Health Care

The Winners: 2019 Leaders in Health Care Awards

Saluting the administrators, researchers and healers

By Treva Lind and John Levesque February 28, 2019


This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the March 2019 issue. Click here for a free subscription.

Each year, the Leaders in Health Care Awards honor a remarkable assortment of compassionate people doing heroic work in Washington state. Seattle Business magazine offers its heartiest congratulations and heartfelt gratitude to this years honorees.

The Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary S. Kaplan, M.D.

Outstanding Medical Center Executive-Puget Sound Region: Paul Hayes, R.N., Brian Knowles

Outstanding Medical Center Executive-Outside Puget Sound Region: Mark Mantei, Russ Myers

Outstanding Medical Group Executive: Mitchell Garrison, M.D., Jeff Cohen

Outstanding Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer: Michael Anderson, M.D., David Knoepfler, M.D.

Achievement in Digital Health: TransformativeMed, Washington Health Alliance/Milliman MedInsight

Achievement in Community Outreach: Confluence Health, UW School of Medicine Pathway Programs

Achievement in Medical Research: Veena Shankaran, M.D., Jonathan Himmelfarb, M.D.

Achievement in Medical Technology: UW Medicine WISH, UW Medicine CREST, LumiThera

Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: UW Medicine Telehealth, CHI Franciscan Health Virtual Hospital

Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup Award: Washington Permanente Medical Group, Swedish Medical Group, Virginia Mason Medical Group, The Everett Clinic, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center

The Judges

Nancy Belcher CEO King County Medical Society
Rhonda Curry SVP membership and communications Washington State Hospital Association
Nancy Giunto executive director Washington Health Alliance
Jennifer Hanscom executive director/CEO Washington State Medical Association
Mary McWilliams former president/CEO Regence BlueShield
Carlos Pellegrini former chief medical officer UW Medicine
Peter Rutherford CEO Confluence Health

See the 2018 Leaders in Health Care winners here.

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