July 2019

Board Update

At their meeting on July 24th, the LIHD Board reviewed the substantial amount of data, input, feedback and suggestions provided in the 2019 Community Survey on Health Care. The Board Meeting Materials contained some highlights from the survey itself. Over 150 participants completed a paper version of the survey at the June 19th meeting, and almost 60 …

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Board Meeting Notice

The meeting materials for the July 24th Regular meeting of the LIHD Board of Commissioners have been posted. Details on the meeting time and location are listed on the Agenda. There are also links within the Agenda to access materials that will be discussed. Please visit the Agendas tab of the website to access these items.

Insurance Update

As a follow-up to our last post on changes in the individual and small group health insurance markets, the Commissioners are very excited to share this news that is hot off the press. Following her outreach, the Superintendent received communication this morning from the Senior Network Executive at Premera Blue Cross (parent of LifeWise) expressing …

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In our third post designed to respond to questions raised at the June 19th Community Conversation, we share a few ways the Lopez Island Hospital District strives to communicate in a transparent, timely and open way with all members of the community. On a monthly basis, the LIHD Board of Commissioners meets to discuss items …

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How the LIHD Spends Your Property Taxes

At the recent Community Conversation, participants wanted to know more about the LIHD budget process and how funds are spent. The Lopez Island Hospital District is required by RCW 70.44.060(6) to hold a public hearing on the proposed annual budget. The process begins late summer when the Superintendent prepares an initial draft budget for Board consideration. After …

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The LIHD Board and Superintendent continue to compile and analyze the data gathered at the June 19th Community Conversation. We were pleased with the strong turnout and active participation from the community. Over the course of the coming weeks, we’ll be answering questions and providing data in response to questions raised at the meeting. In addition, …

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