September 15, 2011 -
Susan Rainey, RN, a four-year-plus employee of Olympic Medical Center has been named the new director of emergency services at the hospital. As the director, Rainey will have 24-hour responsibility and accountability for the management of patient care, performance improvement activities and personnel of the emergency department (known more commonly as the emergency room or the “ER”).
“Sue brings many years of experience as a staff nurse, as well as in management, to her new role as director of emergency services,” says Lorraine Wall, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer. “She came to OMC with experience as a manager of a very busy emergency department in California and was also involved with the emergency department (ED) design and remodel of that department. This will prove to be very helpful as we move into the next stages of our ED expansion project.”
Rainey began her career with Olympic Medical in May of 2007 as a registered nurse in the medical / surgical unit and then moved into the diagnostic imaging department as a radiology / PICC nurse. A PICC Nurse is a registered nurse who has certification and expertise in vascular access. PICC stands for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter and certification in this area can take up to six months.
Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Rainey was an assistant unit manager of emergency services and a hospital coordinator at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif. She was also an assistant training officer of emergency medical services for Oceanside Fire Department. Rainey received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Butte Community College in Oroville, Calif.
“I am excited and eager to work with OMC administration, physicians and staff on the emergency department expansion effort, which will improve patient flow and reduce ED wait times,” says Rainey. “I’m committed to hard work and open communication; and I look forward to collaborating with OMC staff and working together to enhance the patient care experience from admission to discharge.”
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, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.