Bernie Dochnahl Named 2012 Outstanding Citizen in Renton

At last night’s annual “Renton Citizen of the Year” banquet Valley Medical Center Trustee, Bernie Dochnahl, was named one of Renton’s Outstanding Citizens for 2012. Dochnahl was honored for her service and contributions to the Renton Community.

Dochnahl is a talented civic leader, business owner and longtime resident of Renton. For over three decades she has worked to provide employment opportunities in Renton, advocating and mentoring women in non-traditional roles. Dochnahl has also worked tirelessly for many years to increase access to healthcare services in the greater Renton community, and was appointed to the UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees in 2011. She also serves on the Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees.

“Valley has had a long and strong relationship with Bernie Dochnahl. She served on our Board of Commissioners back in the early 90s, and since then has been a champion to increase access to healthcare for those less fortunate. We were thrilled when she was appointed to our Board of Trustees, and couldn’t be more proud of her recognition by The City of Renton, the Renton Chamber and Rotary. Not only is Bernie outstanding, she is truly remarkable,” said Rich Roodman, Valley Medical Center CEO.

The City of Renton, Renton Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Renton annually recognize Renton citizens for “their unwavering dedication and far-reaching contributions to the Renton community.”

Dochnahl joins Bob Bliesner as an Outstanding Citizen, and Norma and Kevin McQuiller as Citizens of the Year.

Bernie Dochnahl