Contact: EMS Administrator Nathan Butler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EMS Business Offices: (360) 378-5152
(Note: FAQ about levy renewal here)
The District will seek to renew its San Juan Island EMS levy in the upcoming February 8, 2022, election. Currently, San Juan Island EMS is at the end of a six-year Levy, which will end December 31, 2022. EMS Administrator and Hospital District Superintendent Nathan Butler stated that “renewing the EMS Levy will be essential in ensuring that the Public Hospital District can continue to provide quality care and emergency response to San Juan County throughout the next six years.”
One of the most important benefits of the Levy renewal will include the continuation of its zero co-pay or co-insurance policy for ambulance services to San Juan Island residents. Chair Anna Lisa Lindstrum said, “Renewing the EMS levy will ensure that emergency medical services maintain its no out-of-pocket cost policy for all San Juan Island residents. Calling for help should never be hindered by the cost of service.”
San Juan Island EMS wraps up 2021 with many accomplishments; some of the most important include paying off the entirety of its building bond, implementing new medical protocols, sending a long-time EMT to Seattle Medic One’s highly respected paramedic school, and the purchase of a new four-wheel-drive ambulance.
Some of the main objectives for San Juan Island EMS in 2022 include training new volunteer EMTs, updating and improving the EMS facility, and hiring a new Assistant Chief and Training Officer. For detailed information on San Juan Island EMS’s upcoming 2022 planning, reference the attached chart.
San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 currently operates San Juan Island EMS and pays a large subsidy to support PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. The District will officially close its deal with the Village at the Harbor on February 28, 2022 to expand long-term care.
Supporting Documents for the 2021 Year-End Report on Response Times released on 01-13-2022
- Total Average Response Time – All Calls 2021
- Total Average 911 Response Time – Inter-facility Transfers Excluded 2021
- Quarterly 2022-01-01 San Juan Island 2021
- Average Response Time The Cape 2021
- Average Response Time Roche Harbor 2021
- Average Response Time Mid Island 2021
- Average Response Time Friday Harbor Non Inter-facility Transfer 2021
- Average Response Time Friday Harbor Including Inter-facility and Non Urgent 2021
- Response Times by Island Zones 2021 (JPG)
- Average Chute Time Report 2021
- Total Record Volume By Disposition 2021
Frequently Asked Questions (12/7/21) – regarding the EMS levy renewal
Six-Year Budget Planning for the EMS Levy Renewal – this six year spending plan describes how money from the levy will be used. This is an excel sheet with many notes.
Six-Year Budget Planning for EMS Levy Narrative Introduction – a narrative guide to the objectives and goals as outlined in the six-year budget plan
2022 San Juan Island EMS Budget and the 2022 Budget Resolution – useful as a reference point for the budget planning
Res 21-561 to Withdraw from MOU – this gives notices of the District’s withdrawal from integration talks between EMS and Fire
Res 21-562 EMS Levy Renewal Measure – This submits a $0.45 levy renewal resolution for the Feb 8, 2022 election
Press Release 11/24/21: San Juan Island EMS to Remain under the Jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 – press release from Nov 2021