History

Lincoln Hospital District #3 was formed in 1961 by a grassroots movement of the local community to establish a hospital district in Davenport. The group not only wanted to bring local healthcare to Lincoln County, but provide a nursing home and jobs to boost the economy. Over the past 40 years, Lincoln Hospital expanded to include three medical clinics, assisted living, long term & transitional care. It has grown tremendously in terms of number of staff and availability of services. Starting with a staff of 50 under administrator Paul Kembel, Lincoln Hospital now employs nearly 300 people under the management of administrator Tyson Lacy.

1963

Acute Care Wing Open

1970

Long Term Care/Nursing Home Wing opens

1987

Lincoln Hospital Foundation formed. Has raised over $500,000 for long-term Endowment fund and another $300,000 in special improvement projects. A complete list of projects is listed on the Foundation Page of our website www.lincolnhopsital.org.

2000

Reardan Clinic opens with Susan Eastman, ARNP at the helm.

Long Term Care adopts Eden Alternative program to offer residents independence and fulfillment through involvement in their own community and care plan by seeking to rid the nursing home of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.

2001

The hospital district establishes North Basin Medical Clinics and opens medical clinics in Wilbur and Davenport and organizes all physicians practicing in the district under the employment of Lincoln Hospital.

2002

Lincoln Hospital earns Critical Access Hospital Designation through the State and Federal Government.
This gives hospital full cost-based compensation for Medicaid and Medicare patients.

2003

Lincoln Hospital forms Critical Access Hospital Network to share support services, ideas and expertise throughout the state. This program is nationally recognized and earns many grants for innovative quality ideas.

2003

North Basin Medical Clinics earns Rural Health Clinic designation through State and Federal Government. This gives clinics full compensation for Medicaid and Medicare patients.

2003

The Wilbur Clinic moves to a new hospital district owned, expanded location at 214 SW Main.

2004

Lincoln Hospital spearheads the development and expansion of the Rural Health Quality Network. This group of hospitals works together to improve quality through peer review in rural hospitals. Network now includes 38 Rural Hospital members. Again, the RHQN is nationally recognized and is a model for healthcare quality improvement programs throughout the U.S.

2006

Lincoln Hospital partners with Sacred Heart Medical Center and Northwest MedStar Critical Care Transport to bring the ground breaking “Level One” Cardiac Partnership to Lincoln County. It is the first such program in the state and is soon being implemented throughout rural Washington.

Lincoln Hospital establishes electronic medical records in Acute Care.

2007

The Reardan Clinic is re-located to a new district-owned modular facility on the east side of Reardan. The new facility expands patient comfort and gives room for future upgrades and additions.

2008

Lincoln Hospital and its partners are awarded the prestigious “Qualis Health Award for Excellence in Healthcare Quality.”

Lincoln Hospital is asked by the Washington State Department of Health to pattern a stroke program after the award-winning Level One Cardiac Partnership. “FAST Stroke” is born and expands throughout the state.

North Basin Medical Clinics establishes electronic medical record in all three clinics.

2009

Lincoln Hospital is awarded a National Demonstration Grant from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to pilot a diabetes outreach program. “Healthy for Life Diabetes Management” is formed to help people in Lincoln County manage their diabetes through medical diligence, exercise and weight loss.

In response to regional needs, Lincoln Hospital opens a Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Unit.

2010

Lincoln Hospital and North Basin Medical Clinics launch the Care Coordination program. Initially, the program started for patients to manage chronic diseases. The program has now expanded to meet the care needs of all patients and ensure complete healthcare from specialists in conjunction with their primary care provider.

Lincoln Hospital welcomes “Hawkeye” – the robot that allows specialists and hospitalists to beam into the hospital from any location in the world.

2012

After nearly 50 years of service, Lincoln Hospital closed the nursing home due to viability. It’s impact is felt throughout the community.

2013

Lincoln Hospital District 3 celebrates 50 years of service to our community! The hospital opened its doors in 1963 after a grassroots effort to get quality healthcare in Lincoln County.

Providence Telemedicine becomes a vital partner in Lincoln Hospital’s telemedicine program.