I returned to the Garfield County Hospital Board on August 30, 2017 to complete Father Bob Turner’s tenure. I have continued to attend regular Board meetings as HUGS Chairman after completing my 6 year term on the Board. I did not run for re-election of the position due to health issues.
Upon returning to the Board, one of the concerns the community has is the contracts. Brenda Parnell has the duty to renew the contracts. These contracts were written by previous Administrators (CEO’s). The contracts are being updated according to Washington State law (please refer to the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts Legal Manual). These contracts are reviewed by the hospital attorney. Negotiations are discussed and the employee then makes his or her own decision.
It’s an honor to serve on the Board. Please remember the hospital continues to serve the community with your vote. Your tax dollars support the services provided.
Article by Jenness Evanson, Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioner, #3