The 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards: Outstanding Medical Group Executive

Gold: Albert Fisk, M.D.

Gold Award
Albert Fisk, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
The Everett Clinic, Everett

Dr. Al Fisk has helped position The Everett Clinic, a division of Denver-based DaVita Inc., as a national leader for high-quality medical care and best workplace practices. He motivates his teams by helping them focus on why they got into the health care field: to provide their patients with great care. “My job,” Fisk explains, “is to clarify expectations, remove barriers and enable our great teammates to perform at their best.” Fisk, who joined the clinic in 1986 as a primary care internist, became medical director in 2000 and was promoted to the new position of chief medical officer in 2009. He has been called upon by Congress to testify on improvements in Medicare and health care reform. During his tenure, the American Medical Group Association honored The Everett Clinic with its Preeminence Award for outstanding physician and staff satisfaction, and its Acclaim Award for safe integrated care. The clinic also received third place in the Washington Health Alliance’s 2015 performance ranking of medical groups, after Group Health Cooperative and Virginia Mason Medical Center. The Everett Clinic operates 20 care sites throughout Snohomish County, caring for more than 320,000 active patients. It consistently has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. 

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