Thank You for Passing the Bond!
We want to thank the community for their support of Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics’ capital facilities bond in the Aug. 1 primary election. We are grateful the community sees the value of local access to quality health care. Because of you, we will fund critical projects to increase access to health care right here at home.
We’re proud to serve this community and grateful for your ongoing support. As always, we’ll keep you updated on our progress and report back to you as we implement these service improvements.
Thank you again,
SCOT ATTRIDGE, CEO of OBHMC
NANCY GORSHE, Chair of Board of Commissioners
Bond Proposal for 2023
Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics asked voters to consider a bond to improve access to local health care. The measure required a 60 percent supermajority per state law and the measure failed by just five votes (59.93 percent).
Almost 60 percent of voters saw the benefit of increasing access to health care for our rural community. That is why the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to place the measure back on the ballot for the August 1, 2023, primary election.
Many people in our community still must travel long distances to get the basic and specialty care they need. If approved by voters in August, the bond will fund improvements to increase the quality of and access to healthcare services here at home.
The bond will fund:
- A nonprofit urgent care center
- Expansion of the Ilwaco Clinic, the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, and pharmacy
- Renovating patient bathrooms
- Adding a procedure room for gynecological exams and pap smears at the Ocean Park Clinic
- Acquiring or adding space for specialty services such as orthopedics, dermatology, podiatry, urology, behavioral health, and diabetes care
- Upgrading medical equipment
- Improving delivery of in-home nursing care services
The bond is projected to cost $0.17 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The cost would be $5.67 per month or $68 per year for the owner of a $400,000 home. This rate is less than half of what voters approved in the last bond, which was paid off in 2021.
Ballots must be postmarked by August 1, 2023, to count.
More information can be found below.