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Public Hospital District No. 1 Commissioners


Regular meetings Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Hospital Commissioners are held on the fourth Thursday of the month (except holidays) beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Sandifur Room at Newport Hospital.

Meeting Agendas

As of July 1, 2014, regular meetings agendas for Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Hospital Commissioners will be posted online no later than 24 hours prior to the published start time of the meeting. To access the agenda in PDF format, click on the correct meeting date below.

July 3, 2014 Agenda
August 28, 2014 Agenda

Board Officers Elected by Hospital District

The governing body of Public Hospital District No.1 of Pend Oreille County doing business as Newport Hospital and Health Services announced its officers for the 2014 Board of Hospital Commissioners, as elected by their peers.

  Lynnette Elswick, President     Lois Robertson, Vice President


Lynnette is an Usk resident who was                          
elected to the board in November 2009.
Ms. Elswick worked in the financial/accounting
field for 25 years. For more than eight years
she worked for the hospital district where she
served as Controller/District Treasurer.

Lois has been a resident of Pend Oreille County   
for 25 years, the past 12 years as the Owner/
Operator of a medical massage therapy practice.
Lois was appointed to the hospital Board in June 2011
and was officially elected to the Board in November 2011

      Ray King, Commissioner                                           Tom Garret, Secretary      

Ray and his family are long time
Diamond Lake residents.  Mr. King
has been the Newport City Administrator
for more than 10 years. King also served 
30 years in 
 Air Nat'l Guard. Ray is a 
veteran of the First Gulf War and of Kosovo.

Tom has been on the board 10 years.
He retired as Human Resources Manager
of the Ponderay Newsprint Mill in Usk in
October 2010 following 23 years of service.
He resides with his wife Cindy near Diamond 
Lake, WA.

     John Jordan, Commissioner


John previously served as a hospital
Commissioner from 1996-2010 and is
currently the general manager of the
Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD).
Jordan’s extensive background in finance,
municipal law, and his commitment to the
community will fit well with the existing board
and leadership team.


 To contact your Public Hospital District Commissioner, e-mail:

           Ray King -
           Lynnette Elswick -
           Tom Garrett -
           Lois Robertson
   John Jordan - 

Call (509) 447-9307

Write to:  Newport Hospital & Health Services, Attn:  Commissioner _____ 714 W. Pine Street, Newport, WA  99156