Bay Area Hospital (BAH) is operated by the Bay Area Hospital District.
- Formed in 1952, the District was able to launch construction of a new hospital using a bond levy.
- The District has not received further property tax funds since the bond levy was paid off and, in fact, is the only health district in Oregon to not currently receive any county property tax funds.
- The District is governed by an elected Board of Directors with fiduciary responsibility over the entire District. The Board is assisted in its responsibilities by standing Board committees including the Finance Committee, the Quality & Patient Safety Committee, the Foundation Committee, and the Joint Conference Committee.
Board and Committee Overview
Bay Area Hospital District Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has many responsibilities, but its primary purpose is to organize itself and the administration of the District’s facilities and programs in a manner that facilitates the expedient performance of assigned duties, including adopting suitable bylaws and establishing a plan of organization providing single and distinct lines of authority and responsibility. Additionally, they formulate the philosophy and policies of the District for the direction of its management, appoint the CEO, and identify the changing needs of the community and the changes in the legal and regulatory climate. They provide oversight but do not manage aspects of daily operations.
The Committee’s responsibilities include reviewing monthly financial statements, hiring annual auditors, reviewing and recommending capital purchases to the Board, reviewing the annual budget with recommendations to the Board, reviewing investments, and overseeing retirement plans and policies.
Quality Patient Safety Committee (QPSC)
The QPSC assists in building a culture of quality, accountability, and safety. The QPSC and the Board are committed to providing a positive, safe, and engaging environment for providers, employees, students, and volunteers. To ensure the Hospital and its related services deliver the highest possible level of quality patient care, the Committee will oversee the satisfaction and safety of patients and staff. The QPSC will also oversee ongoing assessment, improvement, and monitoring of key prioritized organizational processes, outcomes, and external reporting. The Board looks to the QPSC to review, assess, and recommend Board action for all quality matters brought before the Board.
Medical Executive Committee (MEC)
The Medical Executive Committee (MEC) acts as a representative of the medical staff. The Committee proposes change and enacts policies, procedures, and other items to improve patient care and medical staff structure. They are also responsible for reviewing providers for membership in the hospital’s medical staff and making recommendations to the board for approval.
The Foundation Committee
The Foundation Committee considers which projects and organizational needs are appropriate for charitable support. It identifies and connects the organization to those individuals and businesses with the interest and ability to help fund those initiatives. The Foundation exists to support the Hospital and collaborates with the Hospital to maximize its impact and understand what capital and programmatic priorities are required to support. This Committee is currently inactive, but we will post notice when it’s reconvened.
Meeting Notifications & Agendas
Board Meeting Notifications & Agendas
Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023, Bay Area Hospital District Board of Directors Finance Committee meeting
- Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Bay Area Hospital District Quality and Patient Safety Committee meeting
- Tuesday, December 12, 2023, Bay Area Hospital District Board meeting
- Wednesday, December 13, 2023, Bay Area Hospital District Board Work session
- Tuesday, December 19, 2023, Bay Area Hospital District Board of Directors Finance Committee meeting
- Wednesday, December 27, 2023, Bay Area Hospital District Quality and Patient Safety Committee meeting
The Bay Area Hospital District’s Finance Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. The meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting via Bay Area Hospital’s account and in the Myrtle Conference room at Bay Area Hospital, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, Oregon beginning at 5:15 p.m. Meeting Agenda.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Denise Bowers, Executive Assistant, Administration Office of Bay Area Hospital, at 541.269.8195 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements and/or get dialing access codes for the meeting. While the Oregon mask mandates have been lifted, masking supplies will be available if desired.
The Bay Area Hospital District’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Bay Area Hospital will hold this meeting in person beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the Spruce/Fir Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct regularly scheduled business related to the quality and safety of patient care. Public attendance and input are welcome.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please reserve your place by calling Bay Area Hospital Quality Division at 541.266.7923 and speak with Tina Warlick, Executive Assistant or by email at email@example.com. While the Oregon mask mandates have been lifted, masking supplies will be available if desired.
Past Board of Directors' Meeting Agendas
Troy Cribbins serves as Bay Area Hospital’s Board of Directors Board Chairman. He earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and during his career has practiced in many settings including; inpatient, outpatient, skilled facilities, as well as, home health and is currently the Director of Physical Therapy at Pacific Home Health and Hospice. Troy has served on several different boards and in leadership roles, including the Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon. Cribbins stated, “As a practicing clinician who works in the homes of my patients, I have a front-row seat to some of the challenges that face our community in accessing health care services, and I would like to play a role in our hospital’s continued efforts to meet the health needs of our community.”
Dr. McAndrew serves as Bay Area Hospital’s Board of Directors Vice Chairman. He received his B.A. in Zoology in 1977 from Humbolt State University, Arcata, California. His Masters of Public Health was obtained from UCLA School of Public Health in 1980 with a special emphasis on nutrition and epidemiology. His Medical Degree was awarded from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, in 1985. Dr. McAndrew is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. McAndrew and his wife, Deborah, have three grown sons. He enjoys sailing, music, live theater, and stained glass. Dr. McAndrew has been involved at Bay Area Hospital as a district board member since 2001.
Barbara Taylor serves as Bay Area Hospital’s Board of Directors Treasurer and the Finance Committee Chair. After graduating from San Jose State she moved to North Bend to join the CPA firm of Yergen & Meyer, which later merged into Moss Adams CPAs. After retiring as a partner in the firm, she has served as a BAH board member since 2011, BAH Finance Member since 2004, and Board member and Treasurer of Friends of Shore Acres. She is also a former board member of Coos History Museum and a former volunteer for AARP Tax Aides. “I find serving on the Board and Finance Committee to be very rewarding, and it allows me to use my experience as a former partner in a local CPA firm in giving back to my community.”
Patrice Parrott is Bay Area Hospital’s Board of Directors Secretary. Patrice holds a Master’s Degree from Oregon Health & Science University, an advanced degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, was a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, and is now retired. She spent most of her nursing career at Bay Area Hospital, working as a bedside nurse, charge nurse, manager, and educator. As a board member, she brings over 40 years of experience in the medical field and is passionate about providing the best patient care possible.
Carma Erickson-Hurt is a Board Member at Large for Bay Area Hospital. Carma Erickson-Hurt is a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice), ACHPN (Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse) Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in palliative care. Carma retired from the United States Navy in 2007, and she is currently adjunct online faculty at Grand Canyon University teaching nurses who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program. She lectures and trains staff in palliative care concepts throughout the U.S and internationally. Carma has volunteered with Project HOPE on several national and international disasters and humanitarian missions and serves on their Colleagues in Global Health Board. Locally she has worked for South Coast Hospice and Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC). She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter on nursing care for veterans. As a board member, she brings over 30 years of nursing experience in various settings and a passion for advocating for health care needs and access to care. Her military service and experience working with diverse populations in disasters and humanitarian settings have prepared her well to work within a team setting.