Northwest NEWS

January 1,2001

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Citizen input needed on Duvall clinic

Meetings set for next week
   by Valley View staff
   DUVALL­Evergreen Healthcare is soliciting citizen input for the planning of the new medical clinic that will be built here. Two public meetings are set for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the downtown fire station at First and Stella.
   In November, voters overwhelmingly approved the annexation of the area into Evergreen Healthcare (King County Public Hospital District No. 2).
   "Citizens of Duvall came to us more than a year ago because their lack of access to health care was becoming a real problem," said Rex Lindquist, Chair of Evergreen's Board of Commissioners. "We're happy that the election results show most residents realize the benefits of annexation and we look forward to working with the community on how best we can provide services."
   Ben Lindekugel, Director of Community Relations, said the vote demonstrates the community's confidence in Evergreen's quality and design for medical care.
   "It is a direct result of our employees' commitment to serving the area's patients and families," he said.
   By passing the initiative, voters agreed to pay an estimated 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value ‹ about $78 per year on a $200,000 house ­ to help fund services provided by Evergreen Healthcare.
   Those who cannot attend the meetings but wish to provide input can contact Lindekugel at 425-899-2022.