Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors February 2019 Meeting Highlights

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Sacred Moment
Ms. Pat Brennan shared a humerous video highlighting the importance of checking that our instructions/directions are fully understood.

Finance & Planning
Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors approves the Statement of Operations and Financial Position report, as presented by the Southern Health-Santé Sud CEO/VP Finance & Planning, for the period to January 31, 2018, which indicates a Year-to-Date Operating surplus of $7 099 351.  The surplus represents 2.5% of the Southern Health-Santé Sud budget.

The Boundary Trails Core Team (made up of the area Obstetrical team / MoreOB participants and Core Team) have won the Salus Global 2018 Patient Safety Award. The winner is selected from all of the areas across Canada with the MoreOB program. The team was chosen for their work on the ‘Twin Simulations’ last year. Salus Global is a world leader assisting health care organizations to achieve better clinical, economic and operational outcomes.

The Mental Health Amendment Act and The Personal Health Information Amendment Act, i.e. Bill 5, was introduced to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba to amend components of The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Mental Health Act. Currently, confidential information may be disclosed without a person’s consent to protect their health or safety or that of others, but only if there is a serious and immediate threat. The amendments will lower the threshold.

The Portage Heliport received official approval on January 17 from Transport Canada and is now operational. Date of grand opening to be announced soon.

Board Education - Governance Standards
Staff members, Dr. Denis Fortier and Mr. Ken Klassen, provided an explanation of how specific activities within each of their respective portfolios, i.e. Physician Privileges and Financial Monitoring, concur with related Accreditation Canada Governance Standards.

The next regular Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors Meeting is planned for Monday, March 25, 2019 – Boundary Trails Health Centre, Morden/Winkler, MB. For more information, please visit Board Meetings.

This Info Bulletin is published in English only as a communication tool intended for the media. If you would like to communicate with someone in the official language of your choice regarding content of this Bulletin, please contact Southern Health‐Santé Sud Communications at 204‐424‐2329.
Ce bulletin est publié en anglais seulement comme outil de communication avec les médias. Si vous désirez communiquer avec quelqu’un dans la langue officielle de votre choix au sujet de son contenu, veuillez contacter l’équipe de communications de Southern Health‐Santé Sud au 204‐424‐2329.