05/11/2016 June Altaras, Chief Executive and System Chief Executive for Acute Care at Swedish Seattle, has been named Outstanding Health Care Executive for the Puget Sound Region as part of Seattle Business magazine’s 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards. Altaras, who has more than 31 years in health care, was quoted as saying, “Transforming health care is like rebuilding the plane while flying it, yet what we are rebuilding isn’t a thing; it’s people’s health and lives. This is a very important and significant challenge.” Altaras rises to that challenge every day as a champion for positive change, a proponent for effective and reliable care, and as a leader who empowers other nurses. For more information, visit the Swedish news page. Congratulations June!