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Page Two, Monitor, Monroe, Wash., May 23, 1968 Hospital Commissioners (From Page l} communities within the hospital dis- application for Hill-Burton unds trtct contribute towards the cost I don't know, but I understand fed- of a hospital consultant, thereby eral funds to. hospitals are predi- gaining their vested interest in the cated on tong-range plans. A com- planning proJect." prehensive study is becoming as Godard also cited the increasing necessary in the rural community community growth and future pro- as in the metropolitan." Jections as points to be reconsid- Cedergreen pressed: ered and noted that editorial sup- "For nothing, we've gotten quite port to a comprehensive survey a bit of counsel from the archi- had been expressed in both the teots who have looked into the growth prospects and analyzed the Monroe Monitor and Sultan Valley hospital situation enough to prove News. He told the board that at the time quite conclusively to my satisfac- the study was proposed last Fall tton that no matter what yea spend the firm estimated it would take on the present facility it would be 120 days of field work beginning Inadequate°" two months after a contract was Returning to the need for a con- signed and at a cost of $9,500. He sulting firm's analysis Godardsaid: said the firm would not now be a- "Until the present time an archt- vailable until November of 1968. tectural study was considered am- "Of six firms doing this kind of ple, but now it appears that the work, a second, Arthur Sullivan development of health care centers Associates, will have a represent- becomes more involved and out- attve tn the Seattle area during the side the scope of what an archi- first week of June and could con- tectural firm is knowledgeable of. ceivably be available to us for Also the pressure for Hill-Burton preliminary talks though he was funds has some bearing -- the non-committal as to when he could successful application for funds start," Godar:ltoldcommlssioners. wovdd far off-set the cost o a consulting firm° He also pointed out that applica- "We used to talk of bricks and ttons for Hill-Burton funds, federal aid for construction and equipment mortar but now we're talking about of public and non-profit community a far greater scope of professional medical and hospltalfactlttIes, must services, such as physical and oc- be filed by August 1. cupational therapy, areas not in our Godard added that if the building thinking even two years ago." project is delayed until next year, Concerned with the time involved the hospital will have to go ahead for a survey, Commissioner Irv Faussett of Monroe offered: and install sprinklers to meet fire "We delay a year if we go into marshall requirements, heat con- ductors to meet insurance require- consulting. If we don't go ahead ments and meet other physical re- and get on the ballot this year it quirements of the State Board of may turn the key in the lock. This Health. may be the last year a bond issue Reviewing the services a consult- could pass because of increased Ing firm would provide, Godard taxation. We seem to be up against listed: two brick walls." A review of the hospital needs Commission Chairman Don sufficient to determine the number Broughton of Sultan was of the same and character of beds and services opinion on the subject of delay. required in the area over a period 'Wee know we're going to have to of the next 20 years; spend money by next June on he An outline of the recommended present facility or face losing ac- programs of Valley General in ser- creditation. A study will delay vice, education and researchappro- building for at least a year," he priate in meeting the needs; said. Analysis of the present space and Cedergreen stated: its utilization; study of the operating "We're not trying to ram any- functions of the hospital as they thing down anyone's throat but some affect space uttlization;development people feel because we built a new of a schedule of departmental needs wing we should go on forever here. of the proposedimmedtateprogram; Federal rules are more stringent Description of the long-range pro- and make the hospital practically gram of physical development to an obsolete unit. We must do some- meet such needs together with a thing. plan of immediate action; recom- "The board represents Monroe, mendations regarding the utiliza- Sultan and Snohomish and we all tion of present facilities in the pro- agree we can't put money down a posed program, and an estimate of rat hole. the approximate cost of alterations "In view of the demands that will and of new construction proposed in be made of a hospital we agreed on the immediate program, the annexation that more than doub- Godard added that building con- led the district. Under the district sultation services would be separate building program if we started today from a "role, program and physi- we woul&'t have a hospital for two cal development study" and would