Each year, the Leaders in Health Care Awards honor a remarkable assortment of compassionate people doing heroic work in Washington state. Seattle Business magazine offers its heartiest congratulations and heartfelt gratitude to this year’s honorees.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary S. Kaplan, M.D.
Outstanding Medical Center Executive-Puget Sound Region: Paul Hayes, R.N., Brian Knowles
Outstanding Medical Center Executive-Outside Puget Sound Region: Mark Mantei, Russ Myers
Outstanding Medical Group Executive: Mitchell Garrison, M.D., Jeff Cohen
Outstanding Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer: Michael Anderson, M.D., David Knoepfler, M.D.
Achievement in Digital Health: TransformativeMed, Washington Health Alliance/Milliman MedInsight
Achievement in Community Outreach: Confluence Health, UW School of Medicine Pathway Programs
Achievement in Medical Research: Veena Shankaran, M.D., Jonathan Himmelfarb, M.D.
Achievement in Medical Technology: UW Medicine WISH, UW Medicine CREST, LumiThera
Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: UW Medicine Telehealth, CHI Franciscan Health Virtual Hospital
Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup Award: Washington Permanente Medical Group, Swedish Medical Group, Virginia Mason Medical Group, The Everett Clinic, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center
Nancy Belcher • CEO • King County Medical Society
Rhonda Curry • SVP membership and communications • Washington State Hospital Association
Nancy Giunto • executive director • Washington Health Alliance
Jennifer Hanscom • executive director/CEO • Washington State Medical Association
Mary McWilliams • former president/CEO • Regence BlueShield
Carlos Pellegrini • former chief medical officer • UW Medicine
Peter Rutherford • CEO • Confluence Health
See the 2018 Leaders in Health Care winners here.