January 26, 2012 -
Gloria Andrus, PT, OCS, a seven-year-plus employee of Olympic Medical Center has been named the new operations manager in the physical therapy and rehabilitation department. As the operations manager, Andrus is responsible for supervision and management of physical therapy and rehabilitation personnel for outpatient services.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gloria to the role of operations manager,” says Ken Berkes, PT, MSPT, director of rehabilitation services, as well as Olympic Medical Cancer Center. “Gloria has been with OMC’s physical therapy and rehabilitation department for almost eight years, bringing with her a strong background in clinic management in both private practice and hospital-based settings. Her skills will greatly impact the department and allow her to succeed in her new role.”
Andrus began her career with Olympic Medical in March of 2004 as a full-time staff physical therapist in Sequim. She was promoted to the role of lead therapist spring of 2011.
Prior to working for Olympic Medical, Andrus worked for a private practice clinic in Jackson, Ala. She then became the director of rehabilitation services at Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls, Minn. Andrus then moved to Boise, Idaho where she was the outpatient manger at Elks Rehabilitation Services Downtown Clinic. Andrus received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in physical therapy from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
“I look forward to working with the OMC management team and our great physical, occupational and speech therapy staff as we move forward in very challenging times,” says Andrus. “I am eager to apply my business and clinical expertise, and develop new skills to tackle a new phase in health 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. 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 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.