Information On $6.4 Million Bond
NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will be held on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 5:30pm. the meeting will be held at East Adams Rural Hospital in the clinic lobby.
Jerry Snyder, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
East Adams Rural Healthcare
NOTICE TO PATIENTS:
Due to facility renovations currently in progress, we have locked the ER door for security purposes. All patients should check in at the front desk in the clinic lobby during business hours. This includes, ER patients. After hours, please ring the bell outside the ER door. Someone will assist you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
by Gary Bostrom
Community members of Adams County Public Hospital District #2, we appreciate your support for our facility. Voting yes to approve the Bond to renovate the Hospital and Clinic allows us to begin to modernize the building and put our facility in compliance with current State and Federal requirements. Modernization will also provide a strong basis for health care services into the future.
A representative from NAC, our architect firm and I will be traveling to Olympia to ask for an extension on the May 1, 2015 date for fire life safety issues. This will allow us to install the facility’s sprinkler systems as we renovate rather than before May 1, 2015, the deadline set by the State and Medicare. Installation during renovation will eliminate the need to install now, and reinstall later to accommodate new plans.
The donation process of Life Care Center of Ritzville has taken longer than expected. The donation agreement should be completed within the next weeks. We anticipate the transfer to Adams County Public Hospital District #2 to be complete by February 2015. To reflect our new services, we will have a new name. During the November board meeting,District Commissioners adopted a name change from East Adams Rural Hospital to East Adams Rural Healthcare.
Look for articles in the Journal as well as electronic media to keep informed of progress on our project. We are on track and work has begun on the electrical fixes. Major items such as the air handlers should arrive in the next week or two.
Thank you for your continued support!
Any questions can be directed to Gary Bostrom, CEO/CFO at (509) 659-5402
Rural Hospital is a twenty bed Critical Access hospital located in
Ritzville, Washington at the junction of I-90 and Highway 395.
Adams County Public Hospital District #2 operates the hospital, as well
as the Ritzville and Washtucna Medical Clinics and is associated
with the Ritzville, Lind, and Washtucna Volunteer Ambulance
Associations. Together, these organizations serve a 1,500 square
mile area of eastern Adams County, Washington.
Achieving excellence through
exceptional quality to serve
the health care needs of District residents and travelers.
EARH and its District Clinics are a
regional hub for health
care in Eastern Adams County that is well-integrated with a network of
care partners to offer exceptional care in a modern facility enhanced