Special Hospital District Q&A Sessions
July 29, 2020
The Sublette County Joint Planning Committee will host several Q&A Sessions on the Special Hospital District ahead of the upcoming November 3rd election.
The Hospital District involves the merger of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District, a government entity, and the Sublette Center, a private non-profit organization, to create a new Hospital District which would then be the governing entity, with an elected board of trustees, for operation of the two clinics and ambulance services for health care in Sublette County. The Hospital District would operate the new combined long-term care center facility ($18 million) and Critical Access Hospital ($29 million), the Marbleton Clinic, and ambulance services for Sublette County.
The vote will include the allocation of an additional 1 mill levy for the Hospital District. The amounts to approximately $20/year for a $200,000 home. The Special Hospital District must be approved by the voters at the November 3rd election for construction of the Critical Access Hospital to move forward. The CAH will allow the Hospital District to receive 100% Medicaid reimbursement instead of the 60% they get now under the Clinic model. Sublette County has approved up to $20 million to build the long-term care facility. The County and Town of Pinedale are putting in an additional $3 million to help pay for relocation of the ball fields to the west end of town.
Q&A Sessions will be:
Wednesday, July 29: 1:00PM, Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton
Tuesday, August 11: 5:30PM at the Boulder Community Center
Tuesday, August 18: Noon, Big Piney Post Office Park
Wednesday, August 19: 5:30PM, Pinedale Library
Thursday, August 27: 5:30PM, Daniel Schoolhouse
Wednesday, September 9: 12:30PM, Rendezvous Pointe
Wednesday, September 16: 1:00PM, Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton