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Providence Executive Honored by WSHA

October 19, 2012

Spokane, Washington—Michael Wilson, Chief Executive of Providence Health Care in Eastern Washington, received the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award from the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) during the organization’s annual meeting this month. The award is given to an individual who has displayed vision, leadership, and dedication to health care in Washington State.

Mike Wilson (pictured, right, with his wife, Carol) receives the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award from the Washington State Hospital Association.

Mike was recognized for his visionary leadership of Providence Health Care as well as his pioneering promotion of the importance of electronic medical records. He is also a past WSHA chair and has served in many association committees over the last 25 years.

“Mike is a tremendous health care leader and a staunch advocate for Washington’s most vulnerable individuals,” says Scott Bond, president of the Washington State Hospital Association. “We are thrilled to recognize his devotion to strengthening health care in Washington State.”

The Joe Hopkins award is named after a former hospital association chair and hospital administrator who lost his battle with cancer in 1987. The award was created in honor of Hopkins’s outstanding leadership and special qualities of warmth, persistence, insight, hardworking attitude and humor. The award recognizes those who exhibit similar qualities in service to hospitals in Washington State.