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, Johns, and some smaller islands*.
The District levies two separate property taxes to provide distinct health care services:
One levy helps to fund San Juan Island EMS which provides 9-1-1 advanced life support emergency medical response and critical care transport for ground and marine services . All of the funds from this levy support San Juan Island EMS and nothing goes to the support of PeaceHealth.
The second levy, the subsidy to PeaceHealth, is 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 Documents Tabs for further details. 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.
A Special Board Meeting has been called by the chair for 1 p.m. July 17, 2018, at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street. Agenda posted on the Agenda page: to review and take action on a sales contract for the Inter Island Medical Center (IIMC), to receive and evaluate complaints brought against a public employee, and to review the performance of a public employee.
July's Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting is Wednesday July 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street. Note that the time has permanently been changed to 3:00 p.m.
For information on the Citizen's Advisory Group (CAG) please click here.
Long Term Care Options Task Force:
The task force encourages input from the community - anyone with comments, questions, concerns, or ideas should email the task force at email@example.com. This community task force is independent of SJCPHD#1, and consists of several other community organizations. It is made up of approximately one dozen community members who each make a unique contribution to the group. It has been meeting regularly since October 2017.
The purpose of this task force is to "meet for a period of six months to provide 2-3 viable options for senior and vulnerable populations to address the sudden loss of San Juan County skilled nursing services, and then pass them on to the pertinent social and health service organizations' governance boards for consideration of further development and sustainability planning."
*= Full list of islands covered by SJCPHD #1 -- San Juan, Brown, Pearl, Henry, Spieden, Stuart, Dinner, O'Neal, Cactus, Satellite, Johns, Cemetery, Gossip (aka George), Goose, Sentinel, Turn, Flattop, Low, Battleship, Barren, Posset, Pole, Ripple, Gull Rock, Danger Rock, Happy, Guss, Reef Point