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April 22, 2019

Date convened:    Monday, April 22, 2019
Time Convened:    5:33 PM.
Time adjourned:    7:03 PM.

The purpose of this special meeting was to hold a joint meeting of the SCBHS Board of Directors, Swift County Commissioners and the Benson City Council to discuss the Swift County Benson Hospital Affiliation Vs Independent.
Swift County - Commissioners Fox, Hendrickx, Edward Pederson, Peter Peterson, County Administrator Kelsey Baker and County Attorney Danielle Olson.
Swift County Benson Hospital – Patty Schreck, Pat Langan, Tom Anderson, Jill Hedman, Joe Fox, Brian Samuelson, Jon Buyck, Grant Herfindahl and Mary Ellen Wells, Ex Officio.
City of Benson – City Manager Rob Wolfington, City Administrative Assistant Val Alsaker, Benson Mayor Terri Collins, City Council Members: Jack Evenson, Mark Schreck and City Finance Director Glen Pederson.
Swift County Monitor News – Reed Anfinson.
Others Present – SCBHS Legal Counsel Don Wilcox, Ben Wilcox, SCBHS CFO Dan Enderson, SCBHS DON Melissa McGinty-Thompson, SCBHS HR Director Ashlie Bradley, Clinic Manager Sarah Young, SCBHS Executive Assistant Michele Samuelson and Joe Hellie CentraCare.
Swift County Benson Hospital Chairman Patty Schreck, City of Benson Mayor Terri Collins, and Swift County Chairman Gary Hendrickx called the special joint meeting to order at 5:33 PM. with all Swift County Commissioners present except Eric Rudningen.
Mary Ellen Wels along with the SCBHS senior leadership team provided a presentation on the work that has been done in the decision-making process towards remaining independent or affiliation. The preliminary recommendation is to affiliate. A discussion was held about the process. The consensus of the group was that work should continue towards affiliation.
The Hospital Board’s decision will be made at the May 23, 2019 special meeting.
No further action was taken by the board.
04-22-19-01 Commissioner P. Peterson moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.
Special Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM.
Gary Hendrickx, Chair
Kelsey Baker, County Administrator

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