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 committee and actively involved in many community-based service organizations.

Karyn Denton, MBA, RN
Chief Operating Officer/Chief 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. Ms. Denton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Washington, and a MBA from Jones University. Ms. Denton resides in North Bend with her family and enjoys a variety of recreational activities in the area.

Rachel Thompson MD – Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Thompson joined Snoqualmie Valley Hospital after serving as Swedish Health Services’ Executive Medical Director responsible for building and leading the Swedish Regional Acute Care Division. Prior to joining Swedish, Dr. Thompson served as Professor and Chief of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director for Clinical Care Transitions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She maintains an Adjunct Professorship there. Prior to her work in Nebraska, she served 13 years on faculty in General Internal Medicine at Harborview Medical Center, developing programs and education in Medicine Consultation. Dr. Thompson is in her fourth year on the national Board of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and has been actively involved with SHM Chapter development locally and nationally since 2008. Dr. Thompson earned her BA in Biology & Psychology from Amherst College, and received her MD and MPH degrees from the University of Washington.

Patrick Ritter – Chief Financial Officer and Revenue Cycle Director

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 September 1, 2004 as Clinic Billing Manager and became Revenue Cycle Director in May 2014. Mr. Ritter has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Washington and a MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Mr. Ritter resides in Snoqualmie with his wife Tricia and two daughters. Mr. Ritter currently serves as a board member for Summit Classical Christian School, Fall City, WA.  He and his wife also enjoy serving in mission work in Honduras, traveling, and spending time with their children.