Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, FACHE

Regent for Washington

Photo of Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, FACHE
Chief Quality Officer
Providence - Puget Sound Region
1321 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Email: karin.larson-pollock@providence.org
Phone: (425) 261-3898

Biography

Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, FACHE, is the Puget Sound region chief quality officer of Providence, the third largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. She is passionate about optimizing analytics and process improvement to foster value-driven care across the care continuum. Prior to this role, Karin served almost a decade at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, most recently as the executive director, chief quality and analytics officer. In her role, Karin led value-driven change strategy and architecture, including care process transformation, reporting and benchmarking analytics, quality systems and structures, operational excellence (Lean Six Sigma) and care management/utilization management.

Dr. Larson-Pollock graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in business administration/marketing and a minor in German. After serving as a small business advisor with the Peace Corps in Kenya, she returned to the U.S. for graduate studies, receiving a Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University Medical School and a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Recently, she received a certificate in business analytics from Harvard University’s Business Analytics program (graduating with distinction). Prior to Providence, Karin served as vice president of operations at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is an alum of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Chief Quality Officer Forum, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the elected ACHE Regent for Washington.