Elaine Couture 

Regional chief executive, Eastern Washington

Elaine Couture serves as regional chief executive of Providence Health Care, Eastern Washington. She oversees five medical centers including two critical access hospitals and a children’s hospital, plus a full range of health care services.

She has served Providence for many years in advancing leadership roles, most recently as chief executive for Providence Sacred Heart and Holy Family hospitals. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Washington State University College of Nursing.

Couture holds a master’s in business administration from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and a bachelor’s in nursing from Montana State University.