January 14, 2016 -
PORT ANGELES – Lab technician Joanne Warren and lab assistant Mary Bittick, along with Sarah Mattson, PT, OCS, and customer service representatives Cindy Michaelis and Londa Bryant of Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation were applauded for their efforts by Olympic Medical Center’s administration and hospital commissioners at the January 6 board of commissioners meeting.
Warren has been assisting the microbiology department for 32 years and was recently instrumental in creating a valuable reference guide for test procedures and order codes. According to laboratory manager Deb Nelson, "the creation of this guide has helped lab staff to accurately and quickly find information for the more difficult and infrequently ordered tests, and has decreased outpatient wait times.”
Mary Bittick earned praise for her flexibility and willingness to go out of her way to provide caring and empathetic service to patients at the lab in Sequim and at several skilled nursing facilities in Sequim.
In the physical therapy and rehabilitation department, physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist Sarah Mattson was honored for being a greatly conscientious and skilled therapist, and for energetically becoming involved with the sports and acute orthopedic patients.
Customer service representatives Cindy Michaelis and Londa Bryant received appreciation awards for their exceptional thoroughness, friendliness and willingness to help both patients and staff. "These outstanding employees provide tremendous service to our patients,” says Gloria Andrus, operations manager, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Front row, left to right: Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis, Sarah Mattson, Cindy Michaelis, Londa Bryant, Mary Bittick and Joanne Warren. Back row: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Kennedy and Board President John Nutter.
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.