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King Public Hospital District No. 1 Commissioner Position No. 5

4-year term. No Salary, some districts offer a small reimbursement for the expenses associated with evening metings. A Public Hospital District is responsible for the policies and quality of care provided at public hospitals througout the service area. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional district administrator and hospital medical staff and personnel. The commission oversees the rates for service within the district. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any hospital levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.

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  • Carol Barber

  • Tamara J. Sleeter

Biographical Information

Why did you decide to run for this position?

What are three major issues that will face your hospital district?

Of the three, which one is the most urgent?

How will you work with the commission to solve what you see as the most urgent issue?

What unique qualities do you bring to this job?

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Phone (206) 953-4210
Experience (300 characters max) I delivered some 5,000 babies at VMC in 29 years at VMC. This gives me a perspective on the joys and problems of a hospital. My patients came from all walks of life.
I became a member of the board after many years of practice. I understand the workings of this hospital and find this a way to give back to my community.
Rise in medicare patients-we are a community with increasing numbers of older residents. Costs of care particularly in pharmaceuticals The opioid epidemic..
The opioid epidemic.
There are so many issues hospitals are facing today of which the opioid epidemic is but one. It is multigenerational, in all of our communities, and cannot be solved overnight. I will support all efforts of our board in this regard.
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