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Public Hospital District No. 1

Commissioner Position No. 4

Katie Bachand

Katie Bachand

14021 SE 201ST STREET

KENT, WA 98042

katiebac@comcast.net

Education: College Grad with Doula training from Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr University
Occupation: Birth and Postpartum Doula
Statement:

I would like to represent you as your Hospital Commissioner!

Control of Valley Medical Center was taken away from our elected Commissioners and given to appointed Trustees controlled by UW Medicine. These Trustees could raise your property taxes to fund whatever they deem to be necessary expenditures, including the salary of the CEO, without a vote from the Board of Commissioners! One goal as your Hospital Commissioner is to ask our legislators to return control of our Hospital District to the voters who support Valley with their tax dollars. You deserve a Commissioner who does what they promised!

That new Commissioner should be me. I am a health care professional and care deeply about our patients and want the best possible health care for all in our Hospital District. I have had medical emergencies and Valley’s high quality medical staff saved my life and have helped members of my own family along with many friends and neighbors.

My husband and I have lived in Kent since 1986, where we have raised our 5 children, dogs, cats, and chickens. Our children attended Kent public schools. We are active in our church and in community groups. Working as a Birth and Postpartum Doula since 1983, I have assisted many clients giving birth at Valley’s Birth Center. Valley is one of only eight hospitals in Washington that is an accredited “Baby-Friendly Hospital," which is what new parents are looking for when choosing where to birth their babies!

Valley is an important community asset supported through your property taxes. We need to assure it has active oversight to benefit our community. I would appreciate your vote!

Max J. Heller III

Max J. Heller III

505 WHITWORTH AVE S

RENTON, WA 98057

(425) 757-7858

Mheller806@gmail.com

Education: 1997 High school graduate, certified personal caregiver and massage therapy student
Occupation: Ermc Aviation services Ramp service worker, Elected Democratic PCO
Statement:

Why Choose me as your next hospital commissioner?

Hello! I'm Max Heller III, and I'm a candidate for King county Hospital District 1 Commissioner Position 4 

Support me as I'm committed to helping those in need while advocating for fair and equal conditions for everybody in Renton.

Since 2015, Valley Medical has continued to be driven down to the ground. Behind the scenes HIPPA laws continue to be broken as sick patients  aren't even taken to private rooms to be screened in the ER, women employees are often discriminated against on pay and often overworked and understaffed, there are times that many employees go without break! We are not hiring enough individuals; and it's clear from just speaking to many of the employees at Valley Medical Center and UW Medical that both Hospitals should be Separate private entities , still accepting all insurances and helping those in need. Also we have a huge drug pandemic in Renton ! I have heard from patients and hospital staff alike that so many have been turned away at the door and not even helped. This is wrong! They are seeking help and want to end their addictions. My name is Max Heller III I and am driven by my passion for helping others, and returning valley medical back to an independent hospital and giving the quality healthcare the people of Renton deserve. my husband and I are proud supporters of the LGBTQ community and BLM thank you for your support http://maxheller4rentoncitycouncil.com please look at my website and contact me directly with questions or comments 

Monique Taylor-Swan

Monique Taylor-Swan

PO. BOX 60062

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 450-8664

taylorswanm@yahoo.com

Education: Health Training Institute, Highline College
Occupation: Certified Home Care Aid, Board Member Caregivers Union SEIU 775
Statement:

My kids were born at Valley and I care deeply about the future of Valley. Seeing the way our district has changed because of UW Medicine and COVID-19 trouble me because our residents are not receiving the respect they deserve. As a board member of SEIU 775 that represents thousands of home health care workers across Washington, I know first-hand how proper staffing means better patient care.

As your Hospital district 1 commissioner, I will work hard to represent and advocate for the residents of Hospital district 1. As a member of the community, I believe in teamwork” it takes to make a community health and prosperous, just as quality healthcare requires. Administration that supports and provides surround care.

As your commissioner, my priorities are for everyone who lives and works in our communities to have access to the best health care available, returning control of Valley back to the elected commissioners, reducing the pay of overpriced executives and using the savings to increase pay for nurses and staff.

