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EMS levy could make drastic change

Java Talk community discussion meeting


In the last Java Talk meeting, Klickitat Valley Health CEO John White spoke of the impact having a county-wide emergency services levy would have on the hospital district.

“It makes a gigantic difference,” he said. “This last year, even though it was a busier year, we lost right about a quarter million dollars on the ambulance directly. In my view having your own doctor in the ER and an ambulance is absolutely something you have to have in Goldendale. The levy could change our picture. The west side of the county is a kind of a pickle.” The White Salmon hospital district has had a levy for 12 years, and this is the last year of the six-year levy, Whit eexplained. “If they don’...

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