November 12, 2015 -
PORT ANGELES – Olympic Medical Home Health was recognized for the 10th year in a row by HomeCare Elite, a national review that identifies the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified home health agencies. Just 131 organizations nation-wide have earned a HomeCare Elite award every year since the inception of the award in 2006. OMHH is among only 22 HomeCare Elite winners in the state of Washington.
"We have been included in the HomeCare Elite since it started 10 years ago, and we are proud to earn recognition year after year,” says Joan Warren, director, Olympic Medical Home Health. "This recognition is a result of our dedicated and caring staff that provides quality nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social work and home health aide services to our patients.”
A Medicare-certified, state-licensed home health agency, OMHH is dedicated to providing comprehensive quality health care in homes throughout rural Clallam and West Jefferson Counties.
"Providing health care in the home – particularly after an injury or a hospitalization – is a proven way to reduce hospital re-admissions, and can be much less costly for patients than a hospital stay,” says Joan.
Open House on November 18
Port Angeles Ambassadors join the director of Olympic Medical Home Health Joan Warren, with scissors, and her staff to celebrate the opening of their new office location at 801 East Front Street on Nov. 18.
Front row left to right: Dana Seibel, Johnetta Bindas, Betsy Wilkins, Cheri Kidd, Sarah Lester, Stephanie McDonald-Schneider, Joan Warren, Deanna Thurston, Joni Morgan, Alice Ramey, Beth Halady, Ruth Fox, Howard Fisher and Donna Pacheco. Back row: Matt Elwood, Sharon Oppenheimer, Gay Lynn Iseri, Carol Kittrick, retired orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Watkins, Olympic Medical Center assistant administrator and chief nursing officer Lorraine Wall, Jessica Wilson, Laura Anderson, Yvonne Krieger, Ileana Haggerty, Barbara Wise and Leslie Fisher. Photo by Jeff Anderson.
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.