Dr. Robert Sweet Receives Seattle Business Magazine’s Leader in Health Care Award

UW Medicine | The Huddle| March 6, 2019

Leaders in Health Care award winners include (l. to r.): Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb, Dr. John Scott, Carrie Priebe, Paul Hayes, R.N., Dr. Leo Morales and Dr. Robert Sweet; pictured at the Seattle Business awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Credit: Susan Gregg

The Leaders in Health Care Awards are presented annually by Seattle Business magazine to “honor a remarkable assortment of compassionate people doing heroic work in Washington state.”

Among the awardees is Dr. Robert Sweet, Professor of Urology and Medical Director for the UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital. He also serves as the executive director for the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) and the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technology (CREST).

Dr. Sweet expresses, “The outstanding and professional WISH and CREST staff have worked tirelessly to contribute to stamping out the disease of “medical error” through the development and utilization of simulation science. Whether its improving the skills of individual and teams of healthcare providers, increasing a patient and their families understanding of their medical condition, or supporting training or rapid prototyping of novel medical devices, the recognition that this award provides validates this effort and its relative importance to the health and economy of the broad community it serves.” MORE