Board of Directors annual meeting: The SEARHC Board of Directors held its quarterly and annual meeting this week at the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau. The board had several committee meetings over the last few days including the Audit and Finance, Accreditation Governing Body, Planning, Community Action, and Strategic Planning committees. Operational and financial reports were provided to the board during the meeting. As part of the annual meeting, the board also held its elections and set its meeting schedule for the year.
Tribal organization updates: Several tribal organizations provided updates to our Board in addition to our operational and financial reports. The Healing Hand Foundation informed the board about its current activities, including the Walter and Genevieve Soboleff Endowment and matching funds from the Sealaska Corporation. Newly-elected ANS Grand President Mary Brown gave the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) Grand Camp report. SEARHC looks forward to regular reports as we are the grandchild of the ANB and ANS. Yodean Armour presented current activities of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Mr. Andy Teuber, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) President, and Gary Shaw, Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) Administrator, provided an informational presentation on improvements at our tertiary care facility in Anchorage. The board heard comments from patients and a presentation on surface transportation in the region. Sue Ann Lindoff and Rachel Moreno provided a report on the Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB).
Board approves strategic plan: The Board of Directors approved an updated strategic plan this week. The approved plan concludes an ongoing effort to integrate strategic and financial planning into a single document. The new plan creates strategic goals and operational priorities for SEARHC. Core services are established for each community and gaps between ideal core services and current service delivery are identified. This plan will guide SEARHC in the development of current and future services to meet our mission and vision. The plan includes a description of current priorities, a health summary of our region, goals and operational priorities, and community profiles. The new document will be published for distribution in November 2011. The board’s Community Action Committee included the new strategic priorities and core services in its semiannual surveys for community input.
Board elects officers: Each fall the board holds elections for its officers and representatives to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB). The results of elections are below.
Board committees appointed: During the meeting, Board committee appointments were announced. Committees are appointed with the exception of the Accreditation Governing Body (AGB) and Executive Committee (EC). The AGB and EC are elected seats. Below are the appointed committees for fiscal year 2012.