Dimer and Cody honored for Health Care Leadership
March 6, 2013
Group Health's chief of Women's Health was recognized for her team-focused leadership, and a Group Health nurse was honored for her health advocacy work as a state legislator.
Jane Dimer, MD
Jane Dimer, MD, was one of three finalists to receive the Outstanding Health Care Practitioner award at the 2013 Leaders in Health Care event sponsored by Seattle Business magazine on Feb. 28.
The award recognized Dimer's team-focused, collaborative work with midwives, obstetricians, nurses, and residents at Group Health's Family Beginnings Birthing Center in Seattle to help reduce the rate of caesarean births. Group Health now has one of the lowest caesarean birth rates in Washington state, a nationally recognized achievement.
Eileen Cody, Nurse and Legislator
Eileen Cody, a Group Health nurse and a Washington state representative, received the Dr. Nathan Davis Award in February, the American Medical Association's top award for government service in health care.
"Rep. Cody has led efforts toward improving health care access for low income individuals and transforming mental health services in Washington state," said AMA Board Chair Steven J. Stack, MD. "Her dedication to public health has also earned the state national recognition for its long term health care services and support system."
A staff nurse at Group Health's Capitol Hill Campus, Cody was nominated by Chris Gregoire, former Washington governor. Cody represents the 34th Legislative District in West Seattle and is chair of House Health Care and Wellness Committee.
Seven leaders who have served in different sectors of the government were presented with the AMA award in Washington, D.C. for their work in promoting medicine and public health.
Cody also has been recognized by the Washington State Medical Association as Legislator of the Year for her efforts to advance public health.