Culture & Mission

planning for the health of a growing and diverse community

Growing Fast


team members


our community


employees 10 year+

We care for patients like family.

And sometimes they are.

Kara Henderson, ED Nurse

Voted Best Nurse in Kittitas County 2021

Core Values


We recognize the dignity of patients and staff, and treat them with compassion.


We provide excellent, safe care for members of our community in a healing environment.


We promote a culture where patients come first in all we do..


We are principled, accountable, and do the right thing with openness and honesty.


We work as a team, in partnership with the broader medical community, to ensure patients receive the best care.

Learn more about our Mission & Vision here →


Julie Petersen

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Yamada

Chief Information Officer

Scott Olander, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Manda Scott, SPHR

Chief HR Officer

Kevin Martin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Vicky Machorro, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Michele Wurl

Chief PR Officer

Rhonda Holden, MSN, RN

Chief Ancillary Officer

Stacy Olea

Chief of Clinic Operations

Ron Urlacher

Chief of Facilities

Mandee Olsen, RN, BSN, CPHQ

Chief Quality Officer

We Are Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 1

Situated in the heart of Washington, Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 1 provides care to Kittitas County and surrounding areas. The public hospital district is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners and is almost exclusively supported by revenue generated from patient services. Kittitas County Public Hospital District No. 1 does business as Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH).

What is a Public Hospital District?

Public Hospital Districts are community-created, governmental entities authorized by state law to deliver health services—including but not limited to acute hospital care—to district residents and others in the districts’ service areas. Owned and governed by local citizens, hospital districts tailor their services to meet the unique needs of their individual communities.

fostering a workplace culture that values mental health

Auren O’Connell, DNP, PMHNP

KVH Family Medicine – Cle Elum

Hear From Our Employees

KVH aligns with my personal and professional values. We put our patients and this community first, and we come to work to do good work. – L.P.

4.1 / 5

employee satisfaction rate

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