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Beth DeLair has agreed to join UW Medicine as its chief compliance officer, effective July 13, 2020. For more than 20 years, Beth has been a private compliance consultant working with health systems across the country, including other academic health systems, utilizing her legal and nursing background.

Beth first demonstrated her expertise and depth of experience at UW Medicine as the interim UW Physicians (UWP) compliance officer, successfully leading the UWP compliance department through two periods of growth. Since mid-April 2019, she has served as the interim UW Medicine chief compliance officer. In this role she has built and guides a strong team of professionals with expertise in both academic and community hospital compliance. During her work for UWP and UW Medicine, Beth has impressed us with her leadership, expertise, good judgment and understanding of the UW Medicine mission and community.

We are so pleased that Beth has agreed to serve in this position. Beth will report to both of us in this role. We look forward to continuing to work with Beth.


Paul G. Ramsey, MD, CEO, UW Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington

Margaret M. Peyton
Clinical Business and Regulatory Affairs Officer, UW Medicine
Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington
General Counsel for Northwest Hospital, UW Physicians, Children’s University Medical Group, and UW Neighborhood Clinics

Get to Know Beth DeLair:

As a quick introduction, we asked her a few questions about her life, career and goals.

Q: What about your career might surprise people?

A: I was a nurse for several years before I went to law school and started my career in compliance.

Q: Why UW Medicine?

A: The people. Over the course of my career, I have worked for a number of different organizations. I can say with all sincerity that the people working at UW Medicine are the kindest, most approachable and most dedicated people I have had the pleasure of working with.

Q: What excites you about your role as chief compliance officer?

A: I really enjoy developing personal relationships. I believe that if done well, compliance can be a valuable resource and risk management strategy for the organization. Being personable and approachable is key to creating that.

Q: What should we know about you?

A: Like many other Seattleites, I am a Midwest transplant. I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin (yes, a big Packer fan!) and lived most of the last 30-plus years in Madison, Wisconsin. I have an 18-year-old son who is just about to start college at Washington University in St. Louis. My favorite thing in the world to do is snorkel. I have been fortunate to visit and explore many islands in the Caribbean. I hope to take advantage of being on the West Coast and explore more of Hawaii.

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