I was elected and served for ten years on the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit community hospital. I served almost four years as the Board Chair of the hospital. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of UW Health. I have a good understanding of health care economics, and respect the importance of community hospitals in our community's health. Additionally, my wife, Peggy, is a Registed Nurse. She is a source of information of issues affecting the health care community.