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Gary Kaplan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

April 3, 2019

Estes Park Institute Senior Fellow, Gary Kaplan, MD, has been honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s 2019 Leaders in Health Care Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Kaplan has served as chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle since 2000 while continuing to practice internal medicine.  During his tenure, Virginia Mason has received significant national and international praise for its efforts to transform health care, most notably as the leader in adapting the Toyota Production System for health care.

At the Estes Park Institute, Dr. Kaplan shares his story of health care transformation at Virginia Mason, speaks on patient safety and quality, and discusses the unique challenges facing hospital boards.

We congratulate our friend and colleague on this latest in an impressive list of accolades received during his distinguished career.

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