Garfield County Hospital Update
October 10, 2019
The Board of Commissioners, along with the Co-CEOs and CFO, hosted the first of two Special Board/Town Hall Meetings on September 26. There was a great response in attendance with 44 community members turning out to discuss the District’s status and the upcoming levy.
All members were invited to ask questions of the Board and CEOs. One question that was addressed to the District asked how many of their employees live in Garfield County. Currently the District has 49 employees living in the county, which is down from 67 local employees in 2018. Although the District would love to have 100% of its employees live locally, this is just not feasible. There are many skilled positions at the hospital that cannot be filled by community members nor can new employees be forced to move to town.
It is the desire of the District to serve and support the community in every way possible. This includes supporting the local economy. We purchase supplies from local vendors whenever possible and our employees spend an estimated $1.5 million dollars on retail sales in the community.
The Board and CEOs appreciates those who took the time to participate in the recent GCHD Town Hall meeting. There is a plan for a second Town Hall Meeting on October 9, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.
We value your support and invite you to join us. We hope to see you there!