Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 2 (KCPHD #2) will host a study session to assess the current status of Upper Kittitas County emergency medical services and discuss potential future service delivery models. The session will be held on October 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum.
The primary service provided by KCPHD #2 is advanced life support ambulance service by Upper Kittitas County Medic One.
The study session will allow for an opportunity to follow up on an earlier agreement by the KCPHD #2 Board of Commissioners assigning operational management duties of Upper Kittitas County Medic One ambulance service to Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (KVFR). This agreement, signed in March 2014 after turnover in Medic One management, was projected to last six months in an effort to give Upper Kittitas County Medic One time to explore its options before making a long term management decision.
In general, study sessions are primarily held as information gathering meetings for elected officials. They are open to the public. In this case, the session is being held for the benefit of the KCPHD #2 Board of Commissioners, emergency response stakeholder agencies and interested members of the public. A period reserved for emergency response stakeholder agency comments is tentatively scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Written comments will be accepted from members of the public.