November 11, 2015 -
PORT ANGELES – Home Health nurses David Fox, RN, Bill Fritz, RN and hospital security officer Darren Boyd were recognized by Olympic Medical Center administration and hospital commissioners the November 4 board of commissioners meeting.
Left to right: Clinical manager of Olympic Medical Home Health Deanna Thurston, David Fox, RN, Bill Fritz, RN, Security Officer Darren Boyd, OMC Director of Support Services Julie Black, Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis. Back row: Board President Tom Oblak.
Fox is a home health case manager serving patients on the West End. He also works closely with Forks Community Hospital and the West End tribes.
"David does an excellent job of managing the many duties of a case manager, and is especially calm, patient and flexible. He also has a terrific knack for problem solving in difficult situations,” wrote Joan Warren, Director of Olympic Medical Home Health for the presentation.
Fritz is a per diem nurse that also spends the majority of his time visiting patients in their homes on the West End. "Bill regularly braves numerous road hazards to reach his patients, but always greets them with a calm, cool demeanor,” wrote Warren.
Boyd also earned recognition for his commitment. "Security Officer Boyd exemplifies Olympic Medical Center’s standards of excellence and is committed to always doing what is right,” noted Julie Black, Director of Support Services. "Darren works tirelessly to improve education and training for the security team and keeps abreast of what is happening in our area,” adds Black.
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.