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Hospital administrator resigns

By Gary Fletcher

Observer Staff Writer

ENTERPRISE The resignation of Wallowa Memorial Hospitals administrator was announced Tuesday at a special meeting of the Wallowa County Health Care District Board of Directors.

It has been six years since I came here, Kim Dahlman said in a June 29 letter to board chairman Ed Jensen, ...it is time for me to pursue other opportunities and for someone else to fill this position.

That person for now is Larry Davy, Associate Administer of Patient Care Services, who was appointed interim administrator of the health care district.

A nationwide search will be conducted to find Dahlmans permanent replacement, according to a July 2 press release.

Dahlman was not present at Tuesdays brief meeting. He could not be reached by telephone, and was reportedly out of town

This came up really quick, Davy said when asked if he would apply for the permanent position of administrator. At this point, he said he did not know if he would apply.

Davy, 43, has been with the district two years. He had been the director of surgical services at Portland Adventist Medical Center.

Reducing operating loss through improved efficiency was the immediate goal of the management team, Davy said.

The hospital does not generate as much revenue as its expenses. The difference is made up by a tax levy and donations.

A second voter-approved levy will be available this year for capital expenditures only. In addition, Davy hopes that the hospitals critical access designation will be approved by the federal government within 30 to 45 days. The new designation could bring in some $400,000 in increased revenues for Medicare patients.

Davy also plans to place more emphasis on looking for grants.

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