On April 30, the Board of Commissioners for Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 2 appointed Kevin Nicholson to fill a vacant commissioner position.
Kevin is a lifelong resident of Kittitas County and graduated from Cle Elum-Roslyn High School in 1995. He served for two years in the United States Army, and was a member of the Cle Elum Fire Department for five years. During that time, he acted as a first responder for one year and an emergency medical technician for three years. Kevin holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Spokane Community College and has worked as a registered nurse in an acute care setting in Yakima.
Kevin will serve in his role as commissioner until the November 2015 general election, at which time the position will be publicly elected. The successful candidate of the election will serve a full six-year term.
Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 2 is primarily funded by local property taxes. It operates the only advanced life support ambulance service in Upper Kittitas County, Medic One. The public hospital district also subsidizes a portion of the operations of KVH Urgent Care – Cle Elum to ensure access to after-hours care for Upper Kittitas County residents.