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Business Person of the Year: Brian Ivie

Feb 14, 2020, 10:00 AM
Skagit Regional Health's President and CEO receives Business Person of the Year award from the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

Announcement by Brian Poppe, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce President at the recent awards presentation:

Brian Ivie, Skagit Regional Health CEO and Brian Poppe, MV Chamber President

Our award recipient operates in a truly difficult business environment. Imagine if in your business you had to provide your services for free to some clients who regularly use them. And what about if your rates were set at various levels for the rest of your customers. Imagine too that you are in a very competitive environment. Think also about if the government somewhat arbitrarily kept changing the rules on you. Meanwhile, despite the risks, you have to invest heavily to provide the services your customers need. Sound like fun? Well that’s exactly the environment for our award winner. But despite the challenges, his leadership has led to an outstanding turnaround for his organization.

Brian Ivie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skagit Regional Health is our Business Person of the Year!

Brian joined Skagit Regional Health as President, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent in November 2017.

Since his arrival, Skagit Regional Health has experienced growth, financial stability and launched a focus on the Culture of Safety and patient experience:

  • Financially, the organization rebounded from a significant loss in 2017 to financial stability and strength in 2018 and 2019, allowing the public hospital district to move strategically forward.
  • Skagit Regional Health has added new specialty services including da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and thoracic surgery.
  • Skagit Regional Health has expanded geographically by opening new clinics in Oak Harbor and Marysville and is increasing access to care by recruiting nearly 30 providers per year in 2018 and 2019.
  • The new Skagit Imaging Pavilion, a partnership between Skagit Regional Health and Skagit Radiology, opened in Mount Vernon last year offering state-ofthe-art 3D mammography.
  • The $75 million Electronic Health Record was fully deployed and upgraded since the launch in October 2017.

Brian, we applaud the excellent job that you are doing! Congratulations on being our Business Person of the Year!

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Business Person of the Year: Brian Ivie

Feb 14, 2020, 10:00 AM
Skagit Regional Health's President and CEO receives Business Person of the Year award from the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

Announcement by Brian Poppe, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce President at the recent awards presentation:

Brian Ivie, Skagit Regional Health CEO and Brian Poppe, MV Chamber President

Our award recipient operates in a truly difficult business environment. Imagine if in your business you had to provide your services for free to some clients who regularly use them. And what about if your rates were set at various levels for the rest of your customers. Imagine too that you are in a very competitive environment. Think also about if the government somewhat arbitrarily kept changing the rules on you. Meanwhile, despite the risks, you have to invest heavily to provide the services your customers need. Sound like fun? Well that’s exactly the environment for our award winner. But despite the challenges, his leadership has led to an outstanding turnaround for his organization.

Brian Ivie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skagit Regional Health is our Business Person of the Year!

Brian joined Skagit Regional Health as President, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent in November 2017.

Since his arrival, Skagit Regional Health has experienced growth, financial stability and launched a focus on the Culture of Safety and patient experience:

  • Financially, the organization rebounded from a significant loss in 2017 to financial stability and strength in 2018 and 2019, allowing the public hospital district to move strategically forward.
  • Skagit Regional Health has added new specialty services including da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and thoracic surgery.
  • Skagit Regional Health has expanded geographically by opening new clinics in Oak Harbor and Marysville and is increasing access to care by recruiting nearly 30 providers per year in 2018 and 2019.
  • The new Skagit Imaging Pavilion, a partnership between Skagit Regional Health and Skagit Radiology, opened in Mount Vernon last year offering state-ofthe-art 3D mammography.
  • The $75 million Electronic Health Record was fully deployed and upgraded since the launch in October 2017.

Brian, we applaud the excellent job that you are doing! Congratulations on being our Business Person of the Year!