Health care can be a lightning-rod topic. But when you strip away the politics, one thing is certain: We all want the best. And we want it to be affordable, accessible and accountable.
This quest for the best has informed Seattle Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards program since its inception in 2009. Each year, our judges evaluate dozens of worthy nominees to arrive at a final determination of absolute excellence in the health care realm.
Something that’s particularly noteworthy about this year’s class is a remarkable geographical diversity that speaks both to the expanding reach of this awards program and the sweep of influential leadership statewide. From Seattle to Pullman, from Walla Walla to Yakima to Everett, the recipients of the 2012 Leaders in Health Care Awards provide a clear picture of how far and wide the outstanding stewardship of health care policies and health care benefits extends.
We believe the profiles of the winners and the Silver Award recipients in the following links (see below) paint a portrait of great courage, compassion and consideration. We invite you to see for yourself.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Linneweh, CEO, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Outstanding Health Care Executive: Rick Cooper, CEO, The Everett Clinic
Silver: Barbara Trehearne, Group Health Cooperative, and Johnese Spisso, UW Medicine
Outstanding Health Care Professional: Margaret L. Hall, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Silver Richard Caggiano, Pullman Regional Hospital, and Shannon Fitzgerald, Seattle Children's Hospital
Innovation in Medical Devices: Physio-Control Silver: Mobisante
Innovation in Biopharmaceuticals: Seattle Genetics Silver: Amgen
Global Health Organization: SightLife
Community Outreach: Providence Senior and Community Services
Silver: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Mediciine
Group Health Cooperative
Baker Boyer Bank
2012 Leaders in Health Care Judges
Leo Greenawalt, Former CEO, 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 and Biomedical Association
Dr. Roger Stark, Health care policy analyst, Washington Policy Center
Linda Tieman, Executive director, Washington Center for Nursing
Greg Vigdor, President and CEO, Washington Health Foundation