I am honored to have served our community since 2010 as a Commissioner (Board Member) for EvergreenHealth (King County Public Hospital District #2).
Thank you for your support and encouragement.
Your ENDORSEMENT and your vote are appreciated.
Serving our community as an Emergency Physician and Commissioner (Board Member) at EvergreenHealth has been an honor. Being the only physician on the Board brings a valuable patient care perspective to the issues we face.
When first elected in 2010, I created and continue to chair our Board Quality and Safety Committee to provide board-level oversight of the care we provide to each and every patient. I enlisted community members with expertise in aviation, technology and industry to help guide us from a community hospital to a highly respected regional medical center. For the past several years, EvergreenHealth has ranked among the top 2-5 Washington State hospitals, and for the past 4 years we have been one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals" according to Healthgrades. This year we are honored to be among Healthgrades 50 best hospitals in the US. During the pandemic, EvergreenHealth was also recognized by the CDC, Washington State Department of Health and the Seattle-King County Health Department for our team’s response to Covid19. Because of our early experience with critically ill patients, our specialists became educators for other caregivers around the country and the world.
As a Board, we take great pride in our unique committee of over 40 "Community Advisors" who meet monthly to receive information and provide input to our Board and executive leadership. Their commitment has helped build a first-class culture that allows us to recruit our amazing staff and reduce employee turnover.
I also serve on our Board Construction, Planning and Strategy Committee, helping to evaluate, oversee and manage the costs of developing new projects and programs. I also represent Evergreen on the board of the Eastside Health Alliance, a project to improve quality and reduce costs and duplication of services in neurology and cardiology.
I commit to you, our taxpayers, to keep the hospital’s tax rate as low as possible while insuring that Evergreen is truly working “to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.” I am endorsed by firefighters, paramedics, community leaders, former patients and neighbors.
I look forward to continuing to serve you as we face the opportunities and challenges of healthcare reform and hope that I have earned your trust and your vote.