Health Care Leaders Honored at Appreciation Event

Please join us on Wednesday, June 15, as we honor and celebrate leaders who have made a significant impact within the health care industry.

Working with the Business Examiner and the Thurston-Mason Medical Society, the Thurston County Chamber brings you the fifth annual Health Care Champions event where we recognize heroic acts, steadfast dedication, extraordinary service and professionalism that are seen every day in our community’s medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency services and related organizations.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage Room at Capitol Lake and will include honoree recognition videos, hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.

Tickets are $40 each and available online at


Dr. Gary Goin

Physicians of Southwest Washington

Distinguished Service Award

Mason General Hospital ~ Bob Appel

Community Impact Award

Jon Peterson, DO

South Sound Family and Sports Medicine

Safety Net Award

Vantage Physicians

Erin Kershisnik, MD & Samantha Ritchie, MD

Innovative Community Service

Health Care Champions is presented by Puget Sound Health Partners and Physicians of Southwest Washington and is a partnership between Thurston-Mason Medical Society, the Business Examiner and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. 

Supporting sponsors include: O Bee Credit Union, Trusteed Plans Service Corporation, Mason General Hospital, Capital Medical Center, GHB Insurance, Thurston County Chamber Benefit Trust, South Sound Radiology, Pardiman Productions and Providence St. Peter Hospital.

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