $8,181.33; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $60,338.00; Brian Kvamme, $210.00; Breg Inc, $2,955.00; Bardy Diagnostics Inc, $400.00; Ban-Koe Companies Inc, $1,321.06; Avera Medical Group Flandreau, $50.00; Ashley Schmidt, $36.96; Ashley Engelstad, $272.48; Ashley A Brown, $34.48; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $116.80; Arlington Municipal Utilities, $220.46; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $380.70; Aegis Therapies Inc, $50,377.70; ABB Optical Group, $473.47; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,085.24; Patient-Insurance Refund, $19.05; Patient-Insurance Refund, $178.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $107.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $43.68; Patient-Insurance Refund, $252.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $127.33; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,767.49; Patient-Insurance Refund, $46.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $213.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $306.06; Welch Allyn Inc, $210.00; Tyler Richard Harrell, $1,000.00; TruGreen Processing Center, $733.81; Stryker Sales Corporation, $138.75; Stryker Orthopaedics, $2,198.50; Stryker Endoscopy, $546.05; Steris Corporation, $1,312.26; Step Saver Inc, $198.25; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $7,694.91; South Dakota State University, $1,000.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $8,874.88; Sean Sundermann, $1,571.90; Scott Raabe, $817.20; Scan Sound Inc, $49.10; Sarstedt Inc, $90.78; Samantha Drealan, $156.24; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; RR Donnelley, $828.00; Prussman Contracting Inc, $62.50; ProChem Dynamics LLC, $50.99; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $3,690.77; Phoenix Textile Corporation, $149.98; Philips Healthcare, $92.46; Oxyrase Inc, $376.17; Otis Elevator Company, $207.71; Ohm's Appliance Center, $999.00; Northwestern Energy, $611.22; Nephron 503B Outsourcing Facility, $840.00; Mud Pie LLC, $210.35; Midwest Glass, $372.48; Mediacom LLC, $900.30; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $223.84; MVMD Prof LLC, $26,190.00; Jill Kruse, $11,040.00; Jackrabbit Sports Properties LLC, $5,000.00; J Misc, $29.16; Infusystem Inc, $405.00; Gross Construction Inc, $165.00; GIS Benefits, $10,463.59; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $518.20; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00; Evergreen Enterprise, $1,259.11; Equashield LLC, $361.14; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $569.96; Department of Social Services, $435.70; De Smet Flowers & Gifts, $15.00; De Rigo REM, $90.79; DMS Health Technologies Inc, $675.00; Credit Collections Bureau, $50.95; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $116.03; Concordance Healthcare Solutions, $30.96; Collection Services Center, $201.69; City of White, $113.80; Carquest Auto Parts, $49.67; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,498.21; Cardinal Health, $3,328.32; CR Bard Inc, $653.28; CPSI, $2,542.84; Building Sprinkler Company Inc, $404.56; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $9,440.32; Brookings Health Systems, $400.00; Brookings Area United Way, $226.78; Breg Inc, $493.26; Becton Dickinson and Company, $1,927.40; Ashley Schmidt, $580.00; Andrew J Chontos, $7,129.60; Allen Medical Systems Inc, $133.00; Aflac Group Insurance, $119.44; Aflac Group Insurance, $6,674.66; Accounts Management Inc, $502.58; Ability Network Inc, $184.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $87.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $156.32; Patient-Insurance Refund, $284.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $115.68; Patient-Insurance Refund, $16.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $44.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $361.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $403.86; Patient-Insurance Refund, $153.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $54.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.41; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.56  

 

Total:  $2,637,524.23

 

