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Public Hospital Districts in Washington State

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Introduction

Information on Washington Public Hospital Districts is presented below in table format. It includes the names of the district, the number of commissioners, links if available, what cities and towns are within the boundaries of the district, and a brief description of facilities provided.

The contents of the list were compiled from multiple sources including: State Auditor's Office, Department of Revenue Property Tax Code Areas, Department of Health's lists of Licensed Community Hospitals and EMS providers, and county auditors. The Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts publishes a membership directory of public hospital districts in the state that provide health care services. Public Hospital Districts are governed by Ch. 70.44 RCW.

Hospital District List

Jurisdictions Listed by County

Adams | Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Columbia | Douglas | Ferry | Franklin | Garfield | Grant | Grays Harbor | Island | Jefferson | King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Klickitat | Lewis | Lincoln | Mason | Okanogan | Pacific | Pend Oreille | San Juan | Skagit | Skamania | Snohomish | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Whitman

District Name Commissioners Elected by Commissioner Districts Cities and Towns Included Facilities Provided EMS Services Provided 1
Adams County
Adams Public Hospital District No. 2 - East Adams Rural Hospital
5 Commissioners - Governing Board

Ritzville, Lind, Washtucna
Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 operates the hospital, as well as the Ritzville and Washtucna Medical Clinics and is associated with the Ritzville, Lind, and Washtucna Volunteer Ambulance Associations. Together, these organizations serve a 1,500 square mile area of eastern Adams County, Washington. EMS Service (AMBV BLS)
Associated with the Ritzville, Lind, and Washtucna Volunteer Ambulance
Adams Public Hospital District No. 3 - dba Othello Community Hospital 5 Commissioners Hatton and Othello Othello Community Hospital Othello Ambulance Service
(BLS)
Asotin County - None
Benton County
Kennewick Public Hospital District No. 1 - Formerly dba  Kennewick General Hospital (KGH); name changed to Trios Health 10/2013 7 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners Kennewick The organization operates a hospital, three Urgent Care Centers (one with the Tri-Cities' only After-Hours Pediatric Clinic), and more than ten physician-based Care Centers and specialty services across the community. Trios Health will open a new hospital at Southridge in spring of 2014  and Benton Franklin Elder Services, dba as Adult Day Services of the Tri-Cities.
Prosser Public Hospital District - Prosser Memorial Hospital 7 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners - Some 2011-2012 minutes linked Prosser Prosser Memorial Hospital owns and operates an acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health agency, 24-hour ambulance service, physical therapy facility, and Benton City Clinic. EMS (AMBV ALS)
Chelan County
Chelan Public Hospital District No. 1 - Cascade Medical Center
5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners

Leavenworth
Owns and operates Cascade Medical Center; provides health care service to patients in the Leavenworth area. Cascade Ambulance Service (AMBV ALS)
Chelan Public Hospital District No. 2 - dba Lake Chelan Community Hospital 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners - Includes Meeting Minutes Chelan
Owns and operates the Lake Chelan Community Hospital. (Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC Interlocal agreement 2) Lake Chelan EMS (AMBV ALS)
Clallam County
Clallam Public Hospital District No.1 - Forks Community Hospital (Official name change to Forks Community Hospital in 1959)
3 Commissioners - Listed on hospital home page - Current board minutes

Forks
The district provides health care services to Forks and surrounding communities. The district operates Forks Community Hospital serving residents of western Clallam and Jefferson counties; also operates the West End Outreach program, the Clallam Bay Clinic; Bogachiel Clinic, and the Forks Women's Clinic, and the Forks Ambulance Service. Member of Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3 Forks Ambulance Service 
(AMBV ILS)
Clallam Public Hospital District No. 2 - dba Olympic Memorial Center 7 Commissioners - Board Information - Includes agendas and minutes Port Angeles, Sequim
This district provides health care services to Port Angeles, Sequim, and surrounding communities. The district operates Olympic Memorial Center, the Olympic Medical Imaging Center, Olympic Medical Cancer Center, Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Olympic Medical Laboratory, and provides home health services through Olympic Medical Home Health.

