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Brookings Health System Board of Trustees Minutes: 03/28/2022

Brookings Health System

Board of Trustees 

Minutes of Meeting

March 28, 2022

 

 

Members Present: Dick Peterson, Sheila Anderson, Lynn Darnall, Daryl Englund, Andrew Ellsworth, Tracy Greene, David Meyer and Jim Morgan 

Others Present: Ex-Officio: Ryan Krogman and Leah Brink

Member Absent: Mary Anne Krogh

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

 

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

 

INVITED GUEST

Geoff Knobloch, CPA/Partner with Eide Bailly was welcomed and introduced. Knobloch presented an overview of the FY21 audit results. The audit is pending final approval from the State Department of Legislative Audit, however, Eide Bailly is prepared to issue a clean, unmodified audit opinion. 

 

Overall, Brookings Health System did very well and weathered the storm of the coronavirus pandemic. 2021’s year-end net position was $104 million in comparison to $83.7 million in 2020. Total revenue was $73.7 million with $63.4 million in operating expenses. Ratio and benchmark comparisons were favorable in relation to other South Dakota hospitals, Moody’s and the Optum database data. 2021’s year-end Operating Margin was 14.1%.

 

Knobloch also provided further explanation on Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and items having a significant impact to financial statements, i.e. decrease in pension expense and recoupment of Medicare Advanced Payments. Knobloch indicated the audit went very well and financial statements are in good order.  

 

Knobloch was thanked for his presentation and exited the meeting at 5:30 p.m. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA 

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Darnall to approve the agenda and the following consent agenda items: February 28, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, February 2022 Financials, Adjustments and Payables as follows: 

 

February 2022 Payables:

(Vendor name and amount)

