PHD to discuss possible sale of IIMC building Tuesday, July 17

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday July 17, 2018 at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The commissioners will review and take action on a sales contract for the Inter Island Medical Center (IIMC) building. The will also receive and evaluate complaints brought against a public employee and will review the performance of a public employee.

There will be two executive sessions each followed by a public session to take action.

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June 28: SJ PHD board meeting at 3 p.m.

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday June 28, 2018 at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The agenda includes reports on a needle disposal program, the consolidation talks about EMS and the Fire Dept, and review of EMS protocols. 

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No Sale: Buyer withdraws offer to purchase IIMC building

MCS Association, a non-profit formed in 1970,  has withdrawn its offer to buy the former Inter Island Medical Center Building.  According to Realtor Bill Giesy, the decision was made the day after the meeting with the San Juan County Hospital District Board where the purchase price of $925,000 was agreed to. At the end of the June 13 meeting, it was agreed that the sale was contingent upon one more market valuation. That turned out not to be necessary. 

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Three children have chicken pox on Orcas Island

Three cases of Varicella, or “chicken pox,” have been confirmed in the Orcas Island community. Two of the cases were in children attending schools on Orcas Island. San Juan County Health & Community Services has alerted medical providers, and is working closely with the Orcas School District, preschools and families to investigate the varicella cases. None of the cases have been hospitalized.

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