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HRRMC Board Election

Board of Directors Election Information

Official election results

The election results on the document below have been certified by the Chaffee County Canvass Board.

Salida Hospital District Map

salida hospital district

Meet our newly elected board members

Three-year term board members

bill alderton

Bill Alderton

Current occupation: Retired Chaffee County Judge. I am still a practicing attorney part-time.

Key initiatives you feel strongly about that pertain to HRRMC:

  • I am committed to government being open and transparent. I believe my experience working with local governments will help with that process. The Hospital is currently in very good financial condition and I am committed to maintaining that position.
  • The Hospital has plans for an urgent care facility in Salida. I support this effort as it will allow people with urgent health care issues to get medical treatment without the cost of a visit to the emergency room. I also support the outlying clinics in Coaldale, Saguache, Custer County and Buena Vista.
  • All employers are experiencing trouble attracting and retaining staff. HRRMC is aware of the issue and the Board needs to continue to address this problem.

Dean Edwards

Current occupation: Retired VP of Product Development and IT Director

Key initiatives you feel strongly about that pertain to HRRMC:

  • As the Hospital District population continues to grow, the Hospital needs to add healthcare services to minimize the need for patients to go elsewhere for their care.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility in Hospital operations
  • Review pricing policy to address affordability for patients lacking adequate insurance
  • Address housing affordability issues for current and future employees
  • Determine whether HRRMC can help bring about needed Senior Living/Healthcare facilities beyond skilled nursing care

lydia segal
Ms. Lydia Segal, M.D., MPH

Current occupation: Retired family practice physician; Health counselor, focus on men’s and women’s health (private practice)

Key initiatives you feel strongly about that pertain to HRRMC: Taking care of patients, not customers.

  • As a family physician, I’ve worked my entire career to ensure that care is tailored to people's individual needs and goals. In that regard, my tenure on the board would encompass:
  • Focusing on quality of care by medical, nursing and allied health staff for improved patient outcomes
  • Increase functionality of electronic medical record systems
  • Maximize telemedicine to improve access to health care to reach all people in the hospital district, especially those in remote and underserved areas
  • Enhance services for older persons to strive to be healthy
  • Maintain financial responsibility to enhance medical services
  • Expand community based health education programs to educate and raise awareness of critical public and personal health issues
  • Assess the needs of the community and develop services and programs to meet those needs

One-year term board members

Ms. Susan Dunn

Current occupation: Business consultant

Key initiatives you feel strongly about that pertain to HRRMC:

Housing, and the required resources involved with housing in Chaffee County.