Reporter Central Kitsap She’s got talent Seabeck teen has hopes to make it big in Nashville, Tenn. Page 8 FRIDAY, JuLY 5, 2013 | Vol. 28, No. 40 | www.CENTRALKITSAPREPORTER.com | 50¢ Relay for Life walks on despite the high heat Brian Kelly/staff photo Mickey Mouse, also known as Amy Stadshaug, and Minne Mouse, Amy’s mother, Susan Stadshaug, dressed up for this year’s Relay for Life Disney theme. The pair was walking for Team Segerman, named in memory of Nancy Segerman. By Leslie Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org. Christie Burrer walked for her Aunt Nancy. Lou and Olivia Short walked for their grandmother, Louisa Crouse and their mother, Robin Short. And Genean Page, an oncology nurse, walked for all her patients. Despite their motivations and reasons, more than 700 people came out Saturday and Sunday to walk in the Central Kitsap-Bremerton Relay for Life. The relay, which went from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday had 719 registered walkers and more than 1,000 attending, said Vickilynn Hosmer, events chairperson. “We’re having a great relay,” said Hosmer at midday Saturday. “It’s hot, but people don’t really care. They’re walking and they’re having fun.” Hosmer said because of the heat, walkers were being reminded to drink plenty of fluids, take shade breaks and wear their sunscreen. In fact, many groups, including Harrison Medical Center, were on hand with free SPF 80 sunscreen for anyone who was out at the relay. A group of nurses from the Harrison Bremerton Hematology and Oncology department were walking and monitoring their booth alongside the track at Olympic High school where the relay was held. “We’re here walking for our patients,” said Genean Page. “We’re taking a moment to walk in their shoes.” All of the 48 people on the team wore t-shirts that read: “Loving our Patients,” on the front and “Supporting the Fighters, Admiring the Survivors, and Honoring the Angels,” on the back. Page said she sees patients everyday fighting cancer and by walking, she hopes that her patients know how much she and the Harrison team are hoping and working for a cure. The Short sisters were a part of a team called “Tom and Friends” who walked for family members. “Our grandmother died 16 years ago of brain cancer,” said Lou Page. “We’re walking for her. And for our mother, who had stomach cancer, but is a survivor. She’s here walking, today, too.” Burrer was walking to honor and remember her aunt Nancy StadshaugSegerman, who died on Feb. 17 of this year at age 63 from lung cancer. “She was very special to me,” Burrer said. “We’ve got 15-plus family members out here walking to honor her.” The heat was tough, she said, “but there’s a nice breeze.” Their group was certain they’d make it for the full 24-hours and planned to partake in some of the special events such as walking to the themes of pajamas, cowboy get-up and the Mr. Relay competition. Included with that team were Mickey Mouse, also known as Amy Stadshaug, and Minnie Mouse, Amy’s mother, Susan Stadshaug, See RELAY, A13 New superintendent takes over at CKSD By Leslie kelly email@example.com Hazel Bauman knows that running a school district comes down to two simple things — students and teachers. “My role is to improve teaching and learning,” said Bauman, who began her work with the Central Kitsap School District this week. “Children come to school each day to learn and there is so much to learn. We have to make sure that we present that in an engaging and exciting way so that they are turned on to learning.” Likewise, the district has to work toward having and maintaining the best possible teachers. “I want to be able to walk into any classroom in this district and feel confident that I would Hazel Bauman want my child or my grandchild to be in that classroom.” Bauman was hired in May for a one-year interim position as superintendent at a salary of $160,000. She comes to the Central Kitsap district with nearly 40 years in education, the last 29 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where she was superinSee Superintendent, A13 Hospital affiliation is moving ahead By Leslie Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Health officials in Olympia said Wednesday that a directive order by Gov. Jay Inslee that calls for the review the state’s certificate of need process won’t affect the pending affiliation of Harrison Medical Center with the Franciscan Health System of Tacoma. Spokesman Tim Church said that because the Harrison affiliation was already in progress it will be judged based on the rules in place when it was filed. The department received the application on June 20. “The Harrison application will move forward ,” Church said. “What the Governor has done will not affect it.” On Monday, Gov. Inslee ordered the state Department of Health to “modernize” its certificate of need process, Church said. “It’s not an overhaul,” he said. “There are just things that need to be updated to reflect the high number affiliations and mergers that are taking place.” The governor stated in his order that the certificate of need process has not keep pace with the number of healthsystem combinations taking place. He said the department needs to study how affiliations, corporate restructuring, merges and other arrangements are resulting in outcomes similar to sales, puchase and leases of See full hospitals, story on our especially when conwebsite trol changes hands.