Okanogan Hospital District 03 Commissioner District 3
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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Ellen Delaney (NP)
Why did you decide to run for this position?
What are three major issues that will face your hospital district?
Of the three, which one is the most urgent?
What unique qualities do you bring to this job?
Town where you live
Experience (300 characters max)
*Legal secretary & Office manager for small attorney firm in NY - 5 years
*Supervisor of 3 departments for an East Coast Insurance Company - 9.6 yrs
*Supervised collections department for a NY bank - 5 years
*Pre-school administrator in VA- 2 yrs
*Secretary for insurance company in MA- 3 yrs
I was simply asked to run for this position by several friends who felt I would be an asset to the commissioner board to the hospital and after discussing and researching the position, I decided to give it a go. I also thought it would be a good way to give something back to the community I have chosen as my home and help make decisions that will hopefully benefit our rural community regarding our healthcare.
#1 - How to help the hospital run more efficiently
#2 - Make sure that the hospital is adequately staffed with qualified doctors, nurses and personnel
#3 - To insure the hospital is fiscally responsible
My first concern is to insure that the hospital is fiscally responsible. I am hoping that working with the other commissioners and the hospitals administrator that we will be able to insure that the hospital is able to stay in business and service this communities healthcare needs with quality care.
As laid out in my On-line Voter's Guide, my background includes financial and supervisory skills which I feel will be an asset to the Hospital Commissioner position. Also, my main focus is to represent the needs of our community; what is best for patient care and how can the hospital be run more efficiently without further stressing the pockets of the people who support this community?
Unfortunately I will be on the east coast visiting family during the September 25th on-line question and answer voter's guide and will not be available to actively participate. I do hope that my answers to the above questions will help the voter's get a clearer picture of who I am and why I am running for this position. Although I am running unopposed, I do hope that the voter's will cast their vote for Ellen Delaney as District #3 Hospital Commissioner. Thank you.
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