Critical Access Hospital Designation Project
SCRHCD/Sublette Center Merger Update - 10/20/16
At the request of the County Commissioners, a merger committee consisting of members from both the SCRHCD and the Sublette Center worked to develop a joint powers board agreement that would meet the needs of both entities. On October 18, 2016, that agreement was presented to the County Commissioners along with a request for specific direction in some areas that remain to be a concern.
Presentation to the County Commissioners - 10/18/16
Presentation to the Board of County Commissioners
Advantages/Disadvantages of a Joint Powers Board Agreement
Joint Powers Board Organizational Chart
SCRHCD Patient Visits by Payor Mix 2010-Present
RHCD Response to Eide Bailly Operational Review
At the October 19, 2016 SCRHCD Board of Trustees meeting, the District board decided NOT to pursue a merger agreement with the Sublette Center. Below are some of the documents pertaining to the Board's final decision:
SCRHCD Board of Trustees Meeting- 10/19/16
Sublette Center's Letter to SCRHCD - 1/21/16
Scott Scherbel's Email to Sublette Center Regarding Pending Motion - 10/19/16
Motion Presented to SCRHCD Board by Scott Scherbel - 10/19/16
Sublette Center's Response to Pending District Motion - 10/19/16
Scott Scherbel's Letter to Sublette Center Board - 10/20/16
Eide Bailly Presentation
Did you miss the community events? You can view the entire Eide Bailly presentation below, and feel free to contact us or the Sublette Center with any questions.
View the Printable Version Here.
The much anticipated Eide Bailly findings regarding the Critical Access Hospital designation is now available!
No time to read the full report? Here are some basic, to-the-point graphs:
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Ralph Llewellyn, CPH CHFP and Doug Montgomery, CPA will visiting Sublette County January 18-20th. We hope you will stop by any of the six public events taking place during their visit to learn more about their findings.
Healthcare Survey Report
In March of 2016, the Sublette County Board of County Commissioners conducted a randomized survey to ascertain residents' opinions regarding the important health care decisions facing Sublette County. A full report was completed and made available to the public.
You can read the full report here.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page to get the answers to our most common questions about this process.
Keeping you properly informed is our priority so if you can't find the answer you need, Please Contact Us!
Looking for our current District financials?
See them here
"Hurry Up & Wait" - Update on Eide Bailly
Hurry up and wait. This expression dating back to the 1940’s is certainly applicable to the wait of the Rural Health Care District, the Sublette Center, the County Commissioners and the community in regards to the “much anticipated” EideBailly* report. A report that has been commissioned and cost shared by the three entities. The “hurry up” comes on the heels of the Health District’s move over a year ago to decrease its reliance on the mill it receives from Sublette County. That, now coupled with the forecasted decline in the mill upwards to 40-50%, the Health District has a sense of urgency...
Casper Star-Tribune Editorial Article - Take Opportunities to Fix Health Care in Wyoming
Health Care in Wyoming isn't working.
Hospitals are providing hundreds of millions of dollars in uncompensated care each year. We have also so far failed to expand Medicaid, which makes medical care harder to obtain for 17,600 low-income adults.
We are looking at two real opportunities to improve the situation...
Join the Conversation - Sublette Examiner Guest Editorial
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This past April, the RHCD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to pursue Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation. This decision was based on the recommendation of two independent health care consultants. With over 3000 encounters at the clinics each month including routine, urgent and emergent care visits; nurse visits; radiology exams and lab tests. This designation is critical to not only sustain the current health care in Sublette County but strengthen it. To date, this is what we know.
Functional Program for General Hospital
1 General Considerations
As discussed with WY Dept of Health, it is anticipated that this facility will be surveyed
and licensed as a General Hospital. It is the intent of this project to comply with all new construction guidelines . It is the intent of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District to provide Swing Beds within our design and to meet all required guidelines to provide that service.
"One Year Ago Today" - A Letter from Malenda
August 6, 2015
One year ago today, the Rural Health Care District embarked on a journey to explore the possibility of Critical Access Hospital designation in Sublette County. Many of you were at the first meeting on August 6th, where Phil Schmid (financial consultant of IHC) outlined the impact this designation could have on not only sustaining health care in Sublette County, but enhancing it while decreasing our dependency on the mil levy. This latter point has become
increasingly valid in light of the most current industry forecast.
A CAH is the Right Choice for Sublette County - EIRMC Letter to the Editor
I am writing this letter in strong support of Sublette County Rural Health Care District's efforts to obtain a "critical access hospital" designation.
Your community healthcare facility meets the very definition of a critical access hospital facility: It is in a remote location far from other health care providers; they operate a 24/7 Emergency Room; and they provide care for inpatients typically less than 96 hours.