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Hospital News 2oo lu. I need to be adequately addressed before we can assume manage- of the boards ment r =sponsibllities for Sierra from Eastern Valley," said Donnenwirth. Care District In addition to Donnenwirth, Sierra Valley Dis-other EPHC board members are: met Thurs- Aggie Keese, Rotus Harvey, Dr. to discuss a man- Don Donato and Carol FolchL and SVDH board members are: Chair Gary Monroe, Marie Sil- months, Loyal. ver, Sandy Crippen and Don struck with the per- Bowling. of the Sierra Pa- Making the presentation to the has seen its hospi- board and the public on the pro- posed management services idea of merging agreement and possible merger approached in were EPHC Chief Executive Offi- situation cer Charles Guenther and SVDH discussions to acting administrator Vic Biswell. did not take any After the legal issue has been meeting, due to cer- resolved, the boards will meet which arose again to hear public comments and vote on the management ser- to postpone ac- vices agreement. Proposed agreementCopies of the management ser- of potential vices agreement are available at addressed to the the hospitals. of EPHC, accordingBefore any proposed merger of chair of the operations takes place, the board will hold other joint sessions to none of the board discuss issues and take public elaborate, they comments It was only five years ago that which had been EPHC entered bankruptcy and, during the period following, has many complex is- reorganized and shown that the Worked out before we changes made have improved a merger. And we the financial viability of the dis- of these issues trict. Photo by Terri Nacar The bemds of dk, ectors of F.a tent Plmtt r4we Bt rict (F..INI) Slen VMley Bl urlict Hospital (SVDH) met to discuss a n ement services and proposed merger of opera tlons. Boud were, from left: Rotus Harvey, EPHC; Al 10e Keese, EPHC; Don Bowling, eVDH; Ray Donnenwirth, EPHC; Gary Moncoe, eVDH; Dr. Don Donato, EPHC; Sandy Crippen, IVDH; Carol r-ok:id, EPHC; and Marie Silver, SVDH. By entering a management wanted or needed, law. services agreement with SVDH, "We need to concentrate our Despite the delay in the man- EPHC hopes to bring about simi- efforts on those services which agement agreement, EPHC has lar positive results, we can do better, quicker and given several of its physicians re. SVDH has concluded that the cheaper than anyone else," he lease time to help staffthe Loyal- proposed management services said. ton Medical Clinic while discus- agreement plan holds the high- EPHC is willing to assist sions continue. est I elihood of maintaining ba- SVDH by providing services on Similarly, EPHC has been pro- sic health care services within an independent contractor basis viding technical assistance to SVDH's service area, while meet- to manage its operations, reorga- SVDH in fielding an advanced ing its obligations to its credi- nize its finances and assist in the life support ambulance service mrs. development of an acceptable to be based in Loyalton. "The top priority of both dis- plan of reorganization, all in an- At this time, there are no plans tricts is to provide the best quali- ticipation of a merger of opera- to change the status of Loyal- ty of services to our patients," tions, ton's skilled nursing facility. said Guenther. During the management set-SVDH's 24-hour emergency In reality, Guenther said there vices agreement, the current room services will cease aS of is no way small rural districts SVDH board of directors shall re. March 15, but having EPHC can provide all of the services tain all authority placed in it by physicians available and with the institution of the advanced life support ambulance and crew, residents of the district will continue to receive quick re- sponses by a team of highly qual- ified and experienced medical professionals, according to Guenther. Compensation for the manage ment services agreement calls for a Oat fee of $12,000 per month from April 1 through Aug. 30, for services to be performed by the manager. As of Sept. I and after, SVDH shall pay a flat fee of $9,000 per month to the manager for ser- vices. SVDH will also pay the manag- er for out.f-pocket expenses in- curred by the on behalf of SVDH in connection with the normal business and affairs of the district, out-of-pocket expens- es arising from travel for the manager's personnel, and any reasonable expenses h 'mTed by the manager on behalf of SVDH in connection with services pro- vided by Jrd pertiea, such as le- gal advice ( merntng physician recruitment The agreement also states that there will be an automatic termi. nation of the agreement in the event that the proposed merger of SVDH operations is not con. summated on or before Dec. 31, 2001. des and support each other through site, 6 p.m. change. Every Thursday, noon to Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus 1:30 p.m., 591 Main St. (behind Chnst of Latter-day Saints. 