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Evergreen Hospital Commissioners endorse Dr. Chuck Pilcher
Dr. Chuck Pilcher today announced several endorsements including all of the current hospital commissioners (except his opponent) and several key community organizations.
Pilcher is running against incumbent Rex Lindquist for a seat on the Evergreen Hospital Board of Commissioners. The remaining four commissioners - all of whom are endorsing Pilcher - include: Al DeYoung, Woodinville; Rebecca Hirt, Kirkland; Augie Kempf, Redmond; and Jeanette Greenfield, Kirkland.
"Decisions will be made in the next six years that the Board has never had to face," says Pilcher. "Because of my experience in not only planning for the needs of the hospital and its patients but actually using the facilities and technology, I believe I am more capable than my opponent of helping the Board successfully address these challenges.”
Al DeYoung, Commission president, agrees. “Rex Lindquist should be commended for his service but impending challenges in healthcare require the skills and perspective that Chuck Pilcher will bring. It is time for a change.”
Besides the support of the hospital commissioners, Pilcher has been endorsed by Bothell Firefighters (IAFF Local 2099), the Kirkland Police Guild, Redmond Firefighters (IAFF Local 2829), the Redmond Medic 1 Paramedics, and a host of community leaders and citizens who have come to know him personally and professionally over the years.
A list of Pilcher’s endorsements can be found on his website at http://pilcherforevergreen.com/ .
Pilcher, a 34-year resident of the hospital district, retired in February after a 35 year career as an Emergency Physician at Evergreen. He was Medical Director of the ER for 25 years and served as President of the Medical Staff. In 2004 he was the voice of the successful "Yes for Evergreen" campaign to build the new Emergency Department and patient bed tower. He also received the Received the Evergreen Board of Commissioners “Community Service Award” in 2005.
If elected, Pilcher would be the first physician in 30 years to serve on the Board of Commissioners.
Says Pilcher, “A position on the Board will give me an opportunity to continue serving the community I have been serving for all these years. Since my retirement, I have been humbled and gratified by the number of people who have encouraged me to enter this race.”