Plumas District Hospital has a new chief executive officer: JoDee
Valerie Flanigan, the president of the hospital’s board, made the
announcement Sept. 28. Tittle will succeed Dr. Jeff Kepple who is
retiring from the position Oct. 23. The new CEO is expected to
begin work after Thanksgiving. (Plumas County News)
Soon it will be even easier to see a doctor at the hospital
clinics. Dr. Jeff Kepple, the hospital’s chief executive officer,
said that he and the leadership team are working on a “prompt
care program” that would provide same day service to patients.
“To an extent we are already doing that with our express visits,
but we want to take it up a notch,” he said. (Plumas County
Could the three hospitals in Plumas County consolidate? Not
Could the three hospitals in Plumas County collaborate? Yes, but
it could take some time.
“We’ve met for nine months and gummed this to death,” Plumas
District Hospital CEO Doug Lafferty said during a recent
interview. “Let’s finish the community needs assessment and
figure out how to work together. I don’t want to talk
collaboration until we know what we need to collaborate on.”
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