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Information On $6.4 Million Bond

Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
December 23rd, 2014
East Adams Rural Hospital
Ritzville, WA


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the procedures and provisions of the Washington Open Public Meeting Act (RCW 42.30.080) that the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 23rd at 2:30pm. The meeting will be held at East Adams Rural Hospital in the Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting is to sign a resoltuion regarding fund transfer and discuss a public employee contract.


Jerry Snyder, Chairman

Board of Commisssioners

East Adams Rural Hospital


Posted Time: 9:00AM

Date: December 19th, 2014


Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
East Adams Rural Hospital
Conference Room
Ritzville, WA
December 23rd, 2014




I. Call to Order


II. Resolution 14-18: Reimbursement of Funded Depreciation account with Bond proceeds.


III. Executive Session

Discuss a public employee contract


IV. Adjournment






CEO Corner
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



East Adams 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.

Our Mission

Achieving excellence through exceptional quality to serve the health care needs of District residents and travelers.

Our Vision

EARH and its District Clinics are a regional hub for health care in Eastern Adams County that is well-integrated with a network of health care partners to offer exceptional care in a modern facility enhanced by advanced technology.

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Last Modified: 12/19/2014

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