PRESIDENTíS COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Tom Anderson, Frank Clark, Bo Faulkner, John Feussner, Leigh Manzi for Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Sara King, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Stuart Smith, and Walker Coleman
Guests: David White, Ralph Greene, Patrick Wamsley, Mike Keels, Maurice Snook, Susan Barnhart, and Chip Hood
ITEM 1 Airway and Aspiration Center for Children
Dr. David White presented the rationale, organization, and goals for the proposed development of this new resource as already approved by the Deansí Council.
ACTION: Council approved the proposal and expressed appreciation to Dr. White and colleagues for their leadership.
ITEM 2 Financial Updates As of the 11-month period ending 05/31/06, MUSCís net income was $ 32.0 Million, MUHA $ 25.5 Million, UMA $ 7.9 Million, and CFC $ 1.9 Million.
ACTION: Council received this as information.
ITEM 3 General Updates
Ms. Montgomery announced that the Fund Flow group is re-meeting to discuss Phase 2 of the new hospital. The child daycare contract has been awarded, a director hired, and Step 1 with a limited number of children will start in the fall.
Dr. Feussner summarized current UMA/CFC turnover problems as well as difficulties in securing adequate business interruption/disaster insurance. Final timetable for the North Area project calls for delivery in October, but the East Cooper Neurosciences initiative is still in discussion stage.
Dr. Reves was pleased with the recent COM Retreat, but had some concerns about enrollment data web formats.
ACTION: Mr. Good will look into legal aspects of Dr. Revesí concerns.
Mr. Clark was commended for the paperless timetable worked out for the new hospital and related electronics. He stated that a true pilot document management system would be starting in the hospital.
Mr. Smith had just completed the second of nine scheduled MUHA town hall meetings to cover all staff, and invited the President and other MUHA officials to attend any of those remaining.
The group discussed nature of recent Rumor Mill inquiries as well as MUHA staff and MUSC faculty turnover.
ACTION: Council asked that MUHA staff turnover (Mr. Smith) and MUSC faculty turnover (Dr. Raymond) data trends be presented at an upcoming Council meeting.
Mr. Good reported that his new Assistant will be aboard soon, and summarized a recent Circuit Court ruling on public non-secular prayers.
Mr. Faulkner anticipates very positive State revenue projections for the upcoming year, and asked that Council have a list of needs ready in advance. He also had received positive comments about the recent Board Retreat (Dr. Greenberg will distill his presentation and present to the Deansí Council).
Ms. Manzi reported that the Foundation had exceeded its fundraising goal and attained a new record several weeks before end of year. Final figures will be out soon.
Mr. Anderson explained the July 2 MUSC Health Sciences Foundation name change to ďThe Medical University of South Carolina Foundationíí with new logo. At request of Mr. Good, he will mail this information out to all estate related attorneys.
Dr. Greenberg announced the Duke Endowment $ 21 Million award to Health Sciences of South Carolina as well as several other potential endowed chairs. He was also meeting with local and regional interests with respect to health care in Holly Hill.