Balance North Idaho Endorsements: May 2017 ElectionsEndorsements for Kootenai Health Board of Trustees election:
Mrs. Teri Farr:
Mrs. Farr had extensive experience during her time of employment with Kootenai Health and brings a wealth of historical and professional knowledge to the board. She provided great insight into the need to look at fiscal management, employee growth, fiscal management, working to maintain a healthy culture, the upcoming technology infrastructure needs and costs, patient satisfaction, employee care, and more. She has deep institutional memory that she feels, and we agree, is vital to maintain and will positively impact the organziation. We feel she will offer a warm voice for the community to the board.
Dr. Randil Clark:
Dr. Clark is a partner in North Idaho Urology, which is an independent practice not affiliated with the hospital. He has served as chief of surgery and chief of staff at the hospital level in his history, but not at Kootenai Health. He is an advocate for his patients and believes having a physician on the Kootenai Health Board that is not affiliated with the hospital will be of benefit to the community. He wants to ensure the hospital stays stable, does not want debt to influence patient care, nor would he ever want to see the independent hospital get taken over by another larger organization. He recognizes there may be times he needs to recuse himself from a vote, but feels he will bring a balance to the board from the medical side that does not exist currently.