Arlington Municipal Utilities, $295.58; Suzanne Hoffman, $880.20; Precision Lens, $1,252.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Culinex, $327.84; Caresfield LLC, $349.44; Fisher Healthcare, $16,013.30; Johnson Controls, $321.71; Pictura Inc, $319.80; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; Berkeley Medevice, $63.36; F Misc, $44.80; Kenmark Eyewear, $1,481.94; Smith & Nephew Inc, $319.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $7,295.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $78.50; Penner Patient Care Inc, $128.25; Chesterman Co, $182.59; Biomerieux Inc, $10,282.75; Century Business Products, $2,971.26; Sean Sundermann, $2,520.60; Shelby Eischens, $1,860.00; Medivators, $1,710.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,900.00; National Medical Resources Inc, $12,097.01; CPSI, $250.00; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $10,500.00; Kayla Hannemann, $990.00; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $22.45; Dornier Medtech America Inc, $394.10; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $694.75; Bayer Healthcare LLC, $2,039.04; Avel eCare LLC, $3,713.15; Avera McKennan Hospital, $50,075.85; Europa Eyewear Corporation, $840.03; Arthrex Inc, $1,360.00; David M Meyer, $300.00; Brookings Health Systems, $400.00; DEMDACO, $1,463.87; CooperSurgical Inc, $389.81; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $3,045.84; L'Amy Inc, $294.55; Cyracom LLC, $1,197.07; Patient-Insurance Refund, $44.95; Avera Home Medical Equipment, $2,341.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $340.56; Smith & Nephew Inc, $5,358.89; Patient-Insurance Refund, $62.20; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $1,605.50; Transmed Inc, $5,573.00; Madison Regional Health System, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Dr Jills Foot Pads Inc, $56.75; Bardy Diagnostics Inc, $1,400.00; Bausch & Lomb Americas Inc, $735.48; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $1,127.11; Health Care Logistics Inc, $24.20; CDW Government Inc, $15.79; Prairie Graphics Inc, $187.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Stryker Sales Corp, $6,738.17; Cardinal Health, $1,766.94; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Chesterman Co, $682.78; DeliverHealth Solutions LLC, $12.84; Boston Scientific Corporation, $777.91; K&K Interiors Inc, $298.55; Collection Services Center, $201.69; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $5,184.96; Network Services Company, $4,998.02; CoreMedical Group, $11,013.00; Cardinal Health Pharmacy Svcs LLC, $3,307.20; Patient-Insurance Refund, $458.05; City of Volga, $166.10; Mix Dry Cleaners Inc, $100.00; Computer Products & Supplies Intl, $461.18; Alcon Vision LLC, $3,025.80; Sanford Training Center, $48.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Alcon Vision LLC, $8,000.00; Leading Edge Grounds Care Inc, $4,533.48; Network Services Company, $1,228.98; Patient-Insurance Refund, $244.09; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $814.86; Patient-Insurance Refund, $37.00; Quadax Inc, $3,904.73; Teleflex Funding LLC, $700.50; Andrew Ellsworth, $840.00; Verizon Wireless, $1,089.71; Smith & Nephew Inc, $2,714.20; David Spencer Eyewear, $1,535.00; Daryl Englund, $300.00; Perry Baromedical Corporation, $500.00; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $805.25; Fedex, $1,471.31; Stryker Orthopaedics, $4,358.88; Brookings Register, $188.00; Darwin E Husby, $75.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; J&J Health Care Systems Inc, $3,670.20; Aflac Group Insurance, $119.44; Precision Lens, $1,277.00; Interstate Telecommunications Coop, $184.86; Mitel Cloud Services, $681.97; Bound Tree Medical LLC, $17.29; Patient-Insurance Refund, $3.21; Health Care Logistics Inc, $59.05; Medela Inc, $284.71; McKesson Medical Surgical, $6,049.72; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $387.13; Innovative Medical Products Inc, $251.43; WW Tire Service Inc, $104.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $89.73; Carquest Auto Parts, $26.48; DMS Health Technologies Inc, $675.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $128.47; CR Bard Inc, $460.89; Northwestern Energy, $3,176.41; Vocera Communications Inc, $441.60; Lowes Business Account, $1,711.62; Avera Health, $35,737.25; Bausch & Lomb Americas Inc, $1,714.