July - Stryker Sales Corp, $5,117.25; Patient-Insurance Refund, $266.08; Accounts Management Inc, $225.00; Healthmark Industries Co, $342.00; Cardinal Health Pharmacy Svcs LLC, $3,459.30; Brookings Area United Way, $226.78; Precision Lens, $1,799.00; Halo Branded Solutions Inc, $252.88; Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic Inc, $133.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $182.48; Patient-Insurance Refund, $254.60; Nazir Delawar, $1,993.04; Intellipro Security LLC, $458.75; Kenmark Eyewear, $76.57; Brian D Detmers, $300.00; Lindsey Bothwell, $164.08; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; Patient-Insurance Refund, $88.35; Kool Beans Coffee, $372.75; Carquest Auto Parts, $73.68; Department of Social Services, $435.70; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,200.00; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,761.29; Kool Beans Coffee, $436.75; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; Patient-Insurance Refund, $56.08; Ashley A Brown, $30.00; CDW Government Inc, $64.06; HOV Services Inc, $199.50; Network Services Company, $1,019.26; ABB Optical Group, $311.16; Patient-Insurance Refund, $32.17; Aesculap Inc, $80.02; Walman Instruments, $8,280.95; S Misc, $657.98; A Misc, $50.00; Sanford Training Center, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $56.45; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,746.12; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.45; CooperSurgical Inc, $679.63; Allergan, $1, 533.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $813.27; Avera Health, $34,694.25; McKeever Inc, $1,272.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $38.26; Prairie Soul LLC, $79.88; MarketLab Inc, $619.59; Patient-Insurance Refund, $127.17; NorthStar Surgical Inc, $164.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5,719.14; Medline Industries Inc, $1,271.53; Step Saver Inc, $251.55; Beth Nemmers, $110.08; Gordon Dekkenga, $140.26; Patient-Insurance Refund, $133.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $31.00; OR Specific, $408.00; Hemocue America, $375.00; Swiftel Communications, $8,954.79; Olympus America Inc, $3,010.63; City of Volga, $217.36; Transmed Inc, $934.00; Sherwin-Williams Co, $58.20; Lindsay Hillestad, $124.08; Patient-Insurance Refund, $138.45; CR Bard Inc, $1,310.67; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; Ability Network Inc, $184.07; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $60.86; Farner-Bocken Company, $774.16; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $960.00; Avera Health, $31,138.25; Medibadge Inc, $20.99; Avera McKennan Hospital, $4,801.92; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $536.43; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $746.30; Northwestern Energy, $12.69; Patient-Insurance Refund, $272.50; Centurylink, $9.03; Patient-Insurance Refund, $115.00; Sierra Wireless America Inc, $39.70; B MISC, $6,000.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.56; AAA Collections Inc, $15,562.44; Aflac Group Insurance, $119.44; Patient-Insurance Refund, $506.40; Donna Bumann, $124.08; Westgroupe USA Inc, $14.22; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $6,215.07; Sherwin-Williams Co, $144.90; Leader Printing, $1,650.00; Emily Sobczak, $88.48; Tyler Richard Harrell, $1,000.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $154.00; Arthrex Inc, $975.00; Nonin Medical Inc, $200.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $2,925.00; Krier & Blain Inc, $34,720.09; Catherine Leadabrand, $1,342.44; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $2,329.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $115.25; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $2,214.00; Stryker Orthopaedics, $10,731.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.69; Cardinal Health, $729.35; Avel eCare LLC, $3,622.50; B MISC, $10,000.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,720.94; Ron's Auto Repair, $527.31; Emergency Medical Products Inc, $65.50; Mud Pie LLC, $251.77; Hill Rom Co, $133.00; Sarstedt Inc, $393.94; City of Brookings, $303.47; Owens & Minor, $36,300.28; Ron's Auto Repair, $505.13; Reichert Inc, $276.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $208.79; Infusystem Inc, $405.00; Scott Raabe, $817.20; Andrew J Chontos, $4,548.20; Landauer, $524.50; CR Bard Inc, $1,239.00; Prakash R Shah, $18,433.04; Medical Information Technology Inc, $13,733.00; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $969.37; Randi Bauman, $440.48; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $2, 360.05; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $3,405.89; State Hygenic Laboratory- Accts Rec, $2,184.00; Fisher Healthcare, $326.49; Commission on Dietetic Registration, $70.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $108.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $305.