October 6, 2015 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

October 6, 2015 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

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Special Commission Meeting


October 6, 2015                                                                                                                           6:00 P.M.

Kevin Sanderson, Hospital Board Member organized a special planning meeting for Goodland Regional Medical Center (GRMC), inviting members of GRMC Staff, Board and Foundation, City Commission, County Commission, U.S.D. 352 School District and Northwest Tech College.  City Commissioner’s present were Mayor Brian Linin, Vice-Mayor Annette Fairbanks, Commissioner Gwen Mai and Commissioner John Garcia.  Also present from the City were Suzanne McClure – Economic Development Director, Mary Volk – City Clerk, and Gerry Bieker – City Manager. 


Liz Sosa from Public Square Communities was the meeting facilitator.  There were presentations by Kevin, Bob Wallace – Service Line Director Rural Health Center and Bill Widener – Incoming CEO GRMC.


Liz indicated the purpose for the meeting is to start dialogue among sectors in the community to determine the future direction of GRMC and Goodland Family Health Center.  Topics discussed were as follows:

  • Strongest assets in healthcare community
  • Preferred future of healthcare in our community
  • Challenges or gaps in future healthcare assets
  • Where do we go from here.


Meeting was adjourned by Kevin Sanderson at 8:00 p.m.






ATTEST:                                                                               Brian Linin, Mayor





Mary P. Volk, City Clerk