COMOX STRATHCONA REGIONAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board of Directors held on April 8, 2021 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 9:36 am.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
Vice-Chair:D. HillianCity of Courtenay
Directors:K. JulesKa:' yu :' k't'h / Che : k'tles7et'h First Nation
 J. AbramDiscovery Islands - Mainland Inlets (Area C)
 A. AdamsCity of Campbell River
 N. AndersonCortes (Area B)
 D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
 A. HamirLazo North (Area B)
 B. LeighOyster Bay – Buttle Lake (Area D)
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot – Nootka/Sayward (Area A)
Alt. Directors:A. BissingerTown of Comox
 K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 N. MinionsTown of Comox
 S. PoulsenVillage of Sayward
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 J. WarrenDeputy Cheif Administrative Officer
 M. FoortChief Financial Officer
 J. MartensGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
 B. KozlowskiCorporate Services Assistant
 
Absent:
Directors:J. KetlerVillage of Cumberland
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
Also in attendance were Samantha Christiansen of Ka:yu:'k't'h' / Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nation (KCFN) and Max Jajszczok and Chris Sullivan of Island Health, via Zoom.
 
 
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR:
Chair Cornfield welcomed Ka:yu:'k't'h' / Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nation as a formal member of Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and presented a gift of welcome on behalf of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District.
 
 
Director Kevin Jules of Ka:yu:'k't'h' / Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nation (KCFN) provided a presentation on KCFN interests and projects.
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
G. Whalley/M. Davis: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board minutes dated March 18, 2021 be adopted. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
REPORTS:
CSRHD STRATEGIC PLANNING 2021 REPORT
 
 
B. Unger/C. Evans: THAT the report dated April 1, 2021 regarding the strategic planning report and background material be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
Chair Cornfield vacated the chair at 10:50 am and Vice-Chair Hillian assumed the role of presiding member.

Chair Cornfield resumed the chair at 10:53 am.
 
 
B. Unger/C. Evans: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) Board Chair and Vice Chair meet with Island Health two to three times annually in order to advance the following:
• Advocate: To influence Island Health to advance the CSRHD’s strategic interests and ambitions and to foster broad support for the improvement of healthcare facilities within the region;
• Cooperate: To seek opportunities and arrangements to build and nurture a positive working relationship with Island Health through meaningful dialogue and the identification and pursuit of mutually beneficial projects and initiatives;
• Inform: To work to clarify roles, identify and promote ways the public can engage with Island Health, to inform both the public and Island Health, and to establish an effective two-way communications vehicle between CSRHD and Island Health; and
• Engage: To explore and address identified issues or interests of the CSRHD concerning operational healthcare services or other matters outside of the traditional mandate of the CSRHD;

AND FURTHER THAT the Board Chair and Vice Chair regularly provide a summary of such advocacy work to the CSRHD Board.
HDA (9)
 
J. Abram/E. Grieve: THAT the motion be amended to add "the Provincial Government" in bullet 1 after "Advocate: To influence".
HDA (9)
 
The vote was taken on the main motion, as amended, as follows:
 
 
THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) Board Chair and Vice Chair meet with Island Health two to three times annually in order to advance the following:
• Advocate: To influence the Provincial Government and Island Health to advance the CSRHD’s strategic interests and ambitions and to foster broad support for the improvement of healthcare facilities within the region;
• Cooperate: To seek opportunities and arrangements to build and nurture a positive working relationship with Island Health through meaningful dialogue and the identification and pursuit of mutually beneficial projects and initiatives;
• Inform: To work to clarify roles, identify and promote ways the public can engage with Island Health, to inform both the public and Island Health, and to establish an effective two-way communications vehicle between CSRHD and Island Health; and
• Engage: To explore and address identified issues or interests of the CSRHD concerning operational healthcare services or other matters outside of the traditional mandate of the CSRHD;

AND FURTHER THAT the Board Chair and Vice Chair regularly provide a summary of such advocacy work to the CSRHD Board.
 Carried
 
B. Unger/A. Hamir: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board endorse the memorandum of understanding with Island Health as provided in the staff report dated April 1, 2021.
LGA (196 and 197)Carried
 
MANAGEMENT REPORT
 
 
A. Adams/B. Unger: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District management report dated March 2021 be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
TERMINATION:
B. Unger/A. Adams: THAT the meeting terminate.
HDA (9)Carried
 
Time: 11:18 am.
 
 
 Confirmed this _______ day of ______ 20___:



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Charles J. Cornfield
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
Lisa Dennis
Manager of Legislative Services
 
Recorded By:


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Bonnie Kozlowski
Recording Secretary
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