Monroe, Wash. – EvergreenHealth Monroe’s Board of Commissioners announced today its selection of Lisa LaPlante, MHA, to lead the Monroe hospital as chief administrative officer (CAO).
LaPlante has served EvergreenHealth Monroe for the past 10 years, holding several leadership positions in quality and operations, and most recently as interim CAO. Previously, she served as chief operating officer for EvergreenHealth Monroe, where she led service line enhancement and development while supporting overall hospital operations.
“Throughout Lisa’s tenure with EvergreenHealth Monroe, and specifically since taking on the role of interim CAO, she has demonstrated exceptional competence and an impressive capacity to lead our organization – fundamental attributes for this position,” said Alice Cabe, Board Chair, Snohomish County Public Hospital District #1. “We value her strategic insights, operational excellence, exceptional skills and deep knowledge of the needs of the organization and those we serve. Lisa’s leadership will advance our strategic focus and help provide opportunities to evolve in our growing community – where EvergreenHealth Monroe is a trusted partner, providing families with exceptional care and service in the comfort of their own community.”
Before joining EvergreenHealth Monroe, LaPlante served as chief quality officer and compliance officer for Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colorado, for eight years. There, she gained expertise in quality, safety, utilization review, risk management and plant operations.
Prior to that, she was a manager for a hospital-based home health agency in Moab, Utah, where she spent eight years expanding the service to include four additional branches, hospice care and a certified diabetes education program. While in Utah, LaPlante also managed an urgent care clinic and obtained licensure as a durable medical equipment provider.
LaPlante holds a Bachelor of Science in health care services and a master’s in health care administration from the University of Phoenix. She lives in Monroe and is an engaged member of the community, serving on the Snohomish County YMCA board, as well as the Snohomish County Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society.
To learn more about EvergreenHealth Monroe’s leadership team, visit www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com/executive-leadership.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system serving nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties with a breadth of services and programs that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed hospital, EvergreenHealth Monroe, which is an accredited, full-service public hospital district established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. The system also includes a network of 13 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices, and 24/7 emergency care from its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond locations.
EvergreenHealth remains committed to its purpose to enrich the health and well-being of the community by providing clinical excellence in more than 80 specialties and through extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
The health system is consistently named as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals and it is one of only 293 hospitals nationwide to hold a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). Learn more at www.evergreenhealth.com.
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