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $25,228.38; Westgroupe USA Inc, $90.39; Runnings Supply Inc, $447.00; Sentrixx Security, $1,031.15; Mud Pie LLC, $464.33; McKeever Inc, $748.50; BP of Brookings Inc, $1,218.30; Patient-Insurance Refund, $76.00; Scan Sound Inc, $66.88; Gregg Tebeest, $119.28; Patient-Insurance Refund, $289.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $3,591.32; Stryker Sales Corp, $811.53; Tura, $841.68; CR Bard Inc, $224.50; Hill Refrigeration, $1,375.00; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $820.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.00; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $3,720.12; Forward Advantage, $9,357.00; WW Tire Service Inc, $116.95; Restorix Health Inc, $11,480.28; Alpha Media LLC, $2, 335.00; Kari J Hargens, $942.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.18; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Olympus America Inc, $2,548.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $118.63; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $252.84; Interim Healthcare, $3,358.01; Agiliti Health Inc, $51,440.46; LG Everist Inc, $17.26; Lynette Richarz, $343.84; Rove Staffing LLC, $2, 931.00; Fedex, $298.35; Patient-Insurance Refund, $160.50; Galls LLC, $135.97; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $532.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $42.34; Network Services Company, $3,748.22; Midwest Glass, $345.95; Midcontinent Communications, $1,595.75; Mud Pie LLC, $62.41; Patient-Insurance Refund, $230.71; Sanford Training Center, $80.00; Flowers On Main, $231.00; Hauge Associates Inc, $32.08; Patient-Insurance Refund, $122.04; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.19; Sigma-Aldrich Inc, $123.50; Credit Collections Bureau, $2,133.37; United States Treasury, $1,034.74; Patient-Insurance Refund, $147.43; De Rigo REM, $179.35; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Clearvision Optical Co Inc, $600.22; Bausch & Lomb - Vision Care, $1,795.58; ABB Optical Group, $671.75; Chesterman Co, $284.40; Ashley Engelstad, $364.32; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $630.00; WW Tire Service Inc, $212.94; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $984.27; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,920.83; City of White, $89.49; Patient-Insurance Refund, $339.00; Brookings Health Systems, $2,025.43; Madison Regional Health System, $2,587.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $5.00; Stryker Endoscopy, $4,785.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $219.62; Aesculap Inc, $113.74; Teleflex Funding LLC, $845.50; Avera Med Group Clinics, $42.59; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $94.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $164.19; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $287.65; Network Services Company, $2,008.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $80.00; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $650.00; S Misc, $759.00; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $179.98; Allergan, $2,338.00; Pests B Dead LLC, $75.00; Interim Healthcare, $3,838.88; Network Services Company, $1,753.37; Nova Biomedical, $994.42; Blend Interactive Inc, $400.00; Department of Social Services, $435.70; Ashley Schmidt, $63.28; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $848.33; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $2,250.00; Kelli's Gift Shop Suppliers, $309.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $191.09; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $900.72; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $89.99; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $862.65; Sierra Wireless America Inc, $29.96; Patient-Insurance Refund, $33.75; Bardy Diagnostics Inc, $1,000.00; KCI USA, $345.28; Boston Scientific Corporation, $883.12; Shelly Deknikker, $507.68; Alcon Vision LLC, $8,429.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $103.29; Centurylink, $94.03; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Healthstream Inc, $227.08; Jesse Walsh, $194.32; Indeed Inc, $3,000.00; Natalie Christina Owens-Sloan, $747.96; Medivators, $855.00; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $254.39; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $1,225.50; Abbott Laboratories, $149.23; Stryker Orthopaedics, $9,312.12; Accounts Management Inc, $305.00; GI Supply Inc, $769.75; Caresfield LLC, $310.56; Accounts Management Inc, $225.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $500.00; Kone Inc, $1,388.81; Injoy Productions Inc, $764.00; Verathon Inc, $377.58; Arlington Municipal Utilities, $270.23; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $4,217.10; Network Services Company, $5,489.33; Draeger Inc, $4,923.99; Gordon Dekkenga, $117.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $31.73; Cyracom LLC, $667.46; Patient-Insurance Refund, $94.26; Mediacom LLC, $2,499.26; Brookings Area United Way, $226.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $193.78; Northwestern Energy, $76.09; Stryker Spine, $289.00; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $42,409.65; Owens & Minor, $34,529.