Board of Commissioners
The Commissioners are elected officials of Valley General Hospital who each serve a rotating three-year term. The Board meets monthly at the hospital and has quarterly public forums. All meetings and meeting minutes are open to the public.
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Each of the commissioners on the Board of Valley General Hospital has been actively involved in this community for many years. Raising their families and working locally has given them continued insight into this rapidly growing community and the challenges that have come with the growth.
A dynamic trio, providing a wealth of personal and professional experience, guidance and insight continues to be invaluable resources to this hospital and the community. The Board’s mission is to ensure the needs of those they represent, our patients and the citizens of our District, are our top priority and concern.
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Ms. Cabe joined our Board in 1994. Her current term extends to December 31, 2015. Ms. Cabe has a strong interest in community health, which began during her university work microbiology and public health. Ms. Cabe is employed in the health care industry as a manager of a hospital laboratory. Ms. Cabe and her family have lived in Snohomish County for many years and actively participates in community functions.
Mr. Watkins joined the board in January 2006. After retiring from the corporate world in 2001, Watkins realized there was a lot of work left to do. He took a job working with the Snohomish County Economic Development Council (EDC) in April in 2003. After working for the EDC, Watkins was hired as the Monroe Chamber Executive Director. Watkins enjoys being involved and staying active in the community where he lives. He has volunteered with many organizations. Special interests and skills Watkins brings to the board included over 20 years of senior management, leadership, financial analysis and budgeting. Mr. Watkins current term extends to December 31, 2013.
Mr. Hinchcliffe joined our Board in December 2009, filling a vacated term. His current term extends to December 31, 2017. Mr. Hinchcliffe retired from Snohomish Fire and Rescue after 25 years, most recently holding the rank of Battalion Chief and served as the fire department’s Medical Services Officer. Hinchcliffe is very interested in the offering of both emergency and pre-hospital health care services in Snohomish County. He was a member of the hospital’s Community Advisory Committee in 2009, resigning to take the Commissioner position. Mr. Hinchcliffe believes that Valley General Hospital is an asset to the community it serves and hopes that all hospital district residents can say, “Valley General Hospital is my hospital.”