Medical Center Health System’s new president and CEO Rick Napper will join the Ector County District Hospital board of directors for his first regular meeting tonight.
The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of Medical Center Hospital, 500 W. Fourth St. A finance committee meeting is set prior to that at 4:30 p.m. and will also be in the board room.
Napper will be giving a transition update during his first meeting, as well as discuss a new committee assignment.
Several items are listed on the agenda for the board to discuss in executive session including the following:
- A litigation update on Chauncie Davis v. MCH; Elisha Washington v. MCH; both of which are alleged discrimination cases, John Presley v. MCH, et. al., which is an alleged breach of contract case, and any potential/contemplated litigation claims.
- Deliberate and discuss the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
- Provide an update on the employment of a Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.
- Update on negotiation for health care product lines and services.
- District 5 board member Don Hallmark said the executive session items reflect what all Napper is up to right now and certain circumstances they are in right now. The hospital is seeking a replacement for the CMO position after John O’Hearn turned in a letter of resignation following Webster’s retirement and Chief Financial Officer Jon Riggs’ resignation.
- Former CFO Robert Abernethy returned as interim CFO in December following Riggs’ resignation and has since agreed to take on the role full time.
- Also on the agenda is an interlocal agreement and request to sell property as presented by Hallmark. The property in question really has nothing to do with the hospital, Hallmark said, but as a taxing entity they must approve the sale of the property since it was put up for bid and no one bought it.
- “It’s a property out at Goldsmith and it’s a junker. It’s been foreclosed on for taxes and been abandoned, I think,” Hallmark said, adding that vagrants were living in the house on the property.
- The taxing entities each have to release it for less than the approved fee and Hallmark said the they will only net $135 on the sale. Hallmark said someone living in the area is buying the property, will get the vagrants out and he believes will be demolishing the house on the property.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
- Other agenda items listed include:
- Investment policy annual review and approval.
- MRO Release of Information Online Agreement. “This will be a consideration for approval of an agreement between MRO Corporation and the Ector County Hospital District where MRO will now provide ECHD with Disclosure Management Services that include Release of Information Services,” said MCHS lead attorney Ron Griffin in an email.
- Replacement committee member for bylaws committee and MCH/Tech Coordinating Committee.
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin report.
- The finance committee will discuss CER: PremierConnect Budgeting and Financial Reporting Solution.