[10/3/16] Lake Chelan Hospital Holds Meetings: Tonight In Manson, Tomorrow In Chelan

Posted in Health, Local Government & Meetings

The Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board reviewed facility options and costs at its meeting last Tuesday. Already rebuffed twice by voters in its efforts to build a new hospital, Hospital CEO Kevin Abel says things have come to the point where doing nothing is not an option – and Abel says there are five options the hospital is considering:

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Price tags on the options range from 14-point-two million dollars for the infrastructure upgrade to 51-and-a-half million dollars for a new hospital and clinic. The hospital board is now asking for your input on those five options, and is holding two community forums this week: tomorrow (Tue) at the Manson Grange, and Wednesday at the Chelan Senior Center. Both meetings begin at 5:30. Details on the five options are available on the hospital’s website.

In other hospital news, the board decided to purchase a bone density scanner used to screen for fracture risk and osteoporosis. The price tag on the GE Prodigy scanner is 52-thousand dollars; they’re expecting to install it in about a month.