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $13.02; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $397.74; Philips Medical Systems, $127.21; Orthopedic Institute, $95.79; Bardy Diagnostics Inc, $800.00; CoreMedical Group, $11,512.50; Elkton Record, $49.98; Concordance Healthcare Solutions, $192.12; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Medline Industries Inc, $1,095.34; Verichem Laboratories Inc, $180.00; Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Svcs, $722.18; Microsurgical Technology Inc, $825.00; Bracco Diagnostics Inc, $720.78; National Medical Resources Inc, $14,577.62; Welch Allyn Inc, $58.50; Fedex, $109.30; Medivators, $1,040.00; CR Bard Inc, $380.32; John Steffensen, $150.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.23; Scott Raabe, $3,050.60; Kelly Evans, $720.00; Stryker Orthopaedics, $12,630.80; Network Services Company, $3,740.46; Olympus America Inc, $1,083.33; Medtronic Inc, $4,437.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $50.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $483.80; Madison Regional Health System, $2,906.56; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $620.12; James Morgan, $300.00; Silver Screen Advertising, $300.00; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $1,000.00; Diagnostic Medical, $322.00; Rove Staffing LLC, $14,733.27; Clearvision Optical Co Inc, $867.09; Press Ganey Associates Inc, $8,424.00; Nephron 503B Outsourcing Facility, $360.00; Alcon Vision LLC, $6,051.60; MYNDVR Inc, $1,200.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $180.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $392.26; Microline Surgical Inc, $1,223.60; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Optisource International, $34.35; Verizon Wireless, $1,089.71; Ohio Medical LLC, $249.87; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, $308.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $105.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $68.00; Fisher Healthcare, $903.86; Suzanne Hoffman, $945.20; AAA Collections Inc, $25,055.43; City of White, $250.09; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; Tri-Anim Health Services Inc, $33.08; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $552.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,500.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $45.00; Centurylink, $281.90; Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, $600.00; Neotech Products LLC, $95.00; Kenric D Malmberg, $2,160.00; Billion, $30,721.88; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $8,313.63; Beaver-Visitec International Inc, $619.81; SMT Health Systems Inc, $188.71; M Misc, $73.92; Sarstedt Inc, $363.99; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.85; Concordance Healthcare Solutions, $1,330.56; Kari J Hargens, $2,015.40; Shelby Eischens, $990.00; Resmed, $490.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $18.33; Avera Health, $62,017.23; Brookings Health Systems, $94.00; Organogenesis Inc, $450.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $28.00; Stryker Sales Corporation, $322.99; Scott Raabe, $880.20; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Office of Chief Financial Officer, $4,900.00; Avera Health, $2,734.43; Stryker Endoscopy, $4,399.72; Aegis Therapies Inc, $21,548.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; Ron's Auto Repair, $249.14; Allegra Printing & Imaging, $2,572.78; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.23; Optos Inc, $208.33; Medely Inc, $2,359.00; Boston Scientific Corporation, $412.12; Draeger Inc, $111.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $65.22; Fagron Sterile Services, $197.80; Wapiti Medical Staffing, $4,077.65; Community Safety Net, $150.00; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $8,313.63; Stryker Orthopaedics, $15,624.44; Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, $1,800.00; Interim Healthcare, $4,920.95; Owens & Minor, $23,601.73; Phil Carlson, $50.00; Avera Heart Hospital of SD, $25.59; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,717.83; Allergan, $5,748.50; Stryker Sales Corp, $2,145.25; Fagron Sterile Services, $480.00; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $1,492.62; Step Saver Inc, $371.00; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc, $1,992.00; Courtesy