Seattle Business Names VMC's Dr. Bob Thompson the Outstanding Health Care Practitioner for 2013

RENTON, WA—Last night at a special banquet honoring 2013 Leaders in Healthcare, Valley Medical Center’sBob Thompson, MD*, was selected by Seattle Business magazine as the 2013 Outstanding Health Care Practitioner in Washington state. Dr. Bob Thompson

This award recognizes Dr. Thompson’s advocacy and innovative leadership role in developing programs to help ensure that vulnerable members of our community can access and receive the health care and medical treatment they need. Examples of these programs include the Renton RotaCare Clinic, VMC’s Acute Specialty Access Clinic and the New Hope Health Center in SeaTac. Additionally, Dr. Thompson has performed volunteer work in Belize and recently delivered medical equipment to a rural hospital in Erseke, Albania where he also provided training for nurses and physicians.

“I am proud to represent UW Medicine and Valley Medical Center in accepting this award,” said Dr. Thompson. “It is an honor to co-labor with the hundreds of volunteers from our hospital staff and the community as we aim to provide needed medical services to the less fortunate.”

Since its inception, Seattle Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards has recognized the individuals who are making outstanding contributions to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Washington State. Each year, dozens of worthy nominees are evaluated and the top candidates are selected for demonstrating absolute excellence in the field of health care.

“Dr. Bob, as he is fondly known, has worked at Valley for over 25 years and he is an emblem of what it truly means to be a tireless and compassionate care giver, committed to helping people in need,” said Rich Roodman, Valley Medical Center CEO. “We couldn’t be more proud to call him ours, and are thrilled he has been given this recognition that he so richly deserves.”