Hospital receives $22,000 check from Guild B… continue to search for new CEO

by Richard Uhlhorn

Commission meeting on Tuesday, November 27.

Mary Ann Warren and Vicki Nedrow presented the Commission with a check for $2,646 for the Pediatrics Division and then surprised the Commission with another check for $22,000 as a down payment for a Post Partum room in the new hospital.


Vicki Nedrow and Mary Ann Warren presented Hospital Commission Chair Mary Signorelli with a check for $22,000 from Guild B as a down payment for a Post Partum room at the new hospital.

Commission Chair Mary Signorelli accepted the checks and said, “We have a room halfway built.”

After a photo op, Signorelli announced that the Commission was going into executive session to discuss its CEO recruitment selection. “We expect to be in session for one hour. If it is longer, we will let you know,” stated Signorelli.


The Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board has still not selected a new CEO to administer the hospital’s business. The search for a new CEO began in January, 2018 and 11 months later, the board continues to interview and discuss their selections. In the meantime, Steve Padonai continues to work as the Interim CEO.

After the one hour executive session, Signorelli said, “We have met and interviewed four applicants here at the hospital. We are continuing to negotiate.”

The rest of the meeting was taken up with new business on the agenda including such topics as a Levy Limit and EMS Levy

The Board will hold a Budget Workshop on December 18 and then adopt its budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on December 20.

Author: allthingslakechelan

I have been a journalist, photojournalist and reporter in the Lake Chelan Valley since 1988; first with the Wenatchee World, then 15 years at the Lake Chelan Mirror and another 12 years at GoLakeChelan. Currently, I am semi-retired but can't give up the media gig which is why I started All Things Lake Chelan blog. I also have two social media platforms; allthingslakechelan/facebook and lakechelansportsandrecration/facebook. I am also a professional photographer with many credits with major outlets around the world.

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