Established on Nov. 1, 1951, Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles, Washington opened its doors and took its first significant steps towards becoming one of the top rural medical facilities in the country.
In 1995 Olympic Medical Center chose to participate in the Washington Trauma Designated Hospital System. This system defines standards of care requirements for participating hospitals. Trauma levels range from 1 to 5, with Harborview as the only Level 1 in Washington State. Olympic Medical Center is one of two Level 3s in the Olympic Peninsula region.
Olympic Medical’s retention of the former Virginia Mason primary care clinic in 2007 enabled over 18,000 local residents to maintain access to primary care. The retention of the “Eighth Street Clinic” not only allowed patients to continue seeing their “own” doctor, but more importantly it averted the potential loss of primary care access this community needs.
On August 19th 2008, Clallam County voters approved a tax levy increase to support Olympic Medical Center. These tax dollars will be used to support the following areas:
Physician recruitment and retention
Wellness and chronic disease management
Serving the uninsured and underinsured
Today’s Olympic Medical Center (OMC) is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It provides a level-3 trauma center, emergency services, surgical and birth center services at its 80-bed acute care hospital, and outpatient services, including cardiac, imaging, world-class cancer care, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory, nutrition and diabetes education.
OMC also has two divisions: Olympic Medical Physicians, offering both primary and specialty care services, and Olympic Medical Home Health, an award-winning agency spanning Clallam County and west Jefferson County. Olympic Medical Center has become the premier provider of health care services and the largest employer on the Olympic Peninsula, with a staff of over 1,000 employees.
From an early vision by Clallam County pioneers to today's high-tech medical treatments, Olympic Medical Center remains the community’s first choice for quality, compassionate health care.