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  • Good Samaritan President named Outstanding Health Care Executive

    John Long honored for work on new Patient Care Tower, integration with MultiCare

    John Long, president of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, was named the Outstanding Health Care Executive for the Puget Sound Region last week by Seattle Business magazine.

    Long was honored for his work supporting the new Patient Care Tower at the Puyallup campus, which opens in 2011, and his help integrating Good Samaritan with MultiCare Health System when the two merged in 2006.

    The award was given during the magazine’s annual “Leaders in Health Care” event at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle.

    The $400 million Patient Care Tower project will add state-of-the-art technology and room to expand health care services. It also will include a new emergency department and room for future expansion.

    Long, who was the Strategy Executive and Business Development Consultant for MultiCare prior to joining Good Samaritan, helped improve the financial stability of the hospital, said Dr. Donald Mott, a retired orthopedic surgeon in his nomination letter for Long.

    “After the affiliation with MultiCare, John has taken Good Samaritan from an organization with discouraged employees that was losing significant money to an enthusiastic, progressive, vital medical center,” Mott said in his letter.

    Long also worked to improve the morale of the employees that staff the health care facility.

    “John is one of the most effective, successful leaders for whom I’ve had the pleasure to work,” said Marcia Johnson, Vice President for Patient Care at Good Samaritan Hospital. “We are very pleased that he has been recognized regionally for his work.”

    Posted on Mar 1, 2010 in