The Richland Hospital, Inc. is a community-sponsored, not for profit critical access hospital, governed by a Board of Directors who oversee our activities, financial health, and sustainability. Our Directors carry out this responsibility by volunteering their time and talent freely, without compensation.  Upholding a legacy of commitment since 1924, our current board provides oversight and guidance to Richland Hospital’s Executive Management Team to lead us through prosperity and adversity. The Board establishes the mission, vison and values of our organization;  approves strategic and financial plans; reviews policies; supports executive duties; declares major decisions; and takes other actions to enable the highest level of care for our community. Our Board spends a considerable amount of personal time and talent to understand the complexities of the American healthcare environment, in order to strengthen the well-being of the hospital and the people whom we serve. We appreciate the generosity and dedication of these leaders.


Marilyn Rinehart, Chair

John Annear, Vice-Chair

Steve BauerTreasurer

Kay Balink, MD, Secretary


Laura Melby, Board Member

Traci Peterson, Board Member

John Poole, Board Member

Christine Richards, MD, Board Member

Shelly Schmidt, Board Member

Peter Walsh, Board Member

We're Better Together

The Richland Hospital Foundation invites you to join with so many others who have taken our mission statement to heart.

Our mission quite simply captures what we believe is very important to our entire community. And that is the availability of excellent health care close to home. Our mission is made possible by people like you who are passionate about a healthy community and are deeply rooted in their annual support of the Richland Hospital Foundation.

The Richland Hospital Foundation