Hospital plans move without a levy lid lift

The plan has been slightly modified, but the goal is still the same for King County Hospital District No. 4 - to move forward with a new hospital.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Administrator Rodger McCollum said the district will pursue a new hospital at Snoqualmie Parkway and Interstate 90 without asking for more funds from taxpayers. A 30 cent lid lift, which would have raised about $1.2 million per year for a new hospital, was defeated at the polls in August, with 68.9 percent of voters weighing in against the proposition.

However, the hospital's latest projections mean that the $70 million new hospital campus doesn't need taxpayer dollars to be built. McCollum told the Snoqualmie Valley Record that a combination of funds, including the lease of property on the future campus, the sale of the current hospital for $30 million and reimbursement through the federal critical-

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