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 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.
April's Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting is Apr 25, 2018, 4:40 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street. An executive session will last from 4:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ANNOUNCEMENT 4/5/18: Citizen's Advisory Group Applications (by FD #3)
The San Juan Island Fire Department and San Juan EMS would like your input on the advisability of the consolidation of the two organizations. The elected Boards of Commissioners of the two agencies, working with the town of Friday Harbor, seek to appoint a five member advisory group to continue with the evaluation of some type of consolidation of the two agencies. This work should include, but not be limited to the legal and financial considerations.
Interested community members should forward a letter of interest to be delivered by 5 p.m. on April 23, 2018. At their regularly scheduled meetings in May the Fire Department, EMS, and the Town of Friday Harbor will each select one individual from the pool of interested citizens. Those three appointed individuals will then select two more members to the Advisory Group.
The Citizens’ Advisory Group’s work will be supported by the Fire Department and EMS administrations and have funds available to engage consultants and subject matter experts. A schedule for the development and delivery of a final report will be developed with the Advisory Group once they have been seated.
Please direct letters of interest or questions to:
Citizens Advisory Group
San Juan Island Fire
1011 Mullis St. Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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."