by Jasmine Batchelor
September 7, 2018
Chief Innovation Officer,
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.