January 27, 2020

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, January 27, 2020, in the Pelican Valley meeting room.  The meeting was called to order by Richard Bratlien.  Other board members present were: Dave Slotten, Shannon Erickson, Les Rotz, Brian Evenson, John Waller, Mark Sjostrom, and Mary Williams. Absent was Sue Bruggeman and Brad Knorr. Staff present were Tyler Ahlf and Ali Erickson. Others present were: Kate Andrews, Lou Hougland, Angie Urman and Marnie Gugisberg. 

Mark Sjostrom, on behalf of the nominating committee nominated Mark Sjostrom as Vice Chairperson, Rich Bratlien as the Board Chairperson, Les Rotz as Secretary and David Slotten as Treasurer. Rich asked for further nominations. There were no other nominations. Motion made by Dave, seconded by Mary. Motion carried. All members present voted to elect the officers as nominated.


A motion was made by Les and seconded by Mary to approve the agenda and approve minutes of the previous meeting. Motion carried. 


There was no legal report.

Rich reported from the Executive Committee meeting. There was no report. 

Marnie summarized the Finance Committee Meeting. Paul Gustafson, auditor at Clifton Larson Allen, reviewed the 2019 fiscal year audit. He reported it was a clean audit. 

Tyler reported from the Long Range Planning Committee meeting. The four main areas of discussion were hosting a CNA course on site, looking into daycare opportunities, increasing Medicare referrals, and updating the 300 wing in the Care Center. There has been progress on partnering with MState to host the CNA training on site.  The goal is to have this class in the spring of 2020. Trainings took place to increase the scope of services for skilled patients. 

Ali gave the financial report. The cash and investment summary, December financial statements and financial performance highlights were presented.  There were two scholarship requests in the amount of $3,545 and $9,671.06.

Tyler presented the Administrative Report which included an operations & census update and review of the performance dashboard.  


Kate Andrews expressed concerns about the care packages in the Assisted Living.


Motion was made by Les and seconded by Dave to approve the financials as presented. Motion carried. Motion made by Brian, seconded by Les to approve the 2019 fiscal year audit. Motion carried. Motion made by Les, seconded by Mary to approve scholarships in the amount of $3,545 and $4,500.  Motion carried. Rich formed a Committee consisting of Shannon, Les, and Mary to evaluate Knute Nelson.


Motion was made by Les, seconded by Mary to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m. Motion carried. 

Ali Erickson, 

Recording Secretary

Les Rotz,