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New CEO, King, named to lead Syringa

Syringa Hospital and Clinics recently announced Abner King, FACHE, as its new chief executive officer. King will begin Jan. 9. He most recently worked as the chief operating officer at Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon.

January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Syringa board interviews three for CEO

Syringa Hospital trustees recently interviewed three candidates for the position of CEO. Joe Cladouhos, former CEO, retired earlier this year. Trustees are working in conjunction with Kootenai Health whom Syringa affiliated and entered a managerial services agreement with this year. “The process of choosing a CEO will be ongoing,” said board chair Al Bolden of White Bird at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28.

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Group forming on emergency services issue

A discussion group regarding local emergency response services is in the works thanks to Syringa Hospital board member Jim May of Kooskia. “I believe our local emergency service groups, QRUs and EMTs, are suffering due to a lack of volunteers,” May said at the regular Sept. 26 board meeting.

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Disaster exercise lacked ICSO rep

Syringa Hospital representatives recently spent several hours working on disaster planning – from fires and ice-storms to attacks and school emergencies. At the August meeting, the hospital board discussed a “table top” disaster preparedness activity that took place late this summer and involved many local entities. “One thing we definitely saw was the problem with a lack of communication between agencies,” reported CNO Alex Frei.

September 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Syringa board looks into managerial services agreement with Kootenai

“I just want to commend the current board for the Kootenai affiliation agreement,” said James May of Kooskia at the May 23 Syringa Board of Trustees meeting. “I know the whole process was not easy, but I believe it’s a wonderful opportunity for Syringa and absolutely critical for this hospital.”

June 7, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Comment sought on strategic plan for Syringa Hospital

Syringa Hospital and Clinics recently released its “Strategic plan 2017-2021” for public review and comment following a planning process led by the hospital board and leadership team of hospital department managers and medical staff. Public comments will be taken through May 31.

May 3, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Monthly records requests up at Syringa Hospital

Records request numbers are in the hundreds at Syringa. It was reported at the March 28 regular board of trustees meeting that Syringa Hospital and Clinics had 300 requests for medical records in December 2016, 322 in January, and 310 in February.

April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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