The Good Shepherd Nursing Home District administrator Lance Smith, during a “virtual” Zoom meeting of the district’s board, Thursday, Nov. 4, that district’s facilities currently could not take any new admissions because of staffing shortages. Various factors are contributing to the shortage.
The Good Shepherd district operates four facilities including skilled nursing and residential care: Good Shepherd Care Center and The Kidwell Residential Care in Versailles, and Laurie Care Center and The Knolls Residential Care in Laurie.
Stephen Taylor and Christi Search, with CliftonLarsonAllen, the district’s contracted accounting firm, presented an audited financial report for year ending June 30, 2021 for the Good Shepherd Nursing Home District. Treasurer Dalia Shamburg made a motion to approve the audited financial report and the board voted affirmatively.
The request for obtaining new signature cards at the Bank of Versailles for all Laurie Care Center accounts was approved. The authorized signers include district administrator Smith, board president Amanda Huffman, and member Patricia (Patty) Ypya. These signers will be approved for all seven accounts.
The Board of Directors of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home District also conducted a closed session meeting, Thursday, Nov. 4, via Zoom for purposes of discussing personnel and legal matters.
Information released reported the board approved a 4-percent increase in salary to Good Shepherd Care Center Administrator April Zordel. Also approved was a 4-percent salary increase for district administrator Smith.
The next regular meeting of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home District Board of Directors is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 30. board will be held on November 30, 2021.
In attendance at the board meeting were Amanda Huffman, President; Lance Smith, District Administrator; Corky Daniels, Vice President; Andrew Hardwick, Attorney; Betty Avey, Member; Lana Merriott, District CFO and Secretary; and Dalia Shamburg, Treasurer.
Guests included Stephen Taylor and Christi Search with CliftonLarsonAllen.