October 24, 2013 -
Olympic Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners and CEO Eric Lewis recognized 12 employees this month for their work as Epic Super Users and for individual contributions to the implementation of the medical center’s new electronic health record, Epic.
“Epic is a huge project and employees throughout the medical center have worked tremendously hard to learn and use the system while providing quality patient care,” says Eric Lewis, chief executive officer, Olympic Medical. “Yet these 12 individuals exceeded all expectations with their leadership, dedication, willingness to learn and to teach others the processes involved with the system, and for being a co-worker other employees could count on for support. The board and I would like to thank them for their dedication to OMC.”
The following 12 employees were recognized today:
1. Deby King, Epic implementation manager
2. Sean Johnson, information technology manager
3. Marilyn Gilchrist, clinical informatics and applications
4. Mark Fischer, MD, Epic physician champion
5. Michelle Stafford, MD, family medicine
6. Kara Urnes, MD, OMP Cardiology Clinic
7. Sandra Tatro, MD, OMP Surgery Clinic
8. Danielle Wagner, RN, obstetrics
9. Joe Mansur, RN, emergency room
10. Mendi Sayer, RN, ICU
11. Laurie Lewis, MOA, OMP Walk-In Clinic
12. Gina Gaul, MA, OMP Specialty Clinic – Port Angeles
Olympic Medical has utilized the Epic system for more than five months, but the work continues. “Those we recognized in October, along with our Credentialed Trainers and all other dedicated employees, continue to work hard to fully utilize Epic and provide safe, quality care to our patients,” adds Lewis.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.