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Bringing People Together for Cures

Steve Stadum, Chief Integration Officer

Steve Stadum was Fred Hutch’s chief operating officer from 2016 until January 2022, when he assumed the role of chief integration officer, leading a newly developed Integration Management Office.

In this role, he works in close partnership with leadership from Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medicine to complete the Oncology Restructure transaction and plan for Fred Hutch and SCCA integration.

“His in-depth knowledge of the structure of all four organizations and his aptitude for building trusting relationships, empowering leaders and managing successfully through complexity are just a few of the stellar qualities that make him the best person to lead us through this important integration work,” said Fred Hutch President and Director and Raisbeck Endowed Chair holder Dr. Thomas J. Lynch when Stadum’s role was announced in 2021.

As chief integration officer, Stadum focuses on the steps required to successfully merge Fred Hutch and SCCA and prepare both organizations to launch the new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. These integration efforts include preparing to unify the people, processes, policies and systems at Fred Hutch and SCCA as well as the clinical integration of cancer care at both the UW Medicine and SCCA locations.

In his previous role at the Hutch, Stadum was responsible for all operational activities of the research center, which has a 16-acre campus and employs more than 3,000. He also played a central role in relations between Fred Hutch and its SCCA partners.

Steve Stadum
Steve Stadum is chief integration officer of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Fred Hutch file photo

A Portland native, Stadum came to Seattle in 2016 with a track record of accomplishment at Oregon Health & Science University, where he was chief operating officer of OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute and played a central role in securing $1 billion in funding to launch a vast expansion of the institute.

The quest to end cancer is deeply rooted for Stadum. When he was 15, his father died of lung cancer. When he was 30, his mother died of breast cancer. “It’s a privilege to work in a place where, although I’m not going to find the cure, I can help bring together those who can,” he said.

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