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Chris Waugh

by Jasmine Batchelor

September 7, 2018

Chief Innovation Officer,
Sutter Health

Chris Waugh joined Sutter Health in 2015 as the organization’s first chief innovation officer.

Chris uses his extensive experience in human-centered design to help guide Sutter’s innovation strategy and make the health care experience more simple, engaging and human.

Working with multidisciplinary teams, Chris and his Design & Innovation team explore and launch products and services across the integrated Sutter Health network. They also partner Sutter with world-class thought leaders and companies to improve the overall patient experience and enhance quality outcomes.

Chris has 10 years of entrepreneurial leadership at IDEO, a globally regarded design and innovation consulting firm. Prior to joining IDEO, he served as vice president of design at One Medical Group in San Francisco, where he helped create a culture of innovation. Previously, Chris served as the global marketing manager for Specialized, a major American brand of bicycles and related products. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with bachelor’s degrees in international business and French.