Whidbey General Hospital

Board Seeks New District 4 Commissioner

Dr. Roger Case has stepped down from the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners after 18 years of service. The board seeks a qualified applicant to complete his remaining term as District 4 commissioner serving North Whidbey.
Board Seeks New District 4 Commissioner

Dr. Roger Case has served on the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners for 18 years.

The Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of District 4 Commissioner Dr. Roger Case on April 8, 2013. The resignation was effective June 15 and the board is accepting applications for Dr. Case's replacement through July 15.

Dr. Case has had an exemplary 55-year career in public service. We extend gratitude for the passion, expertise and commitment he has provided to the district and to the residents of Whidbey Island.

We are accepting applications from civic-minded and capable individuals to fill the commissioner position for District 4, which includes the entire Seaplane base south of Crescent Harbor Drive, the SR 20 corridor through Oak Harbor and the east side of Oak Harbor.

A commissioner must reside within the boundaries of their district.

The board is seeking applicants with business and/or healthcare experience. The successful applicant must be able to commit to selected committee meetings that may occur during the day. She or he must also be able to attend regularly scheduled board meetings held monthly at 5 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Whidbey General Hospital.

This vacancy will be filled on a temporary basis upon interview and selection of a replacement by the remaining commissioners. This appointment is effective only until the next regular election for Public Hospital commissioners, which will take place Nov. 5, 2013. RCW 42.12.070 specifies guidelines for filling nonpartisan vacancies.

Prospective commissioners must take an oath of office before commencing their term. The oath states that he or she will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office to the best of their ability. A commissioner is not technically qualified to hold office until the oath is administered. [RCW 29.01.135]

Generally speaking, the board and individual commissioners are responsible for overseeing the hospital district’s policies and organization with respect to the operation of the district, including the delivery of quality patient care. In fulfilling its obligation, the board’s role is to adopt the necessary general policies to achieve these ends and to delegate the day-to-day operational responsibility with respect to these policies to the district administrator.

There is no specific requirement that hospital district commissioners pursue educational activities that will support their service as commissioners. However, each commissioner is encouraged to participate in suitable educational opportunities as they arise through the course of the year.

To learn more about board membership and the powers, duties and responsibilities of board commissioners, please read these excerpts from the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District bylaws.

To apply for the District 4 Commissioner position, please send your resume by July 15, 2013, to:

Board Chair
Whidbey General Hospital

101 North Main Street
Coupeville, WA  98239

Board members will review the applications and interview the most qualified applicants prior to naming their selected candidate.

If you have questions, feel free to contact any Whidbey Island Public Hospital board commissioner at myhospital@whidbeygen.org or call 360-678-7656, ext. 4001.


Anne Tarrant
Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners

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Board Seeks New District 4 Commissioner

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