I’m running for the Newport Hospital Commission for three important reasons:
First, I’m running to make sure patients get the right care at the right time from the right providers at the right price.
In order to succeed, our patients must be healthy, grateful, and never have to choose between filling a prescription and feeding their family. We want satisfied patients to show their gratitude by recommending Newport Hospital to others.
Second, I’m running to make sure our nurses, doctors and employees get paid what they deserve and are respected for the work they do.
In order to succeed, everyone who works at Newport Hospital must be valued and respected. Enthusiastic and loyal staff are a huge asset and can also serve as powerful recruiting agents. There’s a nursing shortage that’s only going to get more severe, and in order to attract and retain top-tier professionals like those we already have we must be known as a center of employee excellence.
Third, I’m running to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, so we can be confident we’re getting our money’s worth.
The hospital has a duty to the taxpayers of Pend Oreille County to make sure every dollar is spent as effectively as possible.