February 10, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Liepman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 360-814-2293
Bruce Lisser, Secretary, Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners,
MOUNT VERNON –Public Hospital District No. 1, Skagit Valley Hospital, doing business as Skagit Regional Health, is seeking applicants for a position on the Board of Commissioners. The deadline to apply for the position is February 24, 2017.
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The vacancy on the seven-member board was created by the resignation in January 2017 of Stan Olson, a member of the board since 1997. Mr. Olson announced his resignation effective January 31, 2017 to Board President Jim Hobbs. In his letter, Mr. Olson stated he has decided to permanently move to Montana. The board has 90 days from January 31 to appoint a replacement. Mr. Olson’s term was to conclude in December 2017.
“Stan brought an inquiring mind and an approach to the Board that often questioned the status quo,” said Mike Liepman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Skagit Regional Health. “As a longtime business owner, he understood the need to change with the marketplace, and he applied his keen interest and passion to advance our successful health care organization.”
Applications are available by request in Administration offices at Skagit Valley Hospital, 1415 E. Kincaid, or an application can be downloaded from the Skagit Regional Health Web site home page at www.skagitregionalhealth.org.
In addition to the application form, applicants are asked to submit a statement of interest in the position, a resume and fill out a conflict of interest form by noon on Friday, February 24, 2017. Applicants must be a resident and registered voter of Public Hospital District No. 1, which includes most of Mount Vernon, area west of the city, east to Big Lake and the southern portion of Skagit County including Conway and Lake Cavanaugh. All board positions are at large.
Once the application deadline has passed, the board will review the forms, narrow the list if needed, conduct interviews and make a selection. The goal is to have a new board member in place in March 2017.