The 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards: The List

A summary of this year's honorees.
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Whether it’s fighting cancer, treating the mentally ill, lowering health care costs, improving patient experiences or keeping up with technological advances, practicing medicine today has transformed from individual-led volume care to a team effort — doctors, nurses, researchers, executives and even patients — focusing on deriving the greatest value from the health care experience. The nominees for this year’s Leaders in Health Care Awards understand that good medical care revolves around teamwork, communication, trust and compassion. All are change agents and innovators creating ways to shift the health care focus to improving health outcomes and controlling escalating costs while operating in a patient-driven market. Despite uncertainties about the future, our nominees believe this is an exciting time to be in health care. “Medicine is changing more rapidly than ever before in human history,” says Paul Ramsey of UW Medicine. So congratulations to this year’s Leaders in Health Care Awards honorees. Here’s to their health — and yours!
 
2017 Leaders in Health Care Award Winners

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL CENTER EXECUTIVE — SEATTLE

GOLD: Norm Hubbard, Executive Vice President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

SILVER: Cynthia J. Hecker, Exeutive Director, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

 

 

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL CENTER EXECUTIVE — OUTSIDE SEATTLE

GOLD: 
Preston Simmons, Chief Operating and Administrative Officer, Providence, Everett

SILVER: Bryce Helgerson, President, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

 

 

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL GROUP EXECUTIVE

GOLD: Dr. Albert Fisk, Chief Medical Officer, The Everett Clinic

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

GOLD:
Dr. Jeffrey Tomlin, SVP & Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Evergreen Health

 

OUTSTANDING MEDICAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

GOLD: Dr. Peter McGough, Medical Director, UW Neighborhood Clinics  

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH

GOLD: Pacific Medical Centers, Seattle

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIGITAL HEALTH

GOLD: Wellpepper, Seattle

SILVER: SCI Solutions, Seattle

 

 

INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

GOLD: Navos, Seattle/Burien

SILVER: Genoa, Tukwila

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

GOLD: Seattle Genetics, Bothell

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

GOLD: Dr. Oliver Press, Acting Senior Vice President, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

SILVER: Dr. Jane Buckner, President, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

 

 

MEDICAL GROUP PERFORMANCE

FIRST PLACE: Group Health Cooperative

SECOND PLACE: Virginia Mason Medical Center

 

 

JUDGES' AWARD

Dr. Paul Ramsey, CEO, UW Medicine

 

 

THE JUDGES FOR THE 2017 LEADERS IN HEALTH CARE AWARDS

Leslie Alexandre  •  CEO  •  Life Science Washington
Scott Bond  •  president and CEO  •  Washington State Hospital Association
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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