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4A Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 Feather River Bulletin HOSPITAL, from page 3A would assist with the funding. Our hospital and clinics are vital to continue to not only member for the Plumas Health serve our current population, Care Foundation (PHCF). I have but to also attract new always been active and a businesses as well as families. primary fundraiser for PHCF as well as their Vice President for 4. Do you think the hospital three years and as President of and clinics are fulfilling the the Board for the last five years, community's needs? Are I was also on the Measure B there changes you would like oversight Committee prior to " to make? being elected as a PHD Board ' Given our small rural member in 2010 and 2014. As a environment and population, Board member, I have become PHD provides a wide range of familiar with all aspects of our health care needs. Our clinics Critical Access Hospital, Clinics have an adequate number of and community health needs. I family practice physicians and have attended PHCF meetings surgeons as well as nurse for 10 years and PHD Board practitioners and physician meetings for the last seven plus assistants. In addition, PHD years, offers various telemedicine specialties as well as visiting 2. Are you familiar with the specialists that offer a wide hospital's strategic plan? variety of medical needs. We Which goal/goals are a also collaborate with nearby priority for you? facilities to offer such things as I have been an integral part of urology and other specialized the hospital's strategic plan and medical needs. PHD is one of the subsequent updates since 2010. last remaining Critical Access The current priorities are to Hospitals that offer OB and is continue action towards the only one in Plnmas County. providing a new facility that To service our young families, would house new operation and as well as provide such service emergency room suites as well for families who may be as inpatient care. It is critical considering moving into our that we continue to work on this area, this is a critical service. goal to assure that we meet the There are no current changes current deadline imposed by the that I would like to see, but a State of 2030 to meet earthquake continuation of our standards. In addition our goal collaboration with UC Davis and of providing a new Skilled Renown to provide training Nursing Facility has been a opportunities and updating priority ever since we lost the medical equipment needs. Quincy Convalescent facility. Another key goal and priority is 5. What are the facilities' to continue to pursue the strengths and weaknesses? consolidati(tn with the Indian For strengths, I have already Valley Health Care District. outlined those in previous answers. In addition, a strength 3. Plans for a new hospital, as is the strong management team well as a skilled nursing and employees that provide the facility are being considered, caring and professional services. What funding mechanisms Another strength is the site could help finance such itself which will allow us to endeavors? Are you familiar expand with a skilled nursing with hospital finance? and new hospital facility. A I am familiar with hospital facility weakness is the facility finance as a current Board itself which does not allow us to member of PHD. There are do certain procedures in our several funding avenues that we operating room as well as meet can pursue. There are USDA the upcoming State standards rural loan programs that we can that apply in 2030. look in to. In addition, it is a goal to establish the Skilled Nursing 6. What do you see as your Facility to assist in raising our primary role as a board revenue stream to assist with member? the new hospital funding. In Firstto meet the addition, PHD will work with communities' needs for medical PHCF to establish a'capifal and emergency health services. campaign that will pursueI must always listen to my funding from businesses and : . o fituents to assure that PHD corporations that have faCilities meets their critical needs in a or infrastructure within our caring and professional sphere of influence for their environment. To accomplish medical and emergency needs, this, the Board must ass e In addition, we must continue to f'mancial stability while work with the community to continuing to update our review and possibly offer facilities and provide caring and another Bond measure that professional health care to all. Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA Published; Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Emaih mail@plumasnews.com Website: plumasnews.com Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing fam- ily of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m,; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, noon; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytimel TO subscribe: Call (530)283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster:. Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. TaberskiDebrs Moore Cobey Brown Co-Owner/Publisher Managing Editor Vice Pres./Operations Tom Fomey Ked Taborski Holly Buus Production Manager Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Advertising Manager Eva Small Mary Newhouse Graphics Dept. Manager Human Resources Dir Sam McEIwaln Office Manager IT, Webmaster Jenny Lee Classified, Circ. Manager Photo Editor P Member, California Newpaper Publishers Assoc. recycled paper m i i ~ I i B i i i mmmI~ SubscripUon Order Form Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 | Please enter my subscdption for - years. [~j Enclosed find my check for $ [~m In County $40 per year [~ Out of State $60 per year [~ In Califomia $50 per year. Name Address City, State, Zip Subscrll0~m can be foransfe~ed, but not refunded. i m i m m i i i i i i i More than 30 voters turned out in Quincy to learn about opportunities to help get out the vote for 1st Congressional District candidate Audrey Denney. Discussing the most effective options like door-knocking and phone-bank calling, Quincy residents Robert Turcotte, lower left, Jerry Thomas and Piers Strailey spoke with Denney before the signups began. Sherrill Kumler, facing the group, was seated in the foreground and listened with interest. Denney makes another Plumas visit , With 400,000 eligible voters at stake Nov. 6 in the 1st Congressional District race, Democratic challenger Audrey Denney stopped by Quincy, and later the town of Loyalton Oct. 8, to enlist volunteers for grassrootsoutreach efforts. Photos by Roni Java wal Victoria Metcalf Assistant Editor vmetcalf@plumasnews.com East Quincy is set to geLa. new pedestrian walkway and bridge at an estimated cost of $56,5,800. That's according to recent decisions made by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. "In August, the nearby Pioneer Elementary reopened its campus and now has a student population of 374," explained Plumas County Public Works Director Robert Perreault about the Mill Creek and Highway 70 addition. "Recent school field trips have passed through the project's limits." Members of the Board of Supervisors gave Perreault the nod to accept the low bid in moving forward on the project. With the influx of students at Pioneer Elementary School once again, students are now forced to walk along the shoulder of the roadway as they pass Mill Creek, explained Public Works Assistant Director John Mannle. Darren Taylor Construction of Anderson was the successful low bidder at nearly $455,000 among a list of four contractors. The highest bid came in at nearly $699,000. The approved bid includes For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who burglarized the at Gansner Airport in Tuesday evening, October 9 r an asphalt pathway, concrete bridge arrives. sidewalks, curb and ramp. He said he's hoping that the The pedestrian bridge over remainder of the project will Mill Creek was purchased by be completed by the time public works in August at a school gets out in June 2019, cost of nearly $64,600. again dependent upon the Contech Engineered weather. Solutions is furnishing the Dokken Engineering will materials for the 50-foot span assist public works with pedestrian truss bridge, construction management Supervisors approved this services, Perreault told portion of the project Aug. 7 supervisors. and it should be delivered The project's full sometime in December, construction budget is Mannle said. $565,000. That includes the The Pedestrian bridge will costs of the pedestrian bridge, be located over Mill Creek the additional construction adjacent to the county's pipe contract and the construction yard, according to Perreault. engineer costs, according to "public works has been Perreault. working on the design and The project is funded with construction of pedestrian $368,000 from the old State walkways along the north Safe Routes to Schools side of State Route 70 in East program -- this was replaced Quincy near Mill Creek," by the new Active Perreault explained in a Transportation Program. letter to supervisors. The Another $161,000 is from letter was reviewed under the supervisors' approved Senate consent agenda items Billl funding. SB1 raised gas Tuesday, Oct. 2. taxes and vehicle fees in hopes The project is actually part of generating tens of billions to of the existing trails system fix California's roads and project. It was delayed due to similar projects. It was heavy rains in early 2017, approved in 2017. Mannle said. Public works The road fund was budgeted had to concentrate on those for this fiscal year 2018-19 to repairs before it couldmove contribute a 10 percent local forward with this project, match on State and Federal Safe "We're trying to close the Routes to School Program funds gap," Mannle said about the up to $36,800. SR2S was intent of the project, approved nationwide in 2012. Depending on the weather, Supervisors previously Mannle said that work is approved the plans Aug. 7. A scheduled to begin in request for bids went out December after the Aug. 24 for the contract. 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