PRESENT: Kathy Chessman, Frank Clark, Bruce Elliott, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Perry Halushka, Sarah King, Lisa Montgomery, Jerry Reves, Stuart Smith
GUESTS: Jenny Clifton, Becky Dornisch, Bill Hueston, Paul Taylor, Valerie West
ITEM 1. 2004 YES Campaign Final Report
Dr. West reported that the 2003-2004 campaign goal was $300,000, which was a higher goal than last year. The total amount raised was $432,506 (144% over the goal). Drs. Hueston and Elliott were credited for their work in increasing the giving with the Society of 1824 and UMA, respectively. Also noted is the fact that two major successes of the campaign include the CHP building fund and the UMA match. Total employee giving has also increased; however, the amount indicated in the report did not include alumnus or hospital giving.
ACTION: The funds raised from hospital funds will be calculated into the total amount. Also, The Catalyst will run a follow-up story on the success of the 2003-2004 Yes Campaign.
ITEM 2. FTEs
Ms. Montgomery distributed the most recent FTE report. She reported that FTEs remain stable in most areas. Any increases are attributed to the opening of new facilities and the use of travelers. It was suggested that termination information be included in future reports.
ACTION: Council received this as information.
ITEM 3. General Updates
Mr. Good shared information regarding numbers of lawsuits for the past eight months. He stated that there has been no increase from last yearís numbers. He also noted that there has been an increase in insurance premiums.
Mr. Fisher reported on very positive meetings with two possible donors.
Dr. Halushka stated that the College of Graduate Studies had 60 undergraduate students in the summer research programs. The program has been very successful due in part by coordination of the program by Ms. Debbie Gaskins.
Dr. Clark shared that the University presently purchases its telephone services through the stateís CIO services. Monies could be saved by rate reductions in both local and long distance services if the University goes to the open market.
Dr. Reves reported that the implementation of the practice partner information system is progressing well and meshes with IDX. The goal is to have paperless records for all patients. ACTION: Dr. Clark will meet with the department chairs to give them an update.
Dr. Greenberg shared that The Chronicle of Higher Education listed has the Medical University of South Carolina in the top 100 institutions receiving federal funding. MUSC is the only SC university listed.