Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Leaders in Health Care award winners include (l. to r.): Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb, Dr. John Scott, Carrie Priebe, Paul Hayes, R.N., Dr. Leo Morales and Dr. Robert Sweet; pictured at the Seattle Business awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Credit: Susan Gregg

Dr. Robert Sweet, Professor of Urology and Medical Director for the UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital, Executive Director for the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) and the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technology (CREST), was awarded the Leaders in Health Care Awards by Seattle Business magazine to “honor a remarkable assortment of compassionate people doing heroic work in Washington state.”

Dr. Sweet won the gold award for Achievement in Medical Technology for his contributions to the field of healthcare simulation. As Executive Director of WISH and CREST, he has made simulation technology an essential tool in training providers and increasing patient safety.

Dr. Sweet expresses, “The outstanding and professional WISH and CREST staff have worked tirelessly to contribute to stamping out the disease of “medical error” through the development and utilization of simulation science. Whether its improving the skills of individual and teams of healthcare providers, increasing a patient and their families understanding of their medical condition, or supporting training or rapid prototyping of novel medical devices, the recognition that this award provides validates this effort and its relative importance to the health and economy of the broad community it serves.”