Treuman Katz retires after 26 years as head of Children's Hospital
Treuman Katz, president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, is retiring after 26 years as the head of the hospital. His retirement is effective in September.
Katz has worked for nearly 40 years in health-care administration, including 13 years as an executive at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has overseen the rise of Children's Hospital to one of the nation's top hospitals for children, as ranked by U.S.News & World Report and Child magazines.
Katz helped create the affiliation between Children's and the UW School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. Katz fostered collaborations between Children's and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Harborview Burn Center, and other regional health providers. His work in boosting the research program at the hospital made it one of the top five pediatric research institutions nationwide.