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The Salida Hospital District has issued a call for nominations for two seats on the district’s board of directors that are up for election May 5.

Deadline for receipt of nomination forms is 3 p.m. Feb. 28, a press release stated.

Board members Jean Moltz and Jeff Post will complete their first term in May and are up for re-election.

Board members Debbie Ferrell, Harry Payton and Tom Eve each have served 2 years of their second 4-year term and are not up for re-election.

In accordance with HB18-1039, board members elected in 2020 and 2022 will serve three-year terms instead of the usual four-year terms. HB18-1039 changes the regular schedule of special district elections from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years.

Hospital board directors serve on a volunteer basis and do not receive compensation for their services.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center “is a large, very complex business operating in a challenging environment for health care,” Debbie Farrell, board chairman, said.

The current board outlined five characteristics important for new board members. These are:

• Ability and willingness to put in a substantial amount of time.

• Ability to put needs of the hospital and district ahead of any personal agendas.

• Strong sense of ethics.

• Ability to understand complexities of hospital business to a level that will allow substantive input into oversight of hospital management.

• Ability both to listen and to articulate points of view clearly.

The self-nomination and acceptance form is available by clicking on the Hospital Board Election button on the home page at or by calling designated election official Juanita Ward at 719-530-2231.

Completed self-nomination and acceptance forms may be hand delivered to Ward in the hospital’s administrative office or mailed to HRRMC, P.O. Box 429, Salida, CO 81201.

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