Plumbing Inc, $427.28; Medtronic Inc, $2,369.13; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; Live Eyewear, $68.85; Omnicell Inc, $1,139.00; Department of Social Services, $277.05; Precise Bioscience LLC, $19,495.00; Trumpf Medical, $133.00; Abbott Laboratories, $719.93; Buhls Drycleaning, $428.45; Abbott Laboratories, $72.00; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $2,724.49; McKeever Inc, $719.90; Biomerieux Inc, $6,843.07; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00; Sanford Training Center, $30.00; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $647.84; PC Connection Sales Corp, $438.09; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Zimmer US Inc, $640.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $197.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $6.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $137.00; CR Bard Inc, $1,999.64; Outlaw Graphics, $3,625.00; Owens & Minor, $44,595.29; Andrew Ellsworth, $300.00; Intuitive Surgical Inc, $19,019.65; Carstens Inc, $43.60; South Dakota Retirement System, $184,795.82; De Rigo REM, $72.59; Amp Electric Construction Inc, $71.43; B MISC, $25.00; Steris Corporation, $93.79; Blend Interactive Inc, $878.75; Bayer Healthcare LLC, $1,359.48; Intrado Interactive Services Corp, $214.61; Patient-Insurance Refund, $17.34; Patient-Insurance Refund, $100.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Minn-Kota Pest Control, $281.50; Medline Industries Inc, $2,595.09; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $258.42; Interstate Office Products Inc, $572.27; Caresfield LLC, $388.32; Sherwin-Williams Co, $245.76; DeliverHealth Solutions LLC, $20.20; K Misc, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $197.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $520.56; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $77.31; Green Eggs & Ram Inc, $170.00; AT Analytical Inc, $378.14; First Bank & Trust, $1,015.00; Amazon Capital Services Inc, $5,409.37; Physicians Laboratory LTD, $2,962.94; RR Donnelley, $22.79; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Abbott Laboratories, $961.86; Mediacom LLC, $65.75; Typenex Medical LLC, $189.44; Ossio Inc, $3,790.00; ABB Optical Group, $1,444.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $719.24; Cardinal Health, $1,863.18; UPS, $231.00; Valued Relationships Inc, $1,879.40; Bay Medical Products LLC, $255.80; Injoy Productions Inc, $996.00; EA Medical LLC, $439.00; 24-7 EMS, $1,571.70; Alpha Media LLC, $2,535.00; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,198.18; Connect Medical Corporation, $233.53; Medely Inc, $3,693.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $4.28; Sean Sundermann, $880.20; Kenmark Eyewear, $68.53; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,499.28; Bourgeois Eyewear Inc, $585.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $412.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Brookings Municipal Utilities, $37,324.62; Patient-Insurance Refund, $214.32; Patient-Insurance Refund, $158.65; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Rove Staffing LLC, $1,422.30; Interim Healthcare, $1,733.75; CooperSurgical Inc, $2,461.38; South Dakota Department of Health, $74.00; J Misc, $1,268.54; Dakota Service & Repair, $578.00; Medical Information Technology Inc, $14,002.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,279.18; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $3,143.24; Dedicated Investment Group, $982.80; Rove Staffing LLC, $23,151.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $148.80; Kingsbury Journal, $10.00; Blend Interactive Inc, $400.00; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $80.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $1,369.43; Patient-Insurance Refund, $160.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $63.44; Aflac Group Insurance, $6,282.41; Xigent Solutions, $7,856.88; D MISC, $340.00; Optos Inc, $208.33; Stryker Sales Corp, $3,443.68; Performance Health Supply Inc, $786.64; Continental Optical Imports, $44.87; Applied Medical Resources, $800.