Theresa Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2015 and is responsible for the execution of Samaritan Healthcare’s mission and vision through establishing a culture that drives outstanding patient and family, provider and staff satisfaction. Theresa came to Samaritan Healthcare in 2014 from Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, MN where she served as the Chief Operating Officer for four years as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Longville Lakes Clinic for thirteen years. Theresa earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas and her BA degree from Concordia College. In late 2018, the Washington State Hospital Association named her ‘2018’s Grassroots Champion’, for her exemplary efforts in educating elected officials on the importance of the hospital’s role in the community. Recently if February 2020, Theresa was named the ‘Outstanding Medical Center Executive Outside Puget Sound Region’ by Seattle Business Magazine. The award recognized Theresa for her excellent leadership and management of a hospital or medical center in Washington State outside of the Puget Sound area.