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Garfield County Hospital District turns to the community to support and pass the Hospital District Levy on the November 8th ballot. The levy is a one-year maintenance and operations levy. The cost to a taxpayer is approximately $0.97 per $1,000 of assessed property value. These tax funds maintain a strong hospital district to serve our community. The District projects an operating deficit for 2017 of $625,000. The projected deficit for 2016 was $630,000. The majority of this deficit results from Emergency Room and Long Term Care Center costs. Our Interim CEO, Mr. Jon Smiley, made effective improvements in services and financial management with 50+ years of hospital administration and rural healthcare experience to guide us to a new CEO and prepare for a sustainable rural hospital system.

The District successfully maintains a strong team of experienced providers this past year: Dr. Glenn Jefferson, Tracy Adkins – ARNP, Nicole Engledow – ARNP, Jan Whitehead – ARNP, and Brian Mabry – PAC. Garfield County Hospital District is a Critical Access Hospital that provides Emergency Services, Inpatient/Outpatient Services, Long Term Care, Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Rural Health Clinic, Primary Care Providers, Chronic Disease Management, Wellness, Sports Physicals, CDL Exams, Wound Care, Immunizations, Flu Shots and more.

The hospital will provide open door sessions to answer questions about the levy. The dates and times will be announced on Facebook, on our hospital website, and in the newspaper.


Here is a graph of last year’s County Tax distributions and the hospital’s portion of tax revenue. Last Year’s Distributions 2016 Property Value 2016 Tax Taxing District Tax % Funds Road Department 1.40 $802,788 Fire Department 0.64 $413,966 Port 0.28 $184,181 City of Pomeroy 2.40 $171,207 Hospital - Regular 0.28 $186,836 Hospital - Special 0.98 $630,000