Peoria County Board of Health met May 15.
Peoria County Board of Health met June 15.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Members Present: Ms. Groves-Allison; Dr. Trachtenbarg; Dr. Na’Allah; Ms. Simpson; Dr. Anderson; Rev. Duren; Dr. Armmer; Ms. Harant; Mr. Baker
Members Absent: Dr. Hippler; Ms. Williams
Staff Present: Nora Sullivan, Interim Public Health Administrator Brian Gulley, Director of Finance Emily Connors, Director of Human Resources Melissa Hall Adamson, Director of Community Health Policy & Planning/Assistant Administrator Meredith Littell, Assistant Director of Infectious Disease Wil Hayes, Director of Environmental Health Dr. Bishop, Director of Dental Jean Bellisario, Director of Infectious Disease Michelle McCormick, Child & Family Health Coordinator Carey Panier, Assistant Director of Environmental Health Monica Hendrickson, Epidemiologist
Item 1 – Call to Order Meeting was called to order at 6:02 pm by Ms. Groves-Allison.
Item 2 – Pledge of Allegiance
Item 3 – Comments from the Public There were no comments from the public.
Item 4 – President’s Comments Ms. Groves-Allison stated that due to a quorum not being present, Administrator Comments would be moved to the beginning of the agenda.
Item 7 – Administrator Comments Ms. Sullivan stated that in the agenda packet a list of collaborations was provided to reflect all of the organizations with which staff works.
Dr. Trachtenbarg entered the meeting at 6:04 pm.
In the next item of business, Ms. Sullivan showed the Board current pictures of the building as well as pictures of what the building will look like after new signage is added.
Rev. Duren entered the meeting at 6:09 pm.
In the next item of business, Ms. Sullivan stated that a possible collaboration with Heartland Health Services is being looked at for Heartland to provide services at PCCHD. Ms. Hendrickson explained that when Heartland provided physicals at PCCHD as part of the Peoria Public Schools registration event last year, they were not able to bill for those services due to PCCHD not being one of their site locations. During discussions regarding that issue, the issue of possibly providing services throughout the year at PCCHD came up. There is an overlap of clients that go to both PCCHD and Heartland for services. Discussions are in the early stages regarding what this would look like as well as feasibility.
Dr. Na’Allah entered the meeting at 6:11 pm.
Ms. Sullivan stated that information regarding NALBOH’s annual conference in August in Cleveland was included in the agenda packet. She asked Board members to let her know if interested in attending.
Ms. Sullivan stated that she was approved by IDPH to be interim administrator.
Ms. Sullivan stated that IDPH notified PCCHD that it is in substantial compliance for being a certified health department.
Ms. Sullivan stated that a press conference will be held on Wednesday regarding safe gardening practices. This is a joint effort with the cooperative extension service.
Item 4 – President’s Comments (continued) Ms. Groves-Allison stated that a quorum was now present.
Ms. Groves-Allison informed the Board that the Administrator Search Committee is moving right along; more information to be shared later.
Ms. Groves-Allison reviewed the committee structures; she stated that after the committees start meeting, they will meet on an as needed basis. A motion to approve the 2017 Board of Health Committees was made by Mr. Baker. Motion was seconded by Rev. Duren. Motion carried (8, 0).
Item 5 – Consent Agenda Items A motion was made by Ms. Simpson to approve the consent agenda items. Motion was seconded by Rev. Duren. Motion carried (9, 0).
Item 6 – Financial Reports In the next item of business, Mr. Gulley summarized the Financial Services Report for the period #4 of FY2017. Mr. Gulley stated that revenues and expenditures are in line with expectations; he added that the audit is going well. A motion to approve the Financial Services Report was made by Rev. Duren. Motion was seconded by Dr. Anderson. Motion carried (9, 0). Mr. Gulley requested that the Budget & Personnel Committee meet in late June or early July.
Ms. Sullivan congratulated Ms. Ingold for receiving Certified Site Visitor status for Public Health Accreditation.
Item 8 – Old Business A motion was made by Mr. Baker to approve the Memorandum of Understanding & Affiliation Agreement with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Motion was seconded by Ms. Harant. Motion carried (9, 0).
Ms. Sullivan reviewed the tracking log.
Item 9 – New Business In the first item of business, Ms. Hendrickson reviewed the 2016 Reproductive Health Report; there was discussion regarding the increase in Gonorrhea.
In the next item of business, Ms. Hendrickson reviewed the 2016-2017 Seasonal Influenza information.
In the next item of business, Ms. Adamson gave the Board information on the Kaizen Continuous Improvement Process. Training is $200 per person and a commitment of consultants coming in for a one week process is $14,000.00. Consideration for this will be explored in the Strategic Planning Committee.
Item 10 – Executive Session At 6:51 pm, a motion was made by Ms. Harant to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter. Motion was seconded by Dr. Armmer. Motion carried (9 , 0).
At 7:50 pm, the Board returned to regular session.
Item 11 – Adjournment Being no further business, a motion was made by Ms. Harant to adjourn the meeting. Motion was seconded by Dr. Trachtenbarg. Motion carried (9, 0).
Meeting adjourned at 7:51 pm.