Claire Trescott, MD

HSAC Member

Claire Trescott, M.D.Dr. Trescott spent over two decades at Group Health Cooperative, where she practiced as a staff physician, served as Medical Director of Silverdale Urgent Care and most recently spent nine years as Medical Director of Primary Care. She spearheaded operations statewide for 26 primary care clinics, seven behavioral health clinics, a family medicine residency, and multiple occupational medicine clinics. She led over 400 physicians and helped to transform statewide health care systems to ensure the highest quality of care for more than 400,000 patients. Dr. Trescott collaborated with Group Health Research Institute to document improvements in quality, service, and costs within peer-reviewed publications. She transformed Group Health Primary Care System into a nationally-recognized leader in medical homes by redesigning infrastructure across the state.

Dr. Trescott was recently appointed as a medical commissioner on the State of Washington’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission and is currently working on the Oregon Prescription Drug Overdose project. She is a respected national speaker and change agent known for driving profoundly positive results while reducing costs. She received Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Outstanding Healthcare Executive Silver Award for her work in standardizing opioid prescribing practices. She has also received the 2012 Birnbaum Innovation Award from the Group Health Research Institute, the 2009 Team Excellence Award and Beekman Leadership Award from the Group Health Cooperative, and the Birnbaum Award for Supporting Research in 2008.