Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, FACHE

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Chief Quality Officer, North Division
Providence
9104 SE 57th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Email: karin.larson-pollock@providence.org

Biography

Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, FACHE, is chief, outcomes analytics, and chief quality officer, North Division (Western Washington and Alaska), Providence, Seattle.

She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to advancing health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Dr. Larson-Pollock served as the ACHE Regent for Washington from 2020 to 2023 and on various committees.

Previously, Dr. Larson-Pollock served as chief quality officer, Providence–Puget Sound Region, Seattle, from 2022 to 2023; and chief quality and analytics officer (2017 to 2022), senior director of value analytics and care systems (2015 to 2017) and as an independent consultant (2012 to 2015) for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.). Earlier, she held various leadership roles with Houston Methodist Hospital, including vice president, operations (2007 to 2011), executive director, Strategic Planning and Women’s Services (2006 to 2007), project director for the executive vice president (2006), vice president, operations (2004 to 2007) and administrative fellow (2004 to 2005).

She has received several awards over the years, including the Exemplary Service Award (2022), the Distinguished Service Award (2018) and the Service Award (2013) through the ACHE Recognition Program, and the ACHE Senior-Level Regent Award (2015).

Dr. Larson-Pollock earned a medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing with a minor in German from the University of Montana. Between pursuing her graduate and undergraduate studies, Dr. Larson-Pollock served as a small business adviser with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya. In 2020, she received a certificate in business analytics from Harvard University’s Business Analytics Program, graduating with distinction. She is also an alumna of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Chief Quality Officer Forum.