Clark County - None
Columbia County
Columbia County Hospital District No. 1 - Columbia County Health Care System (County-wide) - Joint with Walla Walla County whose boundary contiguous with Waitsburg School District (Formed 1996) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners Waitsburg, Dayton, Starbuck
Owns and operates Dayton General Hospital; Booker Rest Home Annex; Booker Adult Family Home, and Columbia Family Clinic, all in Dayton; and Waitsburg Clinic in Waitsburg. The district provides health-care services to patients in Columbia County and Waitsburg areas.

Cowlitz County - None
Douglas County
Okanogan-Douglas County Hospital No. 1 - Okanogan-Douglas Hospital (Brewster) 5 Commissioners Douglas County: Bridgeport, Mansfield - Okanogan County: Brewster, Pateros, Twisp, Winthrop Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC 2
Douglas County Public Hospital District No. 2
3 Commissioners
Waterville
Provides medical services to Waterville residents; has a medical clinic with emergency room services, and an ambulance service. Waterville Ambulance (AMBV BLS)
Douglas County Public Hospital District No. 3 - Mansfield None Unknown

Joint - Grant County Public Hospital District No. 6 (Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Okanogan Co) - Coulee Medical Center 5 Commissioners Coulee Dam, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Hartline
Coulee Dam, Hartline
Elmer City, Nespelem
Owns and operates Coulee Community Hospital; the Coulee Family Medicine Clinic, the St. Rita's Adult Family Home in Coulee Dam, and the Coulee City Medical Clinic
Ferry County
Ferry County Public Hospital District No. 1
5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners - Includes meeting minutes Republic Operates Ferry County Memorial Hospital, the Republic Medical Clinic, Curlew Clinic, Klondike Hills Assisted Living and a Rehab/Fitness Center
Franklin County
Franklin County Public Hospital District No. 1 - Connell Ambulance
3 Commissioners
Mesa, Connell
Provides ambulance service to a large section of North Franklin County.

Connell Ambulance
(AMBV BLS)

Garfield County
Garfield County Hospital District No. 1 - Garfield Memorial Hospital
5 Commissioners - Governance - Includes meeting packets and minutes, presentations, and bylaws Pomeroy Owns and operates Garfield County Memorial Hospital, Memory Manor Nursing Home, and Pomeroy Medical Clinic in Pomeroy
Grant County
Grant County Public Hospital District No. 1 - dba Samaritan Healthcare (Moses Lake) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners Moses Lake, Warden Operates a licensed hospital and ambulance service in Moses Lake. The district also operates a clinic and leases space to other health-care organizations and professionals.
Grant County Public Hospital District No. 2 (Quincy) - Quincy Valley Medical Center
5 Commissioners - Leadership
George, Quincy
Owns and operates Quincy Valley Hospital, Quincy Valley Convalescent Center, and Quincy Valley Medical Center; provides services mostly to residents of the Quincy Valley area.
Grant County Public Hospital District No. 3 (Ephrata) - Columbia Basin Hospital 5 Commissioners Ephrata
Owns and operates Columbia Basin Hospital, Columbia Basin Family Medicine, and Garden Oaks Assisted Living
Grant County Public Hospital District No. 4 (Soap Lake) - McKay Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 5 Commissioners
Coulee City, Krupp, Soap Lake, Wilson Creek
Owns and operates McKay Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Grant County Public Hospital District No. 5 dba Mattawa Community Medical Clinic 3 Commissioners
Mattawa
Mattawa Community Medical Clinic serves the citizens in and around Mattawa.
Grant County (Joint) Public Hospital District No. 6 with Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Okanogan Co), formed 1990 - Coulee Medical Center 5 Commissioners - Commissioner Profiles
Coulee Dam, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Hartline, Elmer City, Nespelem
Owns and operates Coulee Community Hospital; the Coulee Family Medicine Clinic, the St. Rita's Adult Family Home in Coulee Dam, and the Coulee City Medical Clinic.
Grant County Public Hospital District No. 7, formed 1999
5 Commissioners
Royal City Provides health care services and medical aid to those residents living in and around the Royal City
Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor Public Hospital District No. 1 - Mark Reed Health Care District (Name changed to Mark Reed Healthcare District in 2007) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners - Includes agenda and minutes
Elma, McCleary
Owns and operates Mark Reed Hospital and Mark Reed Health Care Clinic. Part of Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Island County
Island County (Whidbey Island) Public Hospital District No. 1 - dba Whidbey General Hospital 5 Commissioners
Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Langley
The District owns and operates Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, the South Whidbey Community Clinic, and provides ambulance services. Associate member Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3 EMS (AMBV ALS)
Jefferson County
Jefferson County Hospital District No. 1 (Forks) - West end of Jefferson County Unknown None
Served by Clallam Public Hospital District No.1 Forks Community Hospital Member Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2 dba Jefferson Healthcare
East end of Jefferson County
5 Commissioners - Commissioners - Agendas and Minutes Port Townsend Principal provider of acute health care services for Port Townsend and the surrounding communities. Member Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
King County
King County Public Hospital District No. 1 (Renton) - Valley Medical Center 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners Black Diamond, Renton Valley Medical Center