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $405.43; B MISC, $25.00; Sara Schneider, $18.17; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $350.90; Medivators, $775.00; Experian Health Inc, $3,335.08; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,597.63; Patient-Insurance Refund, $164.01; Patient-Insurance Refund, $9,017.23; Mimedx Group Inc, $1,971.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $44.73; Live Eyewear, $158.70; Interlace Health LLC, $12, 866.86; Amanda Trowbridge, $25.00; Agiliti Health Inc, $912.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $371.00; Push-Pedal-Pull, $8,390.04; Beekley Corporation, $62.00; Direct Supply, $104.99; Karla Hanson, $744.24; Interstate Office Products Inc, $198.89; Patient-Insurance Refund, $235.98; Rove Staffing LLC, $6,151.50; Avera McKennan Hospital, $829, 080.91; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $176.00; Boston Scientific Corporation, $25,864.54; Jason Merkley, $754.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $60.71; Medline Industries Inc, $1,061.19; Noridian Healthcare Solutions LLC, $31,642.00; Step Saver Inc, $107.90; Cummins Sales and Service, $5,009.91; Interim Healthcare, $2,908.00; Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc, $4,139.52; Katelyn Lovre, $37.84; Otis Elevator Company, $207.71; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Kool Beans Coffee, $129.00; Chesterman Co, $98.00; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $357.39; Patient-Insurance Refund, $211.91; Jason Domagalski, $55.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $341.37; Sanford Training Center, $24.00; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $320.20; Bayer Healthcare LLC, $1, 260.92; Stryker Endoscopy, $451.27; S Misc, $350.00; Allergan, $1,864.00; Jill Merriam, $430.40; Aegis Therapies Inc, $41,886.94; Helsper McCarty, $125.00; Allergan, $2,197.00; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $319.57; Infusystem Inc, $237.00; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,538.68; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $4,708.32; Carquest Auto Parts, $88.76; Avera Medical Group Brookings, $376.00; Medline Industries Inc, $921.10; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $1,506.00; ABB Optical Group, $69.29; P Misc, $125.00; K Misc, $100.00; Ryan McCullough, $7.80; Encompass Group LLC, $1,873.68; M Misc, $50.00; John Steffensen, $80.00; Midwest Special Instruments Corp, $44.00; Northwestern Energy, $209.38; Patient-Insurance Refund, $443.10; Patient-Insurance Refund, $125.00; Medivators, $930.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $934.44; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $300.00; Bourgeois Eyewear Inc, $852.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $175.00; Credit Collections Bureau, $50.95; DJO LLC, $160.26; Walman Instruments, $567.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $26.64; Peggy Morris Ferkul, $348.32; McKesson Medical Surgical, $128.05; De Rigo REM, $1,262.39; Telephone Systems & Service Inv, $125.00; McKeever Inc, $468.30; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $22.45; Medibadge Inc, $33.98; Outlaw Graphics, $150.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $21.15; Dakota Data Shred, $299.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $87.99; Fix It Shop Locksmith, $22.00; Northwestern Energy, $1,651.31; Precision Lens, $2,256.00; G Misc, $279.10; Fedex, $49.46; Patient-Insurance Refund, $121.38; Medtox Laboratories Inc, $70.00; Grainger Inc, $476.40; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $233.00; Bausch & Lomb - Vision Care, $1,041.48; Steris Corporation, $171.56; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00; Century Business Products, $2,951.77; Streck Inc, $595.13; Brookings Health Systems, $400.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $10,235.59; RR Donnelley, $48.76; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $245.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $289.55; National Medical Resources Inc, $934.44; Midwest Medical Services Inc, $8.15; Emily Vanderwal, $329.60; Brookings Register, $232.14; Patient-Insurance Refund, $184.62; Hailey Milton, $352.80; Brookings Engraving, $80.00; Stryker Orthopaedics, $15,165.52; Alimed Inc, $495.99; Buhls Drycleaning, $604.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $166.21; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $882.83; Business Card, $11,915.52; Building Sprinkler Company Inc, $932.44; Owens & Minor, $20,282.70; CR Bard Inc, $700.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $70.00; ABB Optical Group, $594.94; Interstate Office Products Inc, $176.16; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $2, 550.32; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $2,027.46; Fedex, $485.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $275.05; American Medical Association, $420.00; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $164.