For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Scott Graf
(208) 334-4112

Date: May 1, 2017

Attorney General Seeks Volunteers for New Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is accepting applications from people in the Lewis-Clark Valley who want to serve on the Community Advisory Board for the new Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation. The foundation will administer a $25 million endowment fund established through the agreements the Attorney General reached with Ascension Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners in March.

The Community Advisory Board’s purpose is to encourage the public’s input in deciding what programs to support with endowment money. Board members will create governance rules, approve an investment policy statement, develop grant-making policies, determine what grants to award and review investment reports. Idaho Trust Bank will manage the foundation’s funds at the direction of the Community Advisory Board.

The Attorney General has received supportive comments from the Lewis-Clark Valley community regarding the office’s decision not to oppose the sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. A number of people have already contacted the Attorney General about serving the foundation in various capacities.

"My goal is to select a diverse group of individuals to serve on the board,” Wasden said. “I encourage residents, healthcare providers and advocates, community and religious leaders and academics to apply.”

Anyone interested in applying can visit the Attorney General’s website for an application form. Forms are also available by mail from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and can be requested by calling 208-334-2424 or 1-800-432-3545.

The deadline to apply for membership consideration is June 30, 2017. More details on the process, including an information sheet, are available here.

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