Mike Wilson, former Providence Health Care Chief Executive Officer, began his firm term on the CCS Board of Trustees fall 2013.
Following nine years with Veterans Administration Medical Centers in California, Washington and Washington, D.C., Wilson came to Spokane as Vice President at Holy Family Hospital (1982-84). From 1984 to 1988, he served as the hospital’s President/Chief Executive Officer.
In June 1988, he was named Vice President at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, serving in that capacity until August 1991. During this time, he was instrumental in building and opening The Heart Institute and helped to establish Inland Northwest Health Services.
From August 1991 to March 2000, Wilson served as Chief Operating Officer for SHMC, President of The Heart Institute, later becoming President and Chief Operating Officer (2000-06). During this time, SHMC built its regional Children’s Hospital, and Providence Health Care Eastern Washington also was established with Wilson taking on the role of Executive Vice President, Providence Health Care.
In January 2006, Wilson was named Chief Executive and President for SHMC and Children’s Hospital and, following a reorganization at Providence in 2008, also became Chief Executive and President of Holy Family in Spokane.
In 2009, the Sisters of Providence awarded Wilson the Mother Joseph Award, which is given to leaders who demonstrate the mission, values and commitment to the poor. In 2012, he also received the Joe Hopkins Award from the Washington State Hospital Association for his work in making a difference in health care in Washington.
Wilson briefly retired from Providence in 2009 but returned in 2011 to serve as CEO for Providence Health Care while the organization conducted a search for a permanent CEO. In the interim, he provided consulting services to numerous regional health care providers. In January 2013, Wilson handed the role of CEO to his successor and remains as a Senior Adviser through the end of the year.
Wilson has been active in the community and on state and regional boards and committees for more than 25 years. He currently serves on the boards of Catholic Charities, Greater Spokane Incorporated and Health Sciences and Services. He was a member of the CCS Foundation Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009.
Wilson also is a member of United Way’s executive committee and will serve as its community campaign chair in 2014.
Wilson has a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash. and master’s degree in business and public administration with a focus on health care from Southeastern University, Washington, D.C.