Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University; MBA, University of Phoenix; Fellowship in Academy of College of Health Care Executives.
What drives/inspires you? I am inspired by the opportunity to positively impact people's lives on a daily basis. I believe that providing quality health care to all is one of the most critical services in our community, and it is an honor to be a part of it.
What advice would you have for others looking to follow a career path similar to yours? My advice is simple: Be open to new experiences, even if you don't feel fully prepared. Growth happens when we challenge ourselves and step outside of our comfort zones, so don't be afraid to take risks and try new things.
If you had to choose an alternative career path and money wasn't relevant, what would you do? I would be an author of children’s books.
If you had one wish for Spokane, what would it be? It would be to eliminate all health inequities and ensure that every person has access to the care they need to live healthy, productive lives. While there are many organizations and leaders working on this issue, we know health inequities disproportionately affect underserved and marginalized populations, resulting in poorer health outcomes and reduced quality of life.
Susan Stacey took over as chief executive at Providence Inland Northwest in February 2022 after serving as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital.
With over 35 years of health care experience, Stacey, who grew up on a farm in Colfax, Washington, continues to steer Spokane’s largest health care system through the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.Stacey currently serves on numerous boards, including the Washington State University Healthcare Advisory Board, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Washington state Hospital Association, and YMCA of the Inland Northwest.
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