The 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards

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As technology improves and Americans spend more on treatments to cure or prevent disease and injury, 2016 is likely to be a challenging year in health care. Doctors, nurses and clinicians are learning to work in new and innovative ways as consumers rely on video consults and their smartphones as diagnostic tools.

The 18 honorees in Seattle Business magazine’s 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards are up to the challenge. All are champions for change, compassionate visionaries who believe in better patient care. They are harnessing technology, tackling the unknown and solving scientific puzzles — all in the name of promoting health and lowering costs.

They are forward thinkers who excel in the delicate balancing act involving the health, lives and resources of consumers. Congratulations to this year’s honorees for their commitment to ensuring Washington’s health care industry remains at the forefront of worldwide achievement.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                               
Rich Umbdenstock, Former President and CEO, American Hospital Association

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE – PUGET SOUND REGION
Winner: June Altaras, Swedish Seattle Chief Executive and System Chief Executive for Acute Care, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
Silver Award: Sarah Patterson, EVP/COO, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

 

OUTSTANDING HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE - OUTSIDE PUGET SOUND REGION
Winner: Thomas Martin, CEO, Lincoln Hospital, Davenport
Silver Award: Rand Wortman, Regional Chief Executive, Providence Health & Services, Richland       

 

                  

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL GROUP EXECUTIVE                                  
Winner: Anita Geving, COO, The Polyclinic, Seattle
Silver Award: Sundeep Malik, M.D., Director of Transplant Anesthesiology, Physicians Anesthesia Service, Seattle                         

 

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER                        
Winner: Mark Adams, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CHI Franciscan, Tacoma
Silver Award: Joanne Roberts, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: COMMUNITY OUTREACH                                   
Winner: Julia Colson, Project Director, Seattle/King County Clinic
Silver Award: Swedish Community Specialty Clinic, Dental Program, Seattle                                                                

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY                        
Winner: Harlan Robins, Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Seattle

 

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: DELIVERY OF DIGITAL HEALTH
Winner: David Baker, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle
Silver Award: HealthSparq, Seattle                                                     

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY                                  
Winner: CHI Franciscan Health Care, Transformation Services Team, Tacoma
Silver Award: Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed), Seattle

 

 

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL RESEARCH                          
Winner: Colleen Delaney, M.D., Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, and Madeleine Dabney Adams Endowed Chair in AML Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Silver Award: Charles E. Murry, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Medicine/Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle

2016 Leaders in Health Care Judges

Scott Bond  •  president and CEO  •  Washington State Hospital Association
Lloyd David  •  executive director and CEO  •  The Polyclinic
Leo Greenawalt  •  former president and CEO  •  Washington State Hospital Association
Mary McWilliams  •  former executive director  •  Washington Health Alliance
Roger Stark, M.D.  •  health care policy analyst  •  Washington Policy Center

 

Seattle Business Magazine to Honor 18 Outstanding Leaders in Health Care

Seattle Business Magazine to Honor 18 Outstanding Leaders in Health Care

Honorees to be celebrated on March 2.
 
 

Seattle Business magazine has announced finalists for its 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards. Chosen by a panel of judges, the finalists are individuals and institutions leading the effort to improve Washington's health care sector. This year's finalists are:

1.    Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
2.    Al Fisk, MD, The Everett Clinic
3.    Genoa
4.    Group Health Cooperative
5.    Cynthia Hecker, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
6.    Bryce Helgerson, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
7.    Norm Hubbard, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
8.    Peter Myles McGough, MD, UW Medicine
9.    Navos
10.  Pacific Medical Centers
11.  Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
12.  Paul Ramsey, MD, UW Medicine
13.  SCI Solutions
14.  Seattle Genetics
15.  Preston Simmons, FACHE, Providence Health & Services, Everett
16.  Jeffrey J. Tomlin, MD, EvergreenHealth
17.  Virginia Mason Medical Center
18.  Wellpepper

Gold and silver award winners will be honored at the Leaders in Health Care Awards gala on March 2 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. Winners will be recognized in a variety of categories, including Outstanding Medical Center Executive, Achievement in Community Outreach and Innovation in Health Care Delivery. For more information, contact Michael Romoser at michael.romoser@tigeroak.com. West Monroe Partners is presenting sponsor for the 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards program.