As a member of the Renton Inclusion Task Force I am committed to ensuring that Valley has a diverse workforce and treats all residents fairly. We should conduct a comprehensive analysis using an inclusion and equity lens. Ongoing training workshops on culturally competent care is the key. Working together we can bring improvements to Valley for the people in this district. I have a passion to fight for a just and fair society and I want to set an example for other hospitals in the region.

If you elect me as your commissioner, I will bring the vote back to the community and let the people decide for themselves how their care should be. Your vote matters and I hope I’ve earned it.

Lawton Montgomery

Lawton Montgomery

325 WASHINGTON AVE S #283

KENT, WA 98032

Education: No information submitted.
Occupation: No information submitted.
Statement:

It has been an honor to serve the citizens for the past six years in the position of hospital comissioner.

Please cast your vote for a candidate that will put Valley Hostipal first when dealing with the strategic alliance agreement between Valley Medical and UW. 

Parminder Bhatti

Parminder Bhatti

18042 169TH AVE SE

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 240-6269

Brokerparminder@gmail.com

Education: Post graduate
Occupation: Real estate broker
Statement:

Hello voters  “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile” 

My name is Parminder Bhatti,I have been a citizen of the United States since 2009. I was born and raised in India and came to the USA 25 years ago. I have been living in the greater Seattle area since 2002. I have worked hard to establish myself and my family. My parents joined me from India in 2011 and we all live under one roof. My family is very important to me. From last 20 years I am working as Real estate broker at Skyline Properties, Inc. Bellevue WA. During the time that I have lived in the greater Seattle area I have really appreciated the service by Valley Medical Center. Two of my sons were born there, and my parent continue to use Valley Medical to receive exponential service. During my numerous visits to Valley Medical, I have figured out that helping people is something I myself would also want to do. Medical aid is greatly needed in our area, especially now. I would like to take on the roll to help the employees who save our lives and help us get better every day. The past year, healthcare workers have been doing God’s work in helping us all get better. Appreciating the employees of the healthcare system is something that will help our community grow stronger and supportive together. A vote for me is a vote for helping thousands of healthcare workers be appreciated, a vote for me is a vote for everyone to be able to receive proper healthcare accordingly to their needs. I hope to improve the lives of everyone’s in the healthcare industry. Healthcare is what keeps us all going. Thank you.

Winter Cashman

Winter Cashman

PO BOX 22169

SEATTLE, WA 98122

(425) 243-2670

winterforoffice@yahoo.com

voteforwinter.com

Education: Pursuant BS-Computer Science, Colorado Technical University; Grand Rapids Community College; Graduate, Rogers High School
Occupation: Software Engineer, former Technology Consultant, President of Renton LGBTQIA+ Community
Statement:

As hospital commissioner, I will be someone who bridges Valley Med back to our communities-- not just a vote. I have spent my years pushing for our neighborhoods and ensuring they are supported. I am a pathfinder and solutions builder. Don’t take my word for it, view my website with many endorsements from our region. These were earned through the work I have put into building up our communities and pushing for policies that uplift them.

As a commissioner I want to advance more equitable, accessible, affordable healthcare. Valley Medical is one of our region’s leading medical institutions with excellent programs for our region’s patients. I will push where we can for better patient care, better working conditions for hospital staff, and more affordability from our tax-funded hospital system.

I have established a career of nearly a decade as a software engineer and technology consultant, with businesses ranging from startups to multinational companies. I have served as the president and founder of an LGBTQ pride organization, and I have joined more organizations where I commit myself to putting back into a community that invests so much into me. I volunteer, such as with Emergency Response Teams taking regular, formal training in CPR, AEDs, and more as a way to help peers during an emergency or disaster response; also with the Regional Homelessness Authority for their point-in-time count, and Renton Counts for the US Census, critical to ensuring resources and funding get back to our communities. I strongly believe in equity and inclusion and have advocated for issues including racial justice, LGBTQIA+ equality, and housing.

I have the career experience, community background, and connections you can count on for success at our hospital commission. Thank you for your support!

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