Vote Yes for the Mill Levy

An Investment Worth Protecting

Up for your vote in the May 8, 2018 election is a Hospital Mill Levy which will raise $287,000 annually for three years and replaces a 3-year, $170,000 levy which is now expiring.  The Hospital District Board (not to be confused with the Townsend Health Systems Board that oversees operation of the hospital) has chosen to ask for the levy to pay for much needed maintenan

Hospital District Mill Levy

Trustees of the Broadwater County Hospital District are asking you to renew your tax support for maintenance of our county-owned hospital building and its medical mission.  We are proposing a property tax levy to replace the three-year levy that is now expiring.

The new levy would raise $287,000 a year and like the last one would run for three years. It would cost homeowners $27.87 a year on a home valued at $100,000 and $55.74 a year on a home valued at $200,000.  The expiring levy raised $170,000 a year.

Confused about the Hospital Boards?

When my wife and I moved back to Townsend in 2013 the Broadwater Health Center’s nursing home had just been shut down by the state and there was a lot of talk about the hospital – and a lot of misinformation. I heard all sorts of conflicting statements about what had happened and about the nature of the hospital.  I found it particularly confusing that the hospital seemed to have two governing boards.

THS Board Meeting on April 25, 2018

On April 25, 2018 Townsend Health Systems (THS) will hold the monthly Board Meeting in the Broadwater Health Center Conference Room.

The Public is invited and encouraged to attend! This is your opportunity to learn what the THS Board is doing and to ask questions.

Click on AGENDA to see the full THS Board Meeting Agenda.

By The Numbers - January and February

​The BHC Statistics for January and February

 

ShoutOut to the BHC Dietary Department

BHC dietary department provides nutritious, attractive, and palatable food to patients, staff, and visitors, while maintaining high standards of sanitation, production, and service to all customers. Eight employees, including a manager and one Registered Dietitian serve an average of 25,000 meals a year to patients and cater an additional 325 special functions and meetings. The Registered Dietitian not only ensures that nutritional needs are being met, but also that patients receive proper nutrition counseling if necessary.

Welcome new team member Zoe Travis

Zoe Travis RN, the new Clinical Informatics Nurse joins the Broadwater Health Center team!  As the Clinical Informatics Nurse she will be helping the organization to utilize the electronic healthcare record system to the best of its ability.

Humana is On Board!

Over the past several weeks Broadwater Health Center (BHC) has been working with Humana to expedite a contract to help those residents affected by the Medicare Advantage cut. BHC has been engaged in contract negotiations with Humana in the effort to participate in their Medicare Advantage product since October 2017, when we learned that Blue Cross Blue Shield would no longer be serving our community with a Medicare plan.

The Broadwater Health Center is proud to announce the arrival of a new four-wheel drive ambulance

The Broadwater Health Center (BHC) ambulance crew is proud to announce the arrival of a 2018 Ford-450 four-wheel drive ambulance.  The new ambulance is blue and white in color with the latest in chevron stripping for increased visibility on the highway.  A majority of the $200,000 for the new ambulance is from a Broadwater County Capital Improvement Project (CIP) fund established for the purchase of a new ambulance about every 10 years.  Additional funding was supplied by Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds.  

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