About Us

Board of Commissioners

Samaritan Healthcare (Grant County Public Hospital District No. 1) provides healthcare services for Moses Lake and the surrounding communities. Our focus has been, and continues to be, to provide healthcare services that improve the well-being of the people of our community.

Our board of commissioners is a diverse collection of publicly elected citizens with an important goal in mind: to provide high-quality healthcare services that are in alignment with our mission, vision and values. The 5-person board of commissioners is an elected assembly whose members have varying expertise. This gathering brings many viewpoints and provides an overall understanding of the healthcare field. Our board of commissioners meets monthly, and members volunteer to attend various committees and community functions as well. They are an integral part of our community.

Click here to view Resolution No. 12/19-01 and 2nd Amended Interlocal Agreement

Click here to view Resolution No 01/19-01 and Interlocal Agreement for Collective Purchasing

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Meet Our Commissioners

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Board Akers Joseph

Joseph Akers, President

Commissioner Akers can be reached at jakers@samaritanhealthcare.com

Joseph Akers felt the need to be more involved in the community. He saw the open position for the hospital district and felt that this would be a great opportunity to serve on one of the pillars of our community. Read more.

Board White Alan

Alan White, Secretary

Commissioner White can be reached at wwhite@samaritanhealthcare.com

Alan White was appointed to the position of board secretary in January 2014. His tenure on the board began in July 2010. White was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota; spent some time in California; and then lived in Boise, Idaho, before moving to the Columbia Basin in 1996. Read more.

Board Paris Dale

Dale Paris, Commissioner

Commissioner Paris can be reached at dparis@samaritanhealthcare.com

Dale Paris was appointed to the position of board president in January 2014. Paris previously held the position of board secretary from January 2012 to December 2013. His tenure on the board began in August 2009. Paris was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and arrived in Moses Lake when his father was stationed at Larson Air Force Base in 1960. Read more.

Board Christian Katherine

Katherine Christian, Commissioner

Commissioner Christian can be reached at kchristian@samaritanhealthcare.com

Katherine Christian was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in April of 2018. Christian is a Registered Nurse with over 40 years of clinical experience, and currently serves as the Director of Health Education Programs at Big Bend Community College. Read more.

Board Frick Tom

Tom Frick, Commissioner

Commissioner Frick can be reached at tfrick@samaritanhealthcare.com

Tom Frick has served on the board since 1991. He is a past president of the board, serving from January 2000 to January 2007 and again from January 2012 to December 2013. He previously held the position of secretary of the board from April 2010 to December 2011. Read more.


Samaritan Hospital
801 E. Wheeler Road
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Samaritan Clinic
1550 S. Pioneer Way
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Samaritan Clinic on Patton
8420 Aspi Blvd.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

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