Leaders in Health Care Awards

Seattle Business magazine honors the individuals and organizations that are pioneering the effort to advance Washington’s world-class health sector at its annual Leaders in Health Care Awards. Winners were announced at an awards gala on February 26, 2020 and were featured in the March 2020 edition of Seattle Business magazine.

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2020 Honorees:

Achievement in Community Outreach:

Planned Parenthood of the Greater NW and Hawaiian Islands, Chris Charbonneau, CEO

Providence Home and Community Care, Robert Hellrigel, Senior VP and CEO

Achievement in Digital Health:

Airlift Northwest/UW Medicine


Achievement in Medical Research:

UW School of Medicine & Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine

Achievement in Medical Technology:

Adaptive Biotechnologies


UW Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Beth Ripley, MD, PhD and Dmitry Levin

Innovation in Health Care Delivery:

CHI Franciscan Mission Control Center

Confluence Health | Central Washington Hospital

Outstanding Medical Center Executive – Outside Puget Sound Region:

Theresa Sullivan, CEO, Samaritan Healthcare

Outstanding Medical Center Executive – Puget Sound Region:

Lisa Brandenburg, Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine

Outstanding Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer:

Craig Hampton, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery, CHI Franciscan

Aileen Mickey, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer, EvergreenHealth

Outstanding Medical Group Executive:

Dr. Glenn Lux, President/CEO, Allegro Pediatrics

Dr. Nancy Davidson, MD, Executive Director and President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Dr. Rick Ludwig, Pacific Medical Centers, Interim CEO at Pacific Medical Centers and Medical Director of USFHP at PacMed

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