283-3218. , 15 Feather River Bulletin). For more info Quincy Explorers, 7 p.m., Church of Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. call 283-5515. Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call Open to the public,Uons Club, meet at Moon's, Quincy, 283-3218. Chnst of Latter Daynoon. For more info, call 283.5127. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, Lane, Quincy. AI.Anon Family Group, 5:30 p.m., Quincy. Methodist Church, United Methodist Church Fellowship PRS-WIC. Supplemental foods and Thursday at noon. hall, Quincy. For families and fTiends nutrition education for children under of alcoholics. 5 years and pregnant/nursing women. Group. Women Pistol Shoot, sponsored by Quincy 10 a.m., 248 Main St., Quincy. 283- comfortable, confl- share their sto- Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill 4093 or 1-800-WIC-4093. Every Tuesday. Bereavement Support Group, meets first and third Thursdays at Christ the King North Fork FamilyMedical reception Sitler. 2333 Pine Epi=mopal Church room, clinic behind the hospital, at 7 .T 5 I.#w,,/e, t.,.Quincy. p.m.. 283-02 . + ...... lond" Cll b Veteran's 11 aJ'n, Sunday: Worship 10:00 a.m., Hail, 1 p.m. First and third Thursdays. Fellowship Hall. Missionary Baptist Pastor; 283- at 171 Redburg Jesus Christ Saints Isbell. 283- meeting 10 Life Fellowship 317 First St., E. Box 208, Quincy, services at and 6:00 p.m. Bible Study at 1:00 p.m. Schaal. Methodist Canwell, 282 Jackson Box 766, Quincy St. John's Catholic on Sunday: Father Andrew A. Koziczuk. Bible discussion 176 Lawrence St., 283-0890, to Jesus) P.O. Box 510, Quincy, 95971. for kids of all Christrian Education 9:00 a.m. Quincy Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., St. Church of Christ John's Church Social Hall, first and 283-1191, P.O. Box 628, Quincy. third Thursdays. Sunday, 10-11 a.m. Bible Study; 11 Feather River Grange, Grange Hall, a.m..12 p.m., Worship Service; 6-7 8 p.m., first and third Thursdays. p.m., Bible Study. Potluck and family night, third Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Bible Study. Thursdays. Plumas County Search and MesdowValley Rucue, 7 p.m., mineral building, Community Church Rumas County Fairgrounds. Third Pastors Terry Adkins and Curt Thursdays. Beeson. 283-4259. Box 60, Peopls First, Serf Advocacy organS. Meadow Valley, 95956. Services zation for people with developmental 9:30 a.m. Church office 353 disabilities. Round Table Pizza, Jackson St, Quincy. Quincy. Social time: 4-5:30 p.m.; FAX: 283-3860. Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost for pizza. e-maih pastorta@psln.com Every third Thursday. Commission on Aging. 1 p.m. 284- Church at 7206. Third Thursday of each second Quincy Pastor Tony Lang. 283-9737. month, rotating between the four P.O. Box 1048, Quincy nutrition sites. 95971. Offices upstairsabove Womsn's Aglow. 7 p.m. 3rd Quincy Post Office. Services Thursday each month. 352 Lawrence held at Vets Hall, Lawrence St., Quincy (Weight Watchers build- Street., Sunday 10:30 a.m. ing). Inter-denominational Chnstian fellowship. All women welcome. Quincy Crazy Quilters. 7 p.m. 3rd Service. Our Savior Lutheran evening Taiz6 Pastor David Olson. 283- for a few 4748. Church & High Sts., a world of can- P.O. Box 1396, Quincy, soft music. Come 95971. Sunday worship, stay as long as 10:30 a.m. p.m. Christ The Redeemer )mail.corn, of Indian Valley Epi=co ,, Church Brian Foes, minister, zu=P-o 17 Meet at First Lutheran, 120 Wells. Bush St., Greenville. Holy k t., Quincy, 95971. Communion, Sundays, 9:15 a.rn. Lake Almanor 1"Current ...4476.11 1 YearAgo .4485.78 .697,504 - 927,939 Bucks Lake l"C, urrent .... 5121.23 1 Year Ago .5133.95 *Elevation above sea **Water in acre feet. tMarch 5, 2001 ~'Feb. 28, 2000 level in ft. II Heir Co. St. Quincy 283-376O t83-5417 R;OM4S I01'OR SmPPk 283-2350 Domestic- Import Auto - Truck Mon.-,Sat. 8am-5pm "/f You Noed/t... V~'llRndltl* Ed Cammack, owner 283-1362 85 West Main, Ouincy Woodhaven Residential Care Home For The Elderly Providing a secure, carefree residence for seniors who can no longer safely live at home. Doreene Wood, LVN, Administrator 283-3538 Lic. #325000118 Thursday each month. Shady Pines Saturdays at Therapeutic Solutions, Recreation Room, 1750 Lee Rd. For 230 Main St., Quincy (Dunn's Coffee information call Norma Maciei at 283- Shop building). No charge. Call Jaye 1610 or Stephanie Horton at 283- Bruce, 284-7638. 0855. Friday, March 16 Senior Bowling League, men's and women's. La Sierra Lanes, Quincy. Wednesday and Friday. NA, 7 p.m., the Drug and Alcohol Building at the Courthouse Annex.. AA, noon, Crisis Resource Center. 283-4265. AA, 8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Jackson St., Quincy. 