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Preston M. Simmons

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Clinical Professor, Health Services

Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Washington Region
Providence Health & Services


MHA   University of Washington, 1985
BS   University of Washington, 1983   (Molecular Biology)
FACHE   American College of Healthcare Executives

Contact Info


Providence Health and Services
1321 Colby Ave
Everett , WA 98201

voice:   425-261-3988
fax:   425-261-4051


Preston Simmons is the Chief Executive Officer for Providence Health & Services, Northwest Region. He is responsible for a complex delivery system that contains the 501 licensed bed Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, a network of Ambulatory Clinics and other related healthcare services. He joined Providence in 2007.

Prior to his current role, Preston was a Senior Associate Administrator at the University of Washington Medical Center. He served at the University of Washington Medical Center since 1998. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of a rural hospital in Page, Arizona as part of the Samaritan Health System and served in senior leadership roles at Stevens Hospital in Edmonds and Ballard Community Hospital in Seattle.

Preston has a master's degree in health administration from the University of Washington and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in many professional and community organizations including being on the Boards of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, The Washington State Hospital Association, The Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition and a member of the Governors Health Innovation Leadership Network