Lisa Hayward Appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Seattle Children's

Hayward replaces Jeff Sconyers, who retired earlier this year

Nov 03, 2015, 17:36 ET from Seattle Children's Hospital

SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Consistently ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children's Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children's Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle's biotech corridor, Seattle Children's Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Following in the footsteps of a group of philanthropic women who founded Seattle Children's Hospital more than 100 years ago, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 75,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who come together, start a guild and turn an activity they love into a way to support Seattle Children's. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children's care and research teams to come together in an effort to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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