The 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards

Honoring brilliant leaders doing heroic work.
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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

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