Pullman Regional Hospital


Bold Visions & Big Ideas

Use the power of creativity and commitment to innovation to enable Pullman Regional Hospital to be a regional leader in healthcare, a model provider of continuous learning, and the standard in workforce development.

“The future of health care is intriguing and exciting, from artificial intelligence and 3D-printed devices to immunotherapy and telehealth. The ability to think ahead and think better will enhance healthcare for everyone, especially in rural areas, as physicians and providers will be able to perform tasks with greater speed and accuracy but with lower resource utilization.” -Dr. Jonathan Lee, Medical Innovation Director

Goals & Areas of Focus to Maximize Impact
  • Provide active coordination of the Pullman Regional Hospital learning and innovation ecosystem
  • Direct community education and outreach efforts which result in improvements in the overall health of the region's population.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships and collaborations which support innovation and learning activities.
  • Identify, organize, and/or sponsor key events to foster innovation and learning and provide venues for collaboration and partnership for our region
  • Selectively identify and conscientiously pursue new and/or improved services and products which support Pullman Regional Hospital's strategic priorities
  • Pursue grant funding opportunities that support learning and innovation

Do you have questions, ideas or just want to learn more about supporting innovation efforts through philanthropy?


Education & Engagement

Design Thinking

Improving care through innovative solutions.

Health Resources

Digital resources to support, educate, and inform you on your health journey.

Outreach & Engagement

Community health programming.


Meet the Team

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Dr. Jonathan Lee

Medical Innovation Director

Dr. Jonathan Lee is a Pediatrician at Palouse Pediatrics, a member of the Pullman Regional Hospital Clinic Network. In his role as Medical Innovation Director, he assists the Center for Learning & Innovation with facilitating and developing initiatives and pilot projects. With his diverse background in electrical and computer engineering and medicine, and an innovative approach to problem solving, he is an immense asset the innovation team.


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Becky Highfill

Director of the Center for Learning & Innovation

Becky Highfill is the Director of the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. Highfill will direct the activities of the Center for Learning & Innovation while continuing to administer the hospital’s grant program. The Center for Learning & Innovation was created to explore alternative models of care delivery, specifically to improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve population health.

(509) 332-2033 | Becky.Highfill@pullmanregional.org



Noel Nicolai, PhD.

Healthier Communities Coordinator

Healthier Communities Coordinator for the Center for Learning & Innovation Dr. Nicolai coordinates community education and outreach programs for Pullman Regional Hospital as well as oversight for the resource library. The Center for Learning and Innovation adds to her role by adding greater exposure to partnership opportunities, prevention and awareness programs.

(509) 336-7404 | Noel.Nicolai@pullmanregional.org