William C. Butts, Ph.D. Fund for Medical Technology
Dr. William C. Butts, Fel. ’73, went to Group Health in 1976 as the clinical chemist for the clinical laboratory and served in a number of leadership capacities over the years; in 1999, he became the director for Group Health’s laboratory system. In the 1970s, Dr. Butts and a core group of colleagues created a revolutionary integrated clinical lab system model. This model required state of the art services be available on site in clinic and hospital labs — while also using a centralized reference lab — is now the model for integrated health systems. This fund, created by the Group Health Foundation, will provide scholarships to students in the Department of Laboratory Medicine’s Medical Technology Program while honoring Dr. Butts’s many contributions to his field. Dr. Butts died in 2001.