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $110.48; D MISC, $250.00; Kenmark Eyewear, $126.41; Precision Lens, $3, 162.00; East Side Jersey Dairy Inc, $528.32; Kari J Hargens, $250.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $300.89; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $678.98; Stryker Orthopaedics, $4,725.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $331.49; Sean Sundermann, $817.20; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $458.00; Interim Healthcare, $1,167.02; Mimedx Group Inc, $985.50; Avera Med Group Clinics, $10.00; Department of Social Services, $435.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $102.11; Breg Inc, $1,394.76; Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, $1,048.81; Stryker Endoscopy, $1,953.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $97.17; Patient-Insurance Refund, $124.16; McKesson Medical Surgical, $517.13; Shari Kleinjan, $703.12; Mediacom LLC, $1,567.66; Bay Medical Products LLC, $231.80; Silver Screen Advertising, $150.00; Interstate All Battery Center, $192.00; Law Offices of L W Cooper Jr LLC, $3,750.00; Mitel Cloud Services, $582.74; Thompson Electric Co, $865.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $480.22; Arthrex Inc, $1,246.00; NRC Health, $9, 350.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $97.65; Credit Collections Bureau, $50.95; Mellissa Heermann, $174.32; MVAP Medical Supplies Inc, $15.80; Papa John's Pizza, $89.07; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; SDN Communications, $1,679.04; Infusystem Inc, $405.00; Liberty Septic Inc, $375.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $51.00; Beaver-Visitec International Inc, $619.81; Avera Heart Hospital of SD, $25.59; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc, $841.00; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $6,751.70; Patient-Insurance Refund, $305.13; Carquest Auto Parts, $62.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $46.84; CR Bard Inc, $1, 310.23; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $4,729.95; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Cole Papers Inc, $422.38; Mitel Cloud Services, $674.81; Cassling, $28,865.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $272.50; Verizon Wireless, $1,052.66; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $6,794.91; Patient-Insurance Refund, $165.38; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $17,946.69; Patient-Insurance Refund, $206.97; Avera McKennan Hospital, $1,557.34; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $7,794.91; Stryker Sales Corp, $7,377.72; Sarstedt Inc, $711.89; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Medline Industries Inc, $895.95; Fastenal Company, $55.93; Patient-Insurance Refund, $121.34; Einspahr Auto Plaza Inc, $3,302.78; CPSI, $2, 573.02; RFD Newspapers Inc, $128.00; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Medical Information Technology Inc, $13, 236.00; Avera Medical Group Radiology, $32.00; Quadax Inc, $18, 500.00; ABC, $240.00; South Dakota Department of Health, $1,500.00; Verathon Inc, $342.79; Patient-Insurance Refund, $98.61; Culligan Water Conditioning, $116.25; City of Volga, $208.90; UPS, $125.13; Owens & Minor, $3,094.45; Patient-Insurance Refund, $8.47; Biomerieux Inc, $203.46; Northwestern Energy, $140.60; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $49.00; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,993.70; Young Door Service, $2,278.82; Innovative Medical Products Inc, $131.64; Patient-Insurance Refund, $209.38; Hubert Company, $111.20; Fastenal Company, $781.03; David Spencer Eyewear, $1,388.50; Walman Instruments, $86.46; Optos Inc, $208.33; Cummins Sales and Service, $1,497.14; Sanford Training Center, $40.00; Medtronic Inc, $1,442.81; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Centurylink, $279.03; Samantha Drealan, $420.25; Brothers Pharmacy & Gifts, $10,229.06; Cardinal Health, $689.49; Surgical Specialities Corp, $68.04; Julie Henry, $308.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $88.07; Stryker Sales Corp, $7, 954.67; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $3.36; Southwest Hospital Consultants Inc, $1,700.00; Town & Country Shopper Inc, $480.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $20.00; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,567.13; Deloris Intermill, $50.00; Culinex, $3,656.15; South Dakota Department of Health, $111.00; Hill Rom Co, $133.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $7,968.34; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Sleep Center Services LLC, $936.00; Lowes Business Account, $664.69; Fisher Healthcare, $849.14; Avera Medical Group Flandreau, $50.00; Sanford Health, $310.38; Avera Heart Hospital of SD, $25.59; WW Tire Service Inc, $154.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $124.35; Mimedx Group Inc, $985.50; Cardinal Health, $3,108.84; South Dakota Magazine, $59.00; Kyla Huntimer, $774.24; Midcontinent Communications, $1,585.75; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $3, 596.63; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $2, 995.81; Steris Instrument Management, $1, 374.34; Chesterman Co, $371.38; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $40.