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By Al Stover
Staff Reporter 

Eastern State Hospital's Dorothy Sawyer seeks community interactivity


Al Stover

Dorothy Sawyer is the current CEO of Eastern State Hospital. She took over the position in August 2013.

Dorothy Sawyer, the current CEO of Eastern State Hospital wants to make it a mission to bring the community together and educate it about mental illness.

Sawyer took the CEO position in August 2013. She has over 30 years in the health care industry.

Sawyer grew up in Spokane in the 1950s and '60s. She got into the health care profession not only because her friends were becoming nurses, but also because she was impressed by the nurses who worked in the field.

"I said 'you know what, I think I'm going to do that. I'm going to be a nurse,'" Sawyer said. "You want to be able to make a differ...

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