Amendment for Subsidy Agreement for PIMC

Posted October 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm by

Fol­low­ing is a joint state­ment released by Bill Williams, chair, San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1, and Mer­ry-Ann Keane, chief admin­is­tra­tive offi­cer, Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Center:

SJCPHD and PIMC joint statement

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1 and Peace­Health have joint­ly draft­ed an amend­ment to the sub­sidy agree­ment that details, among oth­er things, the finan­cial rela­tion­ship between the two enti­ties for the oper­a­tion of Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Center.

Specif­i­cal­ly, the amend­ment calls for a reduc­tion of the sub­sidy paid to Peace­Health by the hos­pi­tal dis­trict begin­ning Jan. 1, 2017. The amount of the reduc­tion is approx­i­mate­ly $50,000.

These funds will be avail­able to the dis­trict to use at its discretion.

This amend­ment was gen­er­at­ed by Peace­Health lead­ers and hos­pi­tal dis­trict board rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the spir­it of col­lab­o­ra­tion and with the joint recog­ni­tion that there may be ser­vices that the com­mu­ni­ty requests that are out­side of the scope of Peace­Health Peace Island.  Reduc­ing the sub­sidy allows the dis­trict dis­cre­tionary funds with­out com­pro­mis­ing PeaceHealth’s abil­i­ty to con­tin­ue its ser­vice delivery.

The amend­ment to the agree­ment will be put to a San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1 vote on Nov. 23, 2016.

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  1. Great news! Thanks to both Peace Health and our Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict com­mis­sion­ers for find­ing a way to accom­plish this.

    Comment by richard grout on October 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  2. Agree com­plete­ly! Good work Peace­Health and Commissioners!
    Karin Agosta

    Comment by Karin Agosta on October 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm
  3. I’m delight­ed with the respon­sive­ness to pub­lic opin­ion shown by this agree­ment. I thank the hos­pi­tal man­age­ment for their will­ing­ness to work with the com­mis­sion and
    the com­mu­ni­ty, and I thank Bill Williams and Mon­i­ca Har­ring­ton who nego­ti­at­ed on behalf of the pub­lic hos­pi­tal dis­trict commission.

    Comment by Louise Dustrude on October 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm
  4. We are very glad to hear that Peace Health and the San Juan Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1 have come to an amend­ed sub­sidy agree­ment that per­mits about $50,000 this com­ing year to be allo­cat­ed to nec­es­sary health care ser­vices that are not being pro­vid­ed by Peace Health. This is an impor­tant step for­ward in bet­ter address­ing unmet com­mu­ni­ty needs. We con­grat­u­late the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict and Peace Health rep­re­sen­ta­tives who con­clud­ed this agree­ment. It is a win-win for the com­mu­ni­ty, Peace Health and the Hos­pi­tal District.

    John and Emi­ly Geyman

    »Edit — Nov. 5th, 2016: This is to clar­i­fy that the pro­posed agree­ment that we strong­ly sup­port between Peace Health and San Juan Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1 requires a vote by the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict Board which is sched­uled for the Hos­pi­tal District’s next meet­ing on Novem­ber 23.

    John and Emi­ly Geyman

    Comment by John and Emily Geyman on October 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

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