King County Public Hospital District No.2 (Kirkland) - dba Evergreen Healthcare 5 Commissioners - Governance Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Sammamish
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
King County Public Hospital District No. 4 - Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
5 Commissioners
About Us
Carnation, North Bend, Snoqualmie Provides hospital services to Snoqualmie, North Bend, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, and surrounding communities
Kitsap County
North Kitsap Hospital District No. 2 - Dissolved by court November 2005 Unknown None
Unknown
Kittitas County
Kittitas Public Hospital District No. 1 - dba Kittitas Valley Community Hospital (Ellensburg)
5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners
Ellensburg, Kittitas Owns and operates Kittitas Valley Community Hospital and operates the Cle Elum Medical Center, the Valley Clinic, Sakura Women's Health, Kittitas Valley Orthopedics, and Kittitas Valley Surgical Associates.
Kittitas Public Hospital District No. 2 (Cle Elum)
5 Commissioners
Cle Elum, South Cle Elum, Roslyn
Owns and operates three ambulances. The district serves 800 square miles of upper Kittitas County. Upper Kittitas County Medic One (AMBV ALS)
Klickitat County
Klickitat County Public Hospital District No. 1 - dba Klickitat Valley Health Services (Goldendale) 3 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners
Minutes Archive
Goldendale Owns and operates the Klickitat Valley Hospital and Family Practice Clinic. Klickitat Valley Ambulance (AMBV ALS)
Klickitat County Public Hospital District No. 2 - dba Skyline Hospital(White Salmon)
5 Commissioners - About Us
Bingen, White Salmon Owns and operates Skyline Hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and an ambulance service; serves western Klickitat County and eastern Skamania County. Skyline Ambulance
(AMBV ALS)
Lewis County
Lewis County Public Hospital District No. 1 - dba Morton General Hospital and Nursing Home 5 Commissioners
Morton, Mossyrock
Owns and operates Morton General Hospital and Nursing Home and clinics in Morton and Randle. Member Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Lincoln County
Lincoln Public Hospital District No. 1 - Odessa Memorial Hospital 5 Commissioners - Commissioners
Odessa Owns and operates Odessa Memorial Hospital, the district, Odessa Memorial Clinic, and Quail Court, an assisted living complex Odessa Ambulance
(BLS)
Lincoln Public Hospital District No. 3 - dba Lincoln Hospital (Davenport)
7 Commissioners
Almira, Creston, Davenport, Harrington, Reardan, Wilbur Owns and operates Lincoln Hospital, Vista Manor Assisted Living in Wilbur, and medical Clinics in Davenport, Reardan and Wilbur
Joint - Grant County Public Hospital District No. 6 (Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Okanogan Co) - Coulee Medical Center 5 Commissioners
Coulee Dam, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Hartline, Elmer City, Nespelem Owns and operates Coulee Community Hospital; Coulee Family Medicine Clinic, the St. Rita's Adult Family Home in Coulee Dam, and the Coulee City Medical Clinic. (Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC 2)
Mason County
Mason County Public Hospital District No. 1 - Mason General Hospital  3 Commissioners Shelton
Owns and operates Mason General Hospital in Shelton, the North Mason Medical Clinic in Belfair, and Oakland Bay Pediatrics in Shelton
Mason County Public Hospital District No. 2 - North Mason Area; Election Precincts Belfair 1 through 6, Tahuya and Dewatto, formed November 2007 5 Commissioners
Meetings and Records
None Contracts with Harrison Medical Center for  services
Okanogan County
Okanogan-Douglas County Hospital No. 1 - Okanogan-Douglas Hospital (Brewster)
5 Commissioners Brewster, Pateros, Twisp, Winthrop Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC 2
Okanogan Public Hospital District No. 3 - Mid-Valley Hospital (Omak) 5 Commissioners Conconully, Okanogan, Omak, and Riverside Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group 2
Okanogan Public Hospital District No. 4 - North Valley Hospital (Tonasket)
5 Commissioners
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes
Oroville, Tonasket
District operates the North Valley Hospital, Tonasket VA Clinic, a Rehab Center and Extended Care Facility.  The district serves the communities of  Loomis, Riverside, Wauconda, Molson, and  Chesaw.  (Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC 2)
Joint District Grant County Public Hospital District No. 6 (Grand Coulee - Joint Hospital District: Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Okanogan Co.) - Coulee Medical Center 5 Commissioners Coulee Dam, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Hartline, Elmer City, Nespelem Owns and operates Coulee Community Hospital; the Coulee Family Medicine Clinic, the St. Rita's Adult Family Home in Coulee Dam, and the Coulee City Medical Clinic (Part of Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC 2)
Pacific County
Pacific County Public Hospital District No. 2 (South Bend) - Willapa Harbor Hospital 5 Commissioners
Raymond, South Bend
Owns and operates Willapa Harbor Hospital and South Bend Walk-In Clinic. It serves most of North Pacific County and outlying areas of Grays Harbor and Lewis counties. (split into two districts 1-96). Member Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Pacific County Public Healthcare Services (Pacific County Public Hospital District No. 3 - Ocean Beach Hospital (Ilwaco), created 1995 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners - Includes Meeting Minutes
Ilwaco, Long Beach
Operates Ocean Beach Hospital and Ocean Beach Medical Clinic in Ilwaco and a care clinic in Naselle. Primary service area is the southern portion of Pacific County. Member of Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Pend Oreille County
Pend Oreille County Public Hospital District No. 1 - Newport Hospital and Health Services (Newport)

