As announced in the last Seattle Health Innovators meetup on Oct 3, we’re seeking nominations for the 2016 Health Innovator of the Year Awards, due Monday November 14, 2016.  We hope that you can use this process as a way to recognize top performers on your team as well as others in the community you find worthy of recognition. This annual awards program is a grassroots effort to give health startups and the health innovation community a way to say “thank you” to each other and to their collaboration partners.


There are four different awards, one for each of the following attributes of successful innovation:  Imagination, Customer focus, Collaboration, and Perseverance. It’s easy to nominate someone using this form:  Nominate an innovator here!

Nominees must be individuals with a genuine connection to the Greater Seattle Area (broadly construed as Western Washington) involved in health innovation.  Nominees may be from care delivery, health and wellness, health IT, life sciences, payers/purchasers etc.

Your nomination effort is essential to the success and sustainability of this program. It can take less than 15 minutes to fill out the form. The person you nominate will appreciate that you took this opportunity to honor them.


Unlike other awards programs that require mass online voting (and thus become popularity contests) we’re doing this as a juried selection process. A team of respected leaders from the Seattle Health innovation community will be recruited to review and select the awardees.  The evaluation criteria to be used are described on the Call for Nominations page.

We will announce the recipients of these awards at our December holiday party on Dec 1, 2016, which will again be held at the SURF Incubator. For a profile of last year’s (2015) awardees see this post

Thank you for your support and nominations!

Health Innovation NW


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