2013 Leaders in Health Care: Overview

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Welcome to Seattle Business magazine’s fifth celebration of extraordinary achievement in health care. Since 2009, we have honored individuals and organizations for making heroic contributions to the well being of people the world over through enormous dedication, groundbreaking research and thoughtful stewardship. And each year we have been overwhelmed by their remarkable exploits. The 2013 Leaders in Health Care Awards honor an outstanding class of 25 in fields ranging from medical research and community outreach to health care practitioners and lifetime achievement. All of the recipients described on the following pages herald a health care system that prizes patient dignity, research integrity and community enrichment. We applaud their commitment as we champion their accomplishment.


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Winner: Margaret Stanley, Board Chair,Washington Health Benefit Exchange

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER
Winner: Robert Thompson, M.D., Valley Medical Center/Renton RotaCare Clinic
Silver Award: Jane Dimer, M.D., Chief of Women’s Health, Group Health Cooperative
Silver Award: Anthony Back, M.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE
Winner: Mark Secord, Executive Director/CEO, Neighborcare Health
Silver Award: Scott Bosch, President/CEO, Harrison Medical Center
Silver Award: Norm Hubbard, Chair, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

MEDICAL RESEARCH
Winner: Rainer Storb, M.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Silver Award: William Catterall, M.D, UW Medicine
Silver Award: Paul O’Donnell, M.D., Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

INNOVATION IN MEDICAL DEVICES
Winner: Mobisante Inc.
Silver Award: Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation

Silver Award: Impel NeuroPharma

INNOVATION IN BIOPHARMACEUTICALS
Winner: Alder Biopharmaceuticals
Silver Award: OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals

Silver Award: Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation

GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Winner: Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)
Silver Award: SIGN Fracture Care International
Silver Award: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Winner: Pioneer Square Clinic/Harborview Medical Center
Silver Award: YMCA of Greater Seattle
Silver Award: Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

WELLNESS PROGRAM
Winner: King County

Silver Award: Faculty & Staff Wellness Program, Western Washington University
Silver Award: Swedish Wellness Works, Swedish Medical Center


Judges for the 2013 Leaders in Health Care Awards

Leo Greenawalt, retired president, Washington State Hospital Association

Mary McWilliams, executive director, Puget Sound Health Alliance

Joseph Phillips, dean, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University

Chris Rivera, president, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

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

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

Winner: Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
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Legacy Award
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
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When it’s time to make doughnuts — or loaves of bread, or sheets of rolls — it could well be a Belshaw Adamatic piece of equipment that’s turning out the baked goods. From a 120,000-square-foot plant in Auburn, Belshaw Adamatic produces the ovens, fryers, conveyors and specialty equipment like jelly injectors used by wholesale and retail bakeries.
 
The firm’s two legacy companies — Belshaw started in 1923, Adamatic in 1962 — combined forces in 2007. Italy’s Ali Group North America is the parent.
 
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
 
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.