Public Hospital District
Brent Meldrum - Board Chairman
I am a small business owner in Elma, WA providing medical transport to Medicaid clients in Grays Harbor and surrounding counties. Because most of our clients travel to and from medical appointments, I have become familiar with the work carried out at Mark Reed Hospital. I have also served on the Community Advisory Committee and have learned of the important role this hospital and Clinic serve in providing the quality of life the area needs and deserves. However, unless people get involved the hospitals future is in jeopardy. I want to be part of the solution. I feel I can contribute in a meaningful way to the continuing process of change now underway which will bring this hospital to a standard the hospital and community can be proud of.
Andrew Hooper - Board Vice Chairman
I was appointed to Mark Reed’s board of commissioners in 2008 and was thrilled to take on the challenge. My background is in business management. I currently manage my own business as a financial services professional with New York Life, but my prior experience has been with the operations of retail stores. My personal mission is to live for the opportunity to help others succeed. Whether that success be in life or work, I am there for anyone who will accept my help. I love to motivate others and enjoy the aspect of making and meeting goals. I strive to see success in others as well as in myself. I believe that I will benefit Mark Reed because of my strong leadership skills, drive for success, and positive attitude. I am focused, self-motivated, and a team player.
Amy Thomason - Board Secretary
I was born and raised in the East Grays Harbor area. I am a 1983 graduate of Elma High School and went on to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from Grays Harbor College in 1985. After graduating from International Air Academy I worked for Alaska Airlines in Seattle. While living in Seattle I met my husband Matt Thomason. We married in 1990 and shortly after moved to Elma.
I have owned and operated Foothill Massage Therapy, since 1994. Living in the Seattle area made me realize I enjoyed a more rural community. When my husband was offered a position in the Grays Harbor area we were very happy to move back to Elma.
I believe that Mark Reed Hospital and Clinic are a very valuable part of our small community and I want to do what I can to help preserve the hospitals existence in this community.
Louie Figueroa - Board Commissioner
My interest in the medical field began when I became an EMT as a volunteer fireman in Renton, WA. I went into the Navy as a medical corpsman, working first as an orthopedic ward corpsman. I also worked in all areas of the hospital, including kitchen, laundry, lab, surgery, housekeeping. I then went to medical lab school, and spent seven years as a medical lab tech. When I wanted more patient contact I went to Independent Duty School, and spent my last four years at a Naval Air Station , near Boston, MA. I then applied and was accepted at the U of W Physician Assistant Program. I graduated April 1986, and practiced in Family Medicine. In 1993 I took a position as Medical Program Director for the Medical Assistant Program, for Eton Technical Institute, in Everett, WA until 2003. I now work for WA State Dept. of Corrections at Stafford Creek Correctional Ctr. In Aberdeen, WA, as a Clinical Health Care Specialist. It is a very challenging setting in which to practice medicine.
In my many years in the medical profession, the two most important qualities to be acquired by any health care organization is quality care and customer service. You must have both to deliver the type of care patients need and deserve. Due to personal medical problems, I have seen first hand when these qualities are not met. Going to ERs in Everett and Olympia at the large hospital settings, waits of 4-5 hrs were common. When I first came to Mark Reed Hospital I was pleased at the rapid service and quality of care I received. As a Commissioner of the Mark Reed Hospital District, it is my goal to preserve this Quality of care. Though we need to grow in volume, we need to keep the short response time for our patients in medical need. We need to continue the services of our out patient clinic to serve those who may not have the resources to go anywhere for their medical care. We want to be the “Medical Home” for more people in the District, and continue to meet their needs with quality efficient medical care.
Chad Searls - Board Commissioner
I was appointed to Mark Reed's board of commissioners in 2011. I'm heavily active in my local union. I enjoy fishing, hiking and other family activities with my spouse, Jeri and our children Devan, 8, and Jordin, 17. I've been a resident of Elma for the last 25 years and am currently employed at Olympic Panel.
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For recent minutes, agendas and financials, click on the links below to obtain pdf copies of these documents. Financial statements and minutes will be posted each month after Board review and approval.
2012 Meeting Minutes
January 2012 (click here)
February 2012 (click here)
March 2012 (click here)
April 2012 (click here)
May 2012 (click here)
June 2012 (click here)
July 2012 (click here)
August 2012 (click here)
September 2012 (click here)
October 2012 (click here)
November 2012 (click here)
2011 Meeting Minutes