Providence Northwest names new CEO

Preston Simmons, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett chief operating officer, has been appointed chief executive for Providence Northwest Washington.

The position was formerly held by Dave Brooks, who left in January to lead Ascension Health System in East Detroit.

Simmons has managed the day-to-day operations of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett since 2007. He was named interim chief executive in December.

“His track record as chief operating officer, combined with his sense of core values and mission, have played a large role in Providence’s success over the last five years,” said Robert Leach, community ministry board chairman at Providence. “He has helped us grow and evolve to meet the healthcare needs of the community.”

Prior to joining Providence, Simmons served as senior associate administrator at the University of Washington Medical Center, where he had worked since 1998. His previous experience also includes serving as CEO of a rural hospital within the Samaritan Health System in Page, Ariz. In addition, he held leadership positions at the former Stevens Hospital in Edmonds and Ballard Community Hospital in Seattle.

Simmons has a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington and is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in many professional and community organizations.

More in Herald Business Journal

Snohomish County’s campaign to land the 797 takes off

Executive Dave Somers announced the formation of a task force to urge Boeing to build the plane here.

A decade after the recession, pain and fear linger

No matter how good things are now, it’s impossible to forget how the collapse affected people.

Under cloud of ethics probes, Airbus CEO Enders to step down

He leaves in 2019 after 14 years. Meanwhile, aircraft division CEO Fabrice Bregier leaves in February.

For modern women, 98-year-old rejection letters still sting

In a stark new video, female Boeing engineers break the silence about past inopportunity.

Drone’s ease piercing of NY ‘no-fly’ zone underscores risks

An Army Black Hawk helicopter suffered damage to one of its rotor blades, but was able to land safely.

Tax reform needs the public’s input on spending priorities

The GOP tax plan is a good idea, but the next step should give us a voice on how taxes are spent.

Commentary: GM, Boeing fight a war of words over Mars

Boeing is strongly signaling how crucial deep-space exploration is to its future.

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

It was NASA’s first use of a reused Falcon rocket and the second of a previously flown Dragon capsule.

US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when a suspect was arrested on drug charges.

Most Read