Reports to the IRS – Form 990

Tax exempt charities are required each year to report their income, expenses and net worth on IRS Form 990. In return for being tax exempt the IRS encourages the charity to be as open as possible. And the IRS code requires the charity to provide copies of the Form 990 for the three previous years to any one who asks for them.  The form does show the financial figures and also a great deal about the way their money is used. The Catherine Washburn Medical Association has been very reluctant to provide any information on the way contributions have been Read More …

Clinic in Peril

Since 1988 Island Hospital, in Anacortes, has been operating the Lopez Clinic. This past December Island Hospital notified the Catherine Washburn Medical Association (CWMA). owners of the building and equipment, that they are withdrawing from operation of the Lopez Clinic and will terminate the agreement in this coming June. The CWMA board, and Doctor Bob Wilson, have been busy since then trying to find a way to keep the clinic open. The board CWMA board set 1:30 p.m. January 23rd for a public meeting to bring the public up-to-date on the situation. The meeting fell considerably short of that goal. Read More …

A Review of the Lopez Clinic Status

A Review of the Lopez Clinic Status As one of the founders of the clinic I was invited to attend the announcement of the book by Lori Harrison about medical care on Lopez Island . I found the book quite a surprise, but more on that later. It did motivate me to a more detailed interest in the clinic. Like a good many others on Lopez Island the years are catching up with me and I rely more on the clinic. So I have taken some time in the past two years to look into the status of the clinic Read More …