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Public Hospital District No. 2

Commissioner Position No. 4

Charles A. Pilcher

Charles A. Pilcher

223 5TH AVE S # D103


(206) 915-8593

Education: BS, Mathematics, Duke University; MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Occupation: Emergency Physician & ER Medical Director (Retired); Board Member EvergreenHealth

Serving our community as an Emergency Physician and Commissioner (Board Member) at EvergreenHealth remains an honor. Being the only physician on the Board brings a valuable patient care perspective to the issues we face.


At the beginning of my tenure, I created and have chaired our Board Quality and Safety Committee. I enlisted community members with expertise in aviation, technology and industry to help guide us from a community hospital to a highly respected regional medical center, ranked by Healthgrades in 2020 as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals.” We were also recognized by the CDC, DOH and SKCHD for our team’s response to the Covid19 pandemic as we became educators for the rest of the nation for our early experience with critically ill patients.


We take pride in our unique committee of over 40 Community Advisors who meet monthly to receive information and provide input to our Board and executive leadership. That has helped us build a first-class culture that allows us to recruit our amazing staff and reduce employee turnover.


I also serve on our Board Construction, Planning and Strategy Committee, helping to oversee and manage the costs of developing new projects and programs. I also represent Evergreen on the board of the Eastside Health Alliance, a project to improve quality and reduce costs and duplication of services in neurology and cardiology.


I commit to you, our taxpayers, to keep the hospital’s tax rate as low as possible while insuring that Evergreen is truly working “to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.” I am endorsed by firefighters, paramedics, community leaders and neighbors. I look forward to continuing to serve you as we face the opportunities and challenges of healthcare reform and hope that I have earned your trust and your vote.

Katie Grainger

Katie Grainger

10019 NE 125TH CT # 1


Education: Bachelor’s in English, Wofford College; Master’s in Cultural Studies, University of Washington
Occupation: Senior Consultant in healthcare, Valence

I am an advocate for health in our community by promoting awareness for autoimmune diseases and fundraising for cancer research. Having worked in clinical care operations for the third-largest non-profit health system in the United States, I see both the challenges facing healthcare and possibilities for reform. I intend to help make healthcare better for all Americans. That starts with impacting decisions made at the local level.

As someone who lives with a chronic disease and is the healthcare agent of a parent, I know firsthand the struggles of navigating a complex system that is not always affordable or accessible. I don’t need to be the medical expert in the room to provide governance that positively impacts our community. I will bring experts together with the people of District 2, so everyone is heard.

As your Public Hospital Commissioner, I will listen with intent and lead by example, being honest and transparent with the public. Most importantly, I will commit to making decisions that are in the best interest of our community.

Our future depends on healthcare, and I respectfully ask for your vote to help make a difference.

Katie Grainger has been endorsed by the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington state and the Legislative District 48 Democrats.

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