Dr. Bob Crittenden Joins Cambia Grove as New Executive in Residence

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We’re excited to announce that Dr. Bob Crittenden has joined the Cambia Grove as our first-ever Executive in Residence. In this role, Dr. Crittenden will be developing partnerships, shaping Cambia Grove programming, and offering his expertise to community stakeholders working toward health care transformation.

Dr. Crittenden has practiced as a family physician for over 28 years in central and southeast Seattle with urban underserved populations, worked for the state legislature, been a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with Senator George Mitchell, was special assistant to Governor Gardner for health, and is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington.

His work on projects at the local, state and national levels focuses on improving the access and effectiveness of health services for all populations. Most recently, he served as Gov. Jay Inslee’s Senior Health Policy Advisor, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the ACA in Washington state and the successful Medicaid Transformation Waiver. He has also played a key role in initiating the Kids Get Care program, actively participating in rural and urban underserved health systems improvements, and working with insurers, employers and providers in improving systems of care for chronic conditions.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Crittenden to the Cambia Grove,” says Maura Little, Cambia Grove’s Executive Director. “The breadth of his expertise—in both provider and payor systems, in both local and national initiatives—will be an incredible asset to our community members as they work to create innovative health care solutions.”

Dr. Crittenden received his BA in Communications and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a diploma in Political Theory and Development Economics from Oxford University. He went on to earn his Medical Degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health in Health Services from the University of Washington. He loves any sport and enjoys his time on the lake or in the mountains.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bob Crittenden to the Cambia Grove!

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