Kelli Hawkins, SRHD | [email protected] | 509.324.1539, c.509.994.8968
SPOKANE, Wash. – During today’s Spokane County Health Council (BOH) meeting, the BOH voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) balanced budget of 47.8 millions of dollars.
The budget is contingent upon final confirmation from Spokane County of an allocation of $ 1.98 million in local funding to SRHD. The remaining $ 47.8 million comes from several sources such as state and federal funds, Medicare / Medicaid, program revenues, inter-local grants, public health credits, and basic public health services funds.
Prior to final approval, the BOH finance committee conducted a cost savings review, focusing on the reorganization for operational efficiency and health equity. During the review, the committee was successful in reducing the demand for local funding from $ 2.6 million to the current demand of $ 1.98 million.
“It was important to review the budget as carefully as possible to ensure proper management of local public funds,” said Dr. Amelia Clark, Administrative Officer of SRHD. “We are now able to move forward and move forward with services and programs that benefit the health and well-being of our community. ”
Clark further explained that discussions on the final budget and how it will be implemented will be conducted with SRHD staff over the next few days, both through in-person meetings and virtual question-and-answer sessions. -answer.
“My priority is to ensure the well-being and inclusion of our team, whose passion to serve this community is unwavering. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share in this process, and I look forward to their perspective on how our programs can continue to serve our community in 2022, ”said Clark.