Ryan Roberts chosen as hospital commissioner

Snoqualmie resident Ryan Roberts, newly appointed Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Commissioner - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Snoqualmie resident Ryan Roberts, newly appointed Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Commissioner
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners appointed Ryan Roberts to fill its open commissioner seat in a 3 to 1 vote at the March 20 special meeting. Commissioners Joan Young, Dave Speikers and Dariel Norris voted for Roberts. Gene Pollard was opposed.

Roberts lives in Snoqualmie with his family. He works in commercial insurance and risk management at Kibble and Prentice in Seattle, where he advises hospital clients. He understands the industry and has a working knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects the industry.

“You’re not going to need to bring me up to speed on the business of health care,” he said in his interview during the March 6 board meeting.

He is a former naval aviator and instructor pilot, serving from 2003 to 2009.

His education includes a bachelor’s degree in political science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Designated Naval Aviator certification from the US Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Fla. In 2009, he earned an Accredited Advisor of Insurance credential.

Roberts also serves on several professional and community groups, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Medical Group Management Association, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Rural Hospital Association. He is also a member of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation Board.

The next regular Board meeting is 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3 at Snoqualmie City Hall.


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