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FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 | Vol. 28, No. 33 | | 50¢

CKSD Interim Superintendent search coming down to the wire

Doggy paddle


By Kevan Moore/staff photo

A pair of stand-up paddle boarders was joined by their K-9 friend in Dyes Inlet Monday on an unseasonably warm day in which temperatures soared close to 90 degrees.

After extending its executive session twice and deliberating for more than an hour, the Central Kitsap school board announced Tuesday it would extend an offer for an interim Superintendent. But the who remained a mystery. “It’s been moved and seconded to appoint ‘candidate A’ to bring forward as interim superintendent for the period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014,” school board president Mark Gaines said during the meeting while refusing to give any dwcandidate that might

be. Gaines said the board would release a name once an agreement is made and he expected that would take place at the regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night. That meeting was scheduled to take place after the Central Kitsap Reporter’s print deadline. Updates and new information will be posted on the paper’s website, w w once an agreement is reached. The board interviewed two of three candidates for the position on Tuesday prior See SUPERINTENDENT, A13

Harrison orthopaedic center is on schedule Harrison gives a peek at its new ortho center to Rep. Kilmer and special guests By Leslie Kelly

With an opening anticipated to be four months away, one local dignitary and a handful of others got to take a peek inside the under-construction orthopaedic wing at Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale last week. Taking the opportunity of having U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, on site for a “Kilmer at Your Company” townhall meeting last Thursday, hospital officials gave Kilmer a tour of the 54,000-square-foot building that is set to open in September. Hospital officials said they anticipate more than 2,600

surgeries such as knee, hip and shoulder replacements to be performed in the new wing during the first year that it is open. The Orthopaedic Center at Harrison, as it will be called, will have four state-of-theart oversized surgical suites built to accommodate surgical technology for orthopaedics of today and well into the future. It will open with 24 patient rooms that will include rehabilitative equipment and nonthreshold f looring to aid in patient’s mobility during the first few days after surgery. Future expansion may add more patient rooms if needed, hospital officials said. The design of the center took into account the needs

Leslie Kelly/Staff Photo

Mindy Markley, left, Gordon Cromwell, Scott Bosch and Derek Kilmer enjoy the view from the rooftop of the Orthopeadic Center at Harrison. of ortho patients including fold-down from the wall night stands and pocket doors to allow for easy getting around the room. Bathing and toilet areas are right near the beds

so patients don’t have to walk far in the first hours after surgery. Included in the rooms are nooks and alcoves to provide better space for family to sit

when visiting. Rooms also can accommodate family members overnight. Families also will play a role in the patient’s recovery by assisting them with daily walks on a track that circles past the patient rooms. This track doubles as a hallway but will not have carts or other items stashed in it so that patients can rehab more easily. Hospital officials said with family helping in the hours and days after surgery patients will more likely be able to go home sooner and that will help keep healthcare costs down. Leading the tour was Harrison CEO Scott Bosch and Chief Medical Officer Gordon Cromwell. One of the highlights was a tour of the outdoor rooftop garden that has a beautiful view of the See TOUR, A13

Central Kitsap Reporter, May 10, 2013  

May 10, 2013 edition of the Central Kitsap Reporter

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