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Public Hospital District No. 1

Commissioner District No. 3

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Rita J. Miller

1240 51ST PL NE

AUBURN, WA 98002

(253) 347-8589

Education: Master's Library Science, USC: Master's Nursing Idaho State University; Ph.D. Education, University of Idaho.
Occupation: Retired nursing professor, registerd nurse, WA. resident since 2008.

My first job was as a Medical Librarian in a large teaching hospital providing medical information to doctors, residents, nurses and other hospital personnel. I am currently retired and was appointed in June,2021 to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners. I am running to fill the remaining four years of the term. My priorities are making sure Valley provides the best medical care possible and that  our nurses, technicians and other medical staff are paid fairly. I also want to return control of Valley to the elected commissioners to make sure the hospital is accountable.

As a professor of nursing, I first taught at a community college and after I received my Ph.D in education, I helped create an accelerated Bachalaureate nursing program at Idaho State University in which I coordinated and taught for several years. After moving to WA in 2008, I taught nursing at Green River Community College until I retired.

It is troubling to me that control of Valley was transferred in 2011 from the five elected commissioners to a thirteen-member Board of Trustees comprised of the five elected Commissioners and eight UW appointees - so the elected commissioners do not have control of Valley.  If you elect me, I promise not to mislead you about who controls Valley until the elected commissioners actually regain control.

From my background, I understand the nuances of accountability to the community within the hospital district and to our patients who rely upon the hospital for their wellness needs.  I want to be part of Valleys bright future.  I hope I can count on your vote.



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