COMOX STRATHCONA REGIONAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board of Directors held on Thursday, February 07, 2019 at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC commencing at 1:00 pm.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
Directors:D. FrischCity of Courtenay
 J. AbramDiscovery Islands - Mainland Inlets (Area ‘C’)
 N. AndersonCortes (Area ‘B’)
 M. BabchukCity of Campbell River
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 D. HillianCity of Courtenay
 D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area 'A')
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area 'C')
 B. LeighOyster Bay – Buttle Lake (Area ‘D’)
 A. HamirLazo North (Area 'B')
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 B. WellsCity of Courtenay
 G. WhalleyKyuquot – Nootka/Sayward (Area ‘A’)
 A. AdamsCity of Campbell River
 J. MacDonaldVillage of Sayward
Alt. Directors:K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 A. BissingerTown of Comox
 G. SprouleVillage of Cumberland
 N. MinionsTown of Comox
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 B. DunlopCorporate Financial Officer
 J. MartensManager of Legislative Services
 
Absent:
Alt. Directors:C. EvansCity of Campbell River
Other:S. ChristiansenKa:' yu :' k't'h / Che : k'tles7et'h First Nations
 
   
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
THAT the Minutes of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board meeting held January 10, 2019 be adopted. [Item
HDA (9)
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
SENIORS HEALTH CARE
 
 
B. Wells/D. Frisch: THAT the information presented by Deborah Mitchell, VP, Seniors Care, Organizational Strategy and Partnerships at Providence Health Care, regarding the transfer of ownership of St. Joseph's in Comox to the Providence Residential and Community Care Services Society be received.
[Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
LIZA SCHMALCEL - WATER FEATURES AT THE HOSPITALS
 
 
B. Leigh/J. Colborne: THAT the information presented by Liza Schmalcel regarding the proposed installation of water features at the North Island Hospitals and her request for the board to not approve the project be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
REPORTS:
ISLAND HEALTH OPERATIONS
 
 
B. Wells/D. Frisch: THAT the information presented by Dermot Kelly, Executive Director, Geography 1, and Dr. Jennifer Grace, Executive Medical Director, Island Health, regarding Island Health operations be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
PROPOSED WATER FEATURE DESIGN AND COSTS COMOX VALLEY AND CAMPBELL RIVER HOSPITAL CAMPUSES
 
 
B. Wells/J. Colborne: THAT the report dated October 9, 2018 regarding the proposed design and costs related to the installation of the water features at both the Comox Valley and Campbell River hospital campuses be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
A. Adams/M. Babchuk: THAT the matter be referred back to staff to reevaluate the project with Island Health and prepare a report for a future select committee or board meeting that includes projects that are valued at the board approved limit of $50,000 per site.
HDA (9)Defeated
 
G. Whalley/D. Arbour: THAT the CSRHD Board not proceed with water features at the hospitals at this time and that the board thank the efforts of the Commemorative Items Select Committee.
HDA (9)Carried
 
TAX REQUISITION REDUCTION
 
 
D. Frisch/M. Babchuk: THAT the report dated January 28, 2019 regarding a recommendation to reduce the tax requisition for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) from $17 million to $15 million be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
Director Whalley left the meeting at 2:57 pm.
 
 
B. Wells/D. Frisch: THAT the tax requisition for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District be reduced from $17 million to $15 million in the 2019 recommended budget, and to be reviewed annually as part of the financial planning process.
HDA (9)
 
A. Adams/M. Babchuk: THAT the matter be referred back to staff to prepare a report for the board to consider maintaining the requisition at $17 million per year and;
- apply the 2018 surplus and any future surplus directly against the outstanding debt, hence reducing the overall debt period; or
- maintain the 2018 surplus and any future surplus in a capital reserve that would provide a permanent capital reserve in perpetuity.
 Carried
 
Director Abram left the meeting at 3:03 pm.

Director Colborne left the meeting at 3:05 pm.
 
 
2019 ANNUAL BUDGET AND CAPITAL PROJECTS
 
 
B. Unger/M. Babchuk: THAT the report dated February 1, 2019 regarding the 2019 recommended annual budget for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) and to recommend adoption of the 2019 annual budget be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
K. Douville, Manager of Financial Planning, provided an overview of the 2019 recommended annual budget for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District.
 
 
B. Unger/M. Babchuk: THAT subject to confirmation of the requisition level by the board, the 2019 recommended annual budget for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District be adopted.
LGA (196 and 197)Carried
 
CSRHD BACKGROUND AND STRATEGIC PLANNING REPORT
 
 
M. Babchuk/D. Arbour: THAT the report dated January 23, 2019 regarding the strategic planning report and background materials to the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) Board of Directors be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
B. Wells/M. Babchuk: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board recognize its mandate is to provide capital funding support to Island Health for acute care facilities;

AND FURHTER THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board recognize the important role for communities and regions to advocate for health care services and programs through local municipalities and regional districts.
208Carried
 
SUMMARY OF PROJECTS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018
 
 
B. Wells/M. Babchuk: THAT the summary of projects as of December 31, 2018 be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
MANAGEMENT REPORT
 
 
B. Leigh/M. Babchuk: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District management report dated February, 2019 be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
NEW BUSINESS:
The agenda was varied to consider a new business item regarding acute care facilities before G.1 (Remuneration and Expenses Bylaw).
 
 
ACUTE CARE FACILITIES
 
 
A. Adams/B. Wells: THAT staff provide a report to the board with an updated listing of acute care facilities within the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and confirming whether a board appointment to the St. Joseph's General Hospital Board is required.
HDA (9)Carried
 
REMUNERATION AND EXPENSES BYLAW
 
 
M. Babchuk/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the correspondence dated February 1, 2019 from Chair Cornfield regarding director meeting remuneration be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
D. Frisch/M. Babchuk: THAT a report be provided regarding potential amendments to the meeting remuneration rates and expenses provided by Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board Remuneration Bylaw No. 244, 2008.
HDA (9)Carried
 
TERMINATION:
THAT the meeting terminate.
 
 
Time: 3:20 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed this 7th day of March, 2019:


____________________________________
Charles J. Cornfield
Chair
 
Certified Correct and Recorded By:


____________________________________
Jake Martens
Manager of Legislative Services
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