Moniteau County Health Center Board Holds January Meeting

The Moniteau County Health Center Board of Trustees meeting was held on Monday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., in the health center meeting room. Board members present for the meeting were Don Wyss, Eileen Crawford, Norma Blankenship and Pam Monroe, Administrator Andrea Kincaid and Office Manager Brandy Arnold.

Monroe, vice-president, called the meeting to order. Open and closed session minutes from December 2010 Board Meeting were reviewed. Crawford made the motion to accept the minutes from last month, seconded by Blankenship. Motion carried.

Receipts and disbursements were reviewed for December 2010 with no concerns voiced by members. Motion to accept the report as written was by Blankenship and seconded by Crawford. Motion carried.

In new business, members reviewed the 2010 final year end budget. Wyss made the motion to approve the year end budget Crawford seconded and the motion carried. The health center’s By-Laws were reviewed. Crawford made the motion to accept the amendments as follows: Section 2, Article 7 and Section 3, Article 4 which increases the ability to purchase up to $1,000 without submitting request to the Board of Trustees. Blankenship seconded the motion and all members voted unanimously to accept the motion. A certificate of deposit (CD) is up for renewal. After reviewing competitive interest rates from Moniteau County banks, Wyss made the motion to keep the CD at Tipton Latham Bank for 12 months at 1.10 percent. Crawford seconded and the motion carried. The property insurance was reevaluated on the health center. Wyss made the motion to increase the building’s property insurance coverage based on square footage at $105 per square foot. The difference will be a $266 annual premium increase. Crawford seconded the motion and the motion carried.

In the Administrator’s report, it was reported that the health center will be participating in the “Women as Landowners” conference at United Church of Christ in California. Registered Nurse Carol Hodges will be presenting a session to participants on the topic arthritis, in addition there will be an informational booth available for blood pressure screenings. The Administrator reported problems with the vaccine refrigerator. The compressor has been replaced. Vaccine was not compromised; we are able to transport it to another refrigerator to maintain temperature. The blood pressure clinic at Tipton City Hall has been cancelled due to low participation and the clinic at Jamestown will be postponed until Spring/Summer. The December activity report was distributed to members.

The Board accepted a letter of resignation from Rholinda (Budgie) Allison, RN. Her last day at the health center will be 1/31/11. The Board approved hiring Jerene Huff, RN on a temporary/part-time basis. Blankenship made the motion and Don Wyss seconded. All members voted unanimously to accept the motion. Crawford made a motion to pursue hiring for a RN for 32 hours/week. Wyss seconded this motion and all members voted unanimously to accept this motion.

The Administrator reported year-end financial reports have been completed and submitted to the Moniteau County Courthouse, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and State Auditor’s Office.

It was reported that the health center WIC clinic recently received its routine monitor by DHSS. The process lasted twp days onsite. The health center will receive a written report within the next month with the formal evaluation.

Board members visiting the health center during the month of December were Dr. James Canter. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., in the health center meeting room at 401 S. Francis St. California.

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