5 Commissioners - Commissioners
Newport, Cusick
Owns and operates Newport Community Hospital, Newport Community Hospital Long-Term Care Unit, Family Health Center, Family Medicine Newport , and River Mountain Village, a licensed 24-bed hospital, 50-bed nursing home, 42-unit assisted living facility, and Medicare certified rural health clinics.

Pend Oreille County Public Hospital District No. 2 - (Metaline Falls) Unknown Ione, Metaline, Metaline Falls
Unknown

Pierce County - None
San Juan County
San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1  5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners
Friday Harbor
The district funds PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Clinic and San Juan Island EMS & MedEvac.  San Juan Island EMS & MedEvac
Skagit County
Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 1 - Skagit Valley Hospital 7 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners Mount Vernon (part) The district operates Skagit Valley Hospital and two health clinics in Stanwood and Camano Island.
Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 304 - United General Hospital (Whatcom and Skagit Counties) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners
Burlington, Concrete, Hamilton, Lyman, Mount Vernon (part), Sedro-Woolley Owns and operates United General Hospital; Public Hospital District No. 304, encompasses more than 2,000 square miles in Skagit (and parts of Whatcom) County. Associate member of Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 2 - Island Hospital (Anacortes) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners

Anacortes
Owns and operate Island Hospital and manages Family Care Clinics in Anacortes. Orcas and on Lopez Islands. Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 2 serves western Skagit County, north Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands. EMS (AMB)
Skamania County
Skamania County Public Hospital District (County-wide) - Skamania County Emergency Medical Services 3 Commissioners
Stevenson and North Bonneville
Provide ambulance and rescue services in Skamania County. Skamania County EMS (AMBV ALS)
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Public Hospital District No. 1 - Valley General Hospital (Monroe) 3 Commissioners
Board of Commissioners
Board Meeting Minutes
Board Bylaws
Gold Bar, Index, Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan
Owns and operates Valley General Hospital. Provides health care services to the residents of Monroe and surrounding communities.
Snohomish County Public Hospital District No. 2 - dba Verdant Health Commission(Formerly South Snohomish County Commission for Health and Stevens Hospital) 5 Commissioners
Board of Commissioners
Meetings & Minutes
Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway Swedish Medical Center leased and assumed management of Stevens Hospital, effective 09/01/2010
Snohomish County Public Hospital District No. 3 - Cascade Valley Hospital (Arlington) 5 Commissioners
Our Leaders
Darrington, Part Arlington
Operates Cascade Valley Hospital.

