50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Dr. Gary Kaplan
Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason
Kaplan oversaw continued growth in Virginia Mason’s operations over the past year, including partnerships domestically and the opening of the organization’s first overseas office in London. Passionate about continuous improvement, Kaplan pushed forward with a program on safe transitions in 2018, which is focused on improving care for patients as they move from one setting to another. The health system is also addressing the mental well-being of clinicians by advancing a program that assists clinicians who are involved in medical error.