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Election 2010: New Tahoe Forest Hospital director looking at tech efficiencies

Jason Shueh
Sierra Sun

Sun File PhotoJohn Mohun easily won the race for the 2-year seat over challenger Bob Hartsfield.

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; Already spearheading his platform promise and#8212; to investigate new technologies for reduced costs and#8212; new Tahoe Forest Hospital District Director John Mohun said he has been talking with chief operating officers at software companies specializing in electronic medical records.

Mohun said if an opportunity presents itself, he will present ideas to fellow board members for their consideration.

and#8220;Health information technology is going to save lives and decrease labor costs and increase the medical treatment that weand#8217;re given,and#8221; Mohun said Wednesday.

After the Nov. 2 tally, challenger Mohun secured the 2-year hospital seat with a dominating 30 percent plus victory over fellow challenger Bob Hartsfield.

Final results showcased Mohun leading 65.42 percent over Hartsfieldand#8217;s 34.15 percent in Placer County, and 68.3 percent over Hartsfieldand#8217;s 31.7 percent in Nevada County.

Mohun said he thanked Hartsfield in a telephone call and praised his competitor for his heartfelt desires to serve and his integrity.

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and#8220;Bob is a gentlemen and a very hard-working person, and he is encouraged to continue to make our health care system the best it can be,and#8221; Mohun said.

Hartsfield said the focus has always been on looking after the community and making health care as affordable as possible. He said he hopes to help promote the new cancer center and offer financial counseling if the board should direct.

and#8220;I just want to wish John all the success as he takes his new job and Iand#8217;m willing to help out the board wherever I can,and#8221; he said.

As the election results wound down Tuesday night, Mohun said he sat with his wife Lisa and#8212; the former Tahoe Truckee Unified School District trustee and#8212; and their two children; they had a small family celebration at the end of the night.

and#8220;After the election I recognize two things,and#8221; Mohun said. and#8220;Iand#8217;m very humbled to be in this position; and two, there is a lot of work to be done.and#8221;