Inauguration of the San Juan PHD Village at the Harbor

Last week, as a resident of Village at the Harbor was about to catch an 8 a.m. flight for an off-island get-together, one of the kitchen staff stalked them. stopped to hand them a breakfast sandwich saying, “We know you’ll win ‘I won’t be here for breakfast, so we’ve made you a sandwich to take away.’

Each day at the Village begins and ends with a home-cooked meal provided by the full-time chefs and kitchen staff, many of whom work long hours to provide residents with the highest quality food possible.

Evan Perrollaz, administrator of the Village at the Harbour, commented on the personalized services provided in the dining room, saying: “If you don’t eat tomatoes, you will never see a tomato on your plate. Every day, our chefs and kitchen staff go above and beyond to ensure that every resident feels cared for and valued.”

The specialist dining room care staff for employees is not an isolated example; he is just one example of the passion and involvement of each employee for the residents of the Village.

Perrollaz remarked, “The Village staff aren’t just here for the money. They’re here because they have a passion for providing high-quality care to San Juan Island’s aging population. “

The Village at the Harbor is the only assisted living facility on San Juan Island. On February 28, 2022, it was acquired by San Juan County Public Hospital District #1. The Port Village acquisition is part of an ongoing Hospital District initiative to increase the resources available to seniors on San Juan Island and make aging in place more accessible.

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Superintendent Nathan Butler said, “The Village acquisition means the Village will have immediate access to public funding and long-term care is a public service. precious.

Trish Lehman, Hospital District Commissioner, said, “Our goal in acquiring the village was to improve services for seniors on San Juan Island; one way to achieve our goal is to provide support to Village employees. We want Village employees to know they are valued and to see how they go above and beyond to provide the best care possible.

The impact of public funding has already been felt. Benefits were first paid out on March 1, including retirement, an excellent healthcare package and PTO. Creating a stable workforce was one of the main goals of the project, which in turn benefits the residents.

The hospital district plans to add Medicaid beds, create a home care program, and work on building renovations — all using the Village at the Harbor as a base to build these services. San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 will host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 11, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in the Village parking lot at 543 Spring Street to celebrate the acquisition of the Village.

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 operates the San Juan Island and Harbor Village EMS system. It also provides a large grant to support clinical and hospital services at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center.