November 16, 2009 -
Olympic Medical Center welcomes Kathy Coombes, who recently joined the organization as the new volunteer coordinator. OMC’s volunteer program includes 50+ volunteers who perform a variety of functions from running the information desk in the main lobby to being cardiac service greeters. Coombes’s goal is to expand the volunteer program and encourage other OMC departments to utilize this valuable resource.
Coombes most recently worked as senior program advisor and volunteer coordinator at Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Arizona.
“I am confident Coombes will do a great job coordinating the hospital’s volunteer program and performing as the liaison with other volunteer organizations at OMC,” says Liane McGarvie, patient relations manager, Olympic Medical. “Volunteers are always needed and inquiries may be made to Coombs at 565-9110.”
Coombes has been involved with the American Cancer Society, AARP, Soroptimist, Community Health and Care Fair, Arizona Attorney General’s Office-Crime, Fraud and Prevention, AARP, Women’s Wellness Forum and Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network. She enjoys working with health education and wellness programs for senior’s and women. She hopes to involve herself in the Clallam County community and recruit more volunteers, as well as work to promote services available at Olympic Medical.
“My husband and I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest many years ago and feel very fortunate to be living our dream,” says Coombes. “Having the opportunity to work at OMC at a position I am passionate about is icing on the cake!”
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.