Three new members named to Swedish Board of Trustees

February 13, 2024 Swedish Communications

Board members are committed to advancing health-care excellence and the well-being of every community we serve. 

Swedish Health Services is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its board of trustees. Board members volunteer their time to establish policy, promote performance improvement, provide resources, and assist with organizational management and planning. Please join us in welcoming them.

Mike Katz 
As president of marketing, strategy and products at T-Mobile, Mike Katz leads the teams responsible for creating and delivering the company’s Un-carrier strategy, which focuses on putting customers first and delivering incredible value and network leadership. Having been with T-Mobile for 25 years, Mike brings multi-faceted management experience from roles across marketing, corporate strategy, B2B, and sales and was one of the original architects of the Un-carrier strategy.  

Prior to his current role, Mike was president of T-Mobile's Business Group, where he helped dramatically expand T-Mobile's B2B efforts. During this time, he focused on bringing the benefits of the Un-carrier network to underserved communities, and under his direction T-Mobile for Business launched Project 10Million, a $10.7B initiative that has already provided hardware and connectivity solutions for 5.3M students nationwide. 

In 2023, Mike was named to Forbes’ annual list of most influential CMOs. In 2017, he was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the Seattle area’s top 40 business leaders under 40. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Colorado State University. Away from work, he and his wife enjoy trying to keep up with all the activities that come with raising their four children. 

Rayburn Lewis, M.D.
Dr. Rayburn Lewis is a retired health-care executive who has led organizations with strategic vision and operational efficacy. Dr. Lewis retired in 2019 from International Community Health Services, where he served as their chief medical officer since 2017. Prior to that, Dr. Lewis was the chief executive at Swedish Issaquah from 2014 to 2017. Prior to his role at Swedish Issaquah, Dr. Lewis served as executive director and vice president of medical affairs at Swedish Ballard, and as COO at Swedish Cherry Hill.

Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, where he completed his internal medicine residency and served as chief medical resident from 1982 to 1983. Dr. Lewis joined the medical staff at Swedish Health Services and Providence Seattle Medical Center in 1984.

As the elected chief of staff at Providence Seattle Medical Center in 1995, Dr. Lewis was recruited as medical director for quality and medical affairs. Serving in this capacity from 1995 to 2002, he became Swedish’s vice president for medical affairs from 2002 to 2007, after the two hospitals merged. He also served as medical director of the Mother Joseph Clinic at Swedish Cherry Hill for specialty care of community patients.

He was an active leader of area school and sports programs that encouraged young men and women of color to experience the outdoors. For 20 years he was an Urban 4H leader and volunteer at Franklin High School, and as an avid outdoor and wilderness sports enthusiast, has served on the boards of Cascade Bicycle Club and Bike Works. He can often be found in the mountains, winter and summer, with his wife of 40-plus years, Beth Upton, ARNP.

Kimberly Morrissette, DO, FACEP 
Dr. Kimberly Morrissette is a practicing emergency physician and current Swedish system chief of staff. She grew up in Massachusetts and trained in the northeast attending undergrad at Assumption College, medical school at the University of New England, and emergency medicine residency at UMass where she was chief resident. In 2008, she moved to Seattle and joined Tacoma Emergency Care Physicians where she was a partner, served on the group’s board of directors and as a medical director.

In 2016, she joined Eastside Emergency Physicians (EEP) which staffs Swedish Issaquah, Redmond and Mill Creek emergency departments. Dr. Morrissette was the director of quality for EEP, and a board member for several years on the Washington State Department of Health Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

She has served on several committees and held leadership roles, most notably as the chair of the Swedish call committee and currently now as system chief of staff. She resides in Bellevue with her two children, pediatric emergency physician spouse Patrick Solari, and their dog Copper, an Australian Labradoodle. In her free time, she can be found poolside as a USA swimming official, or Uber-driving her children to various activities. Dr. Morrissette serves as an ex-officio member of the Board in her role as Swedish system chief of staff.

“It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we extend our warmest welcome to the new members of our board of trustees,” said Elizabeth Wako, M.D., Swedish Health Services president and CEO. “We appreciate their dedication to health-care excellence and their commitment to advancing the well-being of our patients and the communities we serve. Their guidance, wisdom and expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our institution, ensuring that we continue to uphold the highest standards of care and innovation.” 


About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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