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Klickitat Hospital District # 1 Hospital District 1 Commissioner Pos. #2

6-year term; No salaryA small reimbursement for expenses of evening meetings may be offered. Public Hospital District is responsible for the policies and quality of care provided at public hospitals throughout the service area. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional district administrator and hospital medical staff and personnel. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any hospital levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.
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    Mark Sigfrinius (NP) Retired

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Phone (509) 773-5664
Email marksigfrinius5@gmail.com
Town where you live Goldendale
Experience (300 characters max) 42 years of public service including 22 years as a Seattle Police Officer. Mayor of Goldendale for 12 years and the last 6 years as a Hospital District Commissioner.
Elected to the Hospital District (1) in 2011 I would be grateful to the voters to continue on the board to complete numerous projects that are ongoing such as the new therapy center and future remodeling of the older section of the building. The Board has worked together with just one agenda. "Make Klickitat Valley Health Better." I truly believe that with the remodeling of the new clinic there has been an upswing of both Doctors and high level P.A.'s than in the past forty years. As a county hospital we now employ over 200 personnel that are the best in the business. Yes. It is a business that was over 1.5 million dollars in debt with very little 'cash on hand' to cover any emergency. We have worked hard to make some very difficult decisions that now we show a positive bottom line, however, increasing the amount services to our community. If you have not had the opportunity to visit KVH in the last year please stop by our administration office for a tour. Thank you kindly. Mark
1. Make the Hospital & Clinic a better provider. 2. Finding new and better ways to serve the community. 3. Financial assistance for those without insurance.
2. Finding new and better ways to serve the community.
Lots of experience with people in general. Sometimes this is not an easy assignment. Experience with budgets is very important. We have to be careful with a $20 million dollar budget. I am close to many of our outstanding employees to get feedback and ideas on campus over site. I'm a good listener to anyone with a concern. My name and number are in the phone book!

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