Verdant Health Commission Board Meeting agenda for March 22

The Verdant Health Commission (Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County), a community-owned hospital district, will host its February public board meeting on Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. All public board meetings are in a hybrid format with the option to attend in person at the Verdant Community Wellness Center (4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood.

To attend via Zoom, visit: Meeting ID: 830 4298 3170. Or the call-in number is 253-215-8782.

Public comments can be made during the public comment sections of the agenda at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. Public comments are limited to three minutes per person and will be entered into the meeting minutes as official public record. The elected board of commissioners welcome the public to attend and participate at these monthly board meetings.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Call to order
  • Land and Enslaved People’s Acknowledgement
  • Consent agenda for regular approval items such as previous meeting minutes, etc.
  • Public comment (limit 3 minutes per person)
  • Executive Committee report
  • Superintendent’s report
  • Program Committee report
  • Healthcare Access discussion panel
  • Finance Committee report
  • Public comment (limit 3 minutes per person)
  • Commissioner comments
  • Adjournment

For more information about the monthly and special public noard meetings, contact Verdant staff at  or call 425-582-8600.

  1. Public hospital districts are by definition community owned by the taxpayers who foot the bills. Discussing access is rich, given that our public hospital district does not actual run a hospital, the one paid for ( and paid off now) is leased to a private hospital which restricts access to hospital services including women’s reproductive services since it complies with The Catholic Health Services Directive. We are still taxed for this and that and the money from the lease of our publicly paid of hospital building, goes toward grants for swimming lessons, bike clubs, “free clinics” to check blood pressure and clinics on how to eat properly. Big whoop. Time to retire the public hospital taxing district, and use the reserves to fund grants for those in the district facing staggering medical debt incurred at places like Swedish/Providence.

  2. Some good points DT. My comments are only about the real estate aspect of Verdant’s holdings. The own several properties and buildings. Among them are the new hospital and the old hospital. Both are leased by Swedish/Providence. S/P is partway through the current lease. Little is known about their plan to extend the lease but they may be concerned about the old building. Will it be adequate going forward? Will they ask for it to be upgraded or replaced? What has S/P learned about providing hospitial services in this area? The answers to these questions will play a large role in how and if we have hospital services in the area.

    Verddant also owns the old Value Village and are in the process of selling that site to South County Fire. SCF seems to be planning to build 4th fire station in Edmonds: DT, Esperance, 196th and now Value Village.

    Lot of moving parts to Verdant’s real estate. We need to be understand if and at what costs we may both hospital services and fire services.

  3. Perhaps a fire station is needed in this area of Hwy 99 but I wonder if it wouldn’t be generating too much noise to be this close to the hospital?

  4. Why would we encourage putting a fire station on Hwy 99? It’s prime revenue-generating real estate, so why put a cost-center on it? We’ve already lost the revenue from the hotel on Hwy 99 that the County purchased and are turning it into a cost center. When will our city wake up and look at the revenue side of our budget? Aren’t our property taxes already high enough? Taking more potential property off the revenue side of the equation will only increase our property taxes.

    1. True this. My concern is that we have two other than 104, 2 lane traffic roads 220th and 212th that lead into all of Edmonds including the Edmonds Bowl. You have a 4 way stop with turns and many people in this area. It will make traffic worse for the fire department and for the citizens. It will also increase noise for the hospital patients (its pretty noisy now). I think the value village site is a terrible idea for this. Yes we need one and I love our Firefighters but this isn’t the place for another area with lots of traffic coming in and out of the fire station.

  5. Verdant has changed for the worse recently. There new grant making process does not actually help people who applying for grants. The superintendent doesn’t respond to emails. It jyst doesn’t seem like a friendly place like it used to. Look at how much money they have in reserves that are NOT going back to the community. I hope new people run for election to the board this year.

    1. If all this is happening we definitely need new board members. Why did we sign up with Verdant in the first place? I am genuinely curious about this. I do remember a bit when it was first talked about…but I have forgotten. Why do we need a Verdant? Just curious that is all. Thank you for any info.

      1. Verdant Superintendent Lisa Edwards asked that I post this reponse:
        We appreciate and consider feedback from the community as part of our commitment to transparency and continuous improvement. The next monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners is Wednesday, April 26th from 8 Am to 10 AM . Community members are invited to participate in person at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 -196th St SW in Lynnwood, Washington or by ZOOM to learn more about the work of Verdant. There are two opportunities for public comment at the beginning and end of each monthly board meeting. If you’re unable to attend meetings in person, you may send written comments to Lisa Edwards, Superintendent at or Verdant Health Commission, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Your comments will be read aloud at the next monthly board meeting. Go to for a schedule of future meetings.

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