Preston Simmons, FACHE

Regional chief executive, Northwest Washington

Preston Simmons, FACHE, serves as chief executive officer for Providence Health & Services, Northwest Washington. He is responsible for the 491-bed Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and a network of ambulatory clinics and health care services.

Before joining Providence in 2007, he served as a senior associate administrator for the University of Washington Medical Center. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of a rural hospital in the Samaritan Health System in Page, Arizona. He also served in senior leadership roles at Stevens Hospital in Edmonds and Ballard Community Hospital in Seattle.

Simmons holds a master’s in health administration from the University of Washington and is a clinical associate professor for the university’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.