Steele Memorial Board to Citizens of Lemhi County
August 11, 2021
Over the last weeks and months, we have had changes and some concerns expressed about the management, operations, and board governance of Steel Memorial Medical Center (SMMC). As a Board, we take these concerns with the seriousness in which our neighbors and community members have presented to us.
For this reason, the Board has contracted with an experienced and objective, third-party team to evaluate the issues. They are preparing an appraisal of where we are, and recommendations to the Board on how we should proceed to enhance SMMC’s effectiveness to continue serving the people of our region.
During this initial inquiry, we have also heard from many citizens and staff about the substantial number of accomplishments produced by the entire team at SMMC. These successes are also being considered in our review and plans going forward.
We are proud to serve as volunteer board members of this excellent non-profit hospital, and we will work hard in the coming months to earn your trust in the face of these challenging issues.
Respectfully submitted to the Citizens of Lemhi County,
Kristin Troy, Board Chair SMMC
Dennis Lile, Vice-Chair
Ingrid Fulstone, Secretary/Treasurer
Rick Snyder, County Commissioner Ex-Officio Board Member
David Weston, Board Member
Chuck Mark, Board Member
Chuck Bloodgood, Board Member
Dennis Krasowski, Board Member
Bridget Mildon, Board Member