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Medical Officer Collaborative

Medical Officer Collaborative

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The WSMA Medical Officer Collaborative is a forum for medical leadership from across the state to collaborate on important topics of leadership development, health equity, and physician wellness.

It takes strong leadership to create meaningful change in practice. This learning collaborative provides a safe place to openly discuss the challenges physicians face and outline effective solutions to those challenges. Physician leaders’ insight, judgment, and credibility shape our health care delivery systems for the betterment of all patients. Together, we are committed to collaborating to enhance health care quality and safety for our communities.

To Join

If you are a new senior physician leader (i.e. CMO, executive medical Director, or VPMA) at a hospital, health system or medical group in Washington state, you can request to join the group.

Call to Action

The medical officers of Washington state collaborate on agreed-upon call to action initiatives, which are health care quality and safety initiatives that improve patient lives and health care delivery. The medical officers participate in work groups comprising several organizations and associations, developing statewide strategies and implementation plans.

Call to action initiatives:

  • Leadership Development: Train physicians to be exceptional leaders who balance what the organization needs and what the individual patient needs.
  • Health Equity: Reduce disparity in health outcomes and promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workforce to improve health equity.
  • Healthy Doctors, Healthier Patients: Reduce administrative burden and promote evidence-based interventions to address the drivers of burnout.

CME statement

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Scott Kennedy, MD
Chair, Medical Officer Collaborative
Chief Medical Officer, Olympic Medical Center

CMO Advisory Group

The CMO Advisory Group oversees the WSMA Medical Officer Collaborative. The group meets regularly to establish and monitor the collaborative’s calls to action, set the agenda for upcoming safe table sessions, and vote on leadership. Members include:

  • Alka Atal-Barrio, MD – Optum Washington
  • Daniel Getz, DO – Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • Richard Goss, MD – UW Medicine
  • Kent Hu, MD – Optum
  • Scott Kennedy, MD – Olympic Medical Center
  • Tom Miller, MD – Overlake Medical Center
  • Kim Moore, MD – Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
  • James Park, MD - Providence
  • Kevin Pieper, MD – Providence
  • Donna Smith, MD – Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
  • Rachel Thompson, MD – Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
  • Anne Marie Wong, MD – Harbor Regional Health

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Join or renew your membership today!