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Consider offering skill on hospital board

Letter to the Editor



Have you considered how important Syringa Hospital, the clinic, the medical staff and emergency service unit are to this town, and to you and me personally? So often we take things for granted and just assume they will manage themselves and be there for us in our time of need.

This spring we have an opportunity to have input and to be involved in how this critical facility operates. In May, we will be electing our hospital board of trustees. The board is a seven-person board whose main function is to work through the CEO in providing governance for the medical facility in our community.

This year five of the seven people on the board will be up for re-election; the terms this year will vary. We have one two-year term, one four-year term and three six-year terms. Any registered voter living within the hospital taxing district may serve on the board. On the current board, we have six members who live in the surrounding towns and areas, and only one board member representing the Grangeville community.

The beauty of this board is that it is an opportunity for local citizens to learn about the medical services offered and to help manage these services by bringing local ideas and creative skills to serve for the betterment of us all. If you have an interest, or feel you would like to help our community, the deadline for submitting your candidate form is March 17; the forms may be picked up at the hospital or the county courthouse. You will need 10 registered voters to sign your candidate form. The election will take place in mid-May.

Is it “Pay-Back “time? A time to redeem your civic responsibilities? If so, this is an opportunity that is certainly unique and important to your family, friends and community.

Please consider offering your skills to this important group.

Dave Poncin

retired board member

Grangeville



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