'Just you and Me, Kid" playgroup for children, ages birth to four, and their caregivers. Episcopal Church, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy (nursery school room behind church). 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Every first and third Fridays. Saturday, March 17 Seventh Day AdvenUat, Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service, 11 a.m., Fellowship Hall, 2333 Pine 'St., Quincy. 283-3092. NA, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Reese St., Quincy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8p.m. Methodist Church, Jackston St., upstairs in back, Quincy. Bible Study Fellowship, 10 a.m. Mountain View Manor community room. 283-1558. Infant Massage cla . For parents & pre-crawling babies, par, ents and caregivers. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17 Milton and Estelle Beer Sunday, March 18 Carol and David Pearson, Rod and Sue Jones O Weather Call the National Weather Service, (530) 221-5613 or visit www.plumasnews.com FEATHER RIVER DISPOSAL, INC. 1166 Industrial Way Quincy, CA 95971 283-2O65 800-300-1046 I iiIA~mlmlllm~ Sunday, March 18 NA, 7 p.m, Drug and Alcohol Building, Courthouse Annex, Quincy. Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site, 1 p.m. For more information call 283.1145. Every other Sunday. Monday, March 19 Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fair- grounds, noon. NA, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Reese St., Quincy. Boy Scouts Troop #151, 7 p.m., Pioneer School, scoutmaster, Martin' Byme, 283-5259 (H); 283-6268 (W). /La,, Graeagle Community Hall (upstairs), 8 p.m. Health Cllnlc Plumas County Health Department, Courthouse Annex. For more information, 283-6330. 8a.m.- noon; 1p.m..4:30 p.m. Weight Watchers. Weekly meeting. Quincy Methodist Church, basement of Fellowship Hail. Weigh-in at 5 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m. N-Anon, noon, at Crisis Resource Center. More info, 283-4265. Tueeday, March 20 Soroptimist Intsrnational of Quincy, Methodist Church, noon. AWANA program for kids, 3 we to 6th grade. Every Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Meadow Valley Church. 283-4237 for info. Thur=ley, 15 Michael Hodes, Glennise Cunningharn, Joe Harlan, Tom Crawford Friday, March 18 Dee Lake, Betty Perkett, Aleece Bequette-Gravetz, Bob Schultz, Mark Texiera, Susan Robinson, Cheryl Stoy Saturday, March 17 Jim Royer, Shirley Hepton, leon Van Putten, Jeff Olney, Barry Cunningham, Mary Ellen Hard, Darrell McMeater Sunday, March 18 Kathi Wallace, Marvin Simpson, DeLayne Dice, Alison Lee Jones, JemW Monday, March 19 Christine Peters, Eileen Galimalat ', Monte Mannies, Shandal Slaten, Tom Owens, Rich Hamilton Tuesday, March 20 Megan Penland, Lynn Gibson, utonya Jerk, Nom Wcod Wednesday, March 21 Haley Zeunen, Lois Jones, Sonya Marv Alcoholics Anonymous, Book Study, 7 p.m., upstairs at the United Methodist Church, Jackson Street, Quincy. Board of Suparvisora, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy. 10 a.m. First four Tuesdays of month. PRS-WIC, Supplemental foods and nutrition education for children under 5 years and pregnant/nursing women. Every Tuesday, 10 am. 248 Main St., Quincy. 283-4093 or 1-800-WLC- 4093. Women Helping Women. Ouircy support group. Tuesdays, 5:20 p.m., PRS offices, 248 Main St., for moce information call 283-5675. California Women in Timber, Grange Hall, Quincy, fi t and third Wednuday, March 21 Gene=dogy Ubrary, 10 am.,4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m, Wednesdays, open to the public, Church of Jesus Christ of L er OW Saints, 55 Be,amy Lane, Quincy. Boy Scout4s Troop #151, 6:30-8 p.m., QES, scoutmaster, Martin Byrne, 283-5259 (H); 283-6288 (W). TOPS flake Off Pounds Sensibly). 5:30- 6p,m. Weigh-in, Rumas District C,nic ww Or., Quincy. Weekly. stupor men's and women's. La Sierra Lanes, Quincy. Wednesday and Friday. Health Clinic Plumas County Hulth 0epenment, Courthouse Annex. For more information, 283-8330. 9-11:30 am.; 12:30-5 p.m. Library pra=hool story time, 10:30-11 &m., for 3- to 5-year ok , wedneedays. ToutmMsre International. American Valley Toastmasters of Plumas County, noorH p.m., United I , xxlbt Church, 282 Jackson St., Ha , Quincy, enV= back. Can at 2 526. mm m y, tee., and junior choir, Community Church, 7 p.m. mu. =ti y, =t Margn Munoz' house, 283-1608. Sponsored by Church. Rrst and U rd Wednesdays. Bible =ludy, Church of Christ in Quincy, 7 p.m.. /L&, 7 p.m., ui talrs, Msthodist Church, Jackson St, Quincy. Intomatlonal Order of Rainbow Girie, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, and Wednesdays. Pinochle tournament. HoMed by Quincy Bks Lodge. 7 p.m., Elks Hall, 2004 East Main St., Quincy. For Info cell Al Brubaker, 283-2907, or Judy Adamson, 283-3294. Rrst and third wedne ys. ii Ouincv Branch Men., Tues., Wed.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday: 12-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.