Kenmore Air president Todd Banks will fill the position previously held by retiring commissioner Jeannette Greenfield
Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners formally voted this week to approve the appointment of Todd Banks to represent the community at-large on the health system’s seven-member governing board.
Banks is president and general manager of the long-standing, family-owned Kenmore Air company. He brings a wealth of professional expertise and community involvement experience that will serve EvergreenHealth in advancing its vision to create an inclusive community health system that is the most trusted source for health care solutions.
“Todd is a respected leader in our greater community and we are pleased to welcome him to the EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners. Our search and selection process was incredibly extensive and Todd’s professional qualifications, demonstrated commitment to community, and ability to solve pressing issues make him a valuable addition to our board,” said Al DeYoung, EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners chairperson.
Banks joined Kenmore Air in 1992 and has been its president since 2008. Over more than two decades, he’s helped grow the Kenmore-based airline to become the largest seaplane airline in the United States, connecting passengers to dozens of destinations across the Puget Sound region and British Columbia.
Prior to joining the Board of Commissioners, Banks was named to EvergreenHealth’s Strategic Planning and Construction Committee, where he has served as a community member volunteer since 2015. In addition, he has served as a school board director for the Northshore School District, a board member of the Washington State Aerospace Futures Alliance and has been part of the Woodinville Rotary, the Kenmore Economic Development Committee, as well as other community organizations.
He earned a degree in economics from the University of Oregon and is a lifelong Northwest resident, currently residing on the Eastside with his wife and three children.
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. Banks has been named to the Board to hold a position previously filled by Jeannette Greenfield, who announced her decision to retire earlier this year. Banks current term runs through December 31, 2019, and he will have the option to declare his candidacy for re-election in November of that year.
Alongside EvergreenHealth’s current board members, Al DeYoung, Board Chair; Minerva Butler, Board Secretary; Rebecca Hirt; Tim McLaughlin; Charles Pilcher, M.D.; and Virgil Snyder, Banks will provide governance and accountability for EvergreenHealth’s mission, vision and purpose, quality, service and overall effectiveness, through collaboration with and by providing counsel to leadership.
EvergreenHealth is committed to growing alongside its expanding community. As part of its 10-year Master Facilities Plan, it is keeping pace with the community’s growth by upgrading facilities and infrastructure to ensure its ability to provide care in the safest environment. To learn more, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/future.
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 are among the most comprehensive in the region. A staff of 5,000 provides clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care, infectious disease and travel medicine, 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 13 primary care practices, five 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 Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health 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 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades® and was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals, placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide based on its outstanding clinical performance. The health system was one of 750 hospitals in the country to earn an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group and holds a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 337 nationwide. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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