Robert Rosencrantz is committed to the people who depend on Newport Hospital.

Patient-Focused • Balanced Budgets • Employee Excellence

Hospitals matter. Hospitals are where we experience some of life’s most profound and intimate moments. We cry tears of joy when a baby is born, share tears of relief when illness or injury is overcome, and shed tears of sadness when a loved one is in pain or passes away. 

We are fortunate to have a hospital in our own backyard that is a center of excellence. Great people live here, and it is right and good that the first-class people of Pend Oreille County can get first-class medical care in our hometown Newport Hospital. 

I am committed to the people who depend on Newport Hospital. For nearly two years I have attended 100% of the Board meetings at Newport Hospital. This participation led to my interest in serving as a Commissioner. I saw how committed everyone at the hospital is to deliver compassionate, patient-centered medical care, and their dedication inspired me to seek this office. Showing up matters. Of the candidates running for this seat I’m the only one who has attended any Board meetings over the past two years. You can count on me to show up.

A hospital is also a business. The primary mission of a hospital is to heal people and prevent them getting from getting sick. Unfortunately, hospitals are also where we experience the reality of health care economics, subjecting us to financial pressure that makes us anxious when we most need peace of mind. Newport Hospital needs to do two things at the same time; help patients relax and have a balanced budget.

Newport Hospital, like most hospitals, faces a challenge. Money is tight, and finances are always an issue. Washington continues to make it difficult for hospitals like ours through regulations more appropriate to big cities than rural areas. If elected, I’ll draw on my financial expertise and 4 decades of business experience when working with hospital administration and staff. I’ll also make sure we interact effectively with Fire Districts and first responders who provide critical transport and emergency medical services. God bless those who volunteer.

I am committed to the people of Pend Oreille County. I serve as a Trustee of the Pend Oreille County Library District.  Serving as a hospital Commissioner would build on this work.



Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Curt Holmes, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Executive Director of Public & Governmental Affairs

State Senator Shelly Short, 7th District

State Representative Joel Kretz, 7th District

Pend Oreille County Commissioner Steve Kiss

Pend Oreille County Commissioner Mike Manus

Pend Oreille County Commissioner Karen Skoog

Newport Hospital Commissioner Lynnette Elswick

Newport Hospital Commissioner Ray King

Newport Hospital Commissioner Lois Robertson

Newport Hospital Commissioner Terry Zakar

Newport Hospital CEO Tom Wilbur

Newport Hospital Chief Financial Officer Kim Manus

Pend Oreille County Sheriff Glenn Blakeslee

Pend Oreille County Prosecuting Attorney Dolly Hunt

Pend Oreille County Auditor Marianne Nichols

Pend Oreille County Treasurer Nicole Dice

Pend Oreille County Clerk Tammie Ownbey

PUD Commissioner Curt Knapp

PUD Commissioner Joe Onley

Former PUD Commissioner Dan Peterson

Jon Carman

Sheryl Miller

Tom Watson

Bob Moran

Fred Willenbrock

*Endorsements are made by individuals in their personal capacity and not on behalf of any organization or office held.

Paid for by Rosencrantz for Newport Hospital  |  PO Box 891  |  Newport, WA 99156