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Around The Table: Seattle Genetics, Virginia Mason, Group Health, CenturyLink, and Boeing

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Seattle Genetics, Virginia Mason, Group Health, CenturyLink, and Boeing.

Seattle Genetics, Virginia Mason, and Group Health Named Finalists for Health Care Award

Seattle Business has announced finalists for its 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards. Chosen by a panel of judges, the finalists are individuals and institutions leading the effort to improve Washington’s health care sector. Washington Roundtable member companies Seattle Genetics, Virginia Mason Medical Center and Group Health are three of the 18 finalists. The winners will be recognized at the Leaders in Health Care Awards gala on March 2 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. More info available here.

CenturyLink Presents the STEM Teacher of the Month

CenturyLink has partnered with KOMO News and Washington STEM to honor local educators with the STEM Teacher of the Month Award. This month’s teacher is Chanel Easley, Program Coordinator at Techbridge, an award-winning girls’ science, technology, and engineer program in Seattle. The organization is dedicated to inspiring girls in science, technology, and engineering through hands-on activities, role models, and career exploration “The tech community is so male-dominant that we really want to highlight the women who are doing really good work and show the girls, ‘Hey, you can do that too.'” Watch the video here.

Boeing Helps Military Veterans Translate Skills to Civilian Workforce

Boeing has teamed up with Goodwill Veteran Services to help more military veterans transition to civilian careers. Backed by a $95,000 grant from Boeing, networking and hiring events at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be made possible throughout 2017. “At Boeing, veterans and transitioning service members bring skills and perspective uniquely cultivated through their military experience to the civilian workforce,” said Sam Whiting, director of the Western Region for Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship program. “They create value in our company and countless others by demonstrating leadership, integrity, and a collaborative problem-solving approach.” Read more here.

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