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Nancy Giunto

Executive Director

Nancy Giunto serves as Executive Director of Washington Health Alliance, a multi-stakeholder nonprofit that offers objective reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value, as well as a trusted forum for critical conversations about health care system improvement. Since joining the Alliance in September 2014, Nancy has overseen the organization’s strategic direction, including its legislative agenda, continued statewide expansion, and the publication of new reports. Nancy is also responsible for the Alliance’s partnership with the Washington State Health Care Authority, which includes the development and publication of results for the Washington Common Measure Set on Health Care Quality and Cost.

 

Previously Nancy served 14 years as Executive Director of Foster Pepper law firm in Seattle, where she purchased health care for close to 300 attorneys and staff.

 

Nancy has had a long career in health care, first at National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. as a program analyst, and then at the American Hospital Association. She spent seven years as an administrative leader at Intermountain Health Care, a large health care system in Salt Lake City. In her last position with Intermountain Health Care, Nancy served as the Chief Operating Officer of the system’s second largest hospital. For ten years she was employed by Providence Health & Services in a variety of positions including Chief Operating Officer and Operations Administrator for a hospital and Special Assistant to the CEO, working on significant system initiatives.

 

Nancy is a Board Member and a member of the Executive Committee of the Network of Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). NRHI is a national organization representing Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives and affiliate partners, with the goal to transform the health care delivery system and improve the health of populations. Nancy also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, an organization with members representing more than 12,000 employers/purchasers and 45 million Americans, spending $300B annually on healthcare.

 

Nancy is very active in the local business community. She was a member of Seattle Rotary 4, one of the largest Rotary clubs in the world, for fifteen years, including serving as the Chairperson of the Rotary Business Mentor Committee. Nancy also served six years as a Board member of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and she now serves on the Business Health Trust Board of Trustees overseen by the Chamber. She currently is a member of the Advisory Panel for Cambia Grove.

 

Nancy is often sought out for speaking engagements regarding quality performance, value in health care and how to facilitate collaborative processes. In 2018, Nancy was invited to testify, on behalf of the Alliance, in the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on “Reducing Health Care Costs: Examining How Transparency Can Lower Spending and Empower Patients.”

 

Nancy graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in biomedical communications. She also earned a Master of Health Administration degree from The Ohio State University.