PULLMAN —Jonathan Lee, MD, Pediatrician with Palouse Pediatrics of Pullman, WA, and Moscow, ID, has accepted the role of Medical Innovation Director for the Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation.
Dr. Lee will continue providing full-time care for patients at Palouse Pediatrics. He will now devote several hours a month to helping hospital and clinic network staff and physicians develop innovation projects which improve the health and well-being of patients and the community.
“I am pleased to join the Center for Learning & Innovation team as the Medical Innovation Director,” Dr. Lee said. “In this role, I will help oversee innovative efforts at Pullman Regional Hospital & Clinic Network, provide clinical oversight and support for new projects, and ensure we continue to be a leader for innovation in healthcare.”
“Dr. Lee will be a tremendous asset to our team. In addition to his medical expertise, he has a background in electrical and computer engineering and has a passion for using technology to make the world better,” said Becky Highfill, Center for Learning & Innovation Director. “As we strive to remain a regional leader in healthcare, continuous learning and innovation are incredibly important. We’re so lucky to have physicians, clinicians, and employees who continually innovate to make patient care even better and healthcare more accessible.”
Dr. Lee joined Pullman Regional Hospital’s pediatric medicine practice, Palouse Pediatrics, in 2021. He sees patients in both the Moscow, ID, and Pullman, WA offices. Dr. Lee earned an undergraduate degree from the California Institute of
Technology in electrical and Computer engineering.
He attended Medical School at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed his residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He holds a certification through the American Board of Pediatrics.
The Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital was founded in 2013. Since its inception, the center has provided oversight, funding, and support to a variety of projects including the Speech Sounds Visualized app, Virtual Reality (VR) distraction therapy, MARTTI translation technology, and the development of a new hospital maternity gown.
The center also provides community education and classes, health resources, and partners with local and regional organizations.