March 2015

From this Issue

Advances in data and automation techniques are pushing the “what if” frontiers. An excerpt from PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey.

Five steps you can take right now.

SAM exhibition explores the beauty of American Indian art.

It’s time for employers to roll up their sleeves in 2015.

Its first commercial sales have put Tilting Motor Works on a faster track.

WSU spinoff Phytelligence makes plants smarter — and faster.

Composites lab splits from UW to focus more on industrial applications.

Why grocery stores won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

Focus on analytics offers potential for the world’s utilities to be more efficient — and Itron to be more profitable.

The nobility of nonprofits fuels a powerful economic engine.

Adriane Brown gives Intellectual Ventures the benefit of her management background in big manufacturing companies.

From the March issue

Easier access to information should make the pricing of medical procedures more equitable across regions and demographic groups.

New tools can hasten consolidation among firms in the construction sector.

Construction-related mergers spice up the hot Seattle market. You can expect even more.

The economic benefit of the region’s cultural organizations is resoundingly dramatic.

Winner: Carena Inc., Seattle; Silver Award: Translational Software, Seattle

Winner: Bartell Drugs/Group Health CareClinic; Silver Award: Sound Physicians, Renton

Winner: Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Olympia; Silver Award: Project Access Northwest, Seattle

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

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

Winner: NanoString Technologies, Seattle; Silver Award: BioLife Solutions, Bothell

Winner: Mary-Claire King, Professor of Medicine & Genome Sciences, UW; Silver Awards: David Rawlings, M.D., and Mattias von Herrath, M.D.

Winner: Elaine Couture, Regional CEO, Providence Health Care, Spokane

Winner: Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., Chairman & CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle; Silver Award: Robert Malte, CEO EvergreenHealth, Kirkland

Winner: Ralph Pascualy, M.D., CEO, Swedish Medical Group; Silver Award: Mika Sinanan, M.D., President, UW Physicians

Sister Karin Dufault, General Superior, Sisters of Providence International

Extraordinary Achievements & Contributions