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $109.57; Reichert Inc, $425.00; Avera McKennan Hospital Emergency, $870.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,072.58; Patient-Insurance Refund, $295.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $183.04; Oxyrase Inc, $297.59; Deb Aalderks, $226.00; Melissa Wagner, $150.00; Pictura Inc, $141.22; Hamlin County Publishing Inc, $229.50; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $256.23; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $198.90; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, $2,836.02; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $5,756.50; Angela Shoup, $73.12; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Lake Area Technical Institute, $100.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $686.65; Pajunk Medical Systems LP, $325.00; Daves Window Cleaning Inc, $2,300.00; Valued Relationships Inc, $1,866.45; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.12; Papa John's Pizza, $186.77; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $339.00; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; Owens & Minor, $1,898.48; Scott Raabe, $1,696.90; Grainger Inc, $696.12; Patient-Insurance Refund, $2,220.22; Health Care Logistics Inc, $271.59; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, $170.00; SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC, $478.50; Beacon Communications LLC, $2,917.60; Verizon Wireless, $1,092.88; Kristen Zobel, $250.08; Smiths Medical ASD Inc, $60.00; Dedicated Investment Group, $982.80; Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply, $630.00; Brookings Health Systems, $400.00; Constellation Newenergy Gas Div LLC, $19, 402.30; Sigma-Aldrich Inc, $32.70; Darlene Deknikker, $141.12; Vyaire Medical 211 Inc, $168.00; Laura Crooks, $400.96; CooperSurgical Inc, $893.10; Diagnostica Stago Inc, $405.57; Boston Scientific Corporation, $351.50; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $17.11; Fix It Shop Locksmith, $4.00; Cardinal Health, $1,484.52; Jason Domagalski, $150.00; Performance Health Supply Inc, $1,488.32; KCI USA, $1,783.81; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $78.59; Language Line LLC, $185.35; Brian Kvamme, $564.39; Kelly Evans, $375.00; RR Donnelley, $504.00; Microline Surgical Inc, $1,223.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $122.00; Madison Daily Leader, $1,650.00; Stericycle Inc, $1,133.44; Mediacom LLC, $8.47; Patient-Insurance Refund, $464.52; Applied Medical Resources, $600.00; Steris Instrument Management, $383.95; Bardy Diagnostics Inc, $600.00; Intellipro Security LLC, $347.40; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,321.54; Sarstedt Inc, $478.67; Patient-Insurance Refund, $71.58; Jill Kruse, $6,480.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $30.00; Thompson Electric Co, $2,210.29; CDW Government Inc, $21.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $36.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $164.11; Cardinal Health, $15,740.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Hubert Company, $130.45; Vyaire Medical Inc, $164.11; Bay Medical Products LLC, $231.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $184.00; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $185.85; Carstens Inc, $26.50; Credit Collections Bureau, $50.95; Natalie Christina Owens-Sloan, $597.00; Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Svcs, $1,444.36; North Dakota Child Support Enforce-, $55.39; Brian Kvamme, $228.25; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $34.29; Patient-Insurance Refund, $121.07; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $61,281.09; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,194.80; Mellissa Heermann, $70.78; CooperSurgical Inc, $1,218.56; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $550.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $85.21; Medtronic Inc, $185.00; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $2,250.00; Sarstedt Inc, $374.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $593.81; Avera Health, $154,316.26; GIS Benefits, $9,984.18; BG Medical LLC, $2,032.95; Arthrex Inc, $125.00; Zimmer US Inc, $640.00; MVMD Prof LLC, $25,920.00; Barrett's Flooring, $10,906.80; Patient-Insurance Refund, $338.73; Applied Medical Resources, $800.00; Olympus America Inc, $145.56; CR Bard Inc, $1,310.23; Swiftel Center, $10,000.00; Runnings Supply Inc, $59.61; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc, $114.00; TruGreen Processing Center, $733.81; CPSI, $2,697.94; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $4,257.99; F Misc, $280.00; Jennifer Klinkhammer, $88.55; Brookings Area United Way, $226.78; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $399.11; Restorix Health Inc, $12,843.56; Fidelity Security Life, $7,059.63; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00  

