FCPHD: A rural NE WA healthcare network
FERRY COUNTRY PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 BUDGET HEARING
The Commissioners of Ferry County Public Hospital #1 will hold a public budget hearing to review the proposed hospital district 2016 budget on Thursday, December 3, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. A special Board meeting will follow the budget hearing at 11:00 a.m.
Both meetings will be held in the Hospital Conference Room.
The public is encouraged to attend. This notice is published as required by RCW 70.44.060(6) and RCW 42.30, by order of the Commissioners of Ferry County Public Hospital District #1.
Per Washington State DOH requirements, FCPHD has posted the following policies for easy access. Click on any of the four links below to view a PDF file of that policy.
FCPHD Board Article in the Ferry County View
The Board of Commissioners write regular articles that appear monthly in the View Extra, under the title “Meet the Board”. Older articles are availableon our News page, while new articles will be linked to here. Click here to view the December article.
Improving Health — Saving Lives
Republic is located in Ferry County, in rural northeast Washington. Situated amidst national forest and mountain passes, the region is very rural and geographically isolated from other counties. Ferry County Public Hospital District provides the only hospital in Ferry County, and the closest other hospitals are over 40 miles away over high passes. Because of our remote setting it is vital that the hospital provide skilled critical care.
Our emergency department is staffed by qualified and dedicated providers who have state-of-the-art technology at their disposal. Inland Imaging's staff of board-certified radiologists is available to us 24/7 to interpret x-rays and provide most results within one hour, allowing our providers to make timely, accurate diagnoses. We also have a modern 16-slice CT scanner and an integrated electronic health record system, giving our providers the tools they need to serve the emergency medical needs of Ferry County.
Ferry County Memorial Hospital was established in Republic, Washington in 1945 and moved to its present facility in June of 1974. Until 1989, the Hospital was operated by the Ferry County Hospital Association, a private group composed of members of the community.
Ferry County Public Hospital District #1
Ferry County residents voted to form the Ferry County Hospital District #1 as a public taxing district in 1989. Our residents demonstrate their support of the hospital district through a property tax, which provides financial resources to our organization. This support has been providing $144,703/year on average over the last five years — less than 2% of the hospital district’s annual operating budget.
The public district is composed of the Ferry County Memorial Hospital (which includes a long-term care unit), the Republic Medical Clinic, Curlew Medical Clinic, Klondike Hills Assisted Living and a Rehab/Fitness Center. See Growing for the Future for information on new construction, new equipment, new staff and new procedures available.