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Established in 2013, the UW Medicine Cares Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of individuals and teams who consistently exemplify our Service Culture Guidelines. The following individuals and teams are recognized for their unwavering commitment to our patients, colleagues and community.

Read summaries of the nominations for our winners.

Airlift Northwest Recipients

Rebecca Mann, RN (Flight Nurse, Wenatchee Base)
Emily Anderson, RN (Olympia Base Manager)
TJ Brookie, RN (Flight Nurse, Specialty Team/Float)

Faculty Practice Plan Services Recipients

Jules Hansen (Administrative Assistant)
Taylor Ishikawa (Physician Services Analyst)
GIM Sprint Team

Shared Services Recipients

Abdrahman (Abdi) Ali (Supply Chain Program Operations Analyst)
Marnell Crane (Senior Informatics Specialist)

UW Medicine Primary Care Recipients

Nga Dinh (Clinic Manager, Ravenna)
Jessica Wagner, LPN (Northgate)
Hee Jeong Kim, DNP, ARNP, (Factoria)
Lynne Munoz, ARNP, (Woodinville)
Panel Navigators Team – Population Health

Harborview Medical Center Recipients

Duncan Reid, MD (International Medicine Clinic)
Jenny Rorabach-Carson MD (Geriatric Medicine)
Nicholas Danford, MD (Orthopedics)
Rebecca Reder, PA-C (Urology)
Brian Velasco (Ortho Trauma and Aftercare Clinics)
Celine England (Interim Clinical Director of Surgical Services)
Jill Rasmussen Baker, MDiv, BCC, ACPE CE (Director of Spiritual Care)
Kathleen Hayden (RN2, Family Medicine Clinic)
Harborview Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Team
HMC Echocardiography Lab Sonographers

UW Medical Center Recipients

Brittany Barber, MD (Surgeon, OTO/Head and Neck Surgical Oncology)
Seth Cohen, MD (Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control)
Tracy Fowler, ARNP (Cardiology)
Courtney Gutschenritter, PA-C (Anesthesia)
Sophie Lu, ARNP (Center on Human Development and Disability)
Matthew Smith, PA-C (Pulmonary/Critical Care)
Lynne Taylor, MD (Nurologist, Alvord Brain Tumor Center)
Andrea Cox (Manager, OTO/Head Neck Surgery)
Steven Lashley (Manager – UW Medicine Spine Center Meridian and UW Medical Center – Montlake Neurosurgical Clinic)
Esmeralda “Esme” Pulido (Director of Project Management, Patient Care Services)
Nina Sen (Transfusion Services Manager, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology)
Ryan Skiffington (Security Officer, UW Medical Center – Northwest)
Nobuko Uchiyama (RN, Labor & Delivery)