-10-
and bed capacity for Pavilion A, increasing productivity of faculty and staff, meeting ambulatory
EMR deadlines, Medicaid managed care, and bad debt and cash management in light of capital
needs. The Health Care Committee moved and voted to accept the 20l2 budget.
Dr. Richard Lofgren presented a clinical performance fund update. He noted that there
has been a very significant improvement in the quality outcomes for the reduction in mortality —
a huge accomplishment — and a significant improvement in patient safety indicators. Customer
service scores have improved over the past six months and employee engagement continues to be
enhanced. Efficiency metrics remain competitive compared to university health consortium
benchmarks. This includes supply costs being lower this year compared to last year and the
length of stay remaining competitive. There has been better than expected growth in surgical
cases and new ambulatory business while the total number of discharges remains level.
Dr. Kevin Nelson presented privileges and credentials from UK HealthCare Chandler
Hospital and Good Samaritan. The committee made a motion and all credentials and privileges
were approved.
During the aftemoon, the retreat featured several presentations. Dean Tim Tracy
presented an update on the College of Phannacy. Dr. Philip Kem offered an overview of the UK
Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Linda Van Eldik discussed the Sanders Brown
Center on Aging and a potential ongoing grant for that center. Dr. Mark Evers reported on an
NCI designation update for the Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Emery Wilson, interim dean ofthe
College of Medicine, gave an update on the College of Medicine.
Ms. Young concluded her remarks by saying that it was a full day.
BB. University Relations Committee Report
Ms. May, chair of the University Relations Committee, reported that the committee dealt
with finishing its recent Presidential Search Committee business by suggesting that it would be
appropriate to express its appreciation to the Extension offices around the state by preparing
plaques to send to each. The Board agreed with their proposal. In addition, Ms May suggested
that her group will also send a certificate of appreciation to all of the people who helped in
planning the across-state trips that her group led.
In addition, Ms. May updated the committee on the busy schedule expected for UK
Public Relations in the transition from the Todd presidency to the upcoming Capilouto
presidency.
CC. Other Business
Dr. Brockrnan moved to other business and began the annual reports ofthe university’s
affiliated corporations by asking for a report from Trustee representatives on each corporation’s
board of directors.