 

Total: $2,406,752.90

 

Action: All present voted yes; motion carried. 

 

June & July New Hires: 

Nerad, Anna $10.50; Citrowske, Jayme $23.00; Becker, Roxanna $32.00; Genant, Wesley $10.50; Dirks, Dhalten $13.25; Graham, Hailey $11.00; Jones, Mary T $14.50; Tschetter, Erin E $25.00; Sapp, Gabriella $19.00; Croeni, Allysen $12.32; Cunningham, Kaitlyn $10.00; Crawford, Shannan $15.00; Gilk, Megan $14.00; Doyle, Danyell $10.50; Triebwasser, Amanda $13.50; Groos, Lyle $30.00; McComsey, Jacy $21.50; Johnson, Caden $10.50; Pond, Bronson $10.50; Mpela, Mpelastine $12.32; Konadu, Abigail $10.50; Willis,Rylan $10.50; Hirschey, Olivia $10.50; Muller, Josie $22.95; Stockman, Tiffini $19.28; Kastner, Riley $11.25; Gerhardt, Michael $14.50; Beaner, Baylee $13.50; Gimbel, Alexandra $14.25; Richarz, Tristan $19.50; Drietz, Kristen $17.30

 

June & July Wage Changes:

Almusaylim, Khaleal $14.75; Darruta, Salesa $12.32; Lane, Marshall $13.70; Wagner, Carrie $12.32; Slaba, Brookelyn $12.32 

 

Informational Items 

Articles of interest included “Connecting to Caregivers, Healthcare workers are human first, employees second, Modern Healthcare; “Primary care will play crucial role in getting vaccination efforts across the finish line, Modern Healthcare; “COVID’s Forgotten Hero, Forbes; and, “Startups will build the worksite clinic of your company’s dreams. But is the cost-impact of these clinics an illusion?” Modern Healthcare.

 

Merkley commented on the article “Connecting to Caregivers” referencing how medical staff are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever how we take care of our staff on the front lines; their wellbeing is critically important. Brookings Health System is not immune to the country’s nursing shortage due to compassion fatigue, stress and burnout.  

