The regular monthly meeting of the Pelican Valley Health Center Hospital District Board of Directors was held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday evening, December 18, 2017, in the Pelican Valley meeting room.

The meeting was called to order by Richard Bratlien. Other board members present were: Les Rotz, David Slotten, Shannon Erickson, Bradley Knorr, Susan Bruggeman, and John Waller. Absent: Joan Foaquette, Mary Williams, and Brian Evenson. Others present were: Chad Miller, Barbara Axness, Ali Erickson, Curt Cardwell, Chandra Eaton, Jessie Chenze, Mark Sjostrom, Renee Evenson, Karen Sjostrom, Karen Haugrud, Lou Hoglund, Brent Fraiser, Jonathan Lips, Mark Neu, and Joycelin Steidl.

After adding approve signage, advertise for RFPs, and amend the Ecumen contract to Board Action; A motion was made by Les, seconded by Shannon to approve the agenda and approve minutes of previous meeting. Motion carried.


Jonathan Lips, the Leading Age MN, gave a presentation about the new megarule and survey process.

Chad Miller reported that Mike Walls resigned. Chad will be back at Board meetings. The RFP proposal has been drafted and it is scheduled to be mailed out December 22nd. He added a request for amendment of contract for Ecumen. This would add termination without cause.

John gave the report from the Search Committee. The Committee met with Mark Sjostrom. He is found to be a great fit and is willing to take on the responsibilities of being on the Board of Directors. Rich added that the recommendation is to add Mark Sjostrom to the Board of Directors.

Barbara gave the estimates for fixing the retaining wall at Riverfront on Main. Superior Lakeside came in with the lowest bid at $3,650. Signage bids for our front of the Nursing Home came back at $12,995.

The decision needs to be made about the design of the sign.

Ecumen did approve the RN Manager, but do not recommend adding the position immediately.

Sue added that this position is necessary and we should move forward. Assisted Living wage increases go into effect January 1, 2018. This is reflected in the budget. Tenant/Resident Family Christmas Parties took place at the AL and Nursing Home. All of these went very well and there has been a lot of great feedback.

We held a Regional Active Shooter Training at PVSL.

Barbara will be rolling this training out to the staff. We are currently still waiting on the State Survey.

During the Public Comments section, Brent Frazier spoke up.

He wanted to thank Pelican Valley Senior Living and the Board members for everything they do for our community. He added that Pelican Rapids has many businesses and we need to strive to keep our money in the community. Brent wants the Board to keep in mind, through the RFP process, to look for a management company that will allow money to stay in Pelican Rapids.


Motion was made by Les, seconded by Brad to approve the financial statements as presented. Motion carried. Motion was made by Les, seconded by Dave to approve the Assisted Living  wage increases for January.

Motion carried. Motion was made by, John, seconded by Les to approve Erhard Grove candidate, Mark Sjostrom. Motion carried. Motion was made to approve signage from Indigo with the price of $12,995 by John, seconded by Les. Motion carried. Motion was made by Les, seconded by John to advertise for RFPs. Motion carried.

Sue added a thank you to Chad Miller. Motion was made by Les, seconded by Shannon to make an amendment 6.3.2 to the Ecumen contract. Motion carried. Les voiced concern about the credit card issue. He wants this to be resolved. He proposed the Board issue a credit card that does not have to go through Ecumen. Shannon added this was addressed at the Ecumen meeting. January is our Annual Meeting. Board members will need to be elected. The Nominating Committee is Brad, John, and Les.


Motion was made by Les, seconded by Brad to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

Ali Erickson,
Recording Secretary
David Slotten,