EvergreenHealth Appoints Two New Members to Board of Commissioners - Archived

Minerva Butler and Virgil Snyder Join as Board Expands to Seven Members

Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners formally voted last night to approve the appointment of two new members. After an extensive search and selection process, the board chose Minerva Butler and Virgil Snyder as its newest members.

Both bring a wealth of professional and community experience to help advance EvergreenHealth’s vision of creating an inclusive community health system that is the most trusted source for health care solutions. The appointment of Butler and Snyder come as the result of voters’ approval in August of the board’s proposition to expand from five to seven members.

Butler and Snyder are currently members of the EvergreenHealth Community Advisors program – serving since 2010 and 1989, respectively.

Butler_Minvera.jpgAbout Minerva Butler:

Ms. Butler is a retired securities analyst and mutual fund manager. Her career includes positions at US West, Fidelity Management and Wellington Management, as well as adjunct finance faculty at Babson College and Boston College. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Northern Arizona University and M.B.A from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and governance certificates and training from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program and the NACD Corporate Directors Institute. She is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and auditor as well as a former Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

In addition to serving as an EvergreenHealth Community Advisor for six years, Ms. Butler has served as board president and trustee of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. She is a resident of Redmond and her community involvement also includes the PTA of Norman Rockwell Elementary and the Northern Arizona University, College of Business Administration Advisory Board.

Snyder_Virgil.jpgAbout Virgil Snyder:

Mr. Snyder is an engineer who has worked for the Boeing Company since 1984 in a wide variety of leadership positions, ranging from airplane programs, to engineering integration and IT and customer support. He is currently an engineering process and tools leader for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, leading the organization in process improvements for airplane programs and engineering. He also oversees a multi-million-dollar engineering computing tool development and implementation portfolio.

Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Utah State University, M.B.A. from City University and a certificate from the Institute of Configuration Management and Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the Advance Bellevue community leadership program, now known as Leadership Eastside.

In addition to serving as an EvergreenHealth Community Advisor for 18 years, he has been involved with other community volunteer positions with Boeing’s Community Connections program and as a mentor for Cedar Park Robotics program.

As a public district health care system, EvergreenHealth is governed by a Board of Commissioners, each of whom is elected by the voters in the district to serve a six-year term. Butler and Snyder are appointed by the board to serve until November 2017, when they will have the option to run for election.

Butler and Snyder will serve the thriving integrated health system with a district population of nearly 300,000 residents and a total service area of nearly one million residents. Alongside EvergreenHealth’s current board members, Al DeYoung, board chair; Jeanette Greenfield, secretary; Rebecca Hirt and Charles Pilcher, M.D., they will provide governance and accountability for EvergreenHealth’s mission, vision and purpose, quality, service and overall effectiveness, through collaboration and counsel to leadership.

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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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