Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is currently recruiting volunteers for its Community Advisors Program. Members of the Community Advisory group help guide the organization and shape future services and programs through direct interaction with EvergreenHealth’s elected board and key administrative leaders.
Community Advisors attend nine educational sessions throughout the year focusing on health care issues impacting the community and EvergreenHealth services that address those issues. Additionally, they serve on internal EvergreenHealth committees, such as the Ethics and Board Quality committees, and as ambassadors, representing EvergreenHealth at community events.
Board-appointed volunteers serve three-year terms commencing in January, with the option to renew after each three-year term. Community Advisors may serve up to nine years.
Qualifications include community involvement, professional and/or volunteer experience, strong communication skills and an interest in health care delivery. Advisors must be residents of the EvergreenHealth District, which encompasses Bothell, Duvall, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish and Woodinville.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly 850,000 residents in King and Snohomish counties. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth is now a 318-bed acute care hospital and health system located in Kirkland and includes 24-hour Level III trauma emergency and critical care. EvergreenHealth also provides primary, urgent, specialty and 24/7 emergency care at its EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Redmond and operates nine primary care clinics, an additional urgent care center in Woodinville and a senior clinic. More than 950 physicians on EvergreenHealth’s medical staff provide clinical excellence within more than 70 specialties, including cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, cancer, neurological, neonatal, hospice, pulmonary, sleep, and home-health care. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline. EvergreenHealth is partners with Virginia Mason Medical Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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