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Lisa Hayward Appointed SVP, General Counsel for Seattle Children’s

Hayward replaces Jeff Sconyers, who retired earlier this year

Seattle Children’s announced today that Lisa Rediger Hayward has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and general counsel of Seattle Children’s effective Jan. 4, 2016. Hayward replaces Jeff Sconyers, who retired earlier this year.

“Lisa has been a great friend to Seattle Children’s for nearly 20 years, so when we were presented the opportunity to welcome her into our organization, we were thrilled,” said Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children’s. “She understands our mission and brings a wealth of experience and health care industry knowledge, particularly as it relates to health reform. She is the exemplary advocate, counselor and teammate that we expect for our General Counsel and I am excited for her to join us.”

Hayward, 48, is currently a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP in Seattle, where she will remain until she transitions to Seattle Children’s. In that position, Hayward has worked closely with health systems, hospitals and multi-specialty medical groups on a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters. Some of her key accomplishments included assisting in the development of accountable care organizations as well as clinically integrated networks and advising health systems in Washington’s certificate of need process.

Hayward earned her Juris Doctorate with High Honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 1997. She also holds a Master of Health Administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Boston University. She was admitted into the Washington State Bar Association in 1997.

“I have always been impressed and inspired by the mission-driven focus and passion at Seattle Children’s,” said Hayward. “It is such a valuable community resource, doing incredible work to help patients and their families. I am grateful that I can now support the organization in an even closer way.”

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Foundation, along with Seattle Children’s Guild Association – the largest all volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country – works with our generous community to raise funds for lifesaving care and research.

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