 

Executive Reports

CEO Report

Merkley noted Brookings Health System Foundation’s twelfth annual Aiming to Inspire sporting clays fundraiser was a great success despite the ammunition shortage. $17,000 was raised to support local healthcare through BHSF. Discussion also took place regarding two new lab tests (Vitamin D and Vitamin B12) that have been brought in-house for the chemistry analyzer in the laboratory. There has been an increase in these orders over the last few years and it’s a financial benefit to process these tests in-house versus a reference lab. 

 

CFO Report

Wagner highlighted results for the Medicare Cost Report filed for 2020. A small settlement payment will be issued to CMS/Noridian due to overpayment. Wagner also noted Director of MHI, Pam Weckwerth, will be retiring in September after 33 years of service. Evaluation is being done on potential ways to restructure the Medical Health Information department. 

 

 

CNO Report

Hillestad commented Emergency Department Director, Karen Weber, advocates for and leads the organization in behavioral health and opioid misuse awareness and has been asked to serve on the OUD (Opioid Use Disorder) Advisory Board, part of the START (Stigma, Treatment, Avoidance and Recovery in Time) SD federal program. START SD is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is working to increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery services in Brookings, Codington and Hughes Counties. Brookings Health will serve as a pilot site for a resource toolkit to help reduce abuse and misuse of opioids. Hillestad also noted, sadly, our internal COVID task force is working on updating the surge plan and reeducating staff on medical treatments for COVID patients. 

 

Board Committee Reports

Administrative Committee 

Committee member Morgan provided a report; the Administrative Committee met on August 24, 2021. Topics of discussion included Brookings Health System’s Strategic Plan, da Vinci Robot Xi, Workforce Strategy/Salary & Wage Survey, Board Nominee/Reappointments, Inpatient Coverage\Hospitalist, Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) Accounting Balance Sheet, COVID Update/Vaccinations/Meeting Format and Annual Review of Board and Medical Staff Bylaws and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program. 

 

Finance Committee

Committee Chair Peterson provided a report; the Finance Committee met on August 26, 2021. The committee reviewed and approved the payables, adjustments and financials for June and July. The Committee also discussed the da Vinci Xi Robot and wage adjustments which are based on the annual market survey data from SDAHO and other sources. 

 

Quality Committee

Quality Committee Chair Ellsworth provided a report; the Quality Committee met on August 24, 2021. Topics of discussion included the Q4 2020 Clinical Quality Dashboard, Provider Star Ratings, Q1 2021 Service Line Performance Report and a COVID Update. 

 

Old Business

COVID-19 Update 

Much discussion took place on COVID-19 and vaccination efforts/mandates. Ellsworth noted, it appears Avera Health will come forward soon announcing the mandate of the COVID vaccine with a similar timeline as Sanford Health. Members feel which ever route is taken, further staffing shortages could take place either due to illness or vaccine hesitancy. The AHA (American Hospital Association) is encouraging vaccination and many in the healthcare industry feel it’s the right thing to do. Merkley stated we are in close collaboration with the City, SDSU and local clinics and as we continue to push forward on all decisions relative to COVID. Internally, we are reviewing protocols and procedures and getting ready for what may be heading towards us. On a positive note, Merkley noted, we are seeing an uptick in the number of people seeking the vaccine within the community and immune compromised individuals are beginning to receive the COVID booster. 

 

New Business

Medical Staff Credentialing 

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

 

Action:  All present voted yes; motion carried.  

 

Board Nominee

According to the ordinance of Chapter 42-92, a formal letter recommending an appointee to replace Sell’s City seat on the board as well as recommended reappointments will be provided to Mayor Niemeyer. City Council will be voting on board appointments prior to October 1. County Chairperson Jensen will also be contacted regarding a reappointment recommendation. 

 

 

 

Upon motion by Sell, second by Krogh, the meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

________________________________________

Sheila Anderson, Secretary   

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