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 is scheduled for December 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m., at Fire Dept #3 Headquarters (1011 Mullis St.), and will be a joint meeting with Fire Dept #3, SJCPHD#1, SJIEMS, The Town of Friday Harbor, and the Citizen's Advisory Group. The purpose is to discuss the progress of the CAG examining whether consolodation between SJIEMS and FD#3 is feasible and desirable.
December's Regular Board Meeting will be held on December 19th rather than December 26th. It will still be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building.
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