October 5, 2011 -
Robin Burse, RN, a seven-year-plus employee of Olympic Medical Center, has been named the new supervisor of the medical/surgical/pediatrics unit at the hospital.
As the supervisor, Burse will be responsible for the management of patient care and personnel activities in coordination with Tanya Rutherford, MN, RN, director of medical/surgical/pediatrics. Burse will assist with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients. She will also assist with nursing educational programs, as well as updating, changing and implementing new policies and procedures for the unit.
“Robin has continuously demonstrated excellent clinical skills, critical thinking skills and professional judgment,” says Rutherford. “I am excited to have Robin as the new supervisor of the unit and am looking forward to our collaboration with the unit’s staff to continue to provide outstanding care to our patients.”
Burse graduated from Peninsula College in May 2004. She started working for Olympic Medical Center in July that same year. While at OMC, she has been a floor nurse, charge nurse and pediatric nurse within the medical/surgical/pediatric unit. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing through an online program offered by Western Governors University.
“I am honored to have been chosen to be the supervisor of the medical/surgical/pediatric unit for OMC,” says Burse. “I look forward to facing the new challenges of this position , along with the new opportunities that will serve to reinforce our commitment to patient-focused care.”
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. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It 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, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.