CEO’S MESSAGE

Here at Lake Health District, we understand that healthcare is evolving. The advance in medicine and strides in technology are providing local communities access to better healthcare. It is our desire to provide the best care in our region.

Our associated staff will be here to help you and your loved ones when the need arises. The comfort and care of our patients is our major goal. Lake Health District desires to provide you with the tools needed to educate and increase your health awareness. Online healthcare is now being made available to you from this website. The site will introduce health information and patient education resources for you to explore.

I welcome you to explore our website and health information programming anytime you need additional information regarding you or your loved one’s health. Please be sure to contact us if we can help you in any way.

Respectfully,

Charlie Tveit, CEO/Administrator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The District is a governmental entity and a political subdivision of the State of Oregon. It was created by the Oregon legislature to provide hospital and other health care services for the residents of the District. The District was created by public vote on July 18, 1967 and the current Hospital facility opened its doors in 1971. The District operates a 24-bed acute care hospital, an attached 47-bed skilled long term care facility, a home health and hospice service, outpatient clinic services, provided through leased physician clinic facilities, and buildings to support those operations. The District services include the acute care hospital, obstetrical services, surgery, emergency room, and related ancillary services (lab, x-ray, etc.) associated with these services.

A 5-member Board of Directors governs the District. The members of the Board are elected for a term of 4 years. Elections are staggered so no more than one third of the Board is up for election at one time. The Board is required to elect a President and Secretary. One of their duties is to appoint an Administrator – Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board delegates the day-to-day operations of the District to the CEO.

The District is a municipal government entity. As such, the District levies and the county collects property taxes from property owners within the Health District. These tax revenues are used to support the purpose of the District Hospital, which is to provide health care to the members of the district. However, tax support is minimal representing approximately five percent of hospital receipts.

The Government Accounting Standards Board prescribes the financial reporting of the District. This is the format followed by the District. The State of Oregon’s Auditors Office maintains copies of audited financial statements.

Board Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise published.

See Board Minutes

Jerald Steward

Secretary

John Shine

Treasurer

Shirin Sabin

Member

Don Liddycoat

Board Chair

Ken Kestner

Member

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Charles B. Tveit

Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl J. Cornwell

Chief Financial Officer

Patti Newton

Compliance & Risk Management

Peter Wolf

HR Director

Melinda Utley, RN

Chief Nursing Officer & Director of Lakeview Gardens

Larry Coulter

Lakeview Gardens Long Term Care Assistant Administrator

Krista Harrington, RN

Director, Home Health & Hospice

Teresa Squires, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Acute

Susan Pointere

Revenue Cycle Manager