July 22, 2016 -
PORT ANGELES – Josh Jones, MD, will join Olympic Medical
Center’s physician division as Chief Physician Officer starting in September.
Dr. Jones, a board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist, is a
well-established physician in Clallam County, and comes to Olympic Medical
Physicians after six years as medical director at Peninsula Behavioral Health.
"Dr. Jones has excellent credentials as a doctor and
administrator, making him well-qualified to lead our multispecialty medical
group practice,” says Bill Kintner, primary care physician and chair of the OMP
Physicians’ Council that joined in the process of selecting Dr. Jones from the
pool of strong candidates. "We know he will work well with other OMP physicians
and advanced practice clinicians, as well as the clinical, administrative and
support staff that round out our physician division.”
Dr. Jones has familiarity and experience working directly
with Olympic Medical Center in a variety of settings, including as an inpatient
psychiatric consultant. Further, his expertise in managing physicians and
advance practice clinicians in a regulation-heavy environment, while promoting
provider job satisfaction, is critical.
"I am very excited to be fully joining the OMC and OMP team,
after having been an ancillary member for the past few years,” says Dr. Jones.
OMP is providing incredible care to our friends and neighbors in the community,
and I look forward to helping support the physicians, advanced practice
clinicians, nurses and staff in continuing this success and growing our reach
in the future.”
As Washington State works to fully integrate the financing
and delivery of physical health, mental health and chemical dependency
services, Dr. Jones will help manage these changes as well as help position OMP
for this new model.
"We are pleased to have Dr. Jones join our leadership team.
He is an exceptional psychiatrist, but is also extensively involved in our
community,” says Eric Lewis, chief executive officer, Olympic Medical Center.
Dr. Jones commitment to the community is enduring, as he is
seen often volunteering for events such as the North Olympic Discovery
Marathon. He is also a publicly elected member of the Port Angeles School Board.
Dr. Jones completed his fellowship in forensic psychiatry at
the University of Rochester in New York, his residency in general psychiatry at
Fletcher Allen Health Care at the University of Vermont, and obtained his
medical degree from the University of Washington.
As chief physician officer of Olympic Medical Physicians,
Dr. Jones oversees the employed physicians and other clinic providers, as well
as the operations of the division. The chief physician officer is deeply
involved in recruitment and retention of providers and the identification and
development of new clinical services. He is a member of the Olympic Medical
Center executive team.
Olympic Medical Physicians employs more than 80 physicians
and advanced practice clinicians and operates 11 primary care and specialty
clinics throughout Port Angeles and Sequim.
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.