The meetings of Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners occur monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Kelsey Conference Room at Summit Pacific Medical Center unless otherwise noted. Meeting information is posted in the local news media per the RCW requirements, and are also available by calling Jori Stott, Senior Executive Assistant, at 360-346-2280.
For recent minutes, agendas and financials, click on the links to the left to obtain pdf copies of these documents. Financial statements and minutes will be posted each month after Board review and approval.
The December Board Meeting will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Kelsey Conference Room.
Andrew Hooper, Board Chair
Drew was appointed to the Board of Commissioners at Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) in 2008 and was thrilled to take on the challenge. His background is in business management and finance. Drew is currently Principal at Hooper Financial, and is an established professional speaker helping people and organizations find harmony in health, well-being, family, and business. Since his appointment to the SPMC Board, the hospital district has had tremendous growth in size and services. Additionally, through a culture of innovation, SPMC has transformed the healthcare delivery model by focusing on wellness and prevention with its Summit Care model and new 60,000 square foot transformational Wellness Center. Drew is passionate about population health and believes that with creative and innovative thinking, Summit Care will build THE healthiest community in the Nation.
Gary Thumser, Vice Chair
Having felt that he had the time and experience necessary to make a great hospital district commissioner, Mr. Thumser entered the race and accepted his nomination in January 2014. He was very excited to join the board of commissioners as he felt this was a great opportunity for him to help both his community and all that utilize the medical center and clinics. Mr. Thumser has extensive history in our community, working with Simpson Timber for 31 years, serving as a VP for Our Community Credit Union, and serving as a president and CEO of a multi-office 25 million dollar financial institution. Gary also has previous experience with public service having served a term on McCleary School District Board. Gary looks forward to working with the other commissioners to make Summit Pacific Medical Center a first-class, affordable, local hospital and treatment center for Eastern Grays Harbor and surrounding areas.
Louie Figueroa, Commissioner
My interest in the medical field began when I became an EMT as a volunteer fireman in Renton, WA. I went into the Navy as a medical corpsman, working first as an orthopedic ward corpsman. I also worked in all areas of the hospital, including kitchen, laundry, lab, surgery, housekeeping. I then went to medical lab school, and spent seven years as a medical lab tech. When I wanted more patient contact I went to Independent Duty School, and spent my last four years at a Naval Air Station , near Boston, MA. I then applied and was accepted at the U of W Physician Assistant Program. I graduated April 1986, and practiced in Family Medicine. In 1993 I took a position as Medical Program Director for the Medical Assistant Program, for Eton Technical Institute, in Everett, WA until 2003. I now work for WA State Dept. of Corrections at Stafford Creek Correctional Ctr. In Aberdeen, WA, as a Clinical Health Care Specialist. It is a very challenging setting in which to practice medicine.
In my many years in the medical profession, the two most important qualities to be acquired by any healthcare organization is quality care and customer service. You must have both to deliver the type of care patients need and deserve. Due to personal medical problems, I have seen first hand when these qualities are not met. Going to ERs in Everett and Olympia at the large hospital settings, waits of 4-5 hrs were common. When I first came to Mark Reed Hospital I was pleased at the rapid service and quality of care I received. As a Commissioner of the Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District, it is my goal to preserve this Quality of care. Though we need to grow in volume, we need to keep the short response time for our patients in medical need. We need to continue the services of our outpatient clinic to serve those who may not have the resources to go anywhere for their medical care. We want to be the “Medical Home” for more people in the District, and continue to meet their needs with quality efficient medical care.
Georgette Hiles, Commissioner
Georgette was born and raised in Elma. After graduating high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force where she spent several years as an inventory management specialist. In 1973, she returned to the area and began working for the USDA. She then began working for Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No. 1. in February 1992 and retired from the organization in August 2016.
She has a passion for healthcare and it is important to her that the organization remains financially viable and able to provide high quality care for patients and surrounding communities by being able to recruit and retain healthcare providers.
She and her husband have been married for over 48 years. They share three children and four granddaughters. In her free time she enjoys caring for their property, hosting events for family and friends, traveling, reading and baking.
Carolyn Wescott, Commissioner
Carolyn has been a member of the Grays Harbor community for over 30 years. She has been a self-employed as a reflexologist since June of 2007. Prior to joining Summit Pacific’s Board of Commissioners, Carolyn spent four years as the community member on the hospital’s Quality Committee. Through her work on the committee she was able to see the Hospital District’s commitment to the community, and becoming educated in healthcare inspired her to serve further. She now serves on the District’s Finance Committee and is passionate about improving the health of our community and about making Summit Pacific the best place to receive healthcare.
She and her husband of 30 years love spending time together with their seven grandchildren. She enjoys reading, gardening, time with family and nature. She loves encouraging people to take ownership of the changes they can make in their lives for improved health.