EvergreenHealth Medical Center


Email:  The Administration with your questions, comments or complaints.  The Board of Commissioners doesn't respond to emails.  Kay Taylor, Public Relations oversees complaints. Laurene Burton is the public's key contact for governance, public records and community affairs.  Call Ms. Burton at 425-899-2667 or email her directly. 


Laurene Burton, Executive Director – Governance, Community Affairs and Public Records Officer.
LHBurton@evergreenheathcare.org
425.899.2667 (p)  |  EvergreenHealth MS-28, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, WA 98034
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EvergreeHealth Board of Commisioners

Public Board Meetings

EvergreenHealth's Board of Commissioners meet three times each month:
  • The first Tuesday of the month is a Study Session, which is to consider matters for later decision by the Board and other information pertinent to the District. 
  • The second Friday of the month is an Educational session, where the commissioners are updated on programs and services.  Contact Laurene Burton for times.
  • The third Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM is the Board's "Regular" Meeting. Public comment is taken at the beginning of the meeting; Board take's official action on matters before it 

Public Board Meeting Schedule and Location: 

Study Session: 4:30pm - executive sessions begins; 5:30pm public meeting begins
Board Meeting: 6:30pm public meeting begins -- Public Comments taken.  
Location:  Room Tan 250 ;
(Located in the EvergreenHealth Surgery & Physicians Pavilion, which is adjacent to EvergreenHealth Medical Center)

GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP Website Page  (everything you want to know about governance.)
Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Commissioners


in 2015, 63% of the operating budget was dedicated to labor and benefit costs. The 2015 operating budget was $599,000,000.  Source: Public Record Request

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"Transparency and Participation are the Building Blocks of Good Government"

Why is open government so important? The government and administration are more transparent.  Participation improves and better decisions are made.  The Commissioners and Staff are held accountable.   


2015 COMMITTEES

2015 LEVY FUNDED SERVICES COMMITTEE:  No Advisors  Contact Laurene Burton with your ideas and suggestions for tax-payer funding of community health care needs (425-899-2667.)  Works closely with the Audit/Finance committee. 

This committee holds a Hearing once a year in the Fall.  They review community healthcare needs and business priorities; determines levy funded services, provides levy recommendations to the Board. 

Comprised of:  2 Commissioners (President DeYoung and Secretary Jeanette Greenfield.)  Again, no Advisors. CEO Bob Malte, Laurene Burton,  Director of Finance Paul Fisk, and Director of Strategic Planning Trisha West. Biannual Meetings. 

AUDIT & FINANCE COMMITTEE:   A Hearing held once a year.  Board President and Secretary are on this committee.  

BOARD BY-LAWS AND DELEGATION POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE:  No Advisors.  Yearly Meetings.Comms. Greenfield and Rebecca Hirt, CEO, Fitzgerald (lawyer), Laurene Burton.

COMMUNITY ADVISOR PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  
9 Advisors are nominated to serve three year terms. Critical committee for citizen participation.  Laurene Burton is the key contact if you want to be an Advisor. A press release comes out once a year announcing when Applications are taken. Not sure if she posts applications and deadlines on the website.  

BOARD  QUALITY AND SAFETY COMMITTEE:  Patient Experience and Customer Services are reviewed.  Thus, this is  one of the the most important committees to the community. Comprised of 3 Advisors2 Commissioners (Hirt & Pilcher)CEO, COO, EHM (Chief Quality Officer), CNO, CMO, VP Human Resources, Dir. of Risk Management, Quality Department, 4 doctors.


CONSTRUCTION & PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Montly Meetings.  3 Community Advisors, Comms. DeYoung and Pilcher, CEO, COO,CFO, CMO, CAO,VP Planning, VP Marketing

DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE  Quarterly Meetings. (under review) This committee is forming this year.  Comm. Pilcher and 5 community advisors are on the committee. Staff:  CEO, V.P Planning, Jeff Tomlin, MD,  three nurses, 4 other doctors.  Advisors are on this committee.

According to Ms. Burton, the Community Advisor Committee serves as a "focus group" for the hospital. They don't set policy but make recommendations to the Board.    

                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                               
        

 
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