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $195.00; Grainger Inc, $540.08; Carquest Auto Parts, $8.74; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $409.74; Avera McKennan Hospital, $678,356.25; McKeever Inc, $489.75; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $1,225.48; Pests B Dead LLC, $170.00; Diagnostica Stago Inc, $3,960.86; Owens & Minor, $21,067.51; Patient-Insurance Refund, $215.18; Getinge USA Sales LLC, $275.65; Medbridge Inc, $1,030.00; Interim Healthcare, $849.75; Culinex, $511.68; National Medical Resources Inc, $31,133.73; Dakota Splash Inc, $116.40; Qualified Presort Service LLC, $4,288.12; Cardinal Health, $746.99; Experian Health Inc, $2,779.49; 9 Clouds Marketing Group LLC, $6,527.01; CR Bard Inc, $582.39; Sanford USD Medical Center, $469.02; Pan O Gold Baking Co, $107.76; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.00; Xigent Solutions, $4,260.05; Fidelity Security Life, $3,615.11; ProChem Dynamics LLC, $32.30; ABB Optical Group, $398.11; Rebecca Sue Vande Kop, $870.00; Flowers On Main, $568.00; Vocera Communications Inc, $1,092.00; Network Services Company, $4,428.62; Steris Corporation, $324.57; Patient-Insurance Refund, $39.25; De Rigo REM, $2,225.13; Biomerieux Inc, $6,873.03; Marchon Eyewear Inc, $897.42; Johnson Controls, $1,046.52; Patient-Insurance Refund, $203.72; McKesson Medical Surgical, $1,053.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $927.50; Sioux Empire Paratransit, $185.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $6,486.00; Chesterman Co, $182.00; Qiagen Inc, $230.00; Encompass Group LLC, $528.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $114.20; Pearson Education, $72.20; Performance Health Supply Inc, $77.68; Patient-Insurance Refund, $23.23; Patient-Insurance Refund, $287.00; Qiagen Inc, $1,030.00; Fisher Healthcare, $950.33; Medline Industries Inc, $755.19; Department of Social Services, $277.05; Caresfield LLC, $310.56; Patient-Insurance Refund, $46.08; Restorix Health Inc, $15,709.45; Indeed Inc, $3,000.00; Precision Lens, $1,843.00; Midwest Special Instruments Corp, $65.00; McKesson Medical Surgical, $188.11; Agiliti Health Inc, $4,281.97; Eide Bailly LLP, $27,000.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; Culligan Water Conditioning, $124.00; Kari J Hargens, $1,827.90; Mediacom LLC, $155.47; PharMerica, $868.79; Dakota Service & Repair, $682.50; Centurylink, $101.24; Arthrex Inc, $623.00; Brookings Area Transit Auth Inc, $120.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $85.60; CR Bard Inc, $286.60; Brookings Register, $188.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $202.04; Medline Industries Inc, $3,297.28; Avera McKennan Hospital, $20,444.35; Grainger Inc, $33.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $24.89; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.77; Patient-Insurance Refund, $7.85; Emergency Service Marketing Corp In, $810.00; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, $3,112.78; Image Trend Inc, $1,350.61; Mediacom LLC, $4,763.49; CPSI, $250.00; Kleerspex Group LLC, $563.35; High Point Networks LLC, $8,236.00; Stryker Endoscopy, $3,967.42; Medical Information Technology Inc, $14,002.00; Salter Labs LLC, $93.54; Halo Branded Solutions Inc, $956.56; Dakota Truck Underwriters, $6,486.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $44.50; RR Donnelley, $90.00; Cooks Waste Paper & Recycling, $2,576.44; Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions LLC, $142.22; Patient-Insurance Refund, $135.00; Nuaire Inc, $90.00; Brothers Pharmacy & Gifts, $11,551.96; Medivators, $426.72; Abbott Laboratories, $11.00; Restorix Health Inc, $13,219.11; Sheila Anderson, $300.00; Swiftel Communications, $6,195.77; Andrew J Chontos, $4,807.83; Kelly Evans, $450.00; Ohio Medical LLC, $249.89; Farner-Bocken Company, $461.93; MVMD Prof LLC, $27,000.00; UpFrame Creative, $627.75; Stryker Communications, $1,349.13; Brookings Health Systems, $1,441.42; Boston Scientific Corporation, $2,803.06; McKesson Medical Surgical, $300.67; Patient-Insurance Refund, $29.71; Kelly Evans, $1,140.00; Precise Bioscience LLC, $4,200.00; Infusystem Inc, $474.00; Avera McKennan Hospital, $12,605.46; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $414.50; Richard H Peterson, $400.00; Rushmore Service Center LLC, $223.42; Northwestern Energy, $2,763.28; Patient-Insurance Refund, $15.23; Interstate Office Products Inc, $97.86; Precision Lens, $1,837.00; Hemocue America, $390.00; Armstrong Medical Industries Inc, $450.00; Dakota Data Shred, $224.46; Abbott Laboratories, $119.73; Infusystem Inc, $237.00; Interstate Office Products Inc, $260.55; Midwest Urologic Stone Unit Limited, $4,250.00; South Dakota Supplement Plan, $55,258.87; Otis Elevator Company, $207.71; CR Bard Inc, $760.64; Sioux Falls Aquatics LLC, $550.00; State Hygenic Laboratory, $1,703.00; Outlaw Graphics, $390.00; Runnings Supply Inc, $60.76; Farmers Implement & Irrigation, $1,600.00; Midcontinent Communications, $1,585.75; B MISC, $750.00; Intoximeters Inc, $230.50; Kool Beans Coffee, $194.00; Carefusion 2200 Inc, $114.41; Patient-Insurance Refund, $84.