Our Understanding Series: Health Care
On Monday, April 11, staff and board members from Syringa General Hospital/Clinics and St. Mary’s Hospital/Clinics will provide information about the region’s health care delivery system in the first of a series of community presentations called Growing Our Understanding. This series is designed to address important quality-of-life elements in Idaho County, including health care, public education, our economy, and the health of our environment. The series is sponsored by the Idaho County Democrats. “One of our organization’s goals this year is to further educate ourselves on important issues impacting the economic, social and physical health of our regional community,” stated Idaho County Democratic Chair Linwood Laughy. “Because health care plays such an important role in all of our lives, as well as in our economy, we thought this would be a good initial topic.” The Growing Our Understanding series is nonpartisan and open to the public, Laughy noted. “We hope many community members will take advantage of this unique opportunity.” The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior Citizens’ Center.
The health care session will include highlights of present and planned medical services, special challenges facing our local health care delivery system, and what we as individual citizens can do to help support this vital part of our community. Initial presentations will be followed by responses from selected panel members including physicians, other health care providers, and hospital board members. The audience will also be provided the opportunity to address questions to presenters and panel members. A report summarizing the information will be made available to participants and posted on the Idaho County Democrats’ website.
Jeanette Gorman, St. Mary’s public relations director, stated that “This is a fine opportunity for everyone to learn more about a major part of health care in our area of service.” Kati Eimers, Syringa Hospital’s Sr. Manager of Human Resources added, “We’re all in this together, and the more we understand, the better we can maintain high standards of health care for our region’s residents.”
The program will be followed by refreshments and informal interaction among presenters and the audience.
For more information, call Janice Inghram at 983-0616.