The San Juan County Public Hospital District is a junior taxing district of San Juan County, Washington serving the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, and the islands of Brown, Pearl, Henry, Spieden, Stuart and Johns.
The District levies two separate property taxes to provide distinct health care services:
One levy helps to fund San Juan Island EMS and MedEvac which provides 9-1-1 advanced life support emergency medical response and critical care transport on the ground, marine, and in the air. All of the funds from this levy support San Juan Island EMS and nothing goes to the support of PeaceHealth. This levy will need to be renewed on or before December 31, 2016.
The other levy provides a subsidy to PeaceHealth to offset costs of healthcare services within the District for charitable healthcare services, emergency department services, and the provision of physician services provided through Peace Island Medical Center to the residents of the District. See the Records Tab on this website toward the bottom of the page for further detail of the definition of these services in the Amendment One Subsidy Agreement section *1.1.23 Use of District Payments. The balance of the levy after the subsidy payment to PeaceHealth is applied to the operations of the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1.
Approved Monthly Board Minutes can be found here.
Monthly Agenda can be found here.
To watch video recordings of the meetings please go to the “Meetings” page and follow the instructions listed just above the list of agendas.
Special Scheduled Board Meeting to be held on July 16, 2016 at the Frank Memorial EMS Building at 1079 Spring Street from 10:00 a.m to approximately 4:00 p.m . This is a SJIEMS Work Session to finalize the organization’s framework for continuous improvement lead by consultant, Tom Van Dawark, CEO, Orca Partners LLC. There will be no audience participation at this Work Session.
Next Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting is 07/27/16 at 5:00 p.m. at the Legislative Hearing Room located at 55 Second Street.
June 30, 2016, Approved Expected Case San Juan Island EMS 2017 Budget is posted on this website on the “EMS” page. There is an audio version of the meeting listed below the budget, but not all computers are equipped to play it. It is also posted on the www.sanjuanems.org website, and the www.VoteYesForEMS2016.com website.