September 25, 2022

The Pelican Valley Health Center Hospital District Board of Trustees monthly meeting was held at 6:15 pm via Zoom on Monday, September 26th, 2022.

Richard Bratlien, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 6:15 pm.

The meeting was called to order by Richard Bratlien, Chairperson, at 6:15 pm.

Board members present via roll call were,

1. Richard Bratlien, Chairperson

2. Mark Sjostrom, Vice-Chairperson

3. Dave Slotten, Treasurer

4. Brian Evenson, Secretary

5. Brad Knorr

6. Les Rotz via Zoom

7. Trevor Steeves

8. Sue Bruggeman

9. Shannon Erickson

10. Mary Williams

The PVHC staff present at the meeting were Tyler Ahlf and Alicia Peterson.

Also present were Chad Miller, Krekelberg Law Firm, Angie Urman and Marnie Gugisberg, Knute Nelson.


A motion was made by Les and seconded by Dave to approve the previous month’s meeting minutes and the Board Meeting Agenda for September. All board members present approved by a roll call vote.


Legal Report – Chad reported on a contract amendment that Pelican Valley Health Center received for one of the rental spaces. Chad explained that there should not be any concerns with the modification; its purpose is to transfer liability, which does not affect the terms of the contract.

Executive Committee Report – Nothing new to report.

Building and Grounds Committee Report – Tyler reported that the committee met and reviewed the Capital Items list for the Fiscal Year 2023. The Finance and Building and Grounds committee felt the campus needed additional money for inflation and unexpected repairs that come up throughout the year, which is built into the Fiscal Year 2023 preliminary budget.

Administrative Report – Alicia presented the August financial statements and highlights. Marnie presented the Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2023.

Tyler presented the Operations Report, including census updates across the campus. The Care Center had a slight decrease in census- staffing is the biggest challenge in this area of the campus.

Tyler also reported the following:

• A Rate Increase Letter for Assisted Living facilities was sent out at the end of August for an effective date of October 1st, 2022. It was a difficult decision for the Board of Directors and Management. Still, it was necessary due to inflation rates, the lack of healthcare reform at the State level, and the cost of retaining and attracting quality healthcare providers.

• A Spiritual Care (Part-Time) position was added to the campus. A current employee in the Activities Department will expand their current role to work within this new position. Some responsibilities include Bible Study, visiting residents requesting spiritual care, and acting as a liaison to churches as needed for the campus.

• New guidance was released for COVID protocols, which includes masking for staff and visitors. More information will be released in the coming days, and we will develop protocols to follow CDC and MDH guidelines.

• Capital Planning for the Fiscal Year 2022, most projects planned are nearing completion. Some projects will carry over into the new Fiscal Year due to shipping delays, etc.


Approval of the monthly financials as presented – A motion was made by Les and seconded by Sue to approve the monthly financials. Motion carried by roll call vote of all board members present.

Approval of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget as presented – A motion was made by Dave and seconded by Brian to approve the budget. Motion carried by a roll call vote of all board members present.


Approval to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 pm – A motion was made by Sue and seconded by Brad to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by a roll call vote of all board members present.

Alicia Peterson, 

Recording Secretary