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Verdant Health Commission appoints Dr. Jim Distelhorst as Board President  

The Verdant Health Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jim Distelhorst as Public Hospital District 2’s president of the board.  

 As a retired family physician. Dr. Distelhorst brings an extensive background in healthcare delivery and community service.  In addition to practicing medicine, his professional experience includes teaching residents as a director of two-family medicine residencies, and working as a medical administrator at Valley Medical Center in Renton, which is Public Hospital District No. 1, King County. Furthermore, Dr. Distelhorst has researched, written, and edited evidence-based clinical care guidelines.  

 Dr. Distelhorst resides in Edmonds. After retiring in 2017, Dr. Distelhorst volunteered on the City of Edmonds’ Disability Board and served for two years on the Edmonds Senior Center Board of Directors.  

 Dr. Distelhorst was elected by the voters to serve on Public Hospital District 2’s Board of Commissioners in November 2018. In November of 2021, he was reelected to serve another 6- year term.  

 We look forward to supporting Board President Distelhorst to advance the important work of Verdant,” says Lisa Edwards, Superintendent of Verdant Health Commission. “His extensive background in Healthcare leadership and as a physician will bring valuable insights to inform our work.”  

The Verdant Health Commission looks forward to continuing to support the South Snohomish Country community and continued growth in 2022.