After five years of service, Pam Wilson has resigned her position on the Board of Commissioners for Kittitas Valley Healthcare. The position, which is publicly elected, oversees the operations of Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 1. The hospital district covers the Lower Kittitas County area and does business as Kittitas Valley Healthcare.
Pam was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in February 2011, following the death of Al Moss. She fulfilled the remaining year of his term, and was elected to a full six-year term in November 2011. That term will end on December 31, 2017.
In a letter to KVH employees, Pam wrote, “The changes that have been made...were in the best interest of the district and they will benefit the hospital district for a long time. The progress this organization has made over the last several years has allowed KVH to be an outstanding healthcare system for the residents of Kittitas County.”
The KVH Board of Commissioners will move quickly to identify a thoughtful and inclusive process to solicit interest and identify candidates to fill the vacated position. An appointment will be made within 90 days; the individual who is appointed will hold the position until the November 2017 general election.
The appointment comes at an important time for KVH. The Board of Commissioners may make several key decisions in the coming year, including the selection of a permanent Chief Executive Officer, selection of a new electronic health records system, and the potential construction of a new medical office building for clinic appointments. The timing of the Board transition will allow Ms. Wilson’s successor to be involved in these important decisions.
Pam will remain as a citizen-advisor on the planning team for the proposed medical office building. Her depth of understanding and commitment to the project would be difficult to replace, and the Board is appreciative of her willingness to continue in a new role.
More information about the appointment process will be shared in the coming weeks. For additional information, please contact Franki Storlie at (509) 962-7302 or visit www.kvhealthcare.org/board-of-commissioners.