EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners Seeks Candidates for Position #3 - Archived

Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners is seeking interested residents for Position #3, representing the Redmond/Sammamish communities. The Board opening is the result of R. August "Auggie" Kempf’s retirement from the Board on September 3, 2016.

Interested residents that want to apply for the position must apply by Friday, October 7, 2016. Applications are available at

As a public district health care system, EvergreenHealth is governed by a Board of Commissioners, which is currently comprised of five members, each elected by the voters in the district to serve a six-year term. The Board provides governance and accountability for EvergreenHealth’s mission, vision and purpose, quality, service and overall effectiveness, through collaboration and counsel to the system’s CEO.

While Kempf anticipated vacating his position at the close of his term, he opted to end his service early. The commissioner appointed to replace Kempf in position #3 will fulfill the existing term through December 31, 2017, and then may choose to run for office in the 2017 general election.

The prospective Board Commissioner should meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be a resident of King County Public Health District (KCPHD) #2, sub-district in Redmond/Sammamish
  • Be a registered voter
  • Be engaged in the community
  • Have a track record of public and community service
  • Understand and honor the role of governance
  • Represent the diversity of the community
  • Willing to serve 15-20 hours/month
  • Willing to provide public disclosure
  • Have no conflicts of interest and not employed by KCPHD or EvergreenHealth

Current members of the Board of Commissioners include: Al DeYoung, board chair (Bothell/Woodinville/Duvall); Jeanette Greenfield, secretary (at-large); Rebecca Hirt (Kirkland/Kenmore); R. August Kempf (Redmond/Sammamish – vacated September 2016) and Charles Pilcher, M.D. (at-large).

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About EvergreenHealth
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 10 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Virginia Mason, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated EvergreenHealth Partners network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.

In 2016, EvergreenHealth achieved its seventh designation (2009-2012, and 2014-2016) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, placing it among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance; and was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™ in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength.
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