The 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards offer evidence of the
enormous impact of UW Medicine. The entity that owns or operates the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, the UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest affects the lives of thousands of people every day.
It’s hardly surprising that 10 of the 25 honorees this year are affiliated in some way with UW Medicine. Still, health care in Washington state remains a remarkably diversified industry, populated by brilliant and heroic people doing noble things for selfless reasons. We salute all of this year’s inspiring honorees for their enthusiastic support of excellent health care.
2014 Leaders in Health Care Finalists
Winners: Johnese Spisso
Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine; Vice President Medical Affairs, University of Washington
President and CEO, Northwest Kidney Centers
Silver Award: Claire Trescott, M.D.
Medical Director of Primary Care, Group Health Cooperative
Winner: J. Randall Curtis, M.D.
Director, UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence
Silver Awards: Sean Adelman, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Group Health Cooperative
Elizabeth Loggers, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine
Winner: William Catterall, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, UW School of Medicine
Silver Award: Gregory Belenky, M.D.
Director, WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center
Silver Award: Novo Nordisk
Winner: Paul Yager, Ph.D.
Professor, UW Department of Bioengineering
Silver Awards: Brian Glaister
President and CEO, Cadence Biomedical
SVP Philips Healthcare, CEO Ultrasound Division
Winner: Beti Thompson, Ph.D.
Center for Community Health Promotion, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Silver Awards: Julie Gralow, M.D.
Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance; Clinical Research Division Member, Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Cente
Senior Vice President, Health Management Services, Kibble & Prentice, a USI Company
Winner: Swedish Community Benefits Program
Swedish Medical Center
Silver Awards: WWAMI Program
Silence Whooping Cough
Group Health Foundation
Winner: Faculty & Staff Wellness Program
Western Washington University
Silver Award: Live Well
Miller Nash LLP
Winner: Grand Challenges in Global Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Silver Awards: Department of Global Health
University of Washington
Frederick Appelbaum, M.D.
Executive VP and Deputy Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Executive Director and President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Judges for the 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards
Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
Leo Greenawalt, Retired President, Washington State Hospital Association
Mary McWilliams, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance
Joseph Phillips, Ph.D., Dean, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University
Chris Rivera, President and CEO, Washington
Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
Roger Stark, M.D., Health Care Policy Analyst, Washington Policy Center