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Proposed Public Hospital District No. 5

Commissioner Position No. 4

Dan Erin

Dan Erin

9122 SW Quartermaster Dr

Vashon, WA 98070

(678) 677-3291

danerin2000@yahoo.com

Education: Washington University (Saint Louis), engineering; Defense Language Institute, Russian Language
Occupation: Retired Founder/President, Zethcon Corporation, builders of custom software solutions
Statement:

I will be the Commissioner who gets the parties to listen to each other and find common goals and methods, rather than focus on differences.  I will make sure that the needs of patients, medical providers, insurers and taxpayers are all heard and taken into consideration.   Everybody agrees that we need at least primary care, and to the extent possible urgent care, on the island.  Everybody agrees that to maintain that requires financial support.   How this gets done is where the discussion must focus and where the common ground must be found.  I will work to make that happen. 

Wendy Noble

Wendy Noble

28507 Vashon Hwy SW

Vashon, WA 98070

(360) 545-3199

noblew543@gmail.com

Education: MS Nursing, The Ohio State University; Family Nurse Practitioner, Ball State University
Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner, Retired
Statement:

I have dedicated my Nurse Practitioner practice to settings as diverse as the Mayo Clinic, rural Navajo and Alaska Native systems. After moving to Vashon in 2014  I practiced at the Franciscan Clinic and VCC. I understand the complexities of providing healthcare that reflects the needs of a community, and Vashon faces unique challenges.

 

Losing a healthcare facility can undermine the fabric of small communities as older people leave and young families question whether to stay when travel means delayed care. Now we risk losing a primary care clinic.

 

As a retiree and homeowner I understand and share the concern about taxes. However, I am more concerned about what will happen to this community without a primary healthcare clinic. My pledge is to listen respectfully, to be fiscally responsible and to act on behalf of all Vashon residents in seeking permanent, sustainable healthcare for our community.

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