Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Board of Directors
Beatriz Vasquez, PhD
2017 Meeting Schedule
Board Vacancy Process
Guidelines for Public Officials
For further information regarding Board of Trustees, please contact:
Mayers Memorial Hospital District Board Clerk
Attn: Valerie Lakey, Administration
P.O. Box 459 - 43563 State Highway 299 East
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
If you wish to speak at the board meeting, please print and complete the Request to Speak Form and bring it with you to the Board Meeting. Forms are also available at the meeting. You can email the board: [email protected].
In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.