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 (approximately 32% of total budget) 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 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.
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