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 regular August Board Meeting will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. virtually and at 610 E Main St Elma, WA in the Ortquist Conference Room. The meeting will adhere to social distancing guidelines. The meeting can be accessed at https://zoom.us/j/94511858598 or by phone 1 253 215 8782 Meeting ID: 945 1185 8598.
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.
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.
Joy Iversen, Commissioner
Joy grew up in Northern California and graduated from Yuba College with a degree in Radiologic Technology. As an adult, she spent nine years with her Marine Corp husband and children travelling the country and living in Okinawa. When Joy’s husband separated from the Marine Corp, they chose to settle and raise their four children in McCleary.
In 1988, Joy went to work at Mark Reed Hospital and soon became the Radiology Manager. She worked thirty-one years at Mark Reed Hospital, which became Summit Pacific Medical Center. She still enjoys community outreach by participating in the annual Peak Health Wellness Fair, Hospital Employee’s Scholarship Program, annual skin cancer screening event and annual Ladies Night Out event and served as the hospital historian.
Joy currently serves on the McCleary City Council and volunteers her time at the McCleary Museum. She loves spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. Some of her favorite activities include music and raising flowers in addition to dedicating time to her passions of genealogy and history.
Summit Pacific was such an important part of her life, and in her desire to continue to contribute to its growth, she submitted her letter of interest for the open board commissioner position just one year after her retirement. In August of 2020 she was appointed to the Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners and looks forward to her service in this position.
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.
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.