Hospital Levy Failure

Aaron Edwards, CEO The votes are counted and election finalized and we came up 47 votes short.  On behalf of the Board and all the staff at Ferry County Public Hospital District I would like to thank those that voted!   Sure, we are disappointed the levy didn’t pass but are also proud of how close we came and truly appreciate your support.  The majority of … Continue reading Hospital Levy Failure

State of the District Year End 2018

What you need to know in brief…

  • 2018 ended with earnings of $1.2M (likely an all-time high)
  • Debt remains at levels double similar facilities which will need to be addressed
  • Rural hospitals/clinics continue to struggle across the Nation
  • Dr. Sam Artzis and Dr. Kal Kelley have joined the District
  • Dr. Garcia is offering ultrasound guided injections for treatment of pain
  • Dr. Kelley will resume colonoscopies and EGD’s in April here in the District
  • Bill Hartman PA-C from Providence Orthopedics is now seeing patients here in the District
  • We are now offering tele-Endocrinology through Grand Coulee Medical

Want to know more?  Please read the full update from our CEO, Aaron Edwards, MHPA… Continue reading “State of the District Year End 2018”

New Year, New Look

Ferry County Public Hospital District #1 is changing its look. Starting in January, 2019, the District will be phasing in its new brand “Ferry County Health”. Nothing is changing beyond what we call ourselves and how we look. Why the change to “Ferry County Health”? Besides being shorter and easier to remember, we feel “Ferry County Health” better represents who we are and what we … Continue reading New Year, New Look

Community Sharps Disposal

Pearl Sigurdson, Infection Prevention Are you using needles at home for your medications? Are you unsure of what to put your used needles in?  Are you questioning, wondering where to dispose of them at? I got the answers for you!! A good sharps container would be a 64 oz. juice bottle, a Gatorade bottle (little or small), or a container that is non-penetrable plastic. The … Continue reading Community Sharps Disposal

Medicare Open Enrollment

JoAnn Ehlers, Clinic Manager ATTENTION MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES!!! Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment is each year from October 15th through December 7th for changes in your coverage that will begin January 1, 2019. This is the time to review Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Why? Because plan costs and benefits may change from one year to another.  What is affordable to you … Continue reading Medicare Open Enrollment

New Laboratory Medical Director

Karen Quinnell, Lab Manager Effective April 1, 2018, FCPHD entered into a contract with Incyte Diagnostics to provide Laboratory Directorship over the hospital lab. Dr. Montague has been with Incyte Diagnostics since 1998. Dr. Montague is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty focus in hematopathology and nephropathology. After earning his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Dr. Montague … Continue reading New Laboratory Medical Director