PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Kathy Chessman, Frank Clark, Jim Fisher, Jack Feussner, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Sara King, Bob Pozner, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Danielle Ripich, Stuart Smith, Sabra Slaughter, and Walker Coleman.
Guests: George Reid, Joe DiPiro, Kelly Draganov, Meredith Sanders, Jennifer Goins, and Paul Taylor.
Council welcomed three new members: Dr. Ripich (representing the Deans for the next year), Dr. Feussner (President of UMA), and Dr. Pozner (new Director of FRD)
ITEM 1 Update: College of Pharmacy Board of Advisors
Board Chair, Dr. Reid (Director of Pharmacy Services, Spartanburg Regional Hospital), highlighted activities during his two year tenure which included two meetings each year; special focus on facilitating the MUSC/USC merger as well as accreditations; recruiting new Board members; raising funds (75% of Board has raised or contributed $ 1,000 or more); and ongoing advice to the College.
ACTION: Council thanked Dr. Reid, the Advisory Board, and MUSC Development support staff for their excellent work.
ITEM 2. Faculty Handbook Revision: Misconduct in Scientific Research
Senate Chair Chessman presented updates necessary to bring the Handbook into full compliance with current Federal Regulations, and noted that this had been reviewed and approved by all necessary internal constituencies.
ACTION: Council approved the revisions and referred them on to the Boards of Trustees for final action.
ITEM 3. Updates
Mr. Smith summarized several legislative issues of current priority to South Carolina Hospital Association members including disproportionate share and certificates of need.
Since assuming office, Dr. Feussner had been consulting with MUSC Legal Counsel and Auditor in working to continue UMA momentum and maintain proper priority focus including expanded outreach efforts targeting additional beds coming on line in Phase I of replacement hospital.
Dr. Raymond was pleased with the over goal $ 180.6 Million year-end research funding total, and is in the final stages of preparing to “roll out” the research space policy after two years of development.
Senate Chair Chessman and colleagues will be welcoming 30 to 40 new faculty members at a reception on Monday 08/08/05.
Dean Ripich and staff have moved into the new CHP buildings with classes to start August 23, and a formal dedication being considered in conjunction with the April 2006 Board meeting.
Dr. Reves informed that the COM had received accreditation for 8 years and is working with MUHA on a major OR design and function initiative which includes focus on supporting Phase I hospital replacement.
Mr. Fisher reported a year-end fundraising total of $ 48.1 Million, 29% over goal and 39% over the previous year.
Dr. Pozner has spent initial weeks with the Foundation for Research Development assessing the organization and working to define future needs and courses of action.
Dr. Clark provided a status update on the inpatient clinical systems discussion.
Dr. Greenberg reported on several developments including a meeting with Rep. David Mack and other Charleston representatives in the Legislative Black Caucus to review progress on campus diversity efforts; progress with respect to Dental School bonding; MUSC leadership in Health Sciences South Carolina and the Centers of Economic Excellence competition; and highlights of his participation in Cerner Hospital Executive summit, McKesson’s Advisory Board Meeting and Health Executive Retreat. He handed out a draft of his upcoming Board presentation of MUSC Accomplishments/Goals with request that any edits be sent to Ms. Holz as soon as possible.