Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District 1
On Sept. 11, the San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Board voted unanimously to accept a sales agreement with HWV Property LLC of Friday Harbor to sell the Inter Island Medical Center property. The agreed upon price is $875,000 with a 21-day feasibility study. If the sale is canceled after the feasibility study, the buyer has to out up $15,000 in earnest money.
The district has had several offers over the summer, indicating strong interest in the property, and is grateful that the IIMC property could finally be used once more. On June 28, 2018, the board passed a resolution (Res 18-490) to dedicate proceeds from the sale of the IIMC to reduce the existing SJIEMS building bond obligation.
This pending sale serves the public both in strengthening the financial positions of the hospital district the San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services and in potentially bringing back into use the vacant building and lot of the IIMC.
“It’s no secret we have negotiated several sales contracts this summer, but this has only increased interest in the building,” said Pam Hutchins, the district superintendent. “We ended up being able to accept a strong offer on this fourth sales agreement. The amount of interest we have had this summer has been encouraging as well as the fact that a final sale would happen before the start of another budget year.”
Questions should be directed to the district’s office of the superintendent at 360-378-2857, or email Hutchins at firstname.lastname@example.org or the board recording secretary Nathan Butler at email@example.com.