March 2011

From this Issue

In a budget crisis, the governor and legislators consider radical reform.

Dendreon Corporation breaks out with a new treatment for prostate cancer.

After growing up without access to health services, Rogelio Riojas brings them to disadvantaged communities.

Martin Siegel finds the cure in one-on-one time with his patients.

Machelle Johnson’s wellness program stabilized company health care costs and reduced on-the-job accidents.

Isoray CEO Dwight Babcock has pioneered a radiation therapy that’s more effective with fewer side effects.

Since health care information technology covers an extremely broad spectrum, our judges decided to break this category into subcategories to allow for a more appropriate comparison of nominees: IT providing direct, discrete solutions for specific problems and IT serving large coordinated hospital and clinic systems.

PATH tackles epic health challenges around the world.

Lloyd David led the Polyclinic to big growth without compromising care.

Leo Greenawalt united hospitals to expand coverage to those in need.

Seattle Business pays tribute to the pioneering practitioners, executives and researchers who make the Pacific Northwest a vibrant health care hub. New this year: awards for leaders in global health, information technology and medical instruments.

Can the lessons of past competitive challenges help us now?

Airbiquity, Inrix and Microsoft help drive auto sales with software.

Health care, retail, technology and construction fuel Washington’s job growth.

Z2Live is pioneering a multiplayer future for mobile games.

Fast Growing Brown Paper Tickets is feasting on Ticketmaster’s crumbs.

While arbitration agreements remain alive and well in the health care setting, the scope of their enforceability changed in 2010.

Cutting-edge computer forecasting takes the worry out of lawn care, lattes and finding a mate.

A peek inside the playbooks of three local professionals who dress for success without compromising their passion for style.

“Indigenous innovation” policies impose long-term risks for short-term gains.

Instead of managing employees’ activities or behavior, manage their commitments.

An executive coach discovers new purpose during an unorthodox leadership training program.