I see the district needing to focus great effort over the next four years on four key areas:
- Building a sustainable business model with our new system partners – taking full advantage of the Accountable Care Act – while always being available to our most vulnerable islanders – addressing first and foremost health equity for all – and keeping our hospital an integral part of our community.
- Building partnerships across medical staff, support staff and IT infrastructures with the new system partners and with the newest health care provider on the island – the Veterans Administration.
- Building stronger ties to the island community – including the development of a coordinated hospital, community, business and city/county government strategies for improving community health and well-being – our Health Care District uses parcel tax dollars and hospital community benefit dollars – let’s make sure those dollars provide the most impact on the health of our community.
- Building permanent solutions to infrastructure and preparedness deficits – our community hospital needs to be there for us when disaster hits.