June 11, 2009 -
Olympic Medical Center received its ninth and tenth deficiency-free (clean) audits from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The two audits examined financial transactions for 2007 and 2008.
“A clean audit in itself is an outstanding achievement for us – but 10 clean audits in a row is truly an achievement of which we can be proud,” says Eric Lewis, chief executive officer of Olympic Medical.
Julie Rukstad, chief financial officer, adds “this demonstrates the efforts of our staff to comply with financial regulations and make financially- and ethically-sound monetary decisions.”
According to the report, the audit determined Olympic Medical complied with state laws and regulations, as well as the hospital’s own policies and procedures. Also examined was the medical center’s accountability of public resources. The audit paid specific attention to areas that have the highest potential for abuse and misuse of public resources. These areas included:
· Cash receipting
· Contracts / agreements
· Conflict of interest
· Disbursements / expenditures
“We are continually pleased with the efforts of the hospital to be accountable for public funds,” says Jim Leskinovitch, 2009 president, Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners. “I think this community is fortunate to have a hospital so dedicated to financial stewardship.”
Olympic Medical Center is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It provides inpatient services at its 126-bed acute care facility, and outpatient services, including cancer care, cardiac services, imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory and home health at locations throughout the Olympic Peninsula region. For more information call 417-7000 or visit us at www.olympicmedical.org.