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Board Meeting
January 29, 2015
5:30 p.m. in the
Godard Room at VGH
Valley General Hospital
14701 - 179th AVE SE
Monroe, WA 98272


Valley General Hospital is a professional workplace in which each individual is highly valued and rewarded for his or her service and commitment to quality health care in a healing environment.

Eligible employees enjoy advantages of a wide range of benefits ranging from financial, to medical and lifestyle benefits that are applicable to singles, couples and families. Your options may vary somewhat depending on your career, and benefits may vary for those covered by union contracts. Specific information will be provided upon employment consideration.

Keeping You Healthy
Medical and Vision Insurance I Dental Insurance | Employee Assistance Program

Planning for your Future
Life Insurance I Supplemental Life Insurance | Long-Term Disability I 401(a) Pension Plan I Deferred Compensation Plan

Money in Your Pocket
Dependent Care Spending Account I Health Care Spending Account I Free Parking

Time Away From Work
Paid Time Off and Holidays I Sick Leave I Bereavement Leave I Jury Duty I Family Medical Leave Act I Compassion Leave I Personal Leave

Employee Recognitions and Celebrations
Longevity Service Award | Celebrations

Other Benefits
Direct Deposit I Costco Membership I Credit Union I Education

Keeping You Healthy

Medical and Vision Insurance
Understanding that employees have diverse needs, we provide a variety of health plans for you to choose from. This will allow you to select a plan that will best suit you and your family. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is the agency that purchases and coordinates health insurance benefits for public employees through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) program.. All plans include prescription and vision coverage. Please view these Web sites for more information about each provider:

Dental Insurance
There are three dental plans to choose from. Premium coverage for the employee and eligible dependents is paid by Valley General Hospital. For more information on the plan details, please view these Web sites:

Employee Assistance Program
EAP provides VGH employee support when life presents issues and to help our employees stay at their best. Help offered includes: Anxiety and Depression, Child Development, Divorce, Emotional Concerns, Relationships, Terminal Illness and Work Related Problems.

Employee Wellness Program
If you're a member of a health club facility or any type of fitness group, Valley General will help pay for a portion of your membership fees.

Planning for your Future

Life Insurance
$25,000 Death Benefit (employee), $5,000 AD & D, hospital paid
$2,500 Death Benefit (dependent), employee paid

Supplemental Life Insurance
Optional supplemental Life Insurance is available at cost to employee.

Long-Term Disability
Basic LTD plan is provided within the employer provided package. A “BUY UP” option is available, at a cost to the employee, for increased LTD coverage.

457 Tax Deferred Compensation and 401(a) Pension Plan
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to enroll and make contributions to the 457 Tax Deferred Compensation Plan. For eligible employees contributing to the 457. the hospital makes a matching contribution to a 401(a) Pension Plan

Money in Your Pocket

Dependent Care Spending Account
Employees can set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified child care expenses (annual maximum of $5,000). Valley General pays the cost of administering the plan.

Health Care Spending Account
Employees can set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay out of pocket qualified medical expenses. Valley General pays the cost of administering the plan.

Free Parking
Valley General Hospital provides free parking for its employees.

Time Away From Work

Vacation and Holidays
The hospital paid annual leave benefit is referred to as Paid Time Off (PTO). PTO is composed of paid holidays and paid vacation days. Full-time employees accrue nine (9) paid holidays (72 hours total) per year. PTO is prorated for part-time employees Observed holidays include New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The remaining two (2) days are floating holidays.

Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue sick leave on a basis of one day per month. Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis. Employees must be employed 90 calendar days before eligible to use paid sick leave.

Bereavement Leave
Employees will be granted three days of paid bereavement leave for the death of an immediate family member. Immediate family includes the employee's (step) father, (step) mother, (step) sibling, spouse or (step) child, foster child, grandparents, grandchildren, mother-in-law or father-in-law.

Jury Duty
To permit staff members to perform their duties as citizens, employees will be given time to serve on jury duty. The employee will be paid the difference between jury duty pay and his or her base salary pay up to two weeks.

Family Medical Leave Act
Employees who have been employed with VGH for at least one year (12 consecutive months) and who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the prior 12 month period immediately preceding the date a qualifying leave commences are eligible for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA provides 12 weeks of job and benefits protection for the birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care; the need of the employee to care for a qualifying family member (spouse, parent or dependant child under age 18) with a serious health condition; or the employee’s own serious health condition that renders the employee unable to perform the full range of essential functions of his or her job.

Compassion Leave
Employees may donate, on a voluntary basis, part of their PTO to coworkers whose paid leave has been depleted in response to extraordinary circumstances (i.e. severe illness) concerning themselves or immediate family.

Personal Leave
When an employee wished to take a leave of absence for reasons that do not qualify under other types of leave, they may apply for a personal leave of absence.

Employee Recognitions and Celebrations

Valley General Hospital places significant value on the service, commitment to quality and loyalty of its employees. We recognize that in many ways, including the following:

Longevity Award
Valley General Hospital recognizes the value of continued employment by recognizing employees for their length of service with the hospital. During the Employee Holiday Banquet, the hospital awards pins commemorating years of service.

There are many reasons for celebration and we don't like to let them pass by. Valley General Hospital believes that camaraderie and enhanced working relationships result when we celebrate together, so we make a regular habit of having a Hospital Week celebration, and many other events through out the year.

Other Benefits

Direct Deposit
Bi-weekly paychecks are automatically deposited in your bank account.

Costco Membership
All employees are eligible to purchase a Costco membership.

Credit Union
All employees are eligible to take advantage of membership at Community Healthcare Federal Credit Union.

Realizing the changing nature of the health care field, Valley General Hospital supports staff education and will provide and support opportunities for staff education. The hospital will approve and support, within budgeted funds available:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Continuing Education
  • Scholarship Program