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10A Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Indian Valley Record Hospital board narrows CE0 slate to five Flanigan said all 10 mem- bers of the committee -- the five hospital directors, Bar- bara Price, Steve Tolen, Bill Coates, Dr. Jeff Kepple and Kim Kraul -- met Tuesday, May 10, to narrow a slate of I0 candidates to five. Flanigan said Don White- side, a principal in HFS Con- sulting, which the board re- tained to assist it in the search, had done a great job Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@plumasnews:com In a telephone interview, Plumas District Hospital (PDH) board president Va- lerie Flanigan gave an overview of the CEO Search Committee's progress in se- lecting a permanent replace- ment for Richard Hathaway, who left PDH last September. oon't miss Dennis' pulled pork or tri.tip sandwiches! LUXURY FIRM listening to the community and identifying its needs. She said Whiteside has re- peatedly told the board he wasn't working for them as much as he was working for the community. Whiteside began with a field of 500 candidates that he narrowed to 100. After speak- ing with them, he selected 25 applicants for face-to-face, in-depth interviews to pre-qualify the 10 he put for- ward for consideration. According to Flanigan, Whiteside told committee members they could let their binders (of dossiers) fall open and be confident of picking a good match for the hospital. Flanigan continued to be impressed with Whiteside's work as she returned repeat- edly to the binder to review the candidates. The next step is to schedule interviews with the candi- dates and narrow the field to two candidates to recom- mend. For the interviews, the committee will split and can- didates will interview with both halves. The reason for the split is the committee's large size. The challenge now is to schedule the interviews. | SERVING ROBBINS' FAMOUS X.LARGE BBQ HOT DOG WITH YOUR CHOICE OF TOPPINGS & 16 OZ. SOFT ORINK total lunch 10 YEAR WARRANTY tools_it's QUEEN SET low price 549.. THIS WEEKEND 348. KING SET ,ow price 829 ..... THIS WEEKEND 588. PLATINUM PLUSH FIRM 5 YR NP/ YR PRW TWIN SET ............. TH,SW.o 228. FULL SET THiS WEEKEND 268. OUE'=N SET .......... 338. KIN(] SET ............ TH,SWEEKEND 498. FAMILY OWNED AND C-,i. LIo. 448528 Flanigan anticipated that would be complete by the end of June. District helps out at EPHC Trish Welsh Taylor Staff Writer In a happy example of coop- eration, Plumas Unified School District is helping out Eastern Plumas Health Care during kitchen renovations at the hospital. The savings to EPHC is estimated to be $9o,ooo. The exhaust system for the oven is the cause of the tem- porary kitchen closure. It lacks a fire suppression sys- tem. The upgrade will bring EPHC's kitchen up to state standards, a necessity by law, and a safety benefit to pa- tients and employees. EPHC will take advantage of the down time to replace the worn kitchen floor and some equipment, as well. The entire project should take about three months, dur- ing which time food for EPHC will be prepared at the Feath- er River Middle School, which otherwise stands emp- ty due to low enrollment. Bringing a temporary kitchen on site at EPHC would have' cost $30,000 a month. PUSD will allow its kitchen to be used without charge, with the understanding that EPHC will pay for the utility costs of running the kitchen at FR Middle while it's there. No financial gain is in play for PUSD. EPHC will rent a van to transfer food between the school kitchen and the hospi- tal three times a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hospital sta'f members Cindy Solatti and Anita Massey came up with the idea to coordinate with the school system. They had some little time to think over ideas as staff awaited ap- provals for the project, which have now been granted. The loan was secured for the work over a year ago. Now the work begins. This temporary repurpos- ing of the school building is, according to Superintendent Glenn Harris, a great example of how two entities can work together for public benefit. Air quality projects are sought The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is requesting screening pro- posals for projects in Nevada, Plumas or Sierra counties. Project proposals must result in reduced motor vehicle emissions or help the district meet the requirements of the California Clean Air Act of 1988. On April 25, the district's board of directors made a ten- tative budget allocation of $285,250 for external projects. The breakdown is as follows: $195,760 for Nevada County, $72,562 for Plumas County and $16,928 for Sierra County. Interested parties are re- quired to submit a two-page (maximum) screening pro- posal before the 5 p.m. dead- line June 6. Proposals that are selected from this screening round will be sent a Request for Proposal by July 6 that pro- vides the requirements for a detailed, proposal. The final proposal deadline is Aug. 8. Board approvals occur in September - October. The funding cycle begins Jan. 1, 2012. Work must be complet- ed by Dec. 31, 2012. Questions regarding these screening proposals should be directed to Ryan Murano at 550-7872. =-- _ - ...................... JJi. .....  ...... ,,r--- .......... - .................................................. 1