Volunteers provide counsel to EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners and Administration
Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is now recruiting volunteers for its Community Advisor program, who play a vital role in advancing the health system’s mission to enrich the health and well-being of its community. Community Advisors serve as ambassadors for the organization, helping to shape future services and programs through direct consultation with EvergreenHealth’s elected board and administrative leaders.
Community Advisors attend nine educational sessions throughout the year focusing on health care issues that impact the Eastside community and explore the services EvergreenHealth offers to address those issues. Additionally, they serve on internal EvergreenHealth committees, such as the Ethics and Board Quality committees, and represent EvergreenHealth at community events and organizations.
Board-appointed volunteers serve three-year terms beginning in January, with the option to renew after each three-year term and serving 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.
Offering a Community Advisor program to engage community volunteers is one way among many that EvergreenHealth remains committed to thoughtfully expanding to meet the needs of those it serves.
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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