Kittitas County Public Hospital District #2 was formed in 1969. KCPHD #2 provides ambulance services through Upper Kittitas County Medic One and is the only licensed, advanced life support service in Upper Kittitas County. The hospital district also supports a small amount of the care provided at KVH Urgent Care – Cle Elum and the Open Door Medical Clinic (a free clinic open two Saturdays per month). In partnership with Kittitas County Public Hospital District #1 (Kittitas Valley Healthcare), the hospital districts can collaborate and meet the unique needs of the Kittitas County communities.
What are Public Hospital Districts?
“Public Hospital Districts are community-created, governmental entities authorized by state law to deliver health services—including but not limited to acute hospital care—to district residents and others in the districts’ service areas. Owned and governed by local citizens, hospital districts tailor their services to meet the unique needs of their individual communities.”
Association of Washington Public Health Districts website
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The board of 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.
Board reports and the calendar can be found here, Public Meetings.
Floyd Rogalski has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2002. Before his retirement in 2007, Floyd held multiple positions during his 37-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.
In addition to his work with KCPHD #2, Floyd is a member of the Polish National Alliance of North America, St. Michael the Archangel Society, and Lodge #685, Cle Elum. He enjoys playing music, fishing, traveling, and gardening.
Carrie Youngblood has lived in Kittitas County since 1992 and has over 20 years of experience in human resources and recruiting. She comes from a long line of nurses and healthcare providers, including a grandfather who was a cardiologist and medic in World War II. The decision to select Carrie Youngblood was unanimous.
Fred Benjamin was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in March 2014. He is a lifelong resident of Kittitas County who recently retired from a 34-year career with the Washington State Department of Transportation.
In addition to his career with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Fred acted as a volunteer with the Cle Elum Fire Department from 1975 through 2011.
Fred enjoys fly fishing, camping, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Hartwig Vatheuer is a very active member of the community and has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2002. In addition, he is involved with the Cle Elum Kiwanis Club, The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare, the Kittitas County Cooperative Extension, and the Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee. In addition to his community work, Hartwig enjoys landscaping, gardening, and listening to classical music.
Hartwig retired from a 23-year career in forest management in 1999.
Ingrid’s foundation as an experienced Registered Nurse with a successful clinical career started with orthopedics, neurology and NICU Flight Nursing. She used her top-level clinical training as a foundation for her 25+ year success in the corporate business space for Fortune 100 & 500 medical corporations.
Ingrid held leadership, program development and enterprise sales and marketing positions. Ingrid also managed hospitals, clinical programs, IT launches, and finished her career with successful business ownership. Her top-level skills include, but are not limited to, program development, strategic planning, marketing, sales, and organizational psychology which consistently exceed executive goals and objectives.
Superintendent Julie Petersen
Treasurer Scott Olander
Ancillary Operations Rhonda Holden
EMS Manager Geoff Scherer
Facilities Ron Urlacher
Kittitas County Public Hospital District Board Members #1 & #2
Left to Right | Terry Clark – Vice President (#1) , Erica Libenow (#1), Ingrid Vimont (#2), Jon Ward – Secretary (#1), Matthew Altman – President (#1), Carrie Youngblood(#2), Fred Benjamin(#2), Hartwig Vatheuer(#2), Dr. Bob Davis (#1)