October 9, 2015 -
SEQUIM – Olympic Medical Center’s board of commissioners recognized three employees for excellence at the October 6 board meeting held at the Medical Services Building in Sequim.
Plant operator Deborah McGruther, along with maintenance worker Robert Mason and registered medical assistant Dawn Savage, each earned special recognition.
McGruther manages the facilities and grounds of Olympic Medical’s Sequim campus and keeps everything functioning at an optimal level. She specializes in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and also does carpentry, electrical plumbing and fire systems.
"Deb has a natural affinity for the flora and fauna at our Sequim Campus,” says Julie Rukstad, Chief Financial Officer at Olympic Medical Center. "Her landscaping and grounds maintenance are a large part of the attractiveness of the Sequim campus, and she does it with a positive and friendly attitude. Plus she has often been the rescuer of creatures on the grounds, small and large.”
Mason has been with Olympic Medical Center since 2012, and works on a variety of construction and general maintenance projects. "Rob does a wonderful job seeing to our buildings and their systems,” says Rukstad. "He is quick to respond and handle any issue that arises. Rob’s positive attitude and willingness to help staff is always appreciated.”
Savage is a registered medical assistant at Olympic Medical Cancer Center. She is always happy and cheerful with a smile for her patients and co-workers.
"Dawn is 100 percent focused on her job and nothing upsets her or gets her feathers ruffled,” stated Kay C. Hobbs, RN advanced oncology certified nurse and medical oncology supervisor at Olympic Medical Cancer Center. "She is a joy to work with and is well respected by the providers and her co-workers. We are very fortunate that Dawn is part of the oncology team.”
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.