August 09, 2017

Board of Directors Named for EastsideHealth Alliance and Network, New Joint Venture of Evergreen Health and Overlake Medical Center

BELLEVUE/KIRKLAND, Wash. – (August 8, 2017) The Board of Directors for Eastside Health Alliance (EHA) and Eastside Health Network (EHN) has been formed for the joint venture and clinically integrated network of Overlake Medical Center and EvergreenHealth that was announced in January 2017.

EHA Board of Directors are equally represented from both organizations. From EvergreenHealth, directors include Al DeYoung, Jeanette Greenfield, Minerva Butler, Robert Malte; and from Overlake Medical Center Patty Bedient, Rob Campbell, Dr. Kelan Koenig and J. Michael Marsh.

The Board is charged with overseeing the EHN as well as a new collaboration in cardiac, neuroscience and thoracic surgery services and the Coordinated Quality Program for sharing of safety and quality best practices.

“The new leadership team for EHN and EHA bring a strong foundation of clinical care, operations, finance, health care reform and community affairs expertise to allow us to build a comprehensive Eastside system of care fueled by our shared vision to deliver high quality care and exceptional patient outcomes at a lower cost—ultimately providing greater value to patients, employers and payers,” said Overlake Medical Center CEO J. Michael Marsh.

“The combined EHA Board of Directors represents an integral step in advancing our collaboration, as we seek to benefit from the sharing of best practices and operational efficiencies to bolster our organizations’ position as the Eastside’s preferred health care systems,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “As we compete in this ever-changing health care marketplace, the economies of scale we will gain from managing risk, infrastructure expenses and population health together are of crucial importance.”

EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center are remaining separate entities and the joint venture has no impact on either organization’s governance, administration, or tax exempt status. The strategic alliance is a 50/50 joint venture, structured as a limited liability company (LLC).

EHA Board of Directors:

Minerva Butler (EvergreenHealth) has been a member of EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners since 2016. She is a retired securities analyst and mutual fund manager and a former Certified Public Accountant and former Chartered Financial Analyst. A resident of Redmond, she has served as board president and trustee of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and on the PTA of Norman Rockwell Elementary.

Al DeYoung (EvergreenHealth) is the 2016 Board Chair at EvergreenHealth, where he has been a Commissioner since 1980.  A life-long resident of the Northshore area, DeYoung has been involved in community affairs since elected to the Northshore School District board of directors in 1968. He is active in many community organizations, including the Northshore Kiwanis, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, the Woodinville Downtown Property Owners Association and the Northshore Planning Committee.

Jeanette Greenfield (EvergreenHealth) was a 14-year participant in EvergreenHealth's Community Advisors program before being appointed to fill a Board vacancy in 1998. Commissioner Greenfield earned her MBA in 1987. Having recently retired from the banking industry, her history includes 30 years of non-profit management and over eight years in banking and finance. Greenfield has served on many local boards and committees, including the King County Children & Family Commission, Eastside Human Services Forum, and King County United Way.

Robert Malte (EvergreenHealth) has been the Chief Executive Officer of EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington since April, 2010, and is responsible for the leadership of all aspects of EvergreenHealth’s purpose, mission and vision. During his tenure at EvergreenHealth, the system has become nationally and locally recognized for its performance and commitment to quality, safety, service, and value to the community.

Patty Bedient (Overlake Medical Center) is the current board chair for Overlake Medical Center. She retired as the executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Weyerhaeuser Company in 2016 after serving as senior vice president of finance and strategic planning. Bedient was with Arthur Andersen LLP for 27 years, where she served a number of clients in the forest products, manufacturing, distribution and educational service industries. Bedient holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Oregon State University and has served on the boards of many companies and organizations.

Robert Campbell (Overlake Medical Center) is the current secretary for the Overlake Medical Center board of directors. He retired in 2016 as the treasurer and vice president of investor relations for Nordstrom after holding several leadership positions including vice president of finance for the full-line stores, treasurer, vice president of strategy and planning and director of investor relations. Earlier in his career, Campbell held various finance and accounting positions in several different west coast retail and restaurant companies. He serves on the local advisory board of the Rotary Boys and Girls Club of King County.

Dr. Kelan Koenig (Overlake Medical Center) is Overlake’s chief of staff elect. He joined Overlake Medical Center in 1999 after completing undergraduate studies in pre-med and philosophy at Washington State University and medical school and psychiatric residency training at the University of Washington. He has served as medical director of Overlake’s Psychiatric Services since 2001 and practices inpatient and consultative psychiatry.

J. Michael Marsh (Overlake Medical Center) is president and CEO of Overlake Medical Center. He joined Overlake Medical Center as president and chief executive officer in April 2014. He is a health care executive with 28 years of experience in strategy, business development and operations supporting hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Overlake Medical Center, Marsh spent 26 years with Providence Health and Services, with 14 of those years in senior executive positions.

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