Needles City Council Stressful Hospital Item and No Vote on Loan.

Needles, CA: At last Tuesday’s Needles City Council Meeting, the City Council had a hard and at times stressful discussion with Jon Freeberg over money and replacing needed items at Colorado River Medical Center.

The Needles City Council discussion over a loan to pay for some items needed was the most stressful part of the meeting. Money being loan would get some of the things at the hospital up to compliances by the year 2014.

Some of the discussion was over who is responsible for getting those items the hospital needs to get up to compliances by the year 2014; is it the City of Needles or those who own the hospital.

After an hour of discussions over if loan money, the Needles City Council voted not to approve the item.
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You can watch the Needles City Council and Jon Freeberg discussion on Item #11 regarding Colorado River Medical Center as well as see the pictures inside the well at ZachNews on YouTube.

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**** The Vote on Motion for Item #11: ****

The motion to not to approve Item #11 was motioned 1st by Needles City Councilmember Tony Frazier and 2nd by Needles City Councilmember Jim Lopez:

– Needles City Councilmember Jim Lopez: Yes
– Needles City Councilmember Linda J. Kidd: Yes
– Needles City Councilmember Tony Frazier: Yes
– City of Needles Mayor Edward Paget: —-
– Needles City Councilmember Terry Campbell: Yes
– Needles Vice Mayor Pat Murch: Yes
– Needles City Councilmember Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

With a 6-0 vote, the motion passes not to approve Item #11.
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**** Information on Item #11: ****

* Item #11: Report on the status of and possible action authorizing the execution and delivery of an Indenture and a Note Purchase Agreement and authorizing certain other action in connection with the issuance, sale and delivery of the Hospital’s 2011 HIT/HER Taxable Promissory Notes (aggregate principal amount not to exceed one million dollars).

More Information at:

Click to access cc_02-14-12-11.pdf

– Background Information:

At the January 25th, 2012 special meeting of the Board of Hospital Trustees, the Board took action to adopt a resolution authoring the issuance, sale and delivery of the Hospital’s 2011 HIT/EHR Taxable Promissory Notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1.5 million. After further discussion, the motion was amended to be an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1 million as opposed to $1.5 million and the motion and amendment passed by a 4-3 vote (ayas: Strecker, Middleton, Williams, Darcy; noes: Zamora, Anderson, Porter). On the recommendation of Attorney Pinkney, the Board further directed that this matter be sent to the City Council for approval. (It was reported at the Board meeting, the lender is questioning the credit history of the buyer and if the city were to guarantee the Notes, there would be no problem with issuance. Once the sale is completed, NHI would have to go through a process to assume the liability but there is no guarantee at this time they would be approved. The lender felt that if the city was willing to write it for the term of the loan, five years, it would go through.)

– Fiscal Impact:

None

– Environmental impact:

N/A

– Recommended Action:

Motion to: Council Discretion
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**** Colorado River Medical Center: ****

** Preliminary EHR, HCA Migration PreMed Replacement Cost Estimate: **

– CPSI Component for EHR “Meaningful Use”: $315,665.00
– New Windows Fileserver/ Migration off HCA: $15,000.00
– Anti-Virus for PCs (60) & Server: $1,200.00
** Additional Hardware for EHR:
– Wireless Access Points (5): $7,500.00
– Additional Cisco Switches: $9,124.30
– OR Touchscreen All-In-One Workstation: $1,398.00
– (7) Motion CSv Wireless Tablets (3-ER, 3-M/S, 1 Bkup): $21,000.00
– 20 Additional PCs @ $700 Each: $14.000.00
**** Total: $384,887.30 ****

** Phase II Meaningful Use: **

– Additional CPSI Applications: $46,350.00
– Additional Hardware – Test Environment: $21,187.00
**** Total: $67,537.00 ****

** Radiology Equipment: **

– Document scanning Software: $2,000.00
– Digital Mammography Workstation: $68,329.50
**** Total: $70,329.50 ****
** Grand Total: 522,753.80 **
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