During the public comment period at the December 19 San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 meeting, a citizen said the state Department of Health has opened two investigations into complaints filed against San Juan Island EMS Chief Jerry Martin. This came as a surprise to three of the PHD commissioners - Dr. Warren Appleton, Dr. Mark Schwinge and Anna Lisa Lindstrum. They had not been informed of the investigations.
Board Chair Dr. Michael Edwards said Martin had given him a copy of the notice Martin had received in November from DOH. Edwards told the commissioners there was nothing to be done at this time so he didn't share the information with the rest of the board.
Commissioner Rebecca Smith said she knew about it.
Dr. Appleton and Lindstrum were upset that they were kept in the dark. Appleton asked if the PHD's insurer had been informed.
Chief Martin said he had contacted his attorney.
San Juan Islander will have a more in depth article about the December 19 meeting after the holidays.
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Miles Crossen Saturday, 22 December 2018 16:17 Comment Link
Hey Doc (I'm mean Dr. Mark Fishaut, MD FAAP) what does that Latin term mean in this case?? Then, in Cartagena.... Not sure exactly how that applies to alleged incompetence in the medical field? Did I make an error in my translation? I'm just a Coast Guard Radioman in Charge, and a former spot news reporter and photographer. What did I miss here?Report