Elections make up the bedrock of our democracy. But voting might look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Envision Healthcare supports a fair and free election, and we are committed to ensuring everyone has access to the information needed to cast their vote in November.
The resources below are available to all our clinicians, patients and partners. We hope you find them helpful and wish you a healthy and safe election!
Need help registering to vote, checking your registration, requesting a mail-in ballot and more? TurboVote makes voting easy!
TurboVote will also send text and email reminders so you won’t miss important election information. Envision Healthcare does not have access to the information you enter.
The Election Protection coalition works to ensure all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, some voters may not feel comfortable going to a polling location to cast their vote this year. Most states offer mail-in ballots, and many have added COVID-19 concerns as a reason to request one.
TurboVote can help you request a mail-in ballot if eligible in your state.
Not sure when you need to register in your state? Curious if a mail-in ballot is an option for you? Interested in voting early?
NBC’s Plan Your Vote tool consolidates state by state information on in-person and mail-in voting policies to assist users in making a voting plan that aligns with the changing policies in their state.
If you do plan to vote in person, make sure to locate your polling location.
Vote.org will connect you with state-specific resources to identify your polling place. Many states will share details for both Election Day and early voting locations.
Once your 2020 Election Day Plan is complete, share these and other helpful resources with the people most important to you: friends and family, doctors and patients.
You can also use the hashtag #EnvisionVotes on social media to share with those in your virtual community.
Whether you mail in your ballot or head to the polls, we wish you all a safe and healthy Election Day
on November 3!
Once you have registered to vote and you have your 2020 Election Day plan figured out, it’s time to take things to the next level. Many states are reporting poll worker shortages, raising concern that some polling locations will need to be closed this year. This could result in a lack of accessibility for voters and over-run polling locations, which is especially concerning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2016, almost six-in-ten poll workers were over the age of 61, a group facing serious risks from the pandemic. As a result there is a serious gap in poll workers needed to support this year’s election.
Power the Polls is an initiative that aims to eliminate the nationwide poll worker shortage by recruiting poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters. Their website provides information on registration, training, and key dates for working the polls.
Volunteer as a poll worker and help ensure a safe, fair and efficient election for all Americans. Poll workers will get PPE, training and compensation.
Jim Rechtin, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Rechtin became President and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Healthcare in February 2020. He has 22 years of healthcare experience with a focus on delivery of value-based care in various medical group settings. Early in his career, Rechtin ran operations for a nonprofit health and human services clinic in Indianapolis, and served in the United States Peace Corps in the Congo. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University. Rechtin is a board member for the Center for Health Care Strategies and Colorado Succeeds.
Adam Brown, MD, MBA, FACEP
Chief Impact Officer
Adam Brown is a board-certified emergency physician and Chief Impact Officer. He also oversees Clinical Communication Strategy and is co-chair of the COVID-19 response for Envision. Prior to accepting the role as service line president, Dr. Brown has been with Envision since 2008. Dr. Brown was born and raised in Wilmington, NC and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He also has his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, Dr. Brown is on the board for UNC’s Center of Business in Healthcare and the business school’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Brown is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians where he has chaired subcommittees on diversity and inclusion. He lives with his husband Steve in Washington, D.C.
Kris Sanders, FACHE
Operations Vice President
Kris Sanders has over 20 years of healthcare operational experience in addition to a Bachelor of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She is board certified in healthcare administration through ACHE and has been with Envision since 2016. In addition to her role at Envision, she has served as the chair and co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the North Texas chapter of ACHE. Sanders was the inaugural chair for this committee where she reignited the importance of DEI efforts. In addition to the work that Sanders performs within Envision, she prides herself on working with her community and especially with the underserved. She also spends countless hours volunteering with youth groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she resides.