Virginia Mason promotes senior leaders: 3 things to know

Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System has made several leadership changes.

Here are three things to know about the changes.

1. Suzanne Anderson has been promoted to president of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and named executive vice president of Virginia Mason Health System. Ms. Anderson will help oversee patient care services at the medical center, officials said. She also will be responsible for finance, human resources, health resource services, information systems and support services. Previously, Ms. Anderson served Virginia Mason Medical Center in various roles including senior vice president, executive vice president, CFO and CIO.

2. Katerie Chapman, senior vice president and hospital administrator at Virginia Mason Medical Center, will take over responsibility for outpatient services in addition to her leadership of the hospital, officials said. In the expanded role as senior vice president for patient care services, Ms. Chapman will oversee Virginia Mason Health System's Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle and several other functions.

3. Other promotions announced by Virginia Mason Health System are:

  • Craig Goodrich, senior vice president for finance and accounting, has been promoted to CFO.
  • Santokh Gill, executive director of strategic relationships, has been promoted to vice president of patient care services. His new role includes accountability for the Virginia Mason Cancer, Digestive Disease, Heart and Neuroscience institutes.
  • Steve Schaefer, vice president, has been promoted to senior vice president of support services.
  • Julie Sylvester, executive director of business development, has been named vice president of business development.
  • Joyce Lammert, MD, medical director, hospital, has been promoted to executive medical director.
  • Donna Smith, MD, medical director, clinic, has been promoted to executive medical director.


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