North Coast health care trustees will host a second special workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, to get their ratepayers’ views on the Cambria Community Healthcare District’s proposed strategic goals through 2018.
The meetings will be in the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.
The goals as proposed by the Alta Mesa Group consulting firm and refined by the trustees Tuesday, Sept. 22, included:
- Financial stability.
- Community education.
- Facility management and development.
- “Continuum of care” — exploring possible collaborations with other health care and medical organizations, such as Dignity Health, Tenet Healthcare, Community Health Centers (CHC) and physician groups, to bring needed services, including urgent care, to the region as soon as practicable.
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District Administrator Bob Sayers said about a dozen people attended a similar meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6, with about four of those being district employees.
Each district trustee explained one goal and how the district had developed it.
Sayers said attendees, “by and large, were OK with the goals as stated.”
He said employees stressed the need to replace aging ambulances and equipment. Others in the audience talked about various aspects of North Coast health care, such as services already available in the community, having an ombudsman who could advise people about those services, and how putting ambulances in a better location could free up space for other physicians to set up offices in the area.
Sayers said one man summed up his opinions with a ranking of the goals, with taking care of the ambulance service being at the top of the list, followed by “making sure the ambulances are in good condition, then the facility, and then an ombudsman.”
For details on the district and the special meetings, call 937-8304.