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $158.80; Olympus America Inc, $3,878.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $11.78; Music Therapy Empowers LLC, $165.00; Wisconsin State Laboratory, $1,141.00; Southwest Hospital Consultants Inc, $700.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $250.00; Sherwin-Williams Co, $289.80; I Misc, $55.86; Brookings Area United Way, $251.78; A-OX Welding Supply Co Inc, $8,510.06; Patient-Insurance Refund, $163.23; DVL Fire and Safety LLC, $2,900.90; Brookings Area United Way, $253.78; Scan Sound Inc, $88.05; Collection Services Center, $201.69; C MISC, $25.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $289.00; Kone Inc, $1,388.81; National Medical Resources Inc, $1,865.00; Adrian Dreessen, $420.00; Buhls Drycleaning, $49.00; Vocera Communications Inc, $993.60; Sarstedt Inc, $925.72; Medely Inc, $1,275.00; Becton Dickinson and Company, $423.18; Amerisourcebergen, $27,430.20; Rachel Sunne, $2,160.00; CoreMedical Group, $5,524.50; Patient-Insurance Refund, $9.82; Patient-Insurance Refund, $515.72; Fedex, $212.56; Tura, $689.70; Stryker Orthopaedics, $5,150.00; Aspex Eyewear Inc, $105.94; Remel Inc, $198.84; Patient-Insurance Refund, $300.00; Lexisnexis Risk Data Management Inc, $405.00; Accounts Management Inc, $219.40; Brian D Detmers, $100.00; GIS Benefits, $10,332.89; Valued Relationships Inc, $1,903.40; Mobility & Access Inc, $342.25; Interstate Office Products Inc, $269.58; Bausch & Lomb Americas Inc, $3,153.00; Lynn M Darnall, $300.00; Cassling, $5,375.00; RQI Partners LLC, $2,345.50; KCI USA, $462.60; South Dakota Health Care Assoc, $245.00; Florida State Disbursement Unit, $108.60; CDW Government Inc, $302.18; Avera Health, $500.00; Flowers On Main, $412.50; CooperSurgical Inc, $615.34; Cardinal Health 414 LLC, $1,825.34; Suntrac Services Inc, $144.50; Cardinal Health, $507.69; ABB Optical Group, $137.57; Staywell Company LLC, $370.77; Westgroupe USA Inc, $171.38; Pinnacle Marketing Group, $1,260.20; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, $257.01; Sioux Falls Ford Inc, $4,059.28; Reichert Inc, $296.29; Business Card, $14,773.43; Innovative Medical Products Inc, $148.86; Awardco LLC, $17,950.00; CR Bard Inc, $698.82; Gordon Dekkenga, $140.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $326.46; Fisher Healthcare, $32,172.13; Covidien Sales LLC, $459.36; Sarstedt Inc, $365.58; Patient-Insurance Refund, $768.69; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, $1,989.54; U Misc, $54.00; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $689.24; Rove Staffing LLC, $21,382.11; Allergan, $4,480.00; A&B Service Garage LLC, $662.94; SDN Communications, $1,305.92; Patient-Insurance Refund, $77.51; Sleep Center Services LLC, $933.00; Tracy Annette Greene, $300.00; Patient-Insurance Refund, $86.42; Oxyrase Inc, $266.35; Office Peeps Inc, $156.00; SMT Health Systems Inc, $189.56; Walman Instruments, $5,343.52; Ability Network Inc, $193.27; Rural Health Care Inc, $5,040.59; GE Precision Healthcare LLC, $11,892.43; Midcontinent Communications, $585.75; Omnicell Inc, $1,139.00; BP of Brookings Inc, $1,250.14; Nox Medical LLC Lockbox, $627.02; National Rural Health Association, $405.00; Rachel Sunne, $3,720.00; Baxter Healthcare Corp, $1,901.80; Kayla Hannemann, $720.00; CR Bard Inc, $1,885.12; Owens & Minor, $21,798.04; Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, $756.40; Patient-Insurance Refund, $25.42; Performance Health Supply Inc, $117.88; Patient-Insurance Refund, $140.00; Accounts Management Inc, $351.02; Patient-Insurance Refund, $10.94; Verathon Inc, $740.66; Patient-Insurance Refund, $40.00; Debra Johnston, $1,050.00; Northwestern Energy, $3,401.71; Xigent Solutions, $9,044.24; Breg Inc, $1,103.50 

