Confluence Health CEO Receives Health Care Exec of the Year Award


WENATCHEE- Seattle Business Magazine honored Confluence Health CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford, as their “Health Care Executive of the Year”. The award was presented at the Annual Leaders in Healthcare Awards Gala Event in Seattle last Thursday.

Rutherford says he is honored by the award and looks to the future of Confluence Health.

“I was quite humbled and honored to win this, I think it is a reflection not so much on me but all of the people at Confluence Health and what we’ve tried to accomplish and are accomplishing over the last five years,” Dr. Rutherford said. “I hope we continue to improve over the next several years.”

Dr. Rutherford was recognized for his leadership in the creation of Confluence Health through the affiliation of Central Washington Hospital and the Wenatchee Valley Clinic. Since then, Confluence Health has been consistently ranked among the best rural healthcare systems in the country.