2015 Leaders in Health Care Awards

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While change in the health care business is not new, the pace 
of it is accelerating. Honorees in the 2015 Leaders in Health Care Awards program are at the forefront of unprecedented industry change as innovative problem solvers and inspirational leaders.

Among this year’s 19 honorees are people who lead some of the largest and most important health care organizations in the region — be they hospitals, physician groups, research institutions or community programs. Their leadership is fostering creative change to organizations that are being challenged to raise the bar on the quality of patient safety and service while bringing new efficiency to their operations.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees for their genius in keeping Washington’s health care industry at the forefront of national and international achievement.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Sister Karin Dufault, General Superior, Sisters of Providence International

OUTSTANDING HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE, Puget Sound Region

Winner: Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., Chairman and CEO, 
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Silver Award: Robert Malte, CEO, EvergreenHealth

OUTSTANDING HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE, Outside Puget Sound Region

Winner: Elaine Couture, Regional Chief Executive, Providence Health Care

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL GROUP EXECUTIVE

Winner: Ralph Pascualy, M.D., CEO, Swedish Medical Group

Silver Award: Mika Sinanan, M.D., President, University of Washington Physicians

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL DIRECTOR/OFFICER, Puget Sound Region

Winner: J. Richard Goss, M.D., Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL DIRECTOR/OFFICER, Outside Puget Sound Region

Winner: Stuart Freed, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Confluence Health

ACHIEVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE RESEARCH

Winner: Mary-Claire King, Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Silver Award: Matthias von Herrath, M.D., Director, 
Novo Nordisk Type 1 Diabetes R&D Center

Silver Award: David Rawlings, M.D., Director, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies, Seattle Children’s Research Institute 

ACHIEVEMENT in COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Winner: Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Olympia

Silver Award: Project Access Northwest, Seattle

ACHIEVEMENT in MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Winner: NanoString Technologies, Seattle

Silver Award: BioLife Solutions, Bothell

OUTSTANDING DELIVERY OF DIGITAL HEALTH CARE

Winner: Carena Inc., Seattle

Silver Award: Translational Software, Seattle

INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Winner: Bartell Drugs/Group Health CareClinic, Seattle 

Silver Award: Sound Physicians, Renton

 

Judges for the 2015 Leaders in Health Care Awards

Leo Greenawalt, former president, Washington State Hospital Association

Mary McWilliams, former executive director, Washington Health Alliance

Chris Rivera, president and CEO, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

Roger Stark, M.D., health care policy analyst, Washington Policy Center

 

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