 

GRAND TOTAL: $2,464,759.26

 

Action: All present voted yes; motion carried. 

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Articles of interest included: "Personnel Shortages Top Issue Confronting Hospitals in 2021", Healthcare Executive; "The impact of vaccine mandates on healthcare organizations", Group Practice Journal; "A Cure for Retention Deficit Disorder", Group Practice Journal; and, "Good Timing in Tough Times", Midwest Medical Edition. Members discussed the workforce and personnel shortage articles and future uncertainty for the healthcare industry in general.  

 

REPORTS

Executive Reports

CEO Report

Merkley noted, this Wednesday, March 30th, is National Doctor’s Day, an annual observance aimed at appreciating the contribution of physicians who serve our community and surrounding area. Without them, Brookings Health wouldn’t be where it is today and please take time to thank them for their service. Each local physician will receive a token of appreciation from Brookings Health System for Doctor’s Day. Merkley also stated a meeting will be held this week with Avera’s IT Team to discuss and review Meditech’s electronic health record and opportunities for improvement within the platform.

 

CFO Report

Wagner provided further information on the timing of Provider Relief Fund reporting phases and details relating to use of funds for each of the four (4) phases. The second phase of reporting, relating to relief funds for nursing homes, has been completed which had a due date of March 31st. Reporting on the use of funds is expected to continue for another two (2) years. Wagner also mentioned there will be a rebasing of rates resulting in an increase in the payment from the Rural Community Health Demonstration (RCHD) program which is currently in its third extension.  

 

CNO Report

Hillestad commented, after over 40 years of service, Mary Schwaegerl, OB Director, has announced her retirement. Mary has done a phenomenal job in the OB department for the last 12 years. In addition to Mary, Lynne Thompson, Case Management/Respiratory Care Director, has also announced her retirement. Lynne has been with Brookings Health for over 30 years. Both of these women have been pillar leaders for Brookings Health and will be greatly missed. 

 

Board Committee Reports

Administrative Committee Meeting

Committee member Englund provided a report; the Administrative Committee met on March 22, 2022. Topics of discussion included Employee Appreciation Week, Eide Bailly FY21 Audit, Northern Plains Health Network (NPHN) Coordinator, Legislative Update/Recap, Avera and BHS Home Medical Equipment Joint Venture, HOSA – Future Health Professionals, Avera Health Board of Consultors, BREATHE-SD Grant and Team Isaac. 

 

Finance Committee:  

Committee Chair Anderson provided a report; the Finance Committee met prior to the Board meeting today, March 28th. The committee reviewed and approved the payables, adjustments, and financials for February.  Geoff Knobloch, CPA/Partner with Eide Bailly provided a detailed review of the FY21 audit report. February’s Finance Committee Meeting minutes will be included with the consent agenda in next month’s board packet for approval.

 

Quality Committee

Committee member Ellsworth provided a report; the Quality Committee met on March 22, 2022, 2022. Topics of discussion included an update on Q3/Q4 2021 BHS/NBV Falls and Medications Errors as well as Q3/Q4 2021 Patient Experience survey results. A report was also given on the NRHA Top 20 Rural Hospital Award. 

 

Executive Session

A motion was made by Englund, seconded by Morgan to enter into Executive Session at 6:06 p.m. in accordance with SDCL 1-25-291, discussing personnel.  Members present were: Peterson, Anderson, Darnall, Englund, Ellsworth, Greene, Meyer and Morgan.  Motion carried.

 

While in executive session, the Board discussed formulas for Merkley’s 2021 incentive. Upon motion by Englund, second by Meyer, the executive session concluded at 6:15 p.m. and continued in regular session.  

 

 

Upon motion by Anderson, second by Greene the meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

__________________________________________

Lynn Darnall, Secretary   

 

 

 

(Addendum to the March 28, 2022 Board of Trustees minutes)

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

New Hires: Solomon, H $11.00; Roiger, A $12.67; Croatt,R $29.36; Donovan, A $15.11; Marty, K $14.50; Straub, L $12.06; Buteyn, N $13.22; Gilbertson, P $11.00; Bumsted, A $17.14; Heyn, A $37.53; Rademacher, B $11.00; Westhoff, T $31.92; Clanton, K $28.22.  Wage Changes: Bjerke, J $15.20; Jorgensen, O $15.00; Schaefer, M $15.00; Selchert, B $15.00; Gray, K $33.00; Tiger, D $16.75; Konadu, A $16.00; Doop, J $15.00

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