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 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.
To watch video recordings of the regular meetings please go to the "Meetings" page and follow the instructions. This page also displays information about any special board meetings.
There is a special board meeting scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018,12:30 to approximately 2:00 p.m. at the EMS building for board education. More information on the "Meetings" page.
February's Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting is Feb. 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m., at the Legislative Hearing room, 55 Second Street.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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."