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Grundy County Board of Health met October 16

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2020

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Grundy County Board of Health met Oct. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Dick Joyce

Board of Health member

Present

Ann Marie Struck

Board of Health member

Present

Joan Harrop

Board of Health President

Present

Leticia Setrini-Best

Broad of Health Secretary

Absent

Larry Johnson

Board of Health member

Absent

Dana Howd

Board of Health member

Present

6:40 PM

Lana Phillips

Board Member

Present

 
Dean Marketti

Board of Health Vice-President

Present

The October 16, 2019 Board of Health meeting was called to order at 6:34pm with the pledge to the flag. Also attending were: Michelle Pruim, Health Department Administrator; Dian Brown, Director of Office Management; Cara Anderson, Director of Environmental Health; Katie Harrison, Director of Nursing; Tania Schwer, Director of Senior Programs; Darcy Jasien, Director of Behavioral Health.

II. Public Portion

none

III. Approval of Agenda**

1. Motion to approve the October 26, 2019 Board of Health agenda as presented

RESULT: ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Dick Joyce, Board of Health member

SECONDER: Lana Phillips, Board Member

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Howd, Phillips, Marketti

ABSENT: Setrini-Best, Johnson

IV. Approval of BOH minutes**

1. Board of Health - Regular Meeting - Sep 18, 2019 6:30 PM

The September 18, 2019 Board of Health minutes were approved as presented.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Ann Marie Struck, Board of Health member

SECONDER: Lana Phillips, Board Member

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Howd, Phillips, Marketti

ABSENT: Setrini-Best, Johnson

V. Health Department Operations Report

1. Health Department Operations Report

Nursing

WIC Site Audit- completed September 9th and 10th. Results of site audit returned 7 findings of 154 total areas measured. Overall audit went well. I will be addressing findings and returning a Corrective Action Plan by the end of the month.

Mobile Flu Clinics- Four (4) mobile flu clinics throughout the county as well as 3 employee flu clinics have been held. Both the High Dose Flu vaccine for 65 and older as well as the regular adult dose Flublok vaccine are being offered. Both are quadrivalent vaccines covering 4 strains of the flu virus.

Vaping Related Respiratory Illness- continue to be a concern. There have been no cases of illness or death reported in Grundy County, to date. Dr's offices along with the hospital are asked to be aware of symptoms if they present. Division statistic were shared with the board.

Administration

Annual Training Day for Staff is set for November 7. All staff will be in training for the day. No services will be offered. This allows us to meet our required training in one (1) days time frame; Continuing to work with the hospital on the IPLAN with anticipated completion is January 1; the Strategic Plan will be worked on by division directors with board input. Anticipated completion is April 1; Michelle discussed the “708” Board (Community Mental Health Act) which would allow an appointed board to distribute tax dollars to behavioral health facilities. This would be put on the tax bill as a referendum. More discussion will be held.

Seniors

Two (2) Care Coordinator positions have been offered out and accepted. New employees will start on Friday. Contractors and Division Director filled in as needed during the staff shortage; IDoA continues to transfer clients to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). GCHD Care Coordination Unit (CCU) will only be able to serve Non-Medicaid clients; October 1 is the start of the new year for federal grant funding. Funds are available to assist clients in respite, home repair, and many other needs. Interested clients should contact the senior division

Environmental Health

The Retail Programs Standards Self-Assessment was completed and submitted on September 27, 2019 to our FDA Retail Food Specialist. Following the completion of the Self-Assessment, it was determined we met Retail Program Standard 1 ; Programmatic numbers for the division were shared with the board. Cara continues to apply for grants to help the divison secure additional funding for training, to develop and write policies and procedures, and cover salaries.

Behavioral Health

DUI Risk Education Classes to begin soon. We plan to offer them on a quarterly basis and are currently working on scheduling the first session. Clients will pay $150 for the 10 hour class, in addition to $150 for the evaluation; CARF will return in the fall of 2020. Efforts are underway to ensure that we are meeting all CARF standards, particularly those in our Quality Improvement Plan from 2017. Two of these are related to our psychiatric provider, who will undergo a review with the BH Director, as well as a Peer Review with a provider from IPD; Talks are continuing with Dr. Thomas in regard to collaboration opportunities. Morris Hospital has agreed to allow BH to use office space when our building is closed if needed. Dr. Thomas has also expressed an interest in learning more about 708 Boards and helping to start one if appropriate.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Submitted our Quarterly Action Plan as required by the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Grant. The Action Plan

details activities we will do over the next year to improve our capabilities and/or plans; our full After Action Report/Improvement Plan from Crimson Contagion exercise in Aug19. Outreach and Education Events

October 23 8th Grade Career Fair (Morris High School)

October 24 Mobile Dental Van (Gardner Church of Hope)

November 9 Ostomy Support Group (Administration Building)

RESULT: ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Dean Marketti, Board of Health Vice-President

SECONDER: Dana Howd, Board of Health member

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Ho

VI. Financial Report

1. Financial Report Sept19

The Budgeted subsidy for FY19 is $355,256. Actual year to date is $342,686. We are at 83% through the fiscal year. General fund Revenue is at 73% and General Fund Expenses are at 98%. The FY2019 Revised budget was presented with a subsidy of $478,951. The Proposed FY20 budget was presented with a subsidy of $496.897.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Lana Phillips, Board Member

SECONDER: Dean Marketti, Board of Health Vice-President

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Howd, Phillips, Marketti

ABSENT: Setrini-Best, Johnson

2. Grant Report

Michelle informed the board of renewal of existing grants and new grants applied for and received.

RESULT: INFORMATIONAL ONLY

VII. Claims

1. Motion to approve the October 2019 Claims as presented

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Dick Joyce, Board of Health member

SECONDER: Lana Phillips, Board Member

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Howd, Phillips, Marketti

ABSENT: Setrini-Best, Johnson

VIII. Old Business

none

IX. New Business

none

X. Other

At 7:22 pm, the Board went into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues on a motion made by D. Joyce and seconded by L. Phillips. On a roll call vote said motion prevailed by the following vote: Ayes Board of Health members: Howd, Marketti, Harrop, Phillips, Joyce and Struck: 6. Nays: none. Absent: Johnson and Setrini-Best. Motion carried.

At 7:23 pm the Board returned to open session on a motion made by D. Joyce and seconded by D.Howd. Motion carried.

A. Executive Session

XI. Action as Result of Executive Session

1. Motion to approve changes as discussed in Executive Session

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Dick Joyce, Board of Health member

SECONDER: Lana Phillips, Board Member

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Howd, Phillips, Marketti

ABSENT: Setrini-Best, Johnson

XII. Adjourment

1. Motion to adjourn the October 16, 2019 Board of Health meeting

The October 16, 2019 meeting was adjourned at 7:24pm.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Dana Howd, Board of Health member

SECONDER: Ann Marie Struck, Board of Health member

AYES: Joyce, Struck, Harrop, Howd, Phillips, Marketti

ABSENT: Setrini-Best, Johnson

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