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Scott Bosch to Chair 2012 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk - 3/14/2012

SeattleThe American Heart Association Puget Sound is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Bosch, President & Chief Executive Office of Harrison Medical Center, as the Chairman of the 2012 Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at Seattle Center.

As chairman, Bosch will lead the charge of bringing the Puget Sound community together in the fight against heart diseases and stroke. Bosch will also be the driving force behind the fundraising efforts for the Heart and Stroke Walk, which is expected to draw close to 10,000 participants and raise $1.6 million.

Bosch took the helm of Harrison Medical Center as president and CEO in November 2004, launching Vision 2015, a bold commitment to make Harrison the best medical center in the region. With a long history of civic service, Bosch quickly immersed himself in the Kitsap community, serving many organizations including the Bremerton Rotary and the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce. In October 2011, he became chair of the Washington State Hospital Association.

“We are pleased that Scott has accepted the challenge to lead our 2012 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk,” said Rebecca Weaver, Executive Director for the American Heart Association Puget Sound. “His wealth of experience and influence as a business leader and outstanding corporate citizen will help elevate our lifesaving message and mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

Bosch will also be working with an Executive Leadership Team (ELT), who will play an important role in the success of the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk. Collaborating with Scott, the 2012 ELT includes the following people:

Sarah Patterson, COO Virginia Mason Medical Center
Marcel Loh, Executive Director, Swedish Medical Center
Gubby Barlow, CEO, Premera Blue Cross (2013 Chair)
Kent Fisher, VP, Boeing
Stephen Zieneiwicz, Executive Director, UW Medical Center
Ric Spangler, CMO, First Choice Health
Wilf Wainhouse, COO, Sellen Construction
Rick Hermanson, CEO Hermanson Construction
Mike Miller, Owner / Principal, Rice Fergus Miller
Brian Kuske, Executive Director, Overlake Hospital
Ron Heller, President, Union Bank
Fred Jarrett, Deputy Executive, King County
Jeff Galbraith, Partner, Slalom Consulting

“It’s an honor to join with my colleagues to lead this event,” said Scott Bosch. “While we’ve made strides, heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more than 831,000 Americans every year. This event helps raise awareness and precious research and support dollars in the fight against heart diseases and stroke.”

The Heart and Stroke Walk is an annual tradition that brings thousands of people together in raising funds to help the American Heart Association continue its efforts in public education and funding research to help experts better understand, prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. The majority of the funds raised at the Heart and Stroke Walk directly benefit the Puget Sound community in the form of research grants, community education programs and health care quality improvement initiatives. For information about the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, visit or call (206) 632-6881.


About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit