EvergreenHealth Public Hospital

Contacts - for general questions or to message the Commissioners.
 Candace Scairpon:   
CMScairpon@ evergreenhealthcare.org 

For Public Record Requests contact:
Jason Plumb



GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP  (everything you want to know about governance including minutes, agenda and public comment periods.)

EvergreenHealth is a King County Public Health Hospital.  District residents are taxed.  The taxes are directed to community health needs and capital funding needs.


Public Board Meetings are located in the "Public Room" Tan 250 room, first floor of the Surgery and Physician Pavilion

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 this meeting; Board takes official action on matters before it 

Public Board Meeting Schedule and Location: 

Study Session:  5:30pm public meeting begins -- The public may not comment.
Board Meeting: 6:30pm public meeting begins --  Public Comments taken at 6:30 PM  
Location:  Public Room, Room Tan 250 ;
(Located in the EvergreenHealth Surgery & Physicians Pavilion, located at EvergreenHealth Medical Center)

"Transparency and Participation are the Building Blocks of Good Government" 
The commissioners do not participate in community events; the annual budget Hearing is held at 7AM and not advertised; no ombudsman; no direct way (email or phone #) to communicate with commissioners.  



9 Advisors are nominated to serve three year terms. This is an important and significant committee for citizen access to the Board of Commissioners and Staff.  The Community Advisor Committee serves as a "focus group" for the hospital.  Advisors don't set policy but make recommendations to the Board. Commissioner Virgil Snyder coordinates the Advisors.

2015 LEVY FUNDED SERVICES COMMITTEE:  There is no Community Advisor participation in this committee. Contact Comm. Virgil Snyder with your ideas and suggestions for tax-payer funded community health care needs (425-899-2667.)  This committee works in conjunction with the "Audit/Finance committee." 

The Levy Funded Services Committee holds a Budget Hearing once a year in the Fall. They allocate tax dollars for identified community healthcare needs. The "Levy Funded Committee" is comprised of:  2 Commissioners (President DeYoung and Board Secretary Mirvana Butler.)  the CEO,  Director of Finance, and Director of Strategic Planning.  EvergeenHealth Community Advisor citizen volunteers are not on this committee.  

AUDIT & FINANCE COMMITTEE:   The Budget Hearings is held once a year in the Fall, at 7a.m. Board President and Secretary are on this committee.  This committee works in conjunction with the Levy Funded Services Committee.

BOARD BY-LAWS AND DELEGATION POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE:  No Advisors.  Yearly Meetings with their lawyer and other hospital executives. 

CONSTRUCTION & PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Monthly Meetings.  3 community advisers, Comms. DeYoung and Pilcher, CEO, COO,CFO, CMO, CAO,VP Planning, VP Marketing are on this committee.

DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE  Quarterly Meetings. (under review)  Comm. Pilcher and 5 community advisers are on this committee. Staff:  CEO, V.P Planning, Jeff Tomlin, MD,  three nurses,

QUALITY AND SAFETY COMMITTEE: -- influential, no details. usually run by their infection disease physician.    Comm. Rebecca Hirt is on this Committee.   

2019 operating budget: $723.5 million
2019 labor and benefits budget: $481.5 million
2020 operating budget: $775.0 million

2019 capital budget: $20.3 million
2020 capital budget: $31.5 million

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