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EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners Appoints Tim McLaughlin as its Newest Member
Date
11/16/2016
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Experienced financial executive and long-time Redmond resident fills Redmond/Sammamish board seat

Kirkland, Wash. – Last night, EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners formally appointed Tim McLaughlin as its newest board member. After a thorough search and selection process, the board selected Mr. McLaughlin to fill the seat that represents the Redmond/Sammamish area. The position was held formerly by Auggie Kempf, who announced his retirement in September.

Mr. McLaughlin brings an abundance of professional and community experience to the board.

“Tim has an impressive business and financial background, combined with decades of experience as a trusted community leader,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “His experience managing the financial, procedural and business functions for national organizations will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we continue to expand our services and offer exceptional care to the communities we serve.”

About Tim McLaughlin:

image of Tim McLaughlin, EvergreenHealth commissionerMr. McLaughlin is an experienced financial executive currently serving as chief financial officer of SightLife, a global health organization with a mission to eliminate corneal blindness, and its subsidiary, SightLife Surgical. Over the last decade at SightLife, McLaughlin oversaw a $50 million operating budget and is responsible for accounting, treasury, financial reporting, facilities, information technology and purchasing functions.

He brings more than 35 years of financial experience across multiple industries, and his former positions include: CFO of Eddie Bauer; vice president and controller for AT&T Wireless Services; and CFO of National Cash Register
Corporation’s microelectronics division.

Mr. McLaughlin holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Wake Forest University, Master of Business Administration in finance from Northwest Missouri State University and a certificate in financial planning from Seattle University. He previously served as board director and treasurer of the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce for four years, and currently volunteers for the Wake Forest Alumni Admissions program. McLaughlin’s professional accolades and honors include being named “CFO of the Year” in 2012 by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

He joins six other board members – Al DeYoung, board chair; Jeanette Greenfield, secretary; Minerva Butler, Rebecca Hirt, Charles Pilcher, M.D., and Virgil Snyder. Together the group collaborates and provides oversight, counsel and accountability to EvergreenHealth’s leadership team, helping fulfill the health system’s mission, vision and purpose.

The appointment of Mr. McLaughlin completes the seven-member Board of Commissioners, which was expanded from five members by approval of King County voters in August. The health system currently serves a district population of nearly 300,000 residents and a total service area of nearly one million residents.

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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.
For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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