Executive Team

Renée K. Jensen – Chief Executive Officer

Renée Jensen has more than 20 years in healthcare leadership within Washington State and deep community roots in Skykomish Valley. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with EvergreenHealth. Previously, Jensen led Summit Pacific Medical Center for more than ten years as their Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent, while executing a successful financial turnaround, construction of a brand-new hospital, new medical clinic and implementing framework for a community-focused wellness center.

Jensen is known as an innovative, transparent leader who engages with the community to bring transformational healthcare to the communities she serves. She is a member of the Washington State Hospital Association strategic planning and board governance committees, the Vice Chair of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, the Chair of the Rural Health Enterprise for the Washington State Rural Collaborative. She is actively involved in many community-based service organizations and enjoys spending her free time in the great outdoors with her family.

Karyn Denton, RN – Chief Operating & Nursing Officer

Karyn Denton rejoined the district as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer in June 2019, having served as a member of the executive team in 2008-2010. She has 30 years of operational and nursing leadership experience having worked in several healthcare organizations in the Puget Sound region. Karyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Jones University. She resides in North Bend with her family and enjoys a variety of recreational activities in the area.


Tammy Moore, DNP – Chief of Strategic Operations

Dr. Moore oversees several strategic initiatives as part of the executive team, with focus on innovation, primary care and new service line development. She is passionate about equity and serving all of the residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and ensuring they have access to care and excellent customer service. With more than 20 years in healthcare, Dr. Moore spent 14 years at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, WA. In her roles as Medical Staff President and Vice President of Care Transformation, Dr. Moore successfully built relationships with nursing and medical staff and as CCO she oversaw innovation efforts that focused on payment reform and redesign of healthcare delivery in Western Washington State. She feels strongly that innovation of the healthcare landscape is essential to building sustainable health organizations that serve in partnership with their communities.

Patrick Ritter – Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Ritter became the Chief Financial Officer in December 2019. He has over 20 years in healthcare and leadership experience working in several organizations within the Snoqualmie Valley. He joined the district in 2004 as Clinic Billing Manager and became Revenue Cycle Director in 2014. He has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Washington and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Patrick resides in North Bend with his wife Tricia and two daughters and enjoys serving in mission work in Honduras, traveling, and spending time his family. For more than 10 years, he served as a board member for Summit Classical Christian School, Fall City, Wash.