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October 29th, 2018

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors for Legacy Garden Rehabilitation Center was convened in open and public session on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Board Room of Pender Community Hospital. Board members present were Mike Minert, Lorraine Lander, Mel Brokaw, Bob Beckman and Penny Bruns. Also in attendance were Melissa Kelly, CEO, Pender Community Hospital; Shari Dorsey, Administrator, Legacy Garden & Prairie Breeze; Shane Schuster, Pharmacist, The Apothecary Shop; Rob Stowe, Mercy Medical; and Tim Daugherty, Mercy Medical. Minutes were recorded by Kelly Kaup.

Notice of the meeting was given 10 days in advance of said meeting, according to law. All proceedings of the Board of Directors were recorded while convened meeting was open to the public. Chairperson Mike Minert called the meeting to order at 7:24 pm. He announced that the Open Meetings Act would be followed during this meeting and was posted by the door for anyone wishing to review it.

Stowe introduced Tim Daugherty to the board. He is the Vice President of Operations at Mercy Medical. He is here today to tour the facility and see how our board process works. Items on the Legacy Garden consent agenda included minutes from the September 24, 2018 meeting; July financials; and organization goals. Minert asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or questions about the minutes. None were noted. Brokaw made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Lander seconded. Roll call: Minert-aye, Bruns-aye, Lander-aye, Brokaw-aye and Beckman-aye. Motion carried.

Dorsey reviewed the current status of Little Sprouts and The Apothecary. Little Sprouts continues to see a significant number of drop-ins each week. Jason and Andrea have been busy putting together the scholarship cards with the intent to send these out within the next couple weeks. Our hopes are that these will generate some donations. Little Sprouts is planning a family meal prep night in November to increase public awareness of our services. We were also informed that our application for Ready Rosie was approved. We have a meeting soon to start talking about how we can implement it in our center and determine our next steps. The children are getting excited for the week of Halloween as each classroom is having a dress-up theme that week. The residents at Legacy will be coming down to the community center to see the kids dressed in their Halloween costumes on the 30th. Business is strong at The Apothecary with September being a record month for sales. We are preparing for the move on November 30th. We will close on Friday November 30th at 3pm and reopen Monday December 3rd at 8:30am. 340b business is expanding as we are finally moving on the Shopko contracts in Wayne and West Point. We have also received new contracts from Oakland and U-Save in Wayne. Soon we will be up to 7 contract pharmacies.

The staff recently went through the training for the Bronze Quality Award. We are making significant improvements on pressure ulcers and falls.

One of our projects in the works is terminating our contract with Mercy for the administrator of the long term care facility. We are now at the point of actually completing the termination, which will take place on December 31, 2018. Beginning January 1, 2019, the administrator of our long-term facilities will a staff member of Pender Care Centre.

Kelly and Schuster have been reviewing the option to proceed with telepharmacy in Emerson with a goal of opening in February 2019. Telepharmacy allows the staffing of a pharmacy with a technician instead of a pharmacist, as long as it is at least 10 miles from the nearest pharmacy. A pharmacist will need to provide video oversight of the technician. This option allows us to keep our costs down. She also reviewed temporary locations for our pharmacy until the new clinic is complete. The goal is to be operational in the temporary location by February 1, 2019.

Dorsey noted that the state showed up for their survey October 1st through the 4th. We have received our report back and there are 6 minor deficiencies, which is great. Prairie Breeze is currently full and Legacy Garden has 11 available beds.

With nothing else to discuss, Bruns made a motion to adjourn. Brokaw seconded. Roll call: Beckman-aye, Bruns-aye, Minert-aye, Lander-aye and Brokaw-aye. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 pm.

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