June 29, 2016 -
PORT ANGELES – Deanna Thurston, clinical manager, Olympic Medical Home Health, received OMC’s Leadership Award for enhancing the home health experience for patients and their families. Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis presented the award on June 21.
"Deanna always explains the services that Olympic Medical Home Health is able to provide, looks for additional resources for patients as needed and communicates in a very genuine and compassionate way with our patients,” says Joan Warren, director, Olympic Medical Home Health.
Thurston also investigates new supplies that may help with patient care, provides training resources for staff education, works to improve the orientation process for new home health nurses, and developed a case manager competency program.
"All of these process improvements contribute to a better home health experience for our patients,” said Warren.
To contact Olympic Medical Home Health, phone (360) 417-7315 or visit www.olympicmedical.org.
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 67-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.