Members of the Kittitas Valley Healthcare Board of Commissioners have expanded on a program of community healthcare roundtables introduced by former commissioner Joan Baird Glover.
The community healthcare roundtables were developed as an opportunity for members of the community to share with and learn from the KVH senior leadership team and Board of Commissioners about the healthcare needs of the county. The program is also designed to provide attendees with a general overview of public hospital districts and information about the operations of KVH. Since the program’s inception in 2005, nearly 500 community members have participated in a roundtable.
This year, the KVH Board of Commissioners hosted a community healthcare roundtable event in Cle Elum on August 16. This is the first session in Cle Elum since 2006. A brief version of the roundtable program was also introduced at the meetings of many local service groups in Ellensburg and Cle Elum earlier this year.
“The community healthcare roundtables allow us to speak directly with the community that we serve,” said KVH Commissioner Matthew Altman. “The feedback that we have received is invaluable; it will help us continue to adapt and develop the services and priorities of our local healthcare system.”
The next session of the community healthcare roundtable series is scheduled for the evening of September 20 at KVH in Ellensburg.
If you are interested in requesting a speaker for your group or signing up to attend the September 20 roundtable at KVH, please call us at (509) 962-7302 or sign up online at www.kvhealthcare.org/roundtable.