years. If we fiddle away another include aid in selecting a site and in year we're that much farther be- preparing applications for federal hind." funds, development of an architec- Leading into the idea o meeting tural program for the respective with the public, Faussett said: building unit or units and develop- "We can't move Without voter ap- ment of an integrated plan between proval andwecan'tgetvoterapprov- the buUd[ng structures; al without unanimity." Assistance to the architect in pre- Visitors at the meeting, Jim Graves paration of drawings and speciftca- and Milton Perman, members of the ttons by supplementing the archi- Snohomtsh Chamber of Commerce, tect's services in matters of tech- said they were led to believe that nical operating management and members ofthe Monroe chamber and • planning, and counsel and advice the Sultan Ad club were also to be to the hospital on any phase of present. Graves added that he actitty in connection With the plan- thought most people voting for an- ning and construction of such build- nexation of the district were also ings. voting for a new hospital. Godard explained that the cost of Commissioners agreed that a such building consultation services meeting with both chambers of corn- would be based on a percentage merce and the Sultan Ad Club as well of the building costs and fixed equip- as a meeting with the representa- ment, varying, in one estimate, from tlve from Arthur Sullivan Associates one per centofa$1,000,000orlarger would be advantageous and Ceder- project to two per cent of a project green mad a motion to meet with costing $I00,000 or less. the three groups prior to a possible Hospital commissioner C1arice :megttng with Sullivan. Cedergreen of Snohomlsh asked If Godard suggested meeting With Sul- the approval of Hill-Burton unds Itvan first so hat the board could hinged on a comprehensive study and be more knowledgeable and famillar suggested the hospital architectural in the areas of programming and firm could perform the same ser- planning before meeting with the vice a consulting firm can. civic groups. Godard answered: Faussett seconded the motion by "At the present time the archl- Cedergreen however and Without tects and hospital staff have corn- voting on the point, Godard was piled the first preliminary plan instructed to set up a meeting with- of a new 70-bed hospital, but have in a week between commissioners not gone into a long-range plan. and committees from the Mo:aroe How much further they're going and Snohomlsh chambers of corn- in the study and how far into the merce and the Sultan Ad Club. ____ II ......... Chuck's Welding P U BLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. -- ........... Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office Ser¥|c@ at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March" 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomtsh and Snoqualmte Valleys, per year $4.00. Outside Monroe, Skykomtsh and Snoqualmte VaLleys $4.50. Official Newspaper of the City of Monroe, and Town of Skykomish. Address all marl to Post Office Box No. 398, Monroe,.Washington 98272 Fabrication 200 N. Lewis Monroe op 794-7572 Home 794-7554 Certified Welders Portable & Stationary Weldin A r Nine Teachers (From Page 1) Miss Nancy Hewitt, first grade, 27 years old, with five years teaching experience, the last two in Walla Walla. A graduate of the University of Idaho, she is 27, from Boise, and was contracted for $6,720; Mrs. Ruth Bond, sixth grade mathematics, a graduate of Seattle Pacific College with one year's experience at Camas, contracted for $6,240. Mrs. Bond, 24, of Everett, did her student teaching here two years ago; Hired to teach third grade was Mrs. Marilyn Jensen, a graduate of WWSC. She is a native of Blaine where she has taught two years, is 24 years old and was contracted at $6,360; High school mathematics and gymnastics will be taught by Robert Jensen, 24, a graduate of Eastern Washington State College with no pre- vious experience. He was contracted for $6,250. Letters of resignations were accepted from Karen Urstad Blumhagen, middle school English, who gave as her reason moving to Puyallup; Jack Hester, fourth grade, returning to the University of Washington for his master's degree; Laurie Riordan, second grade in Maltby, moving from the area; Etlleen Taghorn, fourth grade, no reason offered; Patricia Donovan, speech tera- pist, moving from the area; Donald Foltz, elementary guidance, no reason offered; Ann Freymuth, first, who said she was not planning to teach next year; Dinane Grant, third, not planning to teach next year, and Susanne Jones, second, planning to attend Holy Names College in Spokane. Also approved by directors on a motion by Lawrence W. Whitfield was a rent increase on five district-owned homes, effective July 1. An increase from $65 to $90 monthly rental was approved for two-bedroom homes and from $70 to $110 for the three-bedroom homes. 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