Spokane, Stevens, Thurston and Wahkiakum Counties - None
Walla Walla County
Columbia County Hospital District No. 1 - Columbia County Health Care System (County-wide) - Joint with Walla Walla County whose boundary contiguous with Waitsburg School District ( 1996) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners Waitsburg, Dayton, Starbuck Owns and operates Dayton General Hospital; Booker Rest Home Annex; Booker Adult Family Home, and Columbia Family Clinic, all in Dayton; and Waitsburg Clinic in Waitsburg. The district provides health-care services to patients in Columbia County and Waitsburg areas.
Whatcom County
Point Roberts Hospital District - Point Roberts Clinic; district formed 02/2005 3 Commissioners None
Assumed ownership of Aydon Wellness Clinic in May 2006

Skagit County Hospital District NO. 304 - United General Hospital (Whatcom and Skagit Counties) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners None in Whatcom County. Skagit county cities: Burlington, Concrete, Hamilton, Lyman, Mount Vernon (part), Sedro-Woolley Owns and operates United General Hospital; Public Hospital District No. 304, encompasses more than 2,000 square miles in Skagit (and parts of Whatcom) County. Associate member Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) 3
Whitman County
Whitman County Public Hospital District No. 1A - Pullman Regional Hospital (Pullman) 7 Commissioners - Board - Includes current year minutes
Pullman
Owns and operates Pullman Regional Hospital
Whitman County Public Hospital District No. 2 (Garfield)
5 Commissioners
Farmington, Garfield
District formed to provide health services to Garfield and surrounding area; operates Assisted Living Center.
 
Whitman County Public Hospital District No. 3 - Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax) 5 Commissioners - Board of Commissioners
Colfax, Endicott, LaCross, St. John Owns and operates Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax
Whitman County Public Hospital District No. 4 (11/06/2012) 5 Commissioners
Tekoa Provides continued operation of the Tekoa Medical Clinic
Yakima County - None

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Footnotes

1. EMS Service Levels. Prehospital EMS Licensed and Verified Services by County, Office of Community Health Systems, Washington State Department of Health, 10/2012  -  Service Type: AMBV- Verified Ambulance, AIDV - Trauma Verified Aid,    Level of Care Designations: BLS - Basic Life Support and ALS - Advanced Life Support. See Ch. 246-976 WAC Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems.

2. Caribou Trail Professional Medical Services Group, LLC. In 2003, five hospitals in northeast Washington entered into an interlocal agreement to establish Caribou Trails Professional Medical Services Group, LLC. The five member hospital districts are: Mid Valley Hospital (Okanogan PHD No. 3), North Valley Hospital (Okanogan PHD No. 4), Okanogan-Douglas County PHD No. 1, Lake Chelan Community Hospital (Chelan PHD No. 2) and Coulee Community Hospital (Grant Joint PHD No. 6), Mid Valley Hospital has majority interest in the District. It is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of one board member from each of the five member hospital districts. The District also has an Operating Committee, made up of the administrators from each member hospital, to help manage operations. (Description from State Auditors 2010 Report)

3. Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) - The Collaborative is comprised of nine federally designated rural Critical Access Hospitals (hospital districts) serving all or portions of nine Western Washington counties. Members: Forks Community Hospital (Clallam Public Hospital District No. 1), Jefferson Healthcare (Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2), Mark Reed Memorial Hospital (Grays Harbor Public Hospital District No. 1), Mason General Hospital (Mason County Public Hospital District No. 1), Morton General Hospital (Lewis County Public Hospital District No. 1), Ocean Beach Hospital (Pacific County Public Hospital District No. 3), Willapa Harbor (Pacific County Public Hospital District No. 2), United General (Skagit and Whatcom County Public Hospital District No. 304), and Whidbey General. (Island County Public Hospital District No. 1)

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