Gov. Jay Inslee has named International Community Health Services (ICHS) winner of the 2015 Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care.
The annual award, which was established by the state legislature in 1994, identifies and honors health care providers and facilities in Washington state who exhibit exceptional quality and value in the delivery of health services. The award is named after Warren Featherstone Reid, former aide to then-U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson and former Washington state Board of Health chairman.
“It’s a very well-deserved recognition from the state and I am very pleased to be a part of it,” said Martha Choe, former Seattle City Councilmember and former Chief Administrative Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who nominated ICHS for the award. “ICHS has a long history of service in our community and continues to be an important health care resource for many of our neighbors.”
ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola said: “We are proud and excited to receive this award because it validates the commitment, dedication, and hard work of the men and women who work at ICHS to provide the best health care possible to our patients and communities.” (end)