WSHA would like to congratulate Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis for being the recipient of the 2017 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award! The award, given at last week’s Annual Meeting, recognizes his leadership in his community and his strong advocacy for a better health care system for all Washington State residents.
To ensure his rural patients would be able to access more complex care in a seamless way, Eric built a unique partnership with a larger health system to make it easier for patients to move back and forth. He then brought the system and the local physician community together so they could jointly train, recruit and retain primary care providers. His many investments in his work force is one of the reasons why he was